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California virus deaths rocket higher as ICU space tightens

California virus deaths rocket higher as ICU space tightens

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Gov.

More demand Illinois congresswoman who cited Hitler resign

CHICAGO — A growing number of Democrats called Thursday for the resignation of U.S. Rep. Mary Miller of Illinois, a newly sworn-in Republican who quoted Adolf Hitler at a rally outside the U.S. Capitol this week. U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth, U.S. Reps.
Iowa governor, aides appear in PR video for no-bid vendor

Iowa governor, aides appear in PR video for no-bid vendor

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Iowa's governor and four aides helped make a marketing video for a Utah company that was awarded no-bid contracts for work on the coronavirus pandemic, a move that has raised allegations of favouritism and improper use of public res
Australia sweltered through its 4th-hottest year in 2020

Australia sweltered through its 4th-hottest year in 2020

CANBERRA, Australia — Australia sweltered through its fourth-hottest year on record last year despite the recent return of the usually cooling La Nina climate pattern, the nation’s weather bureau said on Friday.
Law firm seeks support in call for President Trump's ouster

Law firm seeks support in call for President Trump's ouster

NEW YORK — A large Washington, D.C.-based law firm is asking other lawyers to join in a call for President Donald Trump's cabinet to oust him after rioting supporters of the president attacked and occupied the U.S. Capitol.
The day my 'second home,' the Capitol, was overtaken by mob

The day my 'second home,' the Capitol, was overtaken by mob

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Capitol is my second home. I have been covering the occupants of the building for an absurdly long period of time, the last 15 years spent mostly at a workspace just steps from the Senate gallery.
Several state lawmakers joined, observed US Capitol turmoil

Several state lawmakers joined, observed US Capitol turmoil

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A West Virginia lawmaker who filmed himself and supporters of President Donald Trump storming into the U.S.
Missouri woman believed to be last Civil War widow dies

Missouri woman believed to be last Civil War widow dies

O'FALLON, Mo. — Helen Viola Jackson's 1936 marriage to James Bolin was unusual to say the least: He was 93 and in declining health, and she was a 17-year-old schoolgirl.
Black leaders cheer Georgia success, push for more progress

Black leaders cheer Georgia success, push for more progress

What started as a day of celebration for Black organizers, voters and other Georgians who helped deliver two historic Senate runoff victories was overshadowed Wednesday when a violent, mostly white mob of President Donald Trump’s supporters stormed t
Mexico leader condemns Twitter, Facebook for blocking Trump

Mexico leader condemns Twitter, Facebook for blocking Trump

MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s president on Thursday condemned the decision by social media platforms to block the accounts of U.S. President Donald Trump.