The death toll in the Taliban massacre in Pakistan is over 140.
The ruble is taking a nosedive.
Sarah Saldaña, the president’s nominee for head of ICE, has been confirmed.
California needs 11 trillion gallons to end the drought.
Obamacare sign-ups running strong.
Hostage situation in Sydney, Australia.
Climate deal would commit all nations to limit carbon emissions.
Kansas faces huge budget shortfall.
Texan defects to North Korea.
More rain predicted for California.
C.I.A. chief John Brennan defended the agency and waterboarding.
Congress passed a spending bill at the last minute.
There’s no “hello, Dali” in the works for the pope.
West Coast hit with heavy winds and rain.
The Tigers do some trading.
Protests in New York and elsewhere after no indictment in the case of Eric Garner.
Strange allies against ISIS.
Supreme Court hears arguments on pregnant worker case.
Super typhoon prompts evacuations in Philippines.
Heavy rains in California don’t ease drought yet.
It’s December 1. That means that as of midnight (ET), the Atlantic hurricane season is officially over until June 1.
This is the ninth year we in South Florida have gone without a major hurricane. The last one of any note here in Miami was Wilma in October 2005. I am sure there are all sorts of meteorological reasons why we’ve not been hit while others have (e.g. Irma, Sandy), but whatever it is, I’m glad we can get rid of our stash of Dinty Moore and Nature Valley bars for a while.
A lot of people are traveling today for the holiday — I know the office will be mere shadow of its usual self today. Just in time for it comes a big winter storm along the East Coast.
Millions of Americans planning to take to the roads and skies for Thanksgiving face travel chaos because of a storm that’s forecast to batter the Northeast on Wednesday. Meteorologists said Tuesday that the nor’easter was likely to hit on a day when more than 46 million people across the nation were expected to journey 50 miles or more.
The nor’easter is expected to throw a variety of misery at travelers, from a slushy mixture and rain and snow and 30-mph winds in Boston, New York City and Washington, D.C., to as much as 16 inches of snow in western Massachusetts. “Travel is not going to be a lot of fun for people trying to get to Grandma’s house on Wednesday,” said Kevin Roth, lead meteorologist at The Weather Channel. Major airports would be lucky to escape without significant delays, Roth said.
Good luck getting to New Jersey, Vikram. My offer of an extra place at the table on Thursday still stands.
Protests break out over grand jury decision in Ferguson.
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel resigns.
University of Virginia rocked by gang rape report.
Iran nuclear talks extended to July.
Thanksgiving travel will involve snow and ice.
Iran considers extending nuclear talks.
Buffalo braces for flooding from melting snow.
Police in Cleveland kill 12-year-old boy carrying a toy gun.
One killed, 30 injured in California bus crash.
R.I.P. Marion Barry, former mayor of Washington, D.C.
President Obama calls out Congress on immigration.
Heavy snow takes its toll on Buffalo.
F.S.U. shooter identified.
Iran and U.S. keep talking as nuclear deal deadline approaches.
The Supreme Court refuses to block the ruling, and marriage equality wins in South Carolina.
President Obama will announce his executive action on immigration in a prime time speech tonight.
Israel cracks down on Palestinians in retaliation.
A man carrying a knife and a rifle was arrested near the White House.
Montana judge strikes down the state ban on marriage equality.
Snow, snow, snow.
Record cold and snow hits the U.S.
Bill to rein in N.S.A. surveillance dies in the Senate.
Death toll in Jerusalem synagogue attack included three American rabbis.
The G.O.P. House finally found a lawyer who will take on the lawsuit against President Obama.
Study will test Ebola survivors’ blood for possible treatment.
ISIS kills another American aid worker.
President Obama rebukes Russia for moves in Ukraine.
More cold weather hits the Midwest.
GOP weighs another government shut-down over immigration.
Virus hits cruise ship, sickening over 170 passengers.
President Obama prepares executive action on immigration.
Secret Service errors allowed for the fence jumper at the White House.
Pentagon study reveals major problems with the U.S. nuclear weapons program.
Ferguson braces for grand jury decision.
Arctic air remains over Midwest.
U.S. and China reach agreement on climate change deal.
Winter storm in Midwest kills four.
Doctor with Ebola in N.Y. has recovered and released from the hospital.
Telecoms set to battle Obama over net neutrality.
Three civil rights workers murdered in 1964 will receive posthumous Presidential Medals of Freedom.
R.I.P. John Doar, leading civil rights attorney; Carol Ann Susi, voice of Mrs. Wolowitz on The Big Bang Theory.
Polar Express — Cold air and snow heading for the Midwest.
North Korea frees two Americans held prisoner.
Huge explosion rocks Syrian city.
President Obama names N.Y. prosecutor Loretta Lynch as Attorney General.
Germany marks 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Early winter hits New England and East Coast.
Turmoil in Burkina Faso after president is forced out of office.
Suicide bomber kills 45 on India/Pakistan border.
New York cardinal sees big shake-up in Catholic Church.
Arrests made in California hit-and-run that killed three.
Accused cop killer caught in Pennsylvania.
Ebola-free nurse who defied quarantine in Maine challenges governor.
Sweden recognizes Palestinian state, prompting harsh reaction from Israel.
Four killed in plane crash at Wichita airport.
Arctic cold will blanket Midwest and East for Halloween.
New York doctor tests positive for Ebola.
Canadian gunman not identified as threat by police.
U.S.-led strikes in Syrian reported to have killed 500.
ISIS suspected of gassing Iraqi soldiers.
Tropical Update: TD 9 is back to Invest 94L and heading inland.
The latest on the shootings in Ottawa.
Four former Blackwater guards found guilty in killings in Iraq.
Academic fraud scandal at the University of North Carolina.
Another fence-jumper at the White House; tackled outside this time.
Suspended South Carolina House leader to plead guilty to ethics charges.
Tropical Update: TD Nine heads east from the Gulf for Yucatan.
Royals even Series at 1 each by beating the Giants 7-2.
Ebola — Travelers from West Africa must enter the U.S. through designated airports.
North Korea has released an Ohio man held since May for leaving a bible in a hotel room.
Ukrainian army appears to have fired cluster bombs in Donetsk.
Gary Hart to be U.S. representative to Northern Ireland.
Sweden chases undersea intruder.
World Series: Giants take Game 1.
Tropical Update: Invest 93L heads for the Yucatan.
R.I.P. Ben Bradlee, 93, former editor at the Washington Post; the real Jason Robards in All The President’s Men.