ExxonMobil becomes latest sponsor to sever…

The Iditarod, the world’s most famous sled dog race, has lost another major sponsor as it prepares for a scaled back version of this year’s race because of the pandemic

Hawley and Cruz Face Ethics Complaint

Republican Sens. Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz face an ethics investigation over their roles in fighting the certification of President Biden's electoral victory and the Jan. 6 rally that turned into an attack on the US Capitol. "By proceeding with their objections to the electors after the violent attack, Senators...

Rescuing dry skin during the winter

Cold temperatures are a major factor in dry, cracked skin during the winter, but there are ways you can keep your skin hydrated.

UN approves global conference on protecting…

The U.N. General Assembly has approved a resolution condemning damage and destruction of religious sites and asks the secretary-general to convene a global conference to spearhead public support for safeguarding places of religious heritage

Amanda Gorman's Fans Make Her Books Bestsellers

Amanda Gorman has two books coming out, but not until September. After the poet's performance at President Biden's inauguration Wednesday, they went to the top of a bestseller list anyway. "I am on the floor," Gorman tweeted . "My books are #1 and #2 on Amazon after 1 day!" The upcoming...

Yara Shahidi talks 'grown-ish,' balancing her…

Yara Shahidi says the new season of "grown-ish" tackles current topics despite being shot in 2019. She also discusses balancing her role between actor and executive producer. (Jan. 21)

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Bodies found shot to death in SC identified after…

A man and a woman found shot to death just off Interstate 95 in South Carolina have been identified by DNA after more than 44 years

McConnell Wants to Delay Trump's Impeachment Trial

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is in no hurry for the Senate impeachment trial of former President Trump to begin. He's told Democrats he wants the trial to begin sometime in February, which would allow both sides at least a week to prepare for the proceeding, CBS reports. That's not...

Firefighters put a stop to the Skyline Fire

Firefighters quashed the forward progress of the Skyline Fire near Hacienda Heights, California, keeping it to half an acre on Jan. 20.

Alice Hoagland, gay-rugby godmother and 9/11…

Alice Hoagland has died at age 71 after becoming a beloved figure of the gay rugby movement her own son Mark Bingham helped establish shortly before he perished on Flight 93 as a Sept. 11 hero

McConnell Wants a Deal on Filibusters

Republicans and Democrats are negotiating how to split control of the Senate for the next two years, and there's one custom that Mitch McConnell wants to protect: the filibuster. His rivals aren't buying it, the Hill reports. "We're not going to give him what he wishes," said Sen. Dick Durbin....

Fauci: 'Liberating' to work with new team on virus

Dr. Anthony Fauci was back in the White House briefing room to talk about the Biden administration's COVID plans. Fauci said the new administration will “be completely open and honest” about the pandemic, which he called "a liberating feeling." (Jan. 21)

SD governor gave Trump bust with face on Mount…

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem says she gave former president Donald Trump a $1,100 bust depicting the president on Mount Rushmore last year because she knew it was something he wanted to receive

Facebook's Trump Suspension Goes to Oversight…

Facebook has defended its decision, made after the attack on the US Capitol, to not allow former President Trump on its platforms indefinitely. "We believe our decision was necessary and right," a Facebook blog post said. But the company has sent the issue to its new Oversight Board for a...

Tracking a new storm for Midwest, Northeast

Bernie Rayno says a storm system set to arrive in the West has the potential to bring widespread impacts to the East next week.

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Outging US ambassador says world must end…

In a final swipe at China, the Trump administration’s outgoing U.N. ambassador tweeted that it’s time for the world to oppose China’s efforts to exclude and isolate Taiwan, drawing sharp criticism from Beijing

Investors Bullish on Tech as 2 More Records Fall

The stock market ended up in mixed territory on day No. 2 of the new White House. The Dow fell 12 points to 31,117 on Thursday, but the S&P 500 rose a point to 3,853, and the Nasdaq climbed 73 points to 13,530. The latter two are...

Cesar Chavez bust placed in Biden's oval office

Paul Chavez didn’t know where a sculpture of his father, the late Latino American civil rights and labor leader Cesar Chavez, would end up in the White House. He shipped it from California and was surprised to see it right behind Biden on Wednesday. (Jan. 21)

SC abortion limits bill with no rape exception…

A bill to ban nearly all abortions in South Carolina without exceptions for pregnancies caused by rape or incest is heading to a debate on the Senate floor

Biden Tightens Virus Travel Rules, Outlines COVID…

President Biden's first full day in office had one main focus: COVID-19. Biden signed 10 executive orders aimed at speeding up the nation's recovery and curbing the spread of the virus, reports NBC News . But he also cautioned that things will get worse in the near future. "We didn't get...

Police and kids compete in friendly sled race

Even police officers must have some fun. Watch as a group of officers join some kids for some friendly competition as they race down the snowy hill in Wausau, Wisconsin, on Jan. 20.

'Your Land'? Some Native Americans question…

Native Americans celebrated as Joe Biden revoked a pipeline permit and halted border wall construction on his first day as president

The Bernie Sanders Memes Won't Stop

One of the most enduring memes from Inauguration Day continues to revolve around Bernie Sanders' mittens. A photo of Sanders seated at the ceremony wearing mittens made by a Vermont teacher has taken on a life of its own. BuzzFeed , Mashable , Apollo magazine, and the Burlington Free Press , were among...

Congress set for quick action on defense nominee

The Democratic-controlled House easily passed legislation required to confirm retired Gen. Lloyd Austin as President Joe Biden’s secretary of defense, brushing aside concerns over how long he's been out of the military. (Jan. 21)

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Kentucky to study warrant process after Taylor…

Kentucky’s attorney general has formed a task force to study the search warrant process nearly a year after the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor

Siblings of 2 Congressmen Call for Removal From…

Critics of lawmakers who backed President Trump's election challenges want them removed from office, and those critics sometimes include their own relatives. Two of Arizona Rep. Andy Biggs' four siblings are calling for the Republican's removal in a letter to the editor at the Arizona Republic . William Biggs and Daniel...

Daunting rescue of driver trapped in fast-moving…

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.