By DANIEL VICTOR March 22, 2017 A federal jury awarded $10.25 million this week to the family of an Army veteran who spent his final days immobilized in an Oklahoma jail as guards and medical providers doubted his claims that his neck was broken. The man, Elliott Williams, had in fact broken his neck… Continue reading
By ALEXANDER BURNS March 22, 2017 Gov. Matt Bevin of Kentucky was unrestrained in his praise for President Trump: Opening for him at a rally on Monday, Mr. Bevin, a conservative Republican, echoed Mr. Trump’s “America First” slogan and only gently noted the nagging divisions in their party. “We now have a president and… Continue reading
By JESS BIDGOOD March 21, 2017 R. Seth Williams, the embattled district attorney for Philadelphia, was indicted Tuesday on bribery and fraud charges, a remarkable turn for the city’s top prosecutor, who was considered a rising Democratic star before he became embroiled in scandal and ethics violations. A 50-page, 23-count indictment accused Mr. Williams… Continue reading
By CHRIS DIXON and KEVIN SACK March 21, 2017 CHARLESTON, S.C. — Joseph C. Meek Jr., who befriended Dylann S. Roof in the years before nine people were killed at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church here, was sentenced Tuesday to 27 months in prison for hampering and misleading the federal authorities in the aftermath of… Continue reading
March 21, 2017 Mike McPhate CALIFORNIA TODAY Good morning. (Want to get California Today by email? Here’s the sign-up.) You can get an image of Yosemite Valley, the tail of a humpback whale or even Snoopy. But for the most popular specialty license plate in California, it’s no contest. Introduced in 2015,… Continue reading
By DANA GOLDSTEIN March 21, 2017 DES MOINES — When she was shopping for a school for her daughter Alma, Mary Kakayo found a lot to like in St. Theresa Catholic, including its Catholic social justice theme, student prayer and hour of religious instruction every day. “Morally, my child knows how to respect others,”… Continue reading
A provision that would shift Medicaid costs from New York’s counties to the state was added to the health care bill, a move sought by upstate Republicans.
The congressman gently probed the F.B.I. chief, James B. Comey, for information and laid out the history of the Trump campaign’s contacts with Russian officials.
The obsessiveness and ferocity of Mr. Trump’s pushback against the Russia allegations, often untethered from fact, is making an uncertain situation worse.
As the F.B.I. director acknowledged an investigation into ties between presidential associates and Russia, Republicans instead focused on leaks to news organizations.