Two Democratic operatives lose jobs after James O’Keefe sting

By David Weigel, The Washington Post on Oct. 19, 2016, at 11:38 p.m.
Two little-known but influential Democratic political operatives have left their jobs after video investigations found them entertaining dark notions about how to win elections.
Donald Trump speaks as Hillary Clinton listens during their third and final presidential campaign debate at UNLV in Las Vegas, Nevada, Wednesday.

Clinton and Trump open debate with sharp exchange on abortion

By Steve Holland and Amanda Becker, Reuters on Oct. 19, 2016, at 9:42 p.m.
In contrast to the fiery personal attacks of the first two debates, Clinton and Trump had a sharp but issues-based exchange.
Cannabis grower Steve Dillon tends to his plants on his farm in Humboldt County, California, in this August 2016 file photo.

Support for Massachusetts marijuana ballot initiative growing, poll shows

By Reuters on Oct. 19, 2016, at 2:20 p.m.
Massachusetts is one of five U.S. states where voters this year will determine whether to legalize the recreational use of the drug.
The sun rises behind the entrance sign to Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park before the company's IPO launch, May 18, 2012.

Facebook adds food ordering feature

By Reuters on Oct. 19, 2016, at 10:11 a.m.
Facebook Inc. said users in the United States would be able to order food through the Facebook pages of restaurants starting Wednesday as part of its efforts to connect users and businesses.
Protesters hold signs to raise awareness of sexual assault on campus in the wake of the national attention brought by the Stanford rape case at the Stanford University commencement ceremony in Palo Alto, California, U.S. June 12, 2016.

The topic of sexual assault is now at center stage in the 2016 campaign

By Katie Zezima, Washington Post on Oct. 19, 2016, at 9:28 a.m.
Less than three weeks before Election Day, the 2016 campaign is suddenly focused on an unusual, emotional and highly politicized topic for a presidential race: sexual assault.

Illinois transgender student wins round in closely watched bathroom case

By Derek Hawkins, Washington Post on Oct. 19, 2016, at 7:42 a.m.
The case is one of many that challenge the Obama administration’s efforts to expand bathroom access for transgender students based on their gender identity rather than their birth certificates.

Kigeli V Ndahindurwa, Rwandan king without a crown, dies at 80

By Emily Langer, Washington Post on Oct. 19, 2016, at 7:41 a.m.
Kigeli — the name he took as king — had lived for the past 24 years in the United States, where he obtained political asylum.
U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-New York, speaks about pending legislation regarding sexual assaults in the military at a Senate Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, June 4, 2013.

Senator joins calls to stop sexual violence at US Merchant Marine Academy

By Lisa Rein, Washington Post on Oct. 19, 2016, at 7:31 a.m.
“The price of an education and job training at sea cannot be sexual assault and harassment.”
Curt Schilling is introduced during the 2013 Philadelphia Phillies wall of fame induction ceremony prior to playing the Atlanta Braves on Aug. 2, 2013.

Schilling eyes run for Senate seat in Massachusetts

By Reuters on Oct. 19, 2016, at 6:27 a.m.
He is considering running against Democratic U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts in 2018.

Monthly Social Security checks to grow by $4 on average in 2017

By Jonnelle Marte, The Washington Post on Oct. 18, 2016, at 8:36 p.m.
The administration announced Tuesday that the tens of millions of people receiving retirement and supplemental benefits will see payments increase by 0.3 percent next year.

Memorial for deadly Rhode Island nightclub fire hits $2M goal

By Reuters on Oct. 18, 2016, at 12:34 p.m.
The organization planning a park to commemorate the death of 100 people in a deadly fire at a Rhode Island nightclub in 2003 said on Monday that it had reached its $2 million fundraising goal, allowing construction of the memorial to move forward.
The Cleveland Indians mascot cheers with the fans during game two of the 2016 ALCS playoff baseball series against the Toronto Blue Jays at Progressive Field.

Judge rules in favor of Indians in logo lawsuit

By Steve Keating, Reuters on Oct. 18, 2016, at 12:33 p.m.
“We are pleased with the judge’s ruling and will continue focusing on an exciting Postseason,” MLB said in a statement.

U.S. police chiefs group apologizes for ‘historical mistreatment’ of minorities

By Tom Jackman, Washington Post on Oct. 17, 2016, at 8:18 p.m.
“It is my hope that, by working together, we can break this historic cycle of mistrust and build a better and safer future for us all.”
Maine Rep. Emily Cain (D-Orono) introduces her "new best friend" Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at her "Solutions for America" town hall meeting at the University of Maine in Orono, Feb. 9, 2008.

Clinton to boost Emily Cain’s congressional race

By Steve Collins, The Sun Journal on Oct. 17, 2016, at 1:53 p.m.
Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton plans to offer nearly $250,000 to boost turnout in two hotly contested congressional races.

GOP headquarters in NC town firebombed

By Jim Morrill, The Charlotte Observer on Oct. 17, 2016, at 6:33 a.m.
A county Republican headquarters in Hillsborough, North Carolina, was firebombed overnight Saturday, an attack that a party official called “political terrorism.”
Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence looks at the crowd during a campaign event at the Des Moines Area Community College in Newton, Iowa, Oct. 11, 2016.

As Trump talks of ‘rigged’ election, his VP nominee Pence vows to respect outcome

By Emily Stephenson, Reuters on Oct. 16, 2016, at 2:17 p.m.
In an interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Pence said that “there’s more and more evidence that implicates Russia.”
The Arleigh Burke-Class guided-missile destroyer USS Mason (DDG 87), launched in June 2001.

Warship made in Maine again targeted in apparent failed missile attack off Yemen

By Idrees Ali, Reuters on Oct. 16, 2016, at 9:32 a.m.
The missile attack, if confirmed, would mark the third time the USS Mason was fired upon from territory in Yemen controlled by Iranian-aligned Houthi rebels.

Criminals increasingly hold government computers for ransom

By Jenni Bergal, on Oct. 16, 2016, at 9:19 a.m.
Cyber-age extortionists increasingly are preying on local governments, hospitals and police departments, forcing officials to decide whether to meet the demands or risk losing data.

Thousands without power after Pacific Northwest rocked with high winds

By Eric M. Johnson, Reuters on Oct. 16, 2016, at 8:59 a.m.
The Pacific Northwest was pounded by wind and rain as the remnants of a typhoon moved onshore Saturday, downing trees that crushed property and blocked roads, and cutting power to tens of thousands of electricity customers.

Navy man arrested in San Diego crash that killed 4

By Marty Graham, Reuters on Oct. 16, 2016, at 8:36 a.m.
A scene of “instant chaos and panic” broke out after a truck hurtled off a bridge in San Diego and fell 60 feet onto a motorcycle festival below.