Mexico clears general, publishes US evidence…

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has accused the  U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration of fabricating drug trafficking charges against the country’s former defense secretary

Mourners Honor Chuck Yeager, 'Who Pushed the…

Mourners including the vice president told stories Friday about one of the nation's most celebrated aviators, retired Air Force Brig. Gen. Chuck Yeager, an ace fighter pilot who went on to break the sound barrier as a test pilot. Yeager died last month at 97. "The best pilots are the...

Downpour of graupel hits the Springfield area

Photographer Brady Nickols captured a downpour of graupel falling in the village of Chatham, just outside Springfield, Illinois, on Jan. 15.

Mexico publishes US evidence on ex-defense…

Mexico has published 751 pages of evidence it received from the United States against Mexico’s former Defense Secretary, Gen. Salvador Cienfuegos

On Its Way to Texas, NRA Files for Bankruptcy…

The National Rifle Association asked a federal court for bankruptcy protection from its creditors on Friday, saying it plans to restructure as a nonprofit in Texas. The organization now is registered in New York, Reuters reports. In a statement, the NRA said it's leaving "a corrupt political and regulatory environment....

Nearly 100 cats survive New York house fire

Nearly 100 cats have survived a house fire in a town outside Rochester, New York, according to an animal protection group. (Jan. 15)

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California now reporting 525 virus deaths every…

More Californians than ever are dying from the coronavirus --  525 every day

Pelosi: Lawmakers Who Aided Mob Face Prosecution

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Friday that she wants to know whether any of her colleagues helped the mob that stormed the Capitol last week. That would put them in criminal jeopardy, she said. "If in fact it is found that members of Congress were accomplices to this insurrection, if...

Fresh snow moves into parts of Illinois as storm…

A quick-moving storm passing through the Northeast on Jan. 15 brought snow to wide swaths of Illinois.

US lawyers ask 2nd Circuit to nix Trump from…

Justice Department lawyers have asked a federal appeals court to replace President Donald Trump with the United States as the defendant in a defamation lawsuit brought by a woman who says he raped her in the 1990s

Call Is First Contact Between Presidential…

More than two months after the election, the rival presidential campaigns have had their first direct contact with each other. VP Mike Pence called Kamala Harris to offer his congratulations and help, reports the Hill . However, President Trump has yet to call Joe Biden, notes the AP . By all accounts,...

US governors angered by miscues on vaccine supply

Governors say the Trump administration is deceiving states about the amount of COVID-19 vaccine they can expect to receive as they ramp up vaccination efforts. The government attributed the anger to confusion and misguided expectations. (Jan. 14)

Judge: Alabama transgender license policy…

A federal judge has ruled that Alabama’s requirement for a transgender person to undergo full gender reassignment surgery before they can change the sex on their driver’s license is unconstitutional

Paper Has Harrowing Account of Pence's Close Call

We knew Secret Service escorted Mike Pence to safety during the siege on the Capitol. But not until this Washington Post report has it been clear just how close the rioters came to the vice president. As it turns out, they missed seeing him by a matter of seconds. As...

Spanish military continues to clean up after…

In the village of Valdemorillo, Spain, 40 kilometers from Madrid, the Spanish military continues to clear snow from roadways on Jan. 15. The region was blanketed with snow by storm Filomena, the worst in decades.

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TSA looking into adding Capitol rioters to US…

Federal safety officials are investigating people who took part in last week's riot at the U.S. Capitol to decide whether they belong on the federal no-fly list

Rare Sedition Charges Are On the Table

The acting US attorney for DC says Capitol rioters could face charges under a Civil War-era sedition law. The law was last used in 1995, when 10 Islamic militants were convicted of seditious conspiracy —a crime involving forceful opposition to government authority or seizure of government property—stemming from a...

AP Top Stories January 15 P

Here are the top stories for Friday, Jan. 15th: Biden highlights vaccine rollout plan, Trump to depart DC just before Inauguration; Global COVID-19 deaths pass 2 million; Chuck Yeager remembered in West Virginia.

House arrest plan for invader of Pelosi's office…

A plan to place the Arkansas man photographed sitting at a desk in House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office during last week's riot at the U.S. Capitol on house arrest has been put on hold

Capitol Officer Who Thwarted Mob 'Was a Hero Long…

Amid disturbing new revelations and a growing list of individuals under arrest in the wake of the Capitol riot on Jan. 6, there's been a more positive development. NBC News reports a bipartisan bill is now in play to award the Congressional Gold Medal , that body's highest civilian honor, to...

Slow recovery underway in Spain after historic…

One week after the historic snowstorm Filomena, the Spanish capital of Madrid is still struggling to clean up the snow and ice that hit the area hard.

Virginia AG authorizes probe of statue-removal…

A special prosecutor says Virginia's attorney general has authorized an investigation into a $1.8 million contract for the removal of the city of Richmond's Confederate statues

State Gives Vaccine Priority to Smokers

Teachers in New Jersey are furious over the state's vaccination rollout, which gives priority to smokers over educators. Now that some 300,000 coronavirus vaccine doses have been administered to frontline health care workers, residents of long-term care homes, police officers, and firefighters, New Jersey has begun offering vaccines to...

‘MLK/FBI’ probes when bureau bugged Martin Lu…

The new documentary “MLK/FBI” chronicles one of the darkest chapter’s in the FBI’s history: the yearslong surveillance and harassment of Martin Luther King Jr.. (Jan. 15)

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Mississippi pump project gets go-ahead, but needs…

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has given the green light to long-debated flood control project in Mississippi

Joe Biden Has a New Twitter Account

A big transition will be happening on Twitter as well as in the White House on Wednesday. President-elect Joe Biden was on Friday issued the Twitter account @PresElectBiden , and it will become the @POTUS account at 12:01pm on Jan. 20, the BBC reports. Unlike when Barack Obama's official account...

Winter hits hard for earthquake victims in Croatia

Hundreds of families are making home out of vans, containers and other temporary shelters after their houses were destroyed or damaged by an earthquake in Petrinja, Croatia.