In the early hours of August 11, the Senate voted to approve a $3.5 trillion budget resolution that would mark the nation's most significant investment in the fight against climate change ever undertaken in the United States. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., cast the tie-breaking vote.
A year and a half ago, Montoya Smith stopped drinking water from her faucet. She stopped cooking with it, too, or letting her teenage daughter do the same. She couldn't trust it. Smith lives in the mountains of rural northwest Georgia, in a town called Summerville, an hour's drive south of Chattanooga. read more
But the FBI had gotten wind of the murder plot. A confidential informant had infiltrated the group, and his recordings provide a rare, detailed look at the inner workings of a modern klan cell and a domestic terrorism probe. That investigation would unearth another secret: An unknown number of klansmen were working inside the Florida Department of Corrections, with significant power over inmates, Black and white. read more
Eleven people are in custody in connection with a standoff between law enforcement and a group of armed individuals on Interstate 95 in Massachusetts, according to state police officials. read more