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Trump wishes Biden luck without naming him in farewell video

Trump wishes Biden luck without naming him in farewell video

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump offered rare, kind words to his successor in a farewell video, while failing to address him by name, as he spent his final full day in office preparing to issue a flurry of pardons in a near-deserted White House, s
Italian PM wins crucial vote in Senate with very thin margin

Italian PM wins crucial vote in Senate with very thin margin

ROME — Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte won a crucial confidence vote in the Senate late Tuesday, keeping his wobbly coalition afloat for now, but with such a shrunken majority it will make it extremely hard to effectively govern a country reeling from
Biden arrives for inauguration with big plans, big problems

Biden arrives for inauguration with big plans, big problems

WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden made a sober entrance to the nation's capital Tuesday, ready to assume power as America reels from the coronavirus pandemic, soaring unemployment and grave concerns about more violence as he prepares to take the

Screen Actors Guild may discipline, expel Donald Trump

NEW YORK — After leaving the White House, President Donald Trump may lose his SAG card, too.
Stores drop MyPillow after CEO pushes election conspiracies

Stores drop MyPillow after CEO pushes election conspiracies

NEW YORK — The founder and CEO of MyPillow, a vocal and very visible supporter of President Donald Trump, said a backlash against the company has begun after a mob stormed the U.S. Capitol this month.

Mississippi county to put up marker for lynching victims

OXFORD, Miss. — A Mississippi county will put up a marker to remember Black men who were lynched by white mobs between 1885 and 1935. It will be near a statue that honours Confederate soldiers.
US soldier arrested in plot to blow up NYC 9-11 Memorial

US soldier arrested in plot to blow up NYC 9-11 Memorial

NEW YORK — A U.S. Army soldier was arrested Tuesday in Georgia on terrorism charges after he spoke online about plots to blow up New York City's 9-11 Memorial and other landmarks and attack U.S. soldiers in the Middle East, authorities said Tuesday.
'Shameful': US virus deaths top 400K as Trump leaves office

'Shameful': US virus deaths top 400K as Trump leaves office

As President Donald Trump entered the final year of his term last January, the U.S. recorded its first confirmed case of COVID-19. Not to worry, Trump insisted, his administration had the virus “totally under control.
Biden's nominees promise fresh approach on national security

Biden's nominees promise fresh approach on national security

WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden’s nominees to lead his national security team promised a turnabout from the Trump administration’s approach on the world stage, saying Tuesday they would keep partisan politics out of intelligence agencies, rest
Germany to extend virus shutdown until mid-February

Germany to extend virus shutdown until mid-February

BERLIN — Chancellor Angela Merkel and the governors of Germany’s 16 states agreed Tuesday to extend the country’s pandemic restrictions until mid-February amid concerns that new mutations of the coronavirus could trigger a fresh surge in cases.
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