The next Jan. 6 committee hearing will focus on extremist organizations

The House Jan. 6 committee holds its seventh hearing on its months-long investigation Tuesday, focusing on the involvement of extremist groups like the Oath Keepers, Proud Boys and the QAnon movement and the groups’ possible connection to Trump associates, including Roger Stone and Michael Flynn. Former Oath Keepers spokesman Jason Van Tatenhove will testify. Van […]

He survived a mass shooting near Highland Park 34 years ago. Now, he helps others

HIGHLAND PARK — Another deadly mass shooting in America. Another community in mourning. Another news cycle spent discussing the gunman, the investigation, the missed signals — and most importantly, the lives lost. But in the shadows of these stories are the survivors; those who escape mass shootings with their lives, but must find a way […]

Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is assassinated at a campaign rally

NARA, Japan — Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, an ultra-nationalist who served in the post longer than anyone else before stepping down in 2020, was shot and killed on Friday at a campaign rally. Police tackled and arrested the suspected gunman at the scene of an attack that shocked many in Japan, which is […]

Supreme Court restricts the EPA’s authority to mandate carbon emissions reductions

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday dealt a major blow to the Environmental Protection Agency’s power to regulate carbon emissions that cause climate change. The decision by the conservative court majority sets the stage for further limitations on the regulatory power of other agencies as well. By a vote of 6 to 3, […]

Jan. 6 committee subpoenas Pat Cipollone, Trump’s former White House counsel

WASHINGTON — The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol has issued a subpoena to former White House Counsel Pat Cipollone, a critical figure in the final days of the Trump White House who the committee has been publicly pleading with to appear. The committee has spoken to Cipollone in an […]

Ketanji Brown Jackson to be sworn in as first Black woman on the Supreme Court

WASHINGTON — Ketanji Brown Jackson will be sworn in Thursday at noon as the 116th Supreme Court justice and the first Black woman to serve on the high court. Watch the ceremony: Biden nominated Jackson in February, fulfilling a campaign promise to nominate the first Black woman to the Supreme Court. “It has taken 232 […]

Live Updates: A former aide to Mark Meadows to testify at Jan. 6 panel hearing

Updated June 28, 2022 at 12:46 PM ET The Jan. 6 committee is holding a hearing Tuesday with Cassidy Hutchinson, a former Mark Meadows aide, as a witness. The committee announced the hearing on Monday “to present recently obtained evidence and receive witness testimony” after saying there would be no additional hearings until July. Given […]

3 dead, multiple injured after an Amtrak train hits a truck and derails in Missouri

MENDON, Mo. — An Amtrak train traveling from Los Angeles to Chicago derailed Monday in Missouri, leaving at least three people dead and multiple people injured, authorities said. Seven cars and two locomotives on an Amtrak Southwest Chief train derailed. According to Amtrak, the train was carrying about 243 passengers and 12 crew members when […]

Supreme Court backs a high school coach’s right to pray on the 50-yard line

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday sided with a high school football coach who claimed the right to pray on the 50-yard line after each game, joined by those players who wanted to participate. The 6-to-3 decision was the latest example of the court’s conservative supermajority requiring more accommodation for religion in public […]

Poll: Majorities oppose Supreme Court’s abortion ruling and worry about other rights

WASHINGTON — Majorities of Americans say they disagree with the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, think it was politically motivated, are concerned the court will now reconsider rulings that protect other rights, and are more likely to vote for a candidate this fall who would restore the right to an abortion, according […]

Here are the key primary election results from Illinois

Voting concludes Tuesday in the Illinois primary elections. Notable primaries include governor, U.S. Senate and House district races. Follow the results live. Polls in Illinois open at 6 a.m. CT/7 a.m. ET and close at 7 p.m. CT/8 p.m. ET.