A federal judge temporarily blocked construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, ruling late Thursday, Nov. 8, that the Trump administration had failed to justify its decision granting a permit for the 1,200-mile long project designed to connect Canada's tar sands crude with refineries on the Texas Gulf Coast.
A destructive and fast-moving wildfire erupted in northern California on Thursday morning, spreading rapidly because of mix howling winds and extremely dry conditions.
People close to Whitaker also say he would not approve any potential subpoena of the president.
Practice apparently doesn't make perfect - at least not for former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani, whose third divorce, this one from wife of 15 years, Judith, is reaching the finger-pointing phase.
In the quixotic battle against old age, some people use skin care and spin class. Not Emile Ratelband, a 69-year-old who feels like he's in his 40s. The Dutch pensioner is asking a court in his hometown of Arnhem, southeast of Amsterdam, to change his birth certificate so that it says he took his first breath on March 11, 1969, rather than on March 11, 1949. The judges heard his case on Monday, Nov. 5, and promised they would render a verdict in the next several weeks.
A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that President Donald Trump cannot immediately end the so-called "dreamers act" that shields from deportation young immigrants who were brought to the country illegally as children. The unanimous decision by a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit makes it more likely that the Supreme Court will settle the question. The Trump administration already has asked the justices to move quickly to add it to the docket for this term.
The Mandarin duck was minding his own business on a pond in New York's Central Park when, with the snap of a few viral pictures, he became a celebrity.
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders on Wednesday night shared a video of CNN reporter Jim Acosta that appeared to have been altered to make his actions at a news conference look more aggressive toward a White House intern.
Gunfire still crackled at the Borderline Bar & Grill when Sgt. Ron Helus arrived. Emergency calls flooded 911 after a gunman entered the Thousand Oaks, California, bar on Wednesday night, and he methodically killed people on a dance floor scuffed by cowboy boots at college country night, witnesses later said. Within minutes, Helus, a veteran sergeant with the Ventura County Sheriff's Office, responded to the calls along with a highway patrolman. They were prompted by their training that changed after the Columbine High School massacre: Don't wait. Confront the shooter.
WASHINGTON - Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was hospitalized early Thursday morning, Nov. 8, after fracturing three ribs during a fall in her office Wednesday night, the court said. Ginsburg, 85, was admitted to George Washington University Hospital early this morning for observation and treatment. A statement from the court said that Ginsburg returned home Wednesday night but went to the hospital early Thursday after "experiencing discomfort overnight." She called court police to take her there before dawn.