Tornadoes touch down near Chicago’s O’Hare airport, outside city

Tornadoes were also spotted in towns outside Chicago before the National Weather Service alerts passed Wednesday evening.

By Andrea SalcedoJuly 12, 2023

Man found near Obama’s D.C. home detained pending trial

Taylor Taranto, a defendant in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, was in Obama's neighborhood hours after former president Donald Trump shared the address on social media.

By Olivia DiazJuly 12, 2023

Judge convicts one of first Oath Keepers arrested in Jan. 6 riot

Donovan Crowl, part of a line that marched single-file into the Capitol, was convicted of conspiracy. James Beeks became the first Oath Keeper acquitted of all Jan. 6 charges.

By Tom Jackman and Spencer S. HsuJuly 12, 2023

Proud Boys member who led Jan. 6 charge at Capitol sentenced to 5 years

Daniel "Milkshake" Scott shouted about taking the Capitol hours before the breach and led an assault that broke a key police line.

By Spencer S. HsuJuly 12, 2023

DOJ will no longer intervene on behalf of Trump in Carroll defamation suit

The Justice Department had argued that Trump was immune from any liability because he was acting within his presidential duties when he denied sexually assaulting E. Jean Carroll.

By Rachel WeinerJuly 12, 2023

Patient shoots and kills surgeon in exam room, police say

Surgeon Benjamin Mauck, 43, was in an exam room when a gunman identified as Larry Pickens, a patient at the Campbell Clinic in Collierville, Tenn., opened fire, authorities say.

By Timothy BellaJuly 12, 2023

What to know about Leslie Van Houten, paroled Manson Family cult member

Leslie Van Houten, once a follower of cult leader Charles Manson, was paroled at 73 after serving decades in prison over a killing rampage he orchestrated.

By Victoria Bisset and Caroline AndersJuly 12, 2023

Floods test Vermont’s quaint mountain towns in age of climate change

Towns dotting Vermont’s mountain valleys are a major draw for the state’s tourism industry. But their topography is also a vulnerability in a changing climate.

By Joanna Slater and Silvia Foster-FrauJuly 12, 2023

French Swifties are just as annoyed at Ticketmaster as Americans were

Much like Taylor Swift's American fans, French Swifties encountered a Ticketmaster meltdown when they attempted to buy tickets for the Eras Tour.

By María Luisa PaúlJuly 12, 2023

Republicans plan efforts to tout early voting tactics they once vilified

Some GOP critics worry about infighting and a lack of experience among new groups that are organizing to encourage voting before Election Day

By Josh Dawsey and Isaac ArnsdorfJuly 12, 2023

Conjoined twins survived a rare surgery. Now they’re going home.

Eliza and Ella Fuller were born conjoined at the stomach. They’re expected to live healthy lives after Texas doctors separated them in a rare surgery.

By Kyle MelnickJuly 12, 2023

GOP-controlled Iowa legislature votes to ban abortion after about six weeks

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds (R) called the House and Senate back for a rare special session for the “sole purpose” of enacting new restrictions on abortion.

By Emily Wax-Thibodeaux, Rachel Roubein and Kelsey AblesJuly 12, 2023

Fired officer charged, accused of slamming man to floor while booking him

Former Warren, Mich., police officer Matthew Rodriguez will face a felony charge after video showed him striking Jaquwan Smith after his arrest.

By Daniel WuJuly 11, 2023

How do you calm a rattlesnake? Give it a friend, scientists say.

Researchers at California’s Loma Linda University found that rattlesnakes are less stressed when they’re near another snake.

By Kyle MelnickJuly 11, 2023

Manson Family member Leslie Van Houten released on parole

Fifty-two years after Leslie Van Houten was convicted, she has been freed from a correctional facility in Corona, Calif.

By Maham Javaid, Andrea Salcedo and Caroline AndersJuly 11, 2023

Northeast storms dump over 2 months’ worth of rain on Vermont: Live weather updates

President Biden declared an emergency in Vermont, where capital Montpelier closed its downtown as the Winooski River reached levels not seen since 1927.

By Lyric Li, Brady Dennis, Justine McDaniel, Anumita Kaur and Susan LevineJuly 11, 2023

Trump seeks major trial delay, citing 2024 campaign and legal factors

Lawyers for Donald Trump tell U.S. Judge Aileen Cannon he will be too busy campaigning for president to prepare for his classified documents trial in Florida.

By Devlin BarrettJuly 11, 2023

New grand jury likely to decide Trump’s fate in Georgia election probe

Two grand juries are to be impaneled Tuesday in Atlanta, one of which is likely to decide whether former president Donald Trump and any of his allies should face criminal charges.

By Holly BaileyJuly 11, 2023

In photos: Flash floods in N.Y. and Vermont kill 1, prompt emergency

Intense rainfall killed at least one person, trapped others and washed away major roads in parts of New York’s Hudson Valley late Sunday, and by Monday morning was causing Vermont’s worst flooding in a decade.

By Washington Post StaffJuly 11, 2023

Soccer coach’s lost phone contained videos of him raping boys, police say

Camilo Hurtado Campos drugged the boys and recorded himself raping them while they were unconscious, police in Franklin, Tennessee, said.

By Annabelle TimsitJuly 11, 2023