Remains of troops killed in NY helicopter crash…

The remains of three National Guard members killed in a helicopter training accident in upstate New York have been recovered

Single Winner Takes Massive Powerball Jackpot

By Wednesday night, Powerball's jackpot had risen to $731 million—the fifth-largest ever, per the AP —and after the evening's drawing, one single ticket sold in Maryland was declared a winner. The lottery will now reset to $20 million, Michigan Live reports. Meanwhile, the Mega Millions jackpot, which was already...

Protecting water quality after wildfires

Hundreds of homes were destroyed in the historic 2020 California wildfire season. Crews are working to prevent toxic elements from reaching water sources.

Time, transparency needed as Biden inherits…

The 2020 census has been battered by criticism that it was politicized by the administration of former President Donald Trump

As Biden Spoke, a Solemn Moment in Delaware

As President Joe Biden gave his inauguration speech in Washington DC on Wednesday, a lone man knelt at the Delaware grave of his son, Beau Biden, Delaware Online reports. “I was thinking of Beau Wednesday … I thought I would drive by Beau's grave and say a short prayer,” writes...

ShowBiz Minute: Inauguration, Gorman…

Lady Gaga and J. Lo perform at Biden Harris inauguration; Amanda Gorman reads at inauguration, sees book sales soar; Arnold Schwarzenegger shares video of his COVID-19 vaccination. (Jan. 21)

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Mutual aid networks find roots in communities of…

As Americans face the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic, mutual aid networks have sprouted across the country

At State Capitols, Protest Numbers Were Tiny

State capitals around the country were braced for trouble during President Biden's inauguration Wednesday—but crowds of violent pro-Donald Trump demonstrators did not appear. Small numbers of protesters demonstrated in some cities, but they were outnumbered by police and journalists. In Albany, where New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo skipped the...

Driver trapped in fast-moving river rescued

A delivery driver found himself trapped after his truck ended up overturned in a fast-moving river in Westgate, England, on Jan. 19. Fire crews rushed to the scene and rescued him.

New Iowa rep asking House to dismiss contest in 6…

Republican Congresswoman Mariannette Miller-Meeks of Iowa is asking the U.S. House to dismiss an election contest filed by her Democratic challenger that argues the 6-vote race was wrongly decided

Inaugural Poet Finished Work After Capitol Riot

President Biden is the fourth president to have had a poem read at their inauguration—and at 22, Amanda Gorman is the youngest inaugural poet ever. Gorman, who became America's first National Youth Poet Laureate in 2017, read new work "The Hill We Climb," which she completed after the Jan....

Protesters and police clash in Portland, Oregon

Police say about 150 protesters carrying anti-Biden and anti-police signs marched in Portland, Oregon and damaged the local Democratic Party headquarters. Video shows police firing gas to disperse the protesters. (Jan. 21)

Florida eye doctor gets clemency from Trump in…

A prominent Florida eye doctor convicted of defrauding Medicare out of $73 million has been released from prison early

Here Come the Pardons: Trump's List Released

Pardon day is here. The White House was expected to announce a slew of pardons and commutations on Tuesday, President Trump's last full day in office, but instead the list came out early Wednesday, hours before his term ends at noon, CNN reports. The most notable name on the list...

Blowing snow during a chilly winter sunset

The sun sets above a chilly landscape in Belgium, Wisconsin, on Jan. 20, as strong winds blow snow across the ground.

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Lilly: Drug can prevent COVID-19 illness in…

Drugmaker Eli Lilly says its COVID-19 antibody drug can prevent illness among residents and staff of nursing homes and other long-term care locations

Billionaire Halts Trump Casino's Dynamite Auction

Well, never mind. The Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City, NJ, will still be dynamited, but you won't be able to bid for the chance to do the honors. The city was planning to auction off the chance to press the button for the demolition, but now the...

On This Day: 21 January 2002

In 2002, Tom Cruise and Penélope Cruz attended the London premiere of "Vanilla Sky." (Jan. 21)

US home construction jumps 5.8% in December to…

U.S. home construction jumped 5.8% in December to 1.67 million units, a 14-year high, as housing wrapped up its best year since 2006

12 National Guard Members Removed From…

Amid concerns of a possible "insider attack" at President-elect Biden's inauguration, a dozen National Guard members have been removed from inaugural duties in Washington, DC, and sent home, Defense Department officials said Tuesday. All of them were found to either have links to right-wing militia groups or to have posted...

Sun dog spotted over frozen Minnesota landscape

Sometimes, ice crystals in the atmosphere can refract sunlight into bright spots on either side of the sun, known as a "sun dog." This was witnessed in Cokato, Minnesota, on Jan. 19.

US jobless claims decline to a still-high 900,000

The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell slightly last week to 900,000, still a historically high level that points to ongoing job cuts in a raging pandemic

Feds Charge Militia Members With Planning Capitol…

Prosecutors are now going after alleged organizers of the Capitol attack as well as participants. A criminal complaint Tuesday accused three alleged members of the far-right Oath Keepers of conspiring against the United States, among other offenses, reports Reuters . Prosecutors say Thomas Caldwell, a 65-year-old Navy veteran who allegedly has...

AP Top Stories January 21 A

Here's the latest for Thursday January 21st: President Biden signs orders on climate and immigration; Vice President Harris swears in new Senators; Police and protesters clash in Portland; 3 National Guard members die in helicopter crash.

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Amazon offers assist with US COVID-19 vaccine…

Amazon is offering its colossal operations network and advanced technologies to assist President Joe Biden in his vow to get 100 million COVID-19 vaccinations to Americans in his first 100 days in office

Biden's Daughter: 'We're OK' With No Traditional…

Move over Ivanka Trump, America is about to get a new first daughter. In her first network TV interview, Ashley Biden spoke to another presidential daughter, Today co-host Jenna Bush Hager. In the interview , which aired Tuesday, the 39-year-old said mother Jill Biden hadn't heard anything from outgoing first lady...

Stunning sunset in California

AccuWeather's Bill Wadell captured this stunning sunset over Capistrano Beach, California, on Wednesday, Jan. 20.