A short story published in The Atlantic in 1878 may contain the first literary reference to a telephone—along with striking insights into modern dating.
In a surprise move Wednesday evening, the city sold two parks to a nonprofit corporation that promptly tore down monuments to Nathan Bedford Forrest and Jefferson Davis.
Four out of five taxpayers will see their bills reduced in 2018, but few of them expect to see the cash.
Anita Hill’s accusations against the Supreme Court nominee launched the first #MeToo moment 26 years ago, but the justice has faced little renewed scrutiny amid the current reconsideration of sexual harassment.
The NTSB said the train that derailed south of Seattle on Monday was traveling 80 miles per hour, 50 miles faster than the speed limit on the curve where it crashed.
A high-speed train traveling between Seattle and Portland crashed Monday morning, killing an unknown number of passengers and leaving coaches dangling from an overpass on Interstate 5.
The president’s ability to get confirmations to the bench has been his brightest spot, but this week saw two nominees withdraw and a third humiliated by a Republican senator.
Many men accused before Harvey Weinstein have managed to retain their posts, but the forced retirement of a Texas Republican breaks the trend.
In analyzing Doug Jones’s surprise win, the pundit-in-chief misconstrues the race and elides his own role in Moore’s defeat.
Democrat Doug Jones defeated Roy Moore in Alabama’s Senate race, narrowing the Republican majority and handing the president a major political setback.
Attacks on the special counsel aren’t about misconduct—instead, they’re aimed at discrediting the very idea of professionalism.
The Arizona Republican resigned after acknowledging that he asked staffers to serve as surrogates for his children. The women reportedly felt he may have been propositioning them for sex.
There’s not yet any evidence that an FBI agent’s anti-Trump texts prejudiced his work—nor is eliminating political views from the bureau’s ranks possible or desirable.
A whistleblower alleges that the former national-security adviser promised that sanctions on Russia would be “ripped up.”
The timing and circumstances of Trump’s Jerusalem announcement suggest he might be the latest president to view a splashy overseas maneuver as a solution to domestic political woes.
A month after the first allegations of sexual misconduct against the U.S. Senate hopeful in Alabama, the GOP steps down from the moral high ground.
The former national-security adviser pleads guilty to making false statements, and is now cooperating with the special counsel’s investigation.
There’s no clear pattern to the disparate trajectories of Al Franken, John Conyers, Joe Barton, and Roy Moore.
In reportedly replacing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson with CIA Director Mike Pompeo, the president once again opts to move around aides rather than bring in fresh blood—or address underlying problems.
Once a civil-rights icon, the 88-year-old congressman now faces multiple allegations of harassment and calls for his resignation.