Latest News Alabama, California, Donald Trump: Your Weekend Briefing 2017-12-17T11:34:03.000000000+00:00 Here’s what you need to know about the week’s top stories. Cook County Jail’s Comeback 2017-12-17T10:00:12.000000000+00:00 After a decade-long reform effort, Cook County Jail in Chicago is now being described as a model facility. Walk through the jail complex to see what has changed. ‘S.N.L.’ Takes On Omarosa Resignation (or Firing?) 2017-12-17T09:15:13.000000000+00:00 Right before Christmas, “S.N.L.” delivered a holiday message from the White House, with President Trump (Alec Baldwin) and company decorating a tree. Australian Tried to Sell Missile Parts for North Korea, Police Say 2017-12-17T07:10:58.000000000+00:00 The police said a naturalized Australian citizen tried to skirt United Nations sanctions by attempting to conduct trade deals on behalf of North Korea. Knicks 111, Thunder 96: Carmelo Anthony, Back in New York, Gets Cheers, a Video and a Loss 2017-12-17T05:06:39.000000000+00:00 Anthony also heard some jeers, and he made just 5 shots in 18 attempts during his first game at Madison Square Garden since the Knicks traded him to Oklahoma City. In Opioid Battle, Cherokee Want Their Day in Tribal Court 2017-12-17T05:05:29.000000000+00:00 Decimated by addiction, its heritage at risk, the Cherokee Nation is trying to sue pharmacies and distributors. But it may be blocked from doing so. Thomas Fire Spreads Rapidly to Santa Barbara County 2017-12-17T03:23:40.000000000+00:00 Mandatory evacuation orders were issued for parts of the county, in Southern California. The fire is the third largest in modern California history. The Winners and Losers in the Tax Bill 2017-12-17T02:16:39.000000000+00:00 President Trump has called the tax cuts a Christmas present for the entire nation, but the fine print reveals some will get nicer gifts than others. Uproar Over Purported Ban at C.D.C. of Words Like ‘Fetus’ 2017-12-17T00:32:41.000000000+00:00 The Department of Health and Human Services played down a report that officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention were told not to use several words in budget documents. Tax Bill Would Curb Breaks for Sexual Abuse Settlements 2017-12-17T00:11:50.000000000+00:00 Companies will have to pay more in taxes if they use nondisclosure agreements, but experts say it isn’t likely to deter businesses from seeking confidentiality.