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Man allegedly hid 3 months at Chicago airport due to virus

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 Chicagos OHare International Airport for three months

18 Jan 2021 10:29 pm
UN chief says 9 African nations, Iran in arrears on UN dues

The U.N. chief says nine African nations and Iran are in arrears on paying their dues to the United Nations operating budget and should lose their voting rights as required under the U.N. Charter

18 Jan 2021 10:15 pm
Ex-Florida employee in jail after arrest warrant issued

A former Florida Department of Health who was fired for insubordination after repeatedly violating the agencys policy about communicating with the media has turned herself in to sheriffs officials

18 Jan 2021 10:14 pm
School choice lawsuit surge pushes possible high court fight

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

18 Jan 2021 6:03 pm
Moon urges Biden to learn from Trump's N. Korea diplomacy

South Koreas president has urged the incoming Biden administration to build upon the achievements and learn from the failures of President Donald Trumps diplomatic engagement with North Korea

18 Jan 2021 10:31 am
Vice President Pence thanks U.S. troops at Fort Drum

Vice President Mike Pence and his wife made their final official appearance together with a visit to Fort Drum, where they thanked the 10th Mountain Division and their families for their service

18 Jan 2021 6:48 am
Starbucks temporarily shuts NYC stores over protest fears

Starbucks closed some New York City stores on Sunday out of an abundance of caution as cities across the U.S. braced for protests and potential unrest ahead of President-Elect Joe Bidens inauguration

18 Jan 2021 4:35 am
4th victim dies after gunman's attacks in Chicago, suburbs

A 61-year-old woman is the fourth person to die from the shootings this month.

18 Jan 2021 12:35 am
Tribute to King, rebuke of demagogues in Warnock sermon

A day before the nation celebrates the life of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Sen.-elect Raphael Warnock of Georgia has returned to his pulpit at the church that was King's spiritual home

18 Jan 2021 12:08 am
San Francisco Bay Area residents feel moderate earthquake

People throughout the San Francisco Bay area on Saturday night reported feeling a magnitude 4.2 earthquake that hit the region

17 Jan 2021 10:28 am
$640 million Powerball drawing up next as big jackpots grow

Lottery players' second chance to win really big this weekend comes with Saturdays drawing for a $640 million Powerball top prize

17 Jan 2021 5:23 am
State capitols boarded up, fenced off, patrolled by troops

Chain-link fencing surrounds state capitols and police and National Guard troops are on patrol or standby in advance of possible violence leading up to the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden

17 Jan 2021 2:18 am
Wind, rain, heavy snow hit New England, cause power outages

A storm thats lashing parts of New England with heavy rain, snow and wind is causing sporadic power outages

16 Jan 2021 9:47 pm
Bus driver who veered off bridge, refused test is suspended

The driver of a New York City bus that plunged off a bridge has been suspended after refusing a drug and alcohol test

16 Jan 2021 8:04 pm
UN: Pandemic reduced migrants by 2 million by mid-2020

A new U.N. report estimates that the COVID-19 pandemic reduced the number of international migrants by 2 million by the middle of 2020 because of border closings and a halt to travel worldwide

16 Jan 2021 2:09 pm
Woman arrested in Capitol attack: 'I listen to my president'

A Dallas-area real estate agent is facing charges for allegedly being part of the pro-President Donald Trump mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol last week

16 Jan 2021 9:29 am
NRA declares bankruptcy, plans to incorporate in Texas

The National Rifle Association has filed for bankruptcy protection and will seek to incorporate in Texas instead of New York

16 Jan 2021 6:34 am
FAA approves fully automated commercial drone flights

A Massachusetts company has just won government approval to make fully automated commercial drone flights without a human operator around

16 Jan 2021 6:23 am
Pence speaks at memorial service for Yeager in West Virginia

Retired Air Force Brig. Gen. Chuck Yeager was remembered at a West Virginia memorial service as a hero, legend and friend who would go out of his way to help others

16 Jan 2021 5:45 am
Coroner: 1 dead after shooting at Mississippi courthouse

A Mississippi coroner says one person has been killed and another injured in a shooting at a county courthouse

16 Jan 2021 5:36 am
House speaker's office invader to be put under house arrest

An Arkansas man photographed sitting at a desk in House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office during the riot at the U.S. Capitol last week has been put under House arrest as he awaits trial

16 Jan 2021 5:36 am
Virginia AG authorizes probe of statue-removal contract

A special prosecutor says Virginia's attorney general has authorized an investigation into efforts by Richmond officials to take down the citys Confederate monuments last year

16 Jan 2021 4:55 am
Mississippi pump project gets go-ahead, but needs funding

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

16 Jan 2021 4:49 am
Mormon leaders condemn 'lawless behavior' at US Capitol

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints condemned lawless behavior and the violence of rioters who broke into the U.S. Capitol in a statement Friday

16 Jan 2021 4:40 am
EXPLAINER: Why expansion of vaccine to smokers caused a stir

New Jersey made millions of people eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine, including smokers, a move that prompted gripes about them skipping to the front of the inoculation line

16 Jan 2021 4:25 am
Kansas City, Illinois sue ATF over arms manufacturer license

Kansas City and the state of Illinois are suing the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives for granting a license to an arms manufacturer that had gone bankrupt after being sued last year

16 Jan 2021 4:22 am
CORRECTS: National Rifle Association files for bankruptcy, gun-rights group will legally move from New York to Texas

CORRECTS: National Rifle Association files for bankruptcy, gun-rights group will legally move from New York to Texas

16 Jan 2021 3:34 am
NY prosecutors interview Michael Cohen about Trump finances

New York prosecutors conducted an hours-long interview Thursday of Michael Cohen, President Donald Trumps former attorney

16 Jan 2021 3:23 am
UN hopes to take first step to elect next chief by Jan. 31

The U.N. General Assembly and Security Council are expected to take the first step toward electing the next head of the global organization this month

16 Jan 2021 3:17 am
Case against woman charged in boyfriend's suicide to proceed

Prosecutors say the manslaughter case against a former Boston College student accused of encouraging her boyfriend to take his own life will head toward trial

16 Jan 2021 3:09 am
Dorothy Schmidt Cole, oldest living Marine, dies at 107

A North Carolina woman recognized as the oldest living U.S. Marine has died at age 107

16 Jan 2021 2:16 am
Flint water charges escalate debate over officials' failures

The prosecution of former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and others in the Flint water crisis is igniting a debate over whether public officials are being punished for judgment calls

16 Jan 2021 2:03 am
White Army vet charged in shooting Black girl at Trump rally

A white military veteran shot and wounded a 15-year-old Black girl during a tense confrontation at a rally in support of President Donald Trump in Iowa last month

16 Jan 2021 1:49 am
Iowa judge tosses felonies against Black Lives Matter leader

A judge has dismissed nine felony counts filed against a Black Lives Matter leader in Iowa charged with shining a laser pointer in the eyes of police officers during an August protest

16 Jan 2021 1:42 am
Charges dismissed against police officer in summer protest

A judge has dismissed charges against a Philadelphia police officer accused of striking a student in the head with a metal baton during a summer racial injustice protest

16 Jan 2021 1:17 am
EPA finds toxic chemicals leached into common pesticide

The Environmental Protection Agency has found toxins leached from packaging into a pesticide commonly used to kill mosquitoes

16 Jan 2021 12:55 am
Lottery players have chance at 2 giant jackpots

It could be a profitable weekend for lucky lottery players as two of the largest jackpots in U.S. history will be on the line

15 Jan 2021 10:30 pm
Apaches object to Forest Service review of huge copper mine

The U.S. Forest Service is set to release an environmental impact statement that would pave the way to create one of the largest copper mines in the United States

15 Jan 2021 10:26 pm
Creighton dorm evacuated after student tries to make ricin

Police and firefighters in Omaha, Nebraska, evacuated a Creighton University dormitory after a student told emergency room staff that she had tried to make the poison ricin in her dorm room in an attempt to harm herself

15 Jan 2021 10:11 pm
Family of man fatally shot by Texas officer call for arrest

Family members of a Black man fatally shot by a Killeen, Texas, police officer who was responding to a mental health call are calling for the officer to be arrested and charged for the shooting

15 Jan 2021 9:19 pm
Woman fatally shot as she pursues man who stole cellphone

Authorities say a man who stole a womans cellphone at a Cleveland convenience store fatally shot her when she chased after him

15 Jan 2021 9:17 pm
Oil giant Total withdraws from US energy lobbying group

French oil giant Total has decided to withdraw from energy association American Petroleum Institute because it disagrees on climate-related policies

15 Jan 2021 9:03 pm
Wisconsin teen charged with killing infant daughter in woods

Prosecutors say a 16-year-old boy has admitted fatally shooting his newborn daughter and leaving her body inside a fallen tree in the woods in southern Wisconsin

15 Jan 2021 8:27 pm
US industrial production jumps 1.6% in December, remains below pre-pandemic levels

US industrial production jumps 1.6% in December, remains below pre-pandemic levels

15 Jan 2021 7:49 pm
Wholesale prices rose 0.3% in December as energy prices jumped by the largest amount since June

Wholesale prices rose 0.3% in December as energy prices jumped by the largest amount since June

15 Jan 2021 7:06 pm
U.S. retail sales fell 0.7% in December as shoppers kept away from stores as virus cases rose

U.S. retail sales fell 0.7% in December as shoppers kept away from stores as virus cases rose

15 Jan 2021 7:05 pm
Advocates: Carolina breeders supporting cockfighting in Guam

Animal rights advocates say breeders in North Carolina shipped more than 1,000 live roosters to Guam for the island's cockfighting trade

15 Jan 2021 7:03 pm
New York City bus left dangling from overpass after crash

Police in New York City say a bus careened off a road and was left dangling from an overpass in a crash late Thursday

15 Jan 2021 2:31 pm
US executes Virginia gang killer despite COVID-19 infection

The U.S. government has executed a drug trafficker for a series of slayings in Virginia in 1992, despite his recent COVID-19 infection

15 Jan 2021 10:33 am
US government executes drug trafficker for Virginia gang killings, despite his COVID-19 infection last month

US government executes drug trafficker for Virginia gang killings, despite his COVID-19 infection last month

15 Jan 2021 10:07 am