NEW YORK -- Legendary ABC News political journalist Cokie Roberts has died due to complications from breast cancer on Tuesday. She was 75 years old.Cokie, whose full name was Mary Martha Corinne Morrison Claiborne Roberts, had a storied career over 40 years in television, public radio, and publishing. A true pioneer for women in journalism, Cokie was well-regarded for her insightful analysis of politics and policy in Washington, D.C., countless newsmaking interviews, and, notably, her unwavering support for the generations of young women - and men - who would follow her in her footsteps.Born on December 27, 1943, Roberts was the daughter of longtime U.S. Representatives Hale Boggs and Lindy Boggs, who won her husband's seat when he died in a plane crash. Together they represented New Orleans for 46 years. Through them, Cokie got a front-row seat to politics.In the 1970s, Cokie started in radio as a foreign correspondent for CBS, before moving to NPR to cover Capitol Hill in 1978. She … [Read more...] about Legendary ABC News journalist Cokie Roberts dies at 75
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WASHINGTON -- The White House, Congress, and the American public are all still waiting for Special Counsel Robert Mueller to complete his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. Mueller's team has not filed any new cases in two months, and sources tell ABC News no more indictments are expected as a result of the probe. When it's all said and done, it's expected the report won't condemn anyone not actually charged with committing crimes. But will Mueller's report be released to the public? "Let it come out, let people see it, that's up to the Attorney General," President Trump said. In a New York Times Op-Ed, former FBI Director James Comey criticized the President again but also said he wouldn't want him to be impeached. Comey wrote, "I don't mean that Congress shouldn't move ahead with the process of impeachment if Congress thinks the provable facts are there. I just hope it doesn't. Because if Mr. Trump were removed from office by Congress, a … [Read more...] about No more indictments expected in Mueller probe, ABC News reports
None of the 16 showed up in court to protest the judge’s ruling in the Harris County case, ABC News reports. If they are found in the approximately one-mile-square area, they can be fined and jailed. … [Read more...] about Judge grants injunction barring 16 members of warring gangs from Houston neighborhood
Meanwhile, although the singer and and actress, who has reportedly battled alcohol and drug issues, didn’t leave as much of an estate as might have been expected for a celebrity who has done as much as Houston did, it is possible that an upswing in sales of her music and a forthcoming movie will up the ante, reports the Associated Press. … [Read more...] about Probe of Whitney Houston’s Death Likely to Look at Docs Who Prescribed Drugs to Her, Experts Say
A mother was driving four of her daughters to a convenience store for juice. The man opened fire, striking and fatally wounding 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes in the car, injuring her mother LaPorsha Washington, and sending glass raining down on the other children in the car. … [Read more...] about A black 7-year-old’s slaying has Houston on edge. The family thinks it was racially motivated.