Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 85, fractured three ribs after falling in her Supreme Court office last night. She was therefore not present at today’s investiture of Justice Brett Kavanaugh, Trump’s appointee confirmed last month that gave the court a solid 5-4 conservative majority.

This is a health issue that Ginsburg has some previous experience with, not that she let it faze her. In 2012, she broke two ribs in a fall at home, which she worked through. “At first I thought it was nothing,” she told Reuters at the time.

Some Americans jokingly offered to make a supreme sacrifice for Ginsburg, pledging on Twitter to donate their ribs if necessary. (This is not actually a medically accepted treatment).

New acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker has given no indication he believes he needs to step aside from overseeing special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian election meddling, and the White House reportedly doesn’t think he has to, either.

Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, a longtime friend of Trump, is reportedly being considered to fill Jeff Sessions’ role as US attorney general.

Also under consideration for the AG job: Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, former Attorney General William Barr, and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, though no decisions are expected soon, and the list of candidates is likely to grow.

Using a smoke bomb and a handgun, a hooded Marine combat veteran dressed all in black opened fire during college night at a country music bar in Southern California, killing 12 people and sending hundreds fleeing in panic before apparently taking his own life, authorities said.

Hours after the latest mass shooting, which took place in her home state, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi vowed to advance “bipartisan, commonsense” gun-control legislation.

Christine Blasey Ford is still being harassed after leveling sexual assault allegations against Kavanaugh, her lawyers say.

House Democrats are planning to hold a vote to protect people with pre-existing conditions, a key issue that powered their victory on Tuesday, quickly after taking the majority next year.

Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a Queens Democrat, said that she will need to wait for her congressional salary to kick in before she can rent an apartment in D.C.

Billionaires Mike Bloomberg and Tom Steyer became powerful kingmakers for Democrats running to unseat Republicans in this year’s midterm elections as they each contemplate a run for president in 2020.

Top Fox News executives condemned the “reprehensible” threats made by a chanting mob outside the home of network host Tucker Carlson overnight.

Frontrunners have emerged as the next majority leader for the state Assembly, according to three Democratic Assembly members. Crystal Peoples-Stokes, of Buffalo, Bill Magnarelli, of Syracuse, and Donna Lupardo, of the Southern Tier, are considered the favorites to succeed Joe Morelle, who was elected to Congress on Tuesday.

New York Attorney General-elect Letitia “Tish” James said she would name her predecessor, Attorney General Barbara Underwood, to return to the role of New York solicitor general.

A Cuomo spokesman said today that the announced resignation of DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos on Wednesday was “100 percent his decision,” and he will be remaining on the job through the transition to a third term.

Also departing: Rose Harvey, who has led the state’s parks department for Cuomo’s first two terms in office. She’s looking forward to spending more time with family, and didn’t have defined plans beyond that at the moment.

Newly re-elected Gov. Andrew Cuomo has issued a comprehensive solicitation seeking 800 MW or more of new offshore wind projects for New York.

The Long Island Nine is no more.

Fort Ann Mayor Denis Langlois is under fire for calling Democratic voters “retarded” in a post on the social network. He initially claimed he didn’t remember writing the post, but later defended it by saying he wrote it as a private individual and not as a public official.

Confronting a need to consolidate operations and simplify recruitment, Russell Sage College in Troy, founded as a women’s school in 1916, may be going co-ed.

Delaware North has agreed to acquire Skycity Darwin, a casino and resort in Australia. Terms were not disclosed. The deal is subject to the approval of Australian authorities.