The Long Journey From Seneca Falls To Hillary 2016: The long wait ended Tuesday night with a woman center stage, arms outstretched. It could be measured in years: 240 after the birth of the United States, 96 after women won the right to vote, eight after coming tantalizingly close — and falling short. It could […]

Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images   Hillary Clinton Celebrates Victory, Sanders Fights On: Hillary Clinton claimed her place in history Tuesday as America’s first female presumptive presidential nominee but rival Bernie Sanders is refusing to drop his bid despite overwhelming odds. The former secretary of state immediately pivoted from her victory to a full bore assault […]

Hillary Clinton Clinches Democratic Presidential Nomination: Hillary Clinton clinched the Democratic presidential nomination Monday, according to CNN’s delegate and superdelegate count, and will become the first woman in the 240-year history of the United States to lead the presidential ticket of a major political party. A strong showing in Puerto Rico’s Democratic primary on Sunday […]

Growing Fear Inside GOP About Trump: Top Republican officials and donors are increasingly worried over the threat Donald Trump’s attack on a judge’s Mexican heritage could pose to their party’s chances in November — and about the GOP’s ability to win Latino votes for many elections to come. Trump is under fire for repeatedly accusing […]

Prince Died Of Accidental Overdose Of Opioid Fentanyl, Medical Examiner Says: Toxicology tests for Prince concluded that the entertainer died from an accidental overdose of the opioid fentanyl, according to a report on his death by the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office. Fentanyl, prescribed by doctors for cancer treatment, can be made illicitly and is blamed […]

UCLA Mourns A Day After Shooting: A murder-suicide on UCLA’s campus shocked the student body and sent the school into lockdown on Wednesday. “Our hearts are heavy this evening as our campus family mourns the sudden and tragic deaths of two people on our campus earlier today,” said Chancellor Gene Block in an email. “Our UCLA […]

Cincinnati Gorilla Incident: Police Investigating Boy’s Family: The family of a boy who entered a Cincinnati Zoo gorilla’s enclosure last weekend — spurring zoo officials to shoot and kill the animal — will be the focus of an investigation into the incident, Cincinnati police said Tuesday. The 3-year-old boy was dragged across a moat by […]

Women In Military Finally Getting Respect: This Memorial Day is the first in which the ban on women in ground combat is history. Last month, West Point celebrated 40 years of women in its ranks. And the first women to graduate from Army Ranger School last year have now become part of the new old […]

Two Champions In The 2016 National Spelling Bee: It was the third straight year of double winners at the 2016 Scripps National Spelling Bee. Nihar Janga, 11, of Austin, Texas, and Jairam Hathwar, 13, of Corning, New York, were declared co-champions at the National Spelling Bee on Thursday. “It was just insane, I don’t even […]

This Rule Could Determine Cosby’s Fate: Of the more than 50 women who have come forward accusing Bill Cosby, only one case, that of Andrea Constand, has resulted in criminal charges. And on Tuesday, a judge ordered that the case, three counts of aggravated indecent assault, can proceed to trial against Cosby, most likely sometime […]

Trump Protesters Smash Door, Break Through Barriers: Protesters lit fires, smashed a door and threw rocks outside a Donald Trump rally Tuesday night in New Mexico — the latest scuffle to follow the presumptive Republican nominee’s campaign. The scene outside Albuquerque’s convention center was chaotic as police ushered protesters away from Trump’s event and into […]

Why Officer Edward Nero Was Acquitted In The Freddie Gray Case: Edward Nero, the second Baltimore police officer to stand trial in the Freddie Gray case, was found not guilty of all charges in connection with Gray’s death in 2015. Nero, 30, was charged with second-degree intentional assault, reckless endangerment and two counts of misconduct […]