Here are some of the biggest stories from the past week, including the election of the first openly transgender person in a state legislature and the largest mass shooting in Texas history.
Volunteers donated blood at a community hall and others stocked the refrigerator and laid out loaves of bread at a food pantry as the stunned community of Sutherland Springs struggled to recover from the shooting at a Baptist church that left more than two dozen dead.
Democrats won the governors' offices in Virginia and New Jersey on Tuesday, erased a previously dominant Republican majority in the Virginia House of Delegates and won a special election that gave them control of the Washington state Senate.
President Donald Trump on Thursday criticized the "very one-sided and unfair" trade relationship between the U.S. and China, but stopped short of castigating Chinese President Xi Jinping by saying he doesn't blame the country for having taken advantage of the U.S.
A comparison of a Republican-written tax bill approved Thursday by the House Ways and Means Committee and another being proposed by GOP members of the Senate Finance Committee:
The House's top Democrat investigating Russia's election meddling on Tuesday declared that in many ways President Donald Trump is "far more grave a threat" to American democracy than the Kremlin.
With his career imploding over allegations of sexual misconduct, comedian Louis C.K. confessed Friday to masturbating in front of colleagues and expressed remorse for wielding his influence "irresponsibly."
Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore, a 70-year-old former state Supreme Court justice, defiantly denied allegations of decades-old sexual misconduct with minors published Thursday in a Washington Post story.
In a wholly unprecedented move, Kevin Spacey is being cut from Ridley Scott's finished film "All the Money in the World" and replaced by Christopher Plummer just over one month before it's supposed to hit theaters.
Here's a look at some of the top moments at the awards show, which aired live Wednesday night from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee.
Now off-limits to U.S. citizens are dozens of Cuban hotels, shops, tour companies and other businesses included on a lengthy American blacklist of entities that have links to Cuba's military, intelligence or security services.
Twitter says it's ending its iconic 140-character limit — and giving nearly everyone 280 characters. Some users appeared to have fun with the extension, but not everyone was impressed.