Trump calls a question about nationalism 'racist' in post-election news conference

Yamiche Alcindor: Well, the president really — his tense relationship with the media was on full display in a rare way today. The president had been talking to other reporters and really railing against them. He called reporters rude, hostile, unfair. Those were reporters working with CNN, NBC, other networks. By the time I posed …

Supreme Court turns away challenge to California gun control

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is refusing a new invitation to rule on gun rights, leaving in place California restrictions on carrying concealed handguns in public. The justices on Monday rejected an appeal from Sacramento residents who argued that they were unfairly denied permits to be armed in public. The complaint alleged that a prior …

US Olympic committee moves to shut down USA Gymnastics after Nassar sexual

The organization made repeated mistakes after the revelations that Larry Nassar molested Olympians while working as a volunteer. The U.S. Olympic Committee is moving to revoke USA Gymnastics’ status as the governing body for the sport at the Olympic level, meting out the nuclear option to an organization that has botched its own reorganization in …

North Dakota tribe's challenge to voter ID law rejected by judge

BISMARCK, N.D. — A federal judge on Thursday denied a request from an American Indian tribe in North Dakota to block the state’s voter ID law just days before the election. North Dakota’s law requires voters to show ID with a residential street address, which American Indians have argued is not always evident on reservations. …

CNN criticizes Trump for 'lack of understanding' in wake of explosive devices

NEW YORK — CNN’s management has taken an aggressive stance against attacks from President Donald Trump after the network was sent explosive devices from a man who allegedly targeted Trump’s perceived enemies. In a statement, CNN chief executive Jeff Zucker was critical of the White House’s “complete lack of understanding about the seriousness” of its …

In LA, poverty on Skid Row defies US' humane reputation

SIMON OSTROVSKY: According to Victor Hinderliter of the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, mental health and addiction are a huge factor contributing to homelessness.VICTOR HINDERLITER: Approximately 30 percent of people experiencing homelessness self-report that they have a severe mental health disorder, about 30 percent of people experiencing homelessness self-report that they have a substance use …

Some Texans say voting machines are flipping selections to the other party

AUSTIN, Texas — Some Texas voters are complaining that machines flipped their straight-ticket selections to the other party in key races during early voting, especially the much-watched Senate battle between Republican Ted Cruz and Democrat Beto O’Rourke. The secretary of state’s office said Friday that there have been reported issues with Hart eSlate voting machines, …

Person detained amid investigation into suspicious packages, DOJ official says

Federal authorities have one person in custody in connection with a string of suspicious packages that have targeted several public figures this week, according to a top Justice Department spokesperson. Sarah Isgur Flores, the agency’s public affairs director, tweeted: “We can confirm one person is in custody,” adding that a news conference will be held …