Motive a mystery in fatal California school shooting

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. — A 16-year-old boy planned the attack that killed two students and wounded three others at a Southern California high school, but investigators so far are unable to find out why he brought a gun to campus and opened fire, authorities said Friday.

Roger Stone guilty of witness tampering, lying to Congress

WASHINGTON — He was proud of his reputation as a practitioner of political dirty tricks and frequently boasted about the extent of his contacts and the depth of his insider information. Now Roger Stone, a longtime friend and ally of President Donald Trump, faces a prison sentence for a collection of crimes that essentially amounts to exaggerating how much he knew, then lying and scrambling to keep those boasts from being exposed.

Ousted ambassador ‘shocked’ at Trump; he assails her anew

WASHINGTON — In chilling detail, ousted U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch described to Trump impeachment investigators Friday how she felt threatened upon learning President Donald Trump promised Ukraine’s leader she was “going to go through some things.”

US superbug infections rising, but deaths are falling

NEW YORK — Drug-resistant “superbug” infections have been called a developing nightmare that could set medicine back a century, making conquered germs once again untreatable. So there’s some surprising news in a report released Wednesday: U.S. superbug deaths appear to be going down.

Diplomats accuse Trump as impeachment hits Americans’ TVs

WASHINGTON — On Day One of extraordinary public impeachment hearings, the top American diplomat in Ukraine revealed new evidence that President Donald Trump was overheard asking about political “investigations” that he later demanded from Ukraine in exchange for military aid.

Split Supreme Court appears ready to allow Trump to end DACA

WASHINGTON — Sharply at odds with liberal justices, the Supreme Court’s conservative majority seemed ready Tuesday to allow the Trump administration to abolish protections that permit 660,000 immigrants to work in the U.S., free from the threat of deportation.