Esper defends as fair Pentagon contract disputed…

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper says he’s certain the awarding of a $10 billion cloud-computing contract to Microsoft instead of Amazon was done fairly

Authorities: Teen kills 2, shoots 3 at California…

Investigators are trying to determine why a 16-year-old suspect pulled a gun at a Los Angeles-area high school campus, killing two students and wounding three before turning the gun on himself

Global shares surge on bullish talk on China-US…

Global shares surge on bullish talk on China-US trade deal

Arizona’s tiny desert owl has new chance for…

Environmental groups say a tiny desert owl that makes its nest inside Arizona’s saguaro cactus has a new chance for federal protection

Winners in key categories at the 2019 Latin…

A list of winners in key categories at the 2019 Latin Grammy Awards, held Thursday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas

Times, actors are changing as ‘The Crown’ enters 1960s, ’70s

‘The Crown’ returns for its third season on Netflix with new faces in familiar roles

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Trump says impeachment probe has been ‘very har…

President Donald Trump says the impeachment probe has been “very hard” on his family

Pierce Brosnan’s sons named Golden Globe Awards…

Pierce Brosnan’s sons have been chosen as the Golden Globe Awards ambassadors to assist with the glitzy awards ceremony

Penn cancels women’s volleyball season over ‘vulgar’ posters

The University of Pennsylvania has canceled the remainder of their women’s volleyball season after discovering what the university calls “offensive” posters in the team’s locker room

The Latest: Rosalía wins album of the year at…

The Latest: Rosalía wins album of the year at Latin Grammys, takes home two other honors

The Latest: 5 arrested in Halloween party fatal…

A San Francisco Bay Area sheriff says four suspects have been arrested in the killings of five people at an Airbnb party on Halloween night, and a fifth person has been arrested on charges of being an accessory

Justice department investigating Florida GOP congressman

The House Ethics Committee says the U.S. Department of Justice is investigating Florida Rep. Ross Spano over accusations of campaign finance violations

Swift says AMAs performance in jeopardy over…

Taylor Swift says she may not be performing at the American Music Awards because the men who own her old recordings won’t allow her to play her songs

3 in melee with white supremacists plead to…

Three protesters have pleaded no contest to lesser charges stemming from a 2016 melee with white supremacists that injured at least 14 people at the California Capitol

Congress remap nearing completion in North Carolina

North Carolina Republican legislators are closing in on replacing the state’s congressional map with new districts that likely would give Democrats a good chance to collect two more seats

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US: Detective broke ranks, helped expose…

Former Long Island prosecutor is on trial, accused of conspiring to help cover for a police chief who slugged a handcuffed man who stole sex toys

Chain of Christian pregnancy centers to offer…

A network of eight Christian pregnancy centers in Texas will provide contraceptive options next year as it vies for federal funding Planned Parenthood relinquished earlier this summer

RNC to hold winter meetings at Trump National…

The Republican National Committee will hold its winter meetings at Trump National Doral, bringing business to the president’s property

Man accused of tossing acid on Latino due in…

A 61-year-old man accused of throwing acid on a Latino man’s face is due in court in a case that’s being prosecuted as a hate crime

Attorney: Nothing wrong bringing Donald Trump Jr. to campus

An attorney for the student body president of the University of Florida says his client didn’t violate any university policies or laws by bringing Donald Trump Jr. and his girlfriend to campus last month

Court rules Trump EPA unlawfully ignored…

A federal appeals court says the Trump administration unlawfully excluded millions of tons of some of the most dangerous materials in public use from a safety review

Oklahoma governor digs in on gambling showdown…

Oklahoma’s new Republican governor is doubling down on his position that the state’s gambling compacts with Indian tribes expire at the end of the year, setting up a potential legal showdown with some of the state’s most powerful entities

California’s Huntington Library gets rare slavery documents

Southern California’s Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens has acquired rare documents shedding light on anti-slavery efforts taking place before and during the Civil War

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Nielsen says 13.8 million watched impeachment…

The first public impeachment hearing for Donald Trump reached 13.8 million viewers over 10 networks on Wednesday

The Latest: School shooter gets life without…

School shooter who was 14 when he killed South Carolina first grader is sentenced to life without parole