Biden, Harris take break from inaugural prep to…

Two days from the inauguration, President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris are pitching in on Martin Luther King Jr. Day service projects

After Twitter Dumped Trump, a Big Drop in…

If you're wondering what effect "deplatforming"—ie, taking away someone's megaphone, especially online—has on the spread of misinformation, a recent ban is seeing some interesting results. The Washington Post reports that, per analytics firm Zignal Labs, false claims about election fraud plummeted 73% across multiple social-media sites in the...

Snowy start to the week for Northeast

Much of the interior Northeast will have snowflakes flying on Monday, but major accumulations are not expected.

Inaugural event to celebrate resiliency of Black…

The resiliency, culture and heroism of Black Americans and the African diaspora will be the central theme of a virtual event Tuesday evening that will celebrate the nation’s diversity before President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration

Florida COVID Data Whistleblower Turning Herself…

Rebekah Jones, the Florida data scientist who was fired , then had her home raided , after she claimed the state was manipulating its COVID numbers, said she would turn herself in to authorities on Sunday night. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement issued a warrant for Jones' arrest, and the former...

Harris to hold central role in Biden's White House

Kamala Harris will make history when she becomes the nation's first female vice president — and the first Black woman and the first woman of South Asian descent to hold that office. But that's only where her boundary-breaking role begins. (Jan. 18)

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Inauguration rehearsal evacuated after fire in…

The U.S. Capitol complex temporarily locked down during a rehearsal for President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration after a fire in a homeless encampment roughly a mile away sent a plume of smoke into the air and caused security concerns

Giuliani Says He's Working on Impeachment Defense

Despite reports that he’s on the outs with President Trump, Rudy Giuliani says he’s gearing up to defend the president in his historic second impeachment trial allegeding that he incited insurrection in Washington DC during a Jan. 6 rally. “I'm involved right now,” Giuliani told ABC News on Saturday. “that's...

Damaging winds to take aim at California

Some areas of Southern California could experience wind gusts up to 100 mph.

Man allegedly hid 3 months at Chicago airport due…

A California man who told police that the coronavirus pandemic left him afraid to fly has been arrested on charges that he hid in a secured area at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport for three months

'Successful Rescue Rather Than a Recovery'

A Montana Highway Patrol trooper braved near-freezing water and strong currents to rescue a woman whose vehicle was upside down in the Yellowstone River, KCCI reports. Trooper Connor Wager was among the first responders to a rollover crash Thursday near the town of Emigrant. The front end of the vehicle...

ShowBiz Minute; Spector, Milan, Timberlake

Phil Spector's death resurrects mixed reaction; Prada shows at virtual Milan Fashion Week; Justin Timberlake confirms birth of second child. (Jan. 18)

Military nurses, tests coming to help hard-hit…

Exhausted nurses in rural Yuma, Arizona, are regularly sending COVID-19 patients on a long helicopter ride to hospitals in Phoenix when they don’t have enough staff

Recall Affects 750K Pounds of Hot Pockets

More than 750,000 pounds of Hot Pockets are being recalled because of the possibility they contain "pieces of glass and hard plastic." The recall of the Nestle product was announced by the Department of Agriculture . The frozen food could "pose a choking or laceration risk and should be not...

Dust storm obscures visibility on Colorado road

A dust storm caused several crashes due to high winds and low visibility on Jan. 17, with one fatality reported. This video shows visibility greatly reduced on a road in Cheyenne County, Colorado.

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Russia ready for quick extension of last arms…

Russia's top diplomat says Moscow is ready for a quick deal with the incoming administration of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden to extend the last remaining arms control pact, which expires in just over two weeks

Arrested Man Says Gun Was 'an Honest Mistake'

A Virginia man arrested at a checkpoint near the US Capitol said he was late getting to work and forgot a gun was in his pickup. "It was an honest mistake," Wesley Allen Beeler said, per the Washington Post . He was late for his job as a security contractor, he...

AP Top Stories January 18 A

Here's the latest for Monday January 18th: FBI vetting National Guard troops in DC; Security tight at state capitols; Dozens known dead from Indonesia earthquake; Opposition leader returns to Russia and is arrested.

Tennessee governor faces criticism for approach…

As Tennessee has fueled one of the nation’s worst COVID-19 surges for weeks, Gov. Bill Lee’s approach hasn’t strayed much from how he and several fellow Republican governors battling similar spikes have long approached the virus

Hawley Takes Another Hit

After losing a book deal and political contributions, Sen. Josh Hawley has now had the rug pulled out from a fundraiser over his support for overturning the results of the presidential election. Loews Hotels said Saturday that it has canceled the event planned for next month at its Portofino Bay...

Heavy rain triggers widespread flooding in…

At least six fatalities were reported and thousands of people were displaced after heavy rainfall triggered flooding in Malaysia on Jan. 17. Severe flooding rages below this bridge in Kota Belud.

School choice lawsuit surge pushes possible high…

Vermont is facing at least its second lawsuit in four months over a voucher program that allows students in communities that don’t have schools or are not part of supervisory unions to attend schools of their choice

Police Arrest Armed Man Near Capitol

A Virginia man was arrested at a security checkpoint near the US Capitol on Friday evening after police said they found a pistol and more than 500 rounds of ammunition in his pickup. Seeing stickers on the truck with messages such as "If they come for your guns Give 'Em...

On This Day: 18 January 1969

In 1969, “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” star Audrey Hepburn married Dr. Andrea Dotti in Switzerland. (Jan. 18)

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Anonymous $40 million gift funding 50 civil…

The NAACP’s Legal Defense Fund is launching a scholarship program to create a new generation of civil rights lawyers

Lawyer: Rioter 'Accepted the President's…

Jacob Chansley, a costumed rioter facing federal charges after storming the Capitol last week, wasn't doing anything but "putting faith in our president and obeying law enforcement present," his lawyer said. So Al Watkins wants President Trump to pardon his client. "Mr. Chansley is an American; he served honorably in...

Coast Guard assists sailing vessel through rough…

A sailing vessel struggled through rough waves off the coast of St. Petersburg, Florida, on Jan. 16. It needed the assistance of the Coast Guard.