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Oct 19, 2019

California launches earthquake early warning system 30 years after deadly San Francisco tremor
All Californians will be able to receive warnings using a mobile app.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 19, 2019

Tropical Storm Nestor sweeping over Florida with rain, tornado threat and ocean surge
The storm's rains will push through the Southeast into the Mid-Atlantic into Sunday morning.

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Oct 19, 2019

Women are more than twice as likely as men to suffer from PTSD. Studies are underway to find out why.
One distinction may be the type of trauma women experience, experts say.

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Oct 19, 2019

Tropical Storm Nestor closes in on Florida Panhandle as conditions deteriorate along Gulf Coast
Tropical Storm Nestor will bring the risk of a "life-threatening" storm surge, heavy rain and strong winds to the Florida Panhandle and Big Bend area.

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Oct 19, 2019

She was freed after live-streaming a wreck that killed her sister. Then she crashed again.
Obdulia Sanchez crashed during a police pursuit while on parole, two years after her livestream of a crash shocked the world with its brutal immediacy.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 19, 2019

Gun policy gets its biggest political test in the Virginia Beach district that suffered mass shooting
Race for state Senate seat stirs strong feelings, attracts big money over question of gun control.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 18, 2019

Duchess Meghan: ‘Not many people have asked if I'm okay'
In a new and emotional television interview, she opened up about life as a new mother and the mental health impact of relentless coverage by the British tabloids.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 18, 2019

Chicago teacher strike continues as negotiations grind on
Educators in the nation's third-largest school district spent a second day out of the classroom.

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Oct 18, 2019

Amtrak's chronic delays are costing millions of dollars, report says
Amtrak is spending more on fuel, labor and even on maintaining extra locomotives and rail cars as a result of poor on-time performance, according to new report.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 18, 2019

At a renowned Ohio school, testing the limits of participation in elite classes
Shaker Heights High encourages a diverse student body to take AP and IB courses.

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Oct 18, 2019

‘A stain on New York City': As lawmakers vote to close Rikers Island, some see history repeating itself
An $8 billion plan would replace the facility with jails in four of the city's five boroughs. But the long-standing scars of Rikers — and the system that filled it with about 7,000 inmates at a time — has stirred a potent, emotional debate: Should those new jails be built?

Washington Post Nation
Oct 18, 2019

A record number of colleges drop SAT/ACT admissions requirement amid growing disenchantment with standardized tests
Two Ivy League schools also dropped the requirement of a Graduate Record Exam test for many of their graduate programs.

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Oct 18, 2019

Tropical Storm Nestor forms, takes aim at Florida Panhandle as conditions deteriorate along Gulf Coast
Tropical Storm Nestor will bring the risk of a "life-threatening" storm surge, heavy rain and strong winds to the Florida Panhandle.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 18, 2019

A bird struck a Navy ‘doomsday' plane. It caused millions in damage.
A wayward bird struck one of the plane's four engines when it was landing on Oct. 2, temporarily grounding it and causing at least $2 million in damage.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 18, 2019

High court to decide constitutionality of consumer watchdog bureau
Conservatives have argued that the authority given to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's director violates the separation of powers.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 18, 2019

How these American dishes evolved from foreign roots — and what their story tells us
Spaghetti and meatballs, chile con queso, gumbo and the California roll have become American icons. Their journey to that point is one of immigration and transformation.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 18, 2019

A bird struck a Navy ‘doomsday' plane, caused millions in damage
A wayward bird struck one of the plane's four engines when it was landing on Oct. 2.

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Oct 18, 2019

As New York City council votes to close Rikers Island prison, some see history repeating itself
The jail complex on Rikers Island was considered one of the country's most notorious facilities.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 18, 2019

Tennessee executed a suspected killer. Lawyers say the real culprit may be behind an attack in Missouri.
Crime scene evidence from the 1985 murder of Suzanne Marie Collins never underwent DNA testing. The Innocence Project says it's time for that to change.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 18, 2019

Can hair stylists save their clients lives? This nurse thinks so.
Hair stylists are in a unique position to examine their clients' scalps and necks.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 18, 2019

He wrote a novel about robbing banks — and was just charged in a real-life heist. Again.
A convicted bank robber was arrested for his suspected role in another bank robbery.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 17, 2019

He wrote a novel about robbing banks — and just got charged in another real-life heist
A convicted bank robber was arrested for his suspected role in another bank robbery.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 17, 2019

Census Bureau's request for citizenship data from DMVs raises privacy concerns
Some states say they won't comply with the request, which critics say risks undercounting minorities.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 17, 2019

E.A. Carmean Jr., National Gallery's founding curator of 20th-century art, dies at 74
He oversaw the early expansion of the museum's classical collections to include the works of such modern masters as Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 17, 2019

A landmark trial over the opioid crisis could be averted if a meeting Friday ends in a settlement
A judge summoned drug company CEOs, state attorneys general and lawyers for 2,600 cities and counties to discuss potential resolution to the landmark litigation.

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Oct 17, 2019

A Cuban immigrant asked for asylum. After months of detention, he killed himself, ICE says.
Roylan Hernandez-Diaz, who had been denied parole while detained at a for-profit facility in Louisiana, is the second person to die while in immigration custody this year.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 17, 2019

He wrote a novel about robbing banks — and he just got arrested for a real-life heist
A convicted bank robber was arrested for his suspected role in another bank robbery.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 17, 2019

In Chicago, 25,000 teachers on strike and 300,000 children out of the classroom
In addition to bread-and-butter issues, teachers are hoping to force the city to commit to easing a housing crisis that has driven out many of the city's black residents.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 17, 2019

E-cigarette giant Juul suspends sales of several flavored vape pods
The e-cigarette company, under fire from critics accusing it of fueling a surge in youth vaping, is suspending sales of mango, creme, fruit and cucumber available — only through the company's website.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 17, 2019

A landmark trial over the opioid crisis could be averted if a meeting tomorrow ends in a settlement
A judge summoned drug company CEOs, state attorneys general and lawyers for 2,600 cities and counties to discuss potential resolution to the landmark litigation.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 17, 2019

E-cigarette giant Juul suspends sales of mango and three other flavors
E-cigarette company, under fire from critics for fueling a surge in youth vaping, is suspending sales of four flavors mango, creme, fruit and cucumber -- available only through the company's website. Juul said it is reviewing whether to suspend sales of mint, menthol and tobacco flavored e-cigarettes, which are sold both online and in retail stores.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 17, 2019

NOAA calls for mild winter but one with big mood swings
Don't expect a particularly harsh winter, but a volatile one.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 17, 2019

Powerful ‘weather bomb' socks New England with wind gusts to 90 mph, knocking out power to more than half a million
The "weather bomb" set records while knocking out power to hundreds of thousands.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 17, 2019

Teacher in Philadelphia suburbs placed on leave after verbally attacking a parent
Video captures racist insults hurdled by a middle school teacher.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 17, 2019

Tropical storm warnings have been issued for portions of Alabama, Florida and Louisiana in advance of developing storm
An area of low pressure in the Gulf of Mexico is likely to develop into Tropical or Subtropical Storm Nestor by late Thursday.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 17, 2019

Tropical storm warnings issued for parts of Alabama, Florida and Louisiana
An area of low pressure in the Gulf of Mexico is likely to develop into Tropical or Subtropical Storm Nestor by late Thursday.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 17, 2019

Opioid crisis cost U.S. economy at least $631 billion, study finds
The study found that the epidemic's biggest costs stemmed from the unrealized earnings of those killed by the highly addictive painkillers and health care expenditures during the four-year study period ending in 2018.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 17, 2019

Settlement meeting in landmark opioid trial set for Friday
The parties are discussing a deal worth about $50 billion in cash and drug treatment medication that would halt federal and state litigation to hold drug companies responsible for the U.S. opioid epidemic, said a person familiar with the negotiations.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 17, 2019

Powerful ‘weather bomb' socks New England with wind gusts up to 90 mph; More than half a million lose power
Strong winds behind the system are expected to continue throughout the day Thursday from Washington to Bangor, Maine, as hundreds of thousands in the Northeast remain in the dark.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 17, 2019

California woman gets three-week prison sentence in college admissions scandal
Marjorie Klapper had pleaded guilty to fraud conspiracy in a test-cheating scheme.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 17, 2019

Firefighters let terrified toddler paint their fingernails at an accident scene
The firefighter saw the crying little girl was clutching several bottles of nail polish and asked her what colors they were. Then he had a better idea.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 17, 2019

A Florida cop pushed a teenager off a roof. His punishment: Forfeiting one vacation day.
"I'm not resisting, bro," Yadiel Torres pleaded, as police stunned him with a Taser and cuffed him.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 17, 2019

Postmaster general who has been target of Trump's ire announces retirement
Megan Brennan, a former letter carrier who is the first woman to head the postal agency, had resisted President Trump's push to double the rates charged to Amazon and other firms to ship packages.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 17, 2019

She was sex-trafficked and then criminally charged. Now she's asking for a pardon.
It's a controversial request that highlights the complicated dynamics of holding a trafficking victim responsible for helping to victimize others.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 17, 2019

Chicago teachers go on strike, shuttering school district
In addition to bread-and-butter issues, teachers in the nation's third-largest district are hoping to force the city to commit to easing a housing crisis that has driven out many of its black residents.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 17, 2019

Jury awards $450,000 to father of Sandy Hook victim in defamation case
For years, Lenny Pozner has battled conspiracy theorists' false claims that the 2012 shooting death of his son, Noah, at Sandy Hook Elementary School was a hoax.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 17, 2019

Teen suicides increasing at an alarming pace, outstripping all other age groups, report says
The disturbing trend worries researchers who have struggled to understand its causes.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 17, 2019

Supreme Court seems divided over whether Beltway sniper deserves resentencing
Attorneys for Lee Boyd Malvo, whose 2002 shooting spree terrorized the Washington region, argued that he deserves resentencing because his age was not considered when he was sent to prison for life.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 17, 2019

David Boies thrown out of libel suit he filed against Alan Dershowitz
Boies represents a Jeffrey Epstein victim who claimed Dershowitz had sex with her.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 17, 2019

Chicago teachers say they will go on strike
Along with familiar issues such as contract length, benefits and class sizes, one of the core demands of the teachers union is access to affordable housing for students.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 16, 2019

California woman gets three weeks of prison in college admissions scandal
Marjorie Klapper had pleaded guilty to fraud conspiracy in a test-cheating scheme.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 16, 2019

A 68-year-old got hit with a snowball. He retaliated by beating a 9-year-old unconscious, police say.
According to court records, the child had liquid in his abdomen, a knot on the right side of his forehead, a lump on the left side of his head and swelling under his right eye after the assault.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 16, 2019

Excessive brain activity linked to a shorter life
"Use it or lose it" has dominated thinking on how to protect the aging brain. But a new study found that people who died before their mid-80s had lower levels of a protein that tamps down genes involved in sparking brain activity, compared to the very oldest people.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 16, 2019

Powerful storm to roar through New England
The vigorous storm is likely to set low pressure records as it unleashes gusts to 60 mph and more than three inches of rain in some areas.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 16, 2019

Sentenced to 2 days but held for 54: How one man's jail suicide underscores Mississippi's mental health care crisis
Robert Wayne Johnson was sentenced to two days in the Kemper County jail for failing to pay about $2,500 in municipal court fines and fees accumulated for infractions like driving without a license. He never made it out alive.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 16, 2019

The threat of a tropical storm in the Gulf of Mexico is growing
A tropical system could bring heavy rainfall to areas along the Gulf Coast from Friday into the weekend.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 16, 2019

What 33 universities learned about sexual violence in a new survey
Here is data emerging from the Association of American Universities survey this year of more than 180,000 students.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 16, 2019

Powerhouse wind and rainstorm to roar through New England
The vigorous storm is likely to set low pressure records as it unleashes gusts to 60 mph and more than three inches of rain in some areas.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 16, 2019

Powerhouse wind and rainstorm to roar through New England on Wednesday night
The vigorous storm is likely to set low pressure records as it unleashes gusts to 60 mph and more than three inches of rain in spots.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 16, 2019

A 68-year-old man hit by a snowball beat a 9-year-old unconscious, police say
According to court records, the child had liquid in his abdomen, a knot on his forehead, a lump on the left side of his head and swelling under his right eye after the assault.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 16, 2019

‘Shocking and puzzling' research links excessive brain activity to a shorter life
"Use it or lose it" has dominated thinking on how to protect the aging brain. But a new study found that people who died before their mid-80s had lower levels of a protein that tamps down genes involved in sparking brain activity, compared to the very oldest people.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 16, 2019

‘He wanted to be a serial killer': Suspect linked to at least three deaths captured after weeks-long manhunt
Stanley Eric Mossburg allegedly killed at least three people before being captured by a SWAT team in Winter Haven, Fla.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 16, 2019

Powerhouse wind and rainstorm to roar through New England Wednesday night
The vigorous storm is likely to set low pressure records as it unleashes gusts to 60 mph and more than three inches of rain in spots.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 16, 2019

Her tampon was pulled out in public by a police officer looking for drugs. Now, she could get $205,000.
Natalie D. Simms alleges that her constitutional rights were violated when she was subjected to a public vaginal cavity search by a San Antonio police officer in 2016.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 16, 2019

He pleaded guilty to cocaine possession and was sentenced to 15 years in prison. It turned out to be powdered milk.
Cody Gregg was arrested after police stopped him for riding a bicycle with no rear lights and searched his backpack.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 16, 2019

High-profile trial over who should pay for the opioid crisis begins
Two Ohio counties face off against six drug companies in a landmark federal trial to assign responsibility for the worst drug crisis in U.S. history.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 16, 2019

A British family on vacation say they accidentally drove into the U.S. They've spent days detained with their 3-month-old baby.
"We have been treated like criminals here, stripped of our rights, and lied to," Eileen Connors wrote in a sworn statement. "It is undoubtedly the worst experience we have ever lived through."

Washington Post Nation
Oct 16, 2019

Woman killed by officer in her own home heard noises outside and drew gun, nephew told authorities
The Fort Worth police chief appeared to defend Jefferson, saying it "makes sense that she would have a gun if she felt she was being threatened." The officer, Aaron Dean, has been charged with murder.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 16, 2019

U.S. officials say British family illegally crossed border from Canada on purpose
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials dispute the family's version of events. Records show the family had been previously denied U.S. travel authorization.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 16, 2019

High-profile trial over who should pay for the opioid crisis begins Wednesday
Two Ohio counties face off against six drug companies in a landmark federal trial to assign responsibility for the worst drug crisis in U.S. history.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 16, 2019

Scotty Bowers, sexual procurer for Hollywood's closeted stars, dies at 96
From a gas station, he arranged liaisons and worked as a prostitute for gay and straight stars.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 16, 2019

Fort Worth woman killed by officer heard noises outside and drew gun, nephew told authorities
The Fort Worth police chief appeared to defend Jefferson, saying it "makes sense that she would have a gun if she felt she was being threatened." The officer, Aaron Dean, has been charged with murder.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 15, 2019

Harold Bloom, literary critic who wrote of the ‘anxiety of influence,' dies at 89
A champion of the Western canon, he faced criticism for dismissing women and Third World writers.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 15, 2019

Hundreds of students said goodbye to their lunch debt thanks to one man's donation
"I thought, you know something? If for a modest sum I could make that change, I'm gonna do it," Andrew Levy told a local CBS affiliate.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 15, 2019

A sneaky tropical system may materialize in the Gulf of Mexico late this week and threaten the South with heavy weekend rain
The system may develop over the southern gulf, then spread rain to the Gulf Coast this weekend and eventually farther north.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 15, 2019

Yes, teacher-preparation programs need to be fixed — but more than 350 education leaders say reforms are ‘making things worse'
A major new statement details seven trends in teacher-preparation "reform" that focus on market solutions and not on addressing systemic inequities.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 15, 2019

Trump administration proposes expanding logging in Alaska's Tongass National Forest
Move would reverse 2001 roadless rule, opening up more than half of North America's biggest temperate rainforest to development

Washington Post Nation
Oct 15, 2019

A British family on vacation accidentally drove into the U.S. They've spent days detained with their 3-month-old baby.
"We have been treated like criminals here, stripped of our rights, and lied to," Eileen Connors wrote in a sworn statement. "It is undoubtedly the worst experience we have ever lived through."

Washington Post Nation
Oct 15, 2019

An Oxford professor allegedly stole ancient Bible fragments and sold them to Hobby Lobby
The Egypt Exploration Society said a University of Oxford professor illegally sold Bible fragments to Hobby Lobby Stores without permission in 2010.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 15, 2019

Cop cleared of murder after shooting unarmed, naked man whose last words were, ‘The police are my friends'
But the former cop, Robert "Chip" Olsen, was convicted of aggravated assault and lying about the shooting.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 15, 2019

Cyntoia Brown-Long apologizes to family of man she killed while allegedly being trafficked
Brown-Long, who served 15 years for killing a man who had taken her to his home, gave her first television interviews since her release.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 15, 2019

He had been homeless for decades. Then old friends saw his photo in a newspaper.
Coy Featherston's former classmate canvassed Austin for four days until she found him feeding pigeons outside a church.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 15, 2019

Unusually strong fall storm to bring a wind-driven drenching to southern New England
Wind gusts over 50 mph and rainfall topping two inches are likely from fast-moving storm Wednesday night.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 15, 2019

A man drove to a police station with a corpse in his car. He confessed to four slayings, cops say.
Three other victims were found at the man's apartment about 200 miles south in Roseville, Calif., according to police.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 15, 2019

More than 150 teens have fallen ill from vaping. Is it enough to make their peers stop?
Interviews with pediatricians, public health officials and more than a dozen teenagers reveal that while many young people are trying to quit, others are resistant to the notion that vaping might be dangerous.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 15, 2019

California dreamin': The state becomes the first in the nation to mandate later start times for middle and high schools. Here's why.
Sleep experts say teens have unique biological sleep patterns that make it difficult for them to fall asleep before 11 p.m., but the new law mandating later school start times has its critics.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 14, 2019

After power is restored to large swath of Calif., utility claims shut-off prevented wildfires
Pacific Gas & Electric cut power last week for nearly 1 million customers, saying downed lines could have been a fire risk. Infuriated authorities decried the "new normal."

Washington Post Nation
Oct 14, 2019

A hometown lawyer is suing the nation's largest drug firms over the opioid crisis
Paul Farrell vows to make the opioid pill industry pay for what happened to Huntington, W.Va.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 14, 2019

After power is restored to large swath of California, PG&E claims shut-off prevented wildfires
Utility says downed power lines could have been fire risk as infuriated authorities decry "new normal."

Washington Post Nation
Oct 14, 2019

After power is restored to large swath of California, utility claims shut-off prevented wildfires
Pacific Gas & Electric cut power last week for nearly 1 million customers, saying downed lines could have been a fire risk. Infuriated authorities decried the "new normal."

Washington Post Nation
Oct 14, 2019

California is first state to mandate later start times for students in middle school and high school
Sleep experts say teenagers have unique biological sleep patterns that make it difficult for them to fall asleep before 11 p.m., but the new law has its critics.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 14, 2019

California dreamin': The nation's biggest state becomes first to mandate later start times for middle and high schools. Here's why.
Sleep experts say teens have unique biological sleep patterns that make it difficult for them to fall asleep before 11 p.m., but the new law mandating later school start times has its critics.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 14, 2019

Nor'easter to undergo ‘bombogenesis' and lash New England with heavy, wind-swept rains
Damaging winds are likely from fast-moving storm Wednesday night.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 14, 2019

Atlantic and Pacific systems may draw downpours into Lower 48 states
Moisture from a Pacific system may reach west Texas, while a second system could enhance rain along the Gulf Coast late this week.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 14, 2019

A log mysteriously fell from a cliff and killed an Ohio mother. It was the work of teens, police say.
Victoria Schafer was taking photographs at an Ohio state park when a log that fell from a cliff landed on her.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 14, 2019

Tropics come alive as Atlantic and Pacific systems may draw downpours into Lower 48 states
Moisture from a Pacific system may reach west Texas, while a second system could enhance rain along the Gulf Coast late this week.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 14, 2019

Supreme Court to consider whether sniper Lee Boyd Malvo should be resentenced
The Supreme Court ruled in 2012 that juveniles may not be sentenced to mandatory life sentences without parole, and so Malvo is seeking new hearings on his four Virginia life sentences.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 14, 2019

Border Patrol agents detained her and followed her to the emergency room. They refused to leave as she got treatment.
The incident at Aventura Hospital in South Florida raises questions about the line between immigration enforcement and emergency medical care.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 14, 2019

Her dog went missing in 2007. She just found her 1,000 miles away — alive and well.
No one knows what Dutchess was doing for the last 12 years — or how she made it to Pittsburgh.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 14, 2019

He set out to walk 351 miles to meet a teen girl, police say. She turned out to be an undercover cop.
Tommy Lee Jenkins, 32, was arrested as soon as he arrived in Winnebago County, Wis.

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