Astead W. Herndon

Herndon is a general assignment Metro reporter for the Globe. He joined the Globe in 2015 after a summer reporting internship. A graduate of the Marquette University, Herndon previously worked at and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

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Trump is lashing out at enemies again. Is this time different?

By Astead W. Herndon and Victoria McGrane , Globe Staff

President Trump lashed out at enemies old and new Thursday, as he continued a days-long stretch of puzzling behavior that some worry is indicative of an increasingly belligerent presidency.

Trump, Sessions exaggerate gang threat to justify crackdown

By Astead W. Herndon , Globe Staff

To hear President Trump and his attorney general explain it, urban street violence in the United States stems from highly organized gangs of immigrants.

How did ‘bump stock’ devices become so easy to obtain?

By Astead W. Herndon , Globe Staff

The devices — which enable a semiautomatic rifle to simulate fully automatic fire — were approved by the government in 2010.

Massachusetts fights latest GOP healthcare overhaul

By Astead W. Herndon , Globe Staff

State officials warned that the Republican bill would inflict serious damage to the Mass. medical system.