national news

‘This is a 4-alarm fire’: Environmentalists to campaign against Trump’s EPA pickReaction is swift to the selection of Scott Pruitt, a denier of mainstream climate science, to head the Environmental Protection Agency.


2016-12-08 11:03:40 -0700

FILE - In this June18, 2016 file photo, Dylann Storm Roof is escorted from the Sheby Police Department in Shelby, N.C. The trial for Roof, a white man accused of killing nine black people at the church, started Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016, at the federal courthouse in Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)The mother of the Charleston, S.C., church shooting defendant collapsed during statements Wednesday, his attorney said in court documents.


2016-12-08 13:30:01 -0700

House Speaker Paul Ryan speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill. (Cliff Owen/AP)With the prospect that the federal government could close at midnight Friday, the measure was approved 326-96.


2016-12-08 16:04:16 -0700