Authorities say at least 12 people were killed by a gunman, identified as 28-year-old veteran Ian David Long, at a bar in Southern California. Officials say they believe the attacker killed himself after the mass shooting.
The White House on Wednesday suspended CNN correspondent Jim Acosta's press pass after he and President Donald Trump had a heated confrontation during a news conference.
Thousands of mostly Honduran migrants travelling through Mexico remained in the capital on Wednesday after a 1,600 km journey, with some saying they will not move until the police, human rights groups accompany them up north.
The resignation was the culmination of a toxic relationship that frayed just weeks into the attorney general's tumultuous tenure, when he stepped aside from the investigation into the alleged coordination between the Trump's campaign and Russia.
US President Donald Trump portrays the midterm election results as "an incredible day" for his Republicans despite a Democratic takeover of the US House of Representatives that will lead to greater restraints on his administration.
Here are the top take-aways from Tuesday's midterm elections, and what it means for the United States.
US President Donald Trump’s administration has both limited women’s rights over their bodies and galvanised an almost intersectional political movement, one that has motivated women to run for office and vote.
Nancy Pelosi, the first woman speaker from 2007 to 2011, has steered the House Democrats for the last 16 years. Now, she is again on the path to the top job of speaker. But it won't be easy.
The newly empowered House Democrats will have the ability to investigate Trump's tax returns, possible business conflicts of interest and allegations involving his 2016 campaign's links to Russia.
The victories by the two Democrats, Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, came on an election night when members of multiple minority groups had a chance to score electoral firsts.
Republicans will be keeping control of the Senate, though, it’ll take political skill and perhaps some compromise for Democrats to avoid being painted as the new obstructionists.
More than 230 women, many of them first-time candidates, were on the general-election ballots in House races.
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