Listen

Lead Story

McConnell: Trump's Nominee To Replace Ginsburg Will Receive A Vote In The Senate

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said the Senate will vote on President Trump's nominee to replace Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died Friday of complications from cancer. McConnell released a statement expressing condolences for Ginsburg and followed with a pledge to continue consideration of Trump's judicial nominees. "Americans reelected our majority in 2016 and expanded it in 2018 because we pledged to work with President Trump and support his agenda,...

Read More

Columbus police say one man was killed Saturday in a head-on crash on Courtright Road near Groves Road that left both drivers injured. 

Columbus police say a shooting inside a Hilltop home on Saturday left two people dead and a third critically injured. 

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said the Senate will vote on President Trump's nominee to replace Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died Friday of complications from cancer.

McConnell released a statement expressing condolences for Ginsburg and followed with a pledge to continue consideration of Trump's judicial nominees.

President Trump has revealed the names of people he'd consider nominating to the Supreme Court in the event of a vacancy like the one opened by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Former Vice President Joe Biden, Trump's Democratic challenger, hasn't.

Updated at 12:15 a.m. ET

The Senate shouldn't take up the vacancy on the Supreme Court opened by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg until after voters have expressed their choice in the election, former Vice President Joe Biden said Friday.

The Democratic presidential hopeful kept in lockstep with his colleagues now in the Senate minority, who wasted little time after the announcement of Ginsburg's death in stating their belief that Washington must wait.

Republicans do not agree.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the feminist Supreme Court justice who inspired generations of women, died on Friday at the age of 87.

Throughout her career, Ginsburg granted a number of interviews to NPR. Explore some of her recent, more memorable remarks.

On retiring:

The octogenarian served 27 years on the bench over four presidencies, five bouts with cancer, and countless opinions on groundbreaking legal decisions.

Updated 12:55 p.m. ET

President Trump has given tentative approval to a deal that will keep TikTok alive in the U.S., resolving a months-long confrontation between a hit app popularized by lip-syncing teens and White House officials who viewed the service as a national security risk.

TikTok downloads were set to be banned in the U.S. starting on midnight Sunday, but that has now been averted.

Both Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Anita Hill became cultural figures in their fight for gender equality. In the aftermath of Justice Ginsburg's death, Hill says, "her legacy is so large."

President Trump says that he expects to announce a nominee to fill the Supreme Court vacancy left by Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death "next week" and that the pick will likely be a woman.

"A choice of a woman would certainly be appropriate," he told reporters at the White House on Saturday before leaving for a campaign rally in North Carolina.

Federal authorities are investigating after ricin, a deadly toxin, was discovered in mail intended for the White House.

The Secret Service intercepted the envelope which was positively identified with mail meant for the White House, law enforcement sources tell NPR. The ricin never made it to White House grounds, but authorities are still searching for other undiscovered dangerous packages that may be linked to the ricin.

Law enforcement sources also said investigators are narrowing down suspects, but have made no arrests.

Pages

International Songwriting Competition 2020

The International Songwriting Competition is accepting submissions until Sept. 23rd, 2020. Click the button below for more information and links to their website.

Central Ohio Afro Fest

The Central Ohio Afro Fest is taking place outdoors at the Phenix Banquet Center on October 18th. Admission is free! Click below for the event website and more info.

WCBE Events Calendar

Check out what's happening in Columbus.

Underwrite with WCBE

Live From Studio A

Live From Studio A Pic of the Week

Science and Technology

TikTok Ban Averted: Trump Gives Oracle-Walmart Deal His 'Blessing'

Updated 12:55 p.m. ET President Trump has given tentative approval to a deal that will keep TikTok alive in the U.S., resolving a months-long confrontation between a hit app popularized by lip-syncing teens and White House officials who viewed the service as a national security risk. TikTok downloads were set to be banned in the U.S. starting on midnight Sunday, but that has now been averted. "I have given the deal my blessing," Trump said. "I approve the deal in concept." As part of the deal...

Read More

Arts & Life

In RBG's Own Words: Listen To 5 NPR Interviews With The Liberal Icon

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the feminist Supreme Court justice who inspired generations of women, died on Friday at the age of 87. Throughout her career, Ginsburg granted a number of interviews to NPR. Explore some of her recent, more memorable remarks. On retiring: The octogenarian served 27 years on the bench over four presidencies, five bouts with cancer, and countless opinions on groundbreaking legal decisions. In 2016, amid a heated election between Democrat Hillary Clinton, and eventual White...

Read More