Esther Roberts stands in her friend’s field in Somers, Wis., which sits directly across the road from the massive Foxconn development site in Pleasant Prarie, WIs. At the moment when Esther Roberts decided to run for elected office, she was standing far from her home in Somers, Wisc., amid a sea of pink hats at the March for Women in Washington, D.C., in January 2017. Roberts is typical of the thousands of women who have entered the political arena in the past 18 months in the wake of Donald Trump’s election.
Bill Cosby was convicted Thursday of drugging and molesting a woman in the first big celebrity trial of the #MeToo era, completing the spectacular late-in-life downfall of a comedian who broke racial barriers in Hollywood on his way to TV superstardom as America's Dad.
Chernobyl nuclear power plant 32 years after the world's worst nuclear accident spread radioactive fallout across Europe in 1986, particularly contaminating Ukraine, Russia and Belarus.
Eric Greitens ran for Missouri governor with no backing from the state Republican Party and won. Now his legal troubles threaten to bring down the whole Republican slate, but the party has no leverage to make him quit.
EPA administrator Scott Pruitt was challenged in Congress for creating an environment of fear of reprisal at the agency, and failing to ban a deadly chemical in common paint removers that’s still claiming lives.
President Trump called into “Fox & Friends” on Thursday for a wide-ranging interview during which an animated — and, at times, angry — commander in chief weighed in on several scandals swirling around his administration.
Trump’s critics would argue that this moment must be met with extraordinary measures. The danger is that with each extraordinary measure they risk defining down the presidency.
As a prominent face in the world of adult entertainment, sex worker Ginger Banks has endured her share of insults and discrimination: “When I read comments on articles about sexual assault happening to sex workers, it breaks my heart. Following a recent string of deaths by suicide and drug overdose among female adult-film actresses, including the popular performer August Ames, Banks has spoken out about the damaging and discriminatory treatment sex workers in the industry regularly face. The issue, Banks believes, stems from the stigma society places on sex work and the porn industry.
In ruling on the administration’s travel ban, a key issue for the Supreme Court is whether the statements and tweets by Donald Trump as a candidate are relevant to his actions as president.
A Republican senator and a Democratic senator are working on a bipartisan bill that would let states set their own marijuana policy. And a bill to reclassify industrial hemp is in the works too.
The man arrested in the van attack on a Toronto sidewalk reportedly posted messages on Facebook about hating women because they rejected him — the hallmark of those who call themselves “incel,” for “involuntarily celibate.” But does that make the attack terrorism?
The Daily Digit is the story behind the numbers that make our world turn. Today we’re looking at the nuptials of the decade: the upcoming royal wedding between Prince Harry of the U.K. and American actress Meghan Markle. The couple will wed May 19, and they and their 800 or so invited guests will enjoy the best ceremony $44.8 million can buy—although almost all of that will go toward security. Check out how the budget breaks down.
French President Emmanuel Macron said during a joint meeting of Congress that he’s certain the United States will ultimately reverse U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to remove America from the Paris Agreement on climate change.
The Waffle House in Tennessee where four people were killed and four others wounded in a shooting will donate 100 percent of its proceeds over the next month to the families of the victims, its management announced on Wednesday.
France's Emmanuel Macron left Washington looking like a superstar — whether or not he changed President Donald Trump's mind on staying in Syria, how to contain Iran or anything at all.
A crowd gathered late Tuesday in Toronto's North York community to pay their respects to the van victims at a makeshift memorial of roses, candles and messages of condolence.
As the Supreme Court prepares to hear arguments on the administration’s travel ban, dozens of interested parties – including states, business groups, foreign-policy experts and religious groups — have weighed in with friend-of-the-court briefs. Here’s some of what they are saying.
One of the prosecutors who brought the case against Scooter Libby says President Trump's pardon of the ex-top aide to former Vice President Dick Cheney sends a not-so-subtle message to potential witnesses in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.
The mentally unstable gunman suspected of opening fire at a Waffle House restaurant in the middle of the night was arrested not far from his apartment Monday after hiding from police for more than a day following the attack that killed four people, authorities said.
25-year-old Alek Minassian, who apparently had a grudge against women, was charged with murder Tuesday after allegedly plowing a rented van onto a crowded Toronto sidewalk, killing 10 people.
Israelis cheered when President Trump said the U.S. recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Now prominent Israelis are comparing the American president to the ancient Persian emperor Cyrus the Great, a hero to Jews who authorized building the Second Temple — raising the possibility of building the Third Temple in Jerusalem.
These stunning images reveal the remains of a more than century-old sunken ship that has been preserved beneath freezing Lake Superior. The ship looks almost exactly the same as it did the day it sunk beneath waves all those years ago.
Because most governments throughout Latin America and the world continuously fail to protect trans women, photographer Danielle Villasana is determined to show how these largely ignored injustices often lead to deadly consequences.
AP reports: A large explosion echoed across the city, shattering windows miles away from the attack site and damaging several nearby vehicles. Five small children and 21 women are among the dead. The Islamic State has claimed responsibility. Afghanistan will hold parliamentary elections in October.