WASHINGTON - Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was not on the bench Tuesday for the first session of the Supreme Court since her discharge from the hospital with fractured ribs but is improving, a spokeswoman said. "She continues to improve and is working from home this morning," said Kathy Arberg, the court's public information officer. The court's meeting was a brief non-argument session, which justices often skip. The court issued lists of cases it had accepted and rejected for this term.
Kerry Braxton-Andrew was running late as he hustled across Mexico City's Roma district. His brother Patrick's flight was scheduled to land at 4 p.m. on Oct. 30. They were planning to meet at their hotel an hour later. But Kerry had gotten caught up wandering the streets of the busy capital, delaying the rendezvous. However, when he tapped out text messages to Patrick, he didn't get a reply. "I didn't want to think the worst, obviously," Kerry told The Washington Post.
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump has has told advisers he has decided to remove Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, and her departure from the administration is likely to occur in the coming weeks, if not sooner, according to five current and former White House officials.
SINGAPORE - U.S. national security adviser John Bolton said Tuesday that an audio recording of journalist Jamal Khashoggi's death inside an Istanbul consulate did not appear to provide any link between the killers and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Bolton, speaking on the sidelines of a regional summit in Singapore, said that while he had not listened to the tape himself, "those who have listened to it" concluded that Saudi Arabia's de facto ruler is not implicated.
More than two dozen residents of the retirement community burned to death in cars, in homes, and on foot; more than 200 people still unaccounted for.
Kyrsten Sinema, who defeated fellow congresswoman Martha McSally, will replace Republican Sen. Jeff Flake.
If you're feeling shortchanged because the sun now sets at about 5 p.m., consider this: The sun set for the last time this year on people in Barrow, Alaska, the nation's northernmost city, on Sunday night, Nov. 11. The darkness there will last nine weeks until the sun rises again Jan. 23. By comparison, even on the year's shortest day - the winter solstice on Dec. 21 -- people in Washington, D.C., will get nearly 9 hours 30 minutes of daylight; in Miami, 10 hours 31 minutes. In Portland, Oregon, it's 8 hours 42 minutes and in Billings, Montana, 8 hours 40 minutes.
ATLANTA - The lights were flashing, Macklemore was blaring, and Rachel Hollis - this year's surprise best-selling author - was telling everyone to get on their feet. "Do a Wonder Woman pose!" she barked at the crowd, a group of a thousand retailers who'd gathered to get pumped to sell. "I know there are men here, but get woke! Women have been trying to be Superman for 200 years. It's time. Let's go!" In a small victory for women everywhere, the men did as they were told.
Stan Lee, a writer and editor often credited with helping American comics grow up by redefining the notion of a superhero, including the self-doubting Spider-Man, the bickering Fantastic Four, the swaggering Iron Man and the raging Incredible Hulk, died Nov. 12 at a hospital in Los Angeles. He was 95. The Associated Press reported the death, citing an attorney for Lee's daughter. The cause was not immediately available.
The National Hockey League reached a settlement worth nearly $19 million with former players who had sued the league over brain injuries suffered while playing and alleged the league's medical staffs kept them in the dark over the potential harm they faced. The settlement marks the potential end of years of litigation between more than 100 former players and the NHL. The league will pay no more than $18.9 million, the majority of which will go to medical care and monitoring, according to documents the league released.