E-mails show how donors are considered in Harvard admissions

E-mails show how donors are considered in Harvard admissions

When Harvard University admitted several applicants tied to influential donors in 2013, including one who had promised to pay for a building, the Kennedy School dean fired off an e-mail calling the head of admissions “my hero.” “Once again you have done wonders. I am simply thrilled by all the folks you were able to […]

North Carolina trooper shot dead during traffic stop

North Carolina trooper shot dead during traffic stop

Breaking News Emails Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE It was a violent few hours for officers in two states as one in North Carolina was killed during a traffic stop and another in Tennessee was badly wounded while searching for a suspect at […]

Grandmother charged with murder after baby found stabbed and put in oven

Grandmother charged with murder after baby found stabbed and put in oven

Breaking News Emails Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE A Mississippi grandmother was arrested Tuesday after officials found a baby girl stabbed, placed into a hot oven on Monday night. Carolyn Jones, 48, is charged with first-degree murder for the death of her granddaughter […]

Jeff Sessions attacks judges thwarting Trump agenda. Blasts order for Wilbur Ross deposition.

Jeff Sessions attacks judges thwarting Trump agenda. Blasts order for Wilbur Ross deposition.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks during a news conference at the U.S. attorney’s office for the District of Columbia in Washington on Monday to announce on efforts to reduce transnational crime. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) As the Supreme Court considered whether Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross must answer questions in a court case about why he decided […]

California utilities shut off power amid wildfire concerns

California utilities shut off power amid wildfire concerns

Interested in Wildfires? Add Wildfires as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Wildfires news, video, and analysis from ABC News. Concerned about downed power lines sparking wildfires, two major California utilities for the first time cut power to some customers amid high winds — and another power provider was considering similar […]

Brutal attack in middle of Brooklyn street caught on video

Brutal attack in middle of Brooklyn street caught on video

A livery driver hopped out of his car and beat a pedestrian in the middle of a Brooklyn street early Sunday in an apparent incident of road rage, as a surveillance camera captured the frightening incident. Afzal Farrukh, 37, was driving at 46th Street and 13th Avenue in Borough Park at around 7:30 a.m. when […]

Stacey Abrams: GOP opponent creating 'miasma of fear' over voting in Georgia

Stacey Abrams: GOP opponent creating 'miasma of fear' over voting in Georgia

As a crisis of potential voter suppression in Georgia deepened, the Democratic candidate for governor accused her opponent of seeking to disenfranchise people of color and women by creating a “miasma of fear” around voting. Stacey Abrams, who if elected would become the first African American woman governor of any state, is running against Georgia’s […]

'We're back to frontier days': Michael's aftermath in Florida

'We're back to frontier days': Michael's aftermath in Florida

Patricia Sullivan Reporter covering government, politics and other regional issues in Arlington County and Alexandria Luz Lazo Transportation reporter covering Washington’s Metro, buses, Capital Bikeshare and taxis, and the region’s road network October 13 at 8:58 PM DRY CREEK, Fla. Up a red dirt road in the center of the Florida Panhandle, past fields of […]

Far From the Shattered Coast, Hurricane Michael Packed an Unexpected Punch

Far From the Shattered Coast, Hurricane Michael Packed an Unexpected Punch

MARIANNA, Fla. — After carving a path of despair along the coast of Florida’s Panhandle, Hurricane Michael drubbed the state’s inland rural communities. The storm struck them with such unexpected brutal force that it left residents and officials stunned — and facing a daunting recovery. That a ferocious storm could blast north from the Gulf […]

Rochester Hills man guilty in shooting at lost black teen

Rochester Hills man guilty in shooting at lost black teen

Buy Photo Brennan Walker’s mother Lisa Wright, center in black dress, is comforted Friday in Oakland County Circuit Court after Jeffrey Zeigler was found guilty of an assault charge for firing a shotgun at her teenage son.(Photo: Mike Martindale / The Detroit News)Buy Photo Pontiac — In a case that attracted national attention and local […]

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