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- Mexican president defends decision not to press charges against ex-minister who was arrested on drug charges in USon January 23, 2021 at 9:39 pm
President Andres Manuel López Obrador defended his attorney general’s exoneration of a former defense minister Gen. Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda who was arrested in Los Angeles last October on drug trafficking charges that were later dropped when he was returned to Mexico with a promise by local authorities to investigate him.
- 1,900 vaccines compromised at VA facilityon January 23, 2021 at 9:39 pm
- Honduran environmental activist killed in front of familyon January 23, 2021 at 9:39 pm
Masked men armed with guns and machetes killed a Honduran environmentalist activist in front of his family, police said on Monday, the latest in a string of such attacks in the Central American country.
- Oxygen shortage forces evacuation of 60 premature babies from Amazon cityon January 23, 2021 at 9:39 pm
Brazil’s Amazonas State is airlifting 60 premature babies from hospitals in Manaus for emergency care in Sao Paulo, a distance of 3,875 kilometers (2,407 miles), because of a shortage of oxygen supplies in health facilities in the state.
- Presidential resultson January 23, 2021 at 9:39 pm
- Disney World ticket booker alerts police to domestic violence victimon January 23, 2021 at 9:39 pm
- Man loses home he built to fireon January 23, 2021 at 9:39 pm
- Calls to prioritize vaccinating disabled peopleon January 23, 2021 at 9:39 pm
- Police: Naked man drove crashed stolen cruiseron January 23, 2021 at 9:39 pm
- Teacher dies from Covid after days on ventilatoron January 23, 2021 at 9:39 pm
- Police: Deputy struck with car by womanon January 23, 2021 at 9:39 pm
- Police arrest 2 people and fine 6 for violating Quebec’s Covid-19 lockdown orders at a 7-person house partyon January 23, 2021 at 9:39 pm
Canadian police arrested two people after an illegal New Year’s Eve party violated Quebec’s Covid-19 lockdown protocols.
- Proud Boys organizer arrested in Orlandoon January 23, 2021 at 9:39 pm
- Widow appalled at boards’ response after teacher’s deathon January 23, 2021 at 9:39 pm
- Ice palace maze made with 1,500 blocks, 500,000 pounds of iceon January 23, 2021 at 9:39 pm
- Husband’s forgetfulness nets couple $1 millionon January 23, 2021 at 9:39 pm
- Police: Stolen ambulance found at Jack in the Boxon January 23, 2021 at 9:39 pm
- Food bank CEO says helping families is his callingon January 23, 2021 at 9:39 pm
- Capitol rioters express regret after no pardonson January 23, 2021 at 9:39 pm
- Students expected to lose nearly a year of learningon January 23, 2021 at 9:39 pm
- Outrage over brutal attack of young motheron January 23, 2021 at 9:39 pm
- Can Mexico force the US to vaccinate migrant workers against Covid-19?on January 23, 2021 at 9:39 pm
Mexico wants the US to vaccinate all Mexican migrant workers currently working in the United States — and it says Trump’s own signature trade deal requires it.
- Argentina’s Senate approves historic bill to legalize abortionon January 23, 2021 at 9:39 pm
Argentina’s Senate approved a bill to legalize abortion Wednesday in an historic vote seen as a major victory for abortion rights advocates in the Catholic-majority country.
- Quebec locks down further, fearing a collapse of its hospitalson January 23, 2021 at 9:39 pm
Quebec — Canada’s second-most populous province — announced Wednesday that for four weeks it will impose one of North America’s tightest lockdowns, including a strict curfew. Officials fear that without it, the hospital system will be overwhelmed.
- Trudeau warns tough days ahead as Canadian officials consider extended Covid-19 lockdownson January 23, 2021 at 9:39 pm
Canada continues to set new daily records for Covid-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths as officials plead with Canadians to follow public health guidance aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus.
- Health care in Brazil’s Amazonas state in ‘collapse’ as Covid-19 infections surgeon January 23, 2021 at 9:39 pm
Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro said Friday that “all means” are being made available to help the country’s largest state, Amazonas, where hospitals are running out of beds and oxygen tanks amid soaring coronavirus infections.
- Brazil authorizes two Covid-19 vaccines for emergency useon January 23, 2021 at 9:39 pm
Amid a devastating resurgence of the coronavirus in parts of Brazil, federal health officials have finally voted to authorize two vaccines for emergency use. Sunday, Brazilian regulatory agency Anvisa approved both the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine and the Coronavac vaccine.
- 6.4 quake strikes Argentina’s San Juan province, no tsunami warning issuedon January 23, 2021 at 9:39 pm
A magnitude 6.4 earthquake has struck Argentina’s west-central province of San Juan on Monday night, according to a preliminary report from the United States Geological Survey.
- Colombia’s ‘cocaine hippos’ must be culled, scientists sayon January 23, 2021 at 9:39 pm
Hippopotamuses brought to Colombia by drug baron Pablo Escobar have bred so successfully that there is serious concern over their environmental impact and human safety, according to a new study.
- Brazilian officials were warned six days in advance of a looming oxygen crisis in Manauson January 23, 2021 at 9:39 pm
Local and federal officials in Brazil were warned of looming oxygen shortages nearly a week before crisis struck in the city of Manaus, the country’s Solicitor General has revealed.
- Dinosaur fossils could belong to the world’s largest ever creatureon January 23, 2021 at 9:39 pm
Experts have uncovered the remains of a gigantic dinosaur in Argentina, and believe it could be one of the largest creatures to have ever walked the Earth.
- Pfizer tells Canada it will not receive any Covid-19 vaccine doses next weekon January 23, 2021 at 9:39 pm
Frustration visibly boiled over with some Canadian leaders Tuesday as Pfizer told the country that it would not receive any vaccine doses next week due to the continuing manufacturing disruptions at its facility in Belgium.
- Cuba Fast Factson January 23, 2021 at 9:39 pm
Read CNN’s Cuba Fast Facts to learn more about this communist country located in the Caribbean Sea, approximately 90 miles south of Florida.
- Medics go on hunger strike in Peru amid Covid-19 second waveon January 23, 2021 at 9:39 pm
A group of Peruvian medics went on a hunger strike Tuesday demanding more investment in the health sector amid spiraling cases of Covid-19, according to a statement from Peru’s Social Security National Medical Union (SINAMMSOP) published Wednesday.
- CNN en Españolon January 23, 2021 at 9:39 pm
Habla español? Visit CNN en Español for all the latest news and updates in Spanish.
- Election fact checkon January 23, 2021 at 9:39 pm
- Latest election newson January 23, 2021 at 9:39 pm
- Argentina’s Senate to vote on historic bill to legalize abortionon January 23, 2021 at 9:39 pm
Argentina could make history on Tuesday, as its Senate votes on a bill to legalize abortion.
- Venezuela’s revolution has stalled. Is Juan Guaidó still the answer?on January 23, 2021 at 9:39 pm
Flanked by flags in the makeshift assembly hall of a non-descript office building, the leader of Venezuela’s opposition told lawmakers that 2021 would be the year that would change Venezuela’s fate.
- ‘Extraordinary’ research finds electric eels hunt in packson January 23, 2021 at 9:39 pm
Electric eels have been found to hunt in packs in the first documented case of its kind, which researchers have called an “extraordinary discovery.”
- This new face mask ventilates the air and amplifies your voiceon January 23, 2021 at 9:39 pm
Gaming equipment maker Razer has created a reusable face mask featuring a medical-grade respirator and an in-built microphone and amplifier.
- Wayne Gretzky Fast Factson January 23, 2021 at 9:39 pm
Read CNN’s Fast Facts about Wayne Gretzky and learn more about the Hall of Fame hockey player called “The Great One.”
- Ontario, Canada, implements stay-at-home order as officials warn of a looming health care system ‘collapse’on January 23, 2021 at 9:39 pm
The new order will go into effect Thursday.
- This snake turns its body into a lasso to climb smooth surfaceson January 23, 2021 at 9:39 pm
Scientists have discovered that brown tree snakes can use a lasso-like movement to climb large, smooth cylindrical objects — a way of moving never seen before in the reptiles.
- Tire falls off small plane, lands in neighborhoodon January 23, 2021 at 9:39 pm
- 1 winner of Mega Millions $1B prize; 3rd largest ever in USon January 23, 2021 at 1:09 pm
One winning ticket has been sold in the $1 billion Mega Millions jackpot
- Sheriff, report: Naked Florida man stole, crashed police caron January 23, 2021 at 12:24 pm
Officials say a naked Florida man has been arrested after stealing what news footage showed to be a marked police vehicle and crashing it
- Jennifer Kesse disappearance: Family says it’s ‘close’ to answers in 15-year-old cold caseby Cristina Corbin on January 23, 2021 at 12:20 pm
The parents of Jennifer Kesse say they are “closer than ever” to uncovering answers in the disappearance of their daughter, who vanished 15 years ago from central Florida in a case that has long baffled investigators.
- Bus heading to Grand Canyon rolls over; 1 dead, 2 criticalon January 23, 2021 at 12:02 pm
A Las Vegas-based tour bus heading to the Grand Canyon rolled over in northwestern Arizona on Friday, killing one person and critically injuring two others, authorities said.
- Black, Deaf and Extremely Onlineby Allyson Waller on January 23, 2021 at 12:01 pm
On TikTok and in virtual hangouts, a younger generation is sharing the origins and nuances of Black American Sign Language, a rich variation of ASL that scholars say has been overlooked for too long.
- Washington city’s mayor rushed to safety after homeless-advocate rioters storm City Hallby Brie Stimson on January 23, 2021 at 11:22 am
The mayor of Bellingham, Wash., reportedly had to be rushed out of City Hall on Friday morning after rioters apparently advocating for the homeless stormed the building.
- In Crises, Vaccines Can Be Stretched, but Not Easilyby Donald G. McNeil Jr. on January 23, 2021 at 10:33 am
Shortages of shots for yellow fever, polio and other diseases have led to innovative solutions even in very poor countries.
- The Vaccinated Classby Jonah Engel Bromwich on January 23, 2021 at 10:00 am
“Getting the vaccine is the hottest thing you could be doing on a dating app right now,” said a spokesman for OKCupid.
- Two Years After Legalizing Cannabis, Has Canada Kept Its Promises?by Ian Austen on January 23, 2021 at 10:00 am
Legal pot has made Canadian justice a little fairer, with “heavily racialized” arrests for possession mostly ending. But vows on amnesty, illicit sales and Indigenous inclusion are works in progress.
- How Alvin the Beagle Helped Usher in a Democratic Senateby Shane Goldmacher on January 23, 2021 at 10:00 am
Senator Raphael Warnock was sworn in this week as Georgia’s first Black senator, and he arrived with a canny canine assist.
- Help With Vaccination Push Comes From Unexpected Businessesby Gillian Friedman and Lauren Hirsch on January 23, 2021 at 10:00 am
Microsoft, Starbucks and Amazon are among the companies offering the government assistance with logistics and operations.
- Do Curfews Slow the Coronavirus?by Gina Kolata on January 23, 2021 at 10:00 am
A restriction more often used in natural disasters, or to quell unrest, has never been tested against a pathogen like the virus.
- How Doug Ducey, Arizona’s Republican Governor, Views His Party After Trumpby Jennifer Medina on January 23, 2021 at 10:00 am
Mr. Ducey, who is facing censure by his state party on Saturday, says the divisions within the Republican Party are nothing new.
- Is President Biden Ready for the New Senate?by Lisa Lerer on January 23, 2021 at 10:00 am
Mr. Biden, a man of old Washington, might be in for a rude awakening.
- Biden’s Education Department moves to cut ties with an accrediting body linked to a fraud scandal.by Erica L. Green on January 23, 2021 at 9:08 am
- What Defines Domestic Abuse? Survivors Say It’s More Than Assaultby Melena Ryzik and Katie Benner on January 23, 2021 at 8:54 am
The Congresswoman Cori Bush and the musician FKA twigs describe how manipulative, isolating conduct known as “coercive control” helped trap them in abusive relationships. Lawmakers are starting to listen.
- Florida teen gets 45 years, convicted of strangling mom after argument about school gradesby Brie Stimson on January 23, 2021 at 8:12 am
A Florida teenager who authorities say killed his mom when he was 15 after an argument about his school grades was sentenced Friday to 45 years in prison.
- Minnesota man, 25, pleads guilty to role in police precinct fire during George Floyd riotingby Brie Stimson on January 23, 2021 at 8:01 am
A 25-year-old Minnesota man pleaded guilty Friday after authorities accused him of helping set fire to the Third Precinct headquarters of the Minneapolis Police Department last May.
- New Pandemic Plight: Hospitals Are Running Out of Vaccinesby Simon Romero and Giulia McDonnell Nieto del Rio on January 23, 2021 at 8:00 am
Health officials are frustrated that available doses are going unused while the virus is killing thousands of people each day. Many vaccine appointments have been canceled.
- 10 Republicans Voted to Impeach Trump. The Backlash Has Been Swift.by Reid J. Epstein and Katie Glueck on January 23, 2021 at 8:00 am
The House Republicans who voted to charge President Donald J. Trump with inciting the Capitol riot are facing a fleet of primary challengers, censures and other rebukes from their party.
- 10 largest US jackpotson January 23, 2021 at 7:00 am
A look at the 10 largest U.S. jackpots that have been won and the states where the winning tickets were sold
- Lottery: 1 winning ticket for $1 billion Mega Millions jackpot sold in Michiganon January 23, 2021 at 6:05 am
Lottery: 1 winning ticket for $1 billion Mega Millions jackpot sold in Michigan
- Man in Minnesota charged with threatening member of Congresson January 23, 2021 at 5:30 am
A marijuana industry activist who was temporarily living in Minnesota has been charged with threatening a member of Congress
- Trump and Justice Dept. Lawyer Said to Have Plotted to Oust Acting AGby Katie Benner on January 23, 2021 at 5:01 am
Trying to find another avenue to push his baseless election claims, Donald Trump considered installing a loyalist.
- Today in Historyon January 23, 2021 at 5:00 am
Today in History Today is Saturday, Jan. 23, the 23rd day of 2021. There are 342 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 23, 2020, Chinese state media said the city of Wuhan would be shutting down outbound flights and trains, trying to halt the spread of a new virus that had sickened hundreds of people and killed at least 17. The World Health Organization said the viral illness in China was not yet a global health emergency, though the head of the U.N. health agency added that “it may yet become one.” On this date: In 1812, the second New Madrid Earthquake struck, with an estimated magnitude of 7.5, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. In 1845, Congress decided all national elections would be held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November. In 1937, 17 people went on trial in Moscow during Josef Stalin’s “Great Purge.” (All were convicted of conspiracy; all but four were executed.) In 1950, the Israeli Knesset approved a resolution…
- U.S. Coronavirus Cases Are Falling, but Variants Could Erase Progressby Julie Bosman and Donald G. McNeil Jr. on January 23, 2021 at 4:47 am
New daily cases are starting to slow in what some health experts see as a turning point. But they warn of a bumpy vaccination rollout amid the emergence of more contagious variants.
- Why Biden Can Undo Much of Trump’s Legacy Via Executive Ordersby Glenn Thrush on January 23, 2021 at 4:30 am
President Donald Trump came to rely on executive action for many of his achievements. But his successor seems to understand that it is best used to repeal someone else’s legacy, not build his own.
- Justin Trudeau Gets Call From Biden as Canada and U.S. Mend Relationsby Catherine Porter on January 23, 2021 at 4:04 am
Canadians welcome a renewed relationship with the United States after tolerating four years of insults and threats from the Trump administration.
- Bus heading to Grand Canyon rolls over; 1 dead, 2 criticalon January 23, 2021 at 3:40 am
Authorities say a Las Vegas-based tour bus headed to the Grand Canyon rolled over in northwestern Arizona
- Trump’s Pardon Process Was a Mix of Mercy and Favoritismby John Eligon and Annie Karni on January 23, 2021 at 3:28 am
The former president doled out pardons to political allies and friends, but he also helped people serving harsh sentences.
- Hank Aaron, Baseball’s Home Run King Who Defied Racism, Dies at 86by Richard Goldstein on January 23, 2021 at 3:15 am
He held the most celebrated record in sports for more than 30 years.
- Woman kills 5 children before setting house on fire & turning gun on herselfby Louis Casiano on January 23, 2021 at 3:11 am
A West Virginia woman killed five young children before setting her home on fire and fatally shooting herself in December, authorities said Thursday.
- White House Orders Assessment on Violent Extremism in U.S.by Julian E. Barnes and Hailey Fuchs on January 23, 2021 at 3:09 am
The order for the evaluation from the intelligence community comes as judges continue to deny bail for suspects in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.
- Iowa conspiracy theorist stays in custody, ordered to DCon January 23, 2021 at 3:06 am
A federal judge in Washington says a right-wing conspiracy theorist from Iowa seen prominently in videos taunting a U.S. Capitol police officer during the Jan. 6 riot must remain in custody
- Charlene Gehm, Protean Dancer With the Joffrey, Dies at 69by Anna Kisselgoff on January 23, 2021 at 3:06 am
She could be combative in one duet, a picture of stillness in another and witty in still another role. On Broadway, she danced in “West Side Story.”
- A $50,000 reward offered in search of 12-year-old swept away by rogue wave in Californiaby Paul Best on January 23, 2021 at 3:00 am
A 12-year-old was swept into the ocean by a rogue wave in the San Francisco bay area Monday, and his family is now offering a $50,000 reward for locating him.
- Attorney once on People’s ‘most eligible bachelor’ list charged with rapeon January 23, 2021 at 2:54 am
A Boston defense attorney once named as one of People magazine’s most eligible bachelors has been charged with raping two women, prosecutors said.
- UK chief scientist says new virus variant may be more deadlyon January 23, 2021 at 2:48 am
There is some evidence that a new coronavirus variant first identified in southeast England carries a higher risk of death than the original strain, the British government’s chief scientific adviser said Friday — though he stressed that the data is uncertain
- Fresh Starts at the Top in Both Washington and Ottawaby Ian Austen on January 23, 2021 at 2:46 am
A day after Joseph R. Biden Jr. became president, resetting Canada’s relationship with its neighbor, Governor General Julie Payette quit as Queen Elizabeth’s representative as head of state.
- Giuliani concedes that an associate did ask for $20,000 a day to help Trump post-election.by Maggie Haberman on January 23, 2021 at 2:38 am
- Two Trump appointees are being investigated for posting reports denying climate change.by Lisa Friedman on January 23, 2021 at 2:33 am
- Who is Jonathan Braun? Trump’s Last Minute Pardon Still Faces Accusations of Violenceby Michael S. Schmidt, Maggie Haberman and William K. Rashbaum on January 23, 2021 at 2:30 am
Jonathan Braun’s 10-year sentence for running a drug ring was commuted by the departing president. The White House did not mention that he faces separate accusations of violence and threats.
- Senate Leaders Agree on Impeachment Trial Delay, Giving Biden Breathing Roomby Nicholas Fandos on January 23, 2021 at 2:28 am
The plan would put off the historic proceeding until Feb. 9, giving former President Donald J. Trump time to prepare his defense and allowing President Biden to fill his cabinet and begin work on his agenda.
- Pfizer Will Ship Fewer Covid-19 Vaccine Vials to Account for ‘Extra’ Dosesby Noah Weiland, Katie Thomas and Sharon LaFraniere on January 23, 2021 at 2:18 am
After the surprise discovery of an extra dose in every vial, Pfizer executives successfully lobbied the F.D.A. to change the vaccine’s formal authorization language. The company charges by the dose.
- Senate Confirms Austin, Installing First Black Defense Secretaryby Jennifer Steinhauer and Catie Edmondson on January 23, 2021 at 2:11 am
The retired general was approved overwhelmingly, after Congress granted him a waiver from a law restricting those who are retired from military service fewer than seven years from leading the Pentagon.
- FAA employee charged with taking part in US Capitol rioton January 23, 2021 at 1:38 am
A Federal Aviation Administration employee and QAnon follower from California who had been on the FBI’s radar is facing federal charges after authorities say he confessed to taking part in the siege of the U.S. Capitol
- Intelligence Analysts Use U.S. Smartphone Location Data Without Warrants, Memo Saysby Charlie Savage on January 23, 2021 at 1:36 am
The disclosure comes amid growing legislative scrutiny of how the government uses commercially available location records.
- Man accused of carrying taser during Capitol Attack appears in courtby Jake Gibson on January 23, 2021 at 1:21 am
Viitali Gossjkowsi, faces more than one federal charge, including, “disrupting the orderly conduct of Government business” and did so, “while using or carrying a dangerous weapon.” Gossjankowski could face more than 10 years in prison if he is found guilty on all charges.
- Feds: Whitmer kidnap suspect set to plead guiltyby Louis Casiano on January 23, 2021 at 1:17 am
A man accused of participating in an extremist plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is expected to plead guilty next week.
- Warehouse Tenant Pleads Guilty in Ghost Ship Fire That Killed 36by Michael Levenson and Concepción de León on January 23, 2021 at 1:11 am
Some relatives of those killed in the Oakland warehouse fire in 2016 said they were outraged that prosecutors had a deal with the defendant that they said would allow him to avoid additional time behind bars.
- Maryland officials to remember longtime Senate presidenton January 23, 2021 at 1:06 am
Maryland officials are remembering the nation’s longest-serving state Senate president as a powerful politician who influenced policy in the state for nearly half a century
- Los Angeles County DA Gascon bars prosecutors from attending parole hearing for child rapistby Louis Casiano on January 23, 2021 at 1:05 am
Prosecutors in Los Angeles County are barred from attending an upcoming parole hearing to oppose the release of a serial child rapist as part of a series of controversial reforms implemented by District Attorney George Gascón.
- Group of Democratic lawmakers urge Biden to commute the sentences of death row prisonerson January 23, 2021 at 1:04 am
Democratic Reps. Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts and Cori Bush of Missouri on Friday led a group of 35 lawmakers in urging President Joe Biden to commute the sentences of all federal prisoners on death row.
- Biden’s pause on oil cause for big concern in New Mexicoon January 23, 2021 at 12:57 am
President Joe Biden’s 60-day moratorium on new oil and natural gas leases and drilling permits is prompting widespread concerns in New Mexico, where spending on education and other government programs hinges on the industry’s success
- University of Wisconsin library publishes reading list on ‘whiteness,’ microaggressionsby Garrett Tenney on January 23, 2021 at 12:50 am
In an effort disrupt what it calls “whiteness and white supremacy in libraries”, the University of Wisconsin’s Gender and Women’s Studies Library has published a reading list for students that includes sections on “Whiteness”; “Microaggressions”; and “Decolonizing Research and Knowledge.”
- National Guard to keep 5,000 troops in DC until Marchby Lucas Tomlinson on January 23, 2021 at 12:45 am
A few thousand National Guard troops could end up staying in the nation’s capital until mid-March, a U.S. defense official confirms to Fox News.
- No charges against Indianapolis police in Black man’s deathon January 23, 2021 at 12:18 am
Prosecutors say no criminal charges will be filed against four Indianapolis police officers in the fatal shooting of a Black man
- Man accused of beating officer with flagpole ordered heldon January 23, 2021 at 12:17 am
A federal judge has ordered an Arkansas man accused of beating a police officer with a flagpole during the riot at the U.S. Capitol to remain in jail as he awaits trial
- Sheriff: Tour bus on way to Grand Canyon rolls over in Arizona, killing 1, critically injuring 2on January 23, 2021 at 12:14 am
Sheriff: Tour bus on way to Grand Canyon rolls over in Arizona, killing 1, critically injuring 2
- ICE frees potential witnesses in Georgia medical abuse caseon January 23, 2021 at 12:12 am
U.S. immigration authorities have released the last of nine detained women who were taken to see a rural Georgia gynecologist accused of performing unnecessary hysterectomies or other medical procedures
- State investigates Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Departmenton January 23, 2021 at 12:09 am
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is under investigation for potential civil rights violations as state officials determine whether deputies have engaged in a pattern or practice of unconstitutional policing
- CDC Eases Coronavirus Vaccine Rules for ‘Exceptional Circumstances’by Sheryl Gay Stolberg on January 22, 2021 at 11:57 pm
The agency now says patients may switch authorized vaccines between the first and second doses, and also extend the interval between doses to six weeks.
- Capitol rioter allegedly dragged cop down stairs, attempted suicideon January 22, 2021 at 11:49 pm
A geophysicist from Colorado allegedly dragged a police officer down a set of stairs during the Jan. 6 Capitol riot — and then bought a plane ticket to Switzerland and attempted suicide in Westchester County in the days after the siege, it was revealed in court Friday.
- Sharon Begley, a Top Science Journalist, Is Dead at 64by Katharine Q. Seelye on January 22, 2021 at 11:46 pm
Long at Newsweek, she was regarded as one of her generation’s pre-eminent science writers. An “Enlightenment-era figure,” Jon Meacham said.
- AP Explains: How is the Defense Production Act relevant?on January 22, 2021 at 11:46 pm
Like his predecessor, President Joe Biden is invoking a 1950 law to boost production of supplies needed to confront the coronavirus pandemic
- Here’s why protesters say they’re gathering in Portlandon January 22, 2021 at 11:44 pm
Protesters again took to the streets of Portland, Oregon, on Thursday — the first full day of Joe Biden’s presidency — to let the Democratic establishment know they are still fighting for racial justice, some told CNN.
- Coronavirus Briefing: What Happened Todayby Jonathan Wolfe and Amelia Nierenberg on January 22, 2021 at 11:41 pm
Large swaths of the United States still refuse to follow simple advice from experts.
- Bob Avian, Choreographer of Broadway Smashes, Dies at 83by Neil Genzlinger on January 22, 2021 at 11:36 pm
His collaborations with Michael Bennett included “A Chorus Line.” He later worked on “Miss Saigon” and other hits.
- Judge orders plan for releasing more red wolves into wildon January 22, 2021 at 11:27 pm
A judge has ordered the federal government to come up with a plan to release more endangered red wolves from breeding programs to bolster the dwindling wild population
- National Guard Soldiers Seen Resting in Parking Garage Causes Outcryby John Ismay, Helene Cooper, Eric Schmitt and Emily Cochrane on January 22, 2021 at 11:18 pm
Photographs of Guard soldiers resting on the concrete floor of a parking garage prompted swift condemnation and apologies from members of Congress.
- Alice Hoagland, Grieving Inspiration in Gay Rugby, Dies at 71by The Associated Press on January 22, 2021 at 11:15 pm
She became a beloved figure in a movement that her son had helped spearhead before dying heroically aboard Flight 93 on 9/11.
- Lawsuit: NRA’s rhetoric spurred deadly synagogue shootingon January 22, 2021 at 11:09 pm
The son of a couple killed in a Pittsburgh synagogue attack that killed 11 worshippers is suing the National Rifle Association, saying the group’s inflammatory rhetoric led to the violence
- Then-candidate Joe Biden made a secret hospital visit to meet a wounded police officeron January 22, 2021 at 10:54 pm
Houston police officer Taylor Roccaforte was shocked when then-presidential candidate Joe Biden came to see him in the hospital after he was shot in the line of duty.
- Man plans to plead guilty to deaths of 36 partygoers in fireon January 22, 2021 at 10:38 pm
The master tenant of a San Francisco Bay Area warehouse where 36 people perished in a 2016 fire has pleaded guilty to the deaths
- Former Make-A-Wish Iowa CEO charged with embezzling fundson January 22, 2021 at 10:37 pm
The former CEO of Make-A-Wish Iowa has been arrested on three felony charges alleging she embezzled tens of thousands of dollars from the charity that supports sick children
- NYPD arrests man for three murders at Brooklyn senior housing complexon January 22, 2021 at 10:34 pm
The New York Police Department says that evidence from three murders at a senior housing complex in Brooklyn point to one suspect: a well-known man who ran errands for the building’s residents.
- Unruly Passenger Escorted off Flight Identified as Capitol Rioterby Hailey Fuchs on January 22, 2021 at 10:10 pm
- More than 100 National Guard members in DC test positive for coronavirusby Paul Best on January 22, 2021 at 10:08 pm
More than 100 National Guard members stationed at the Capitol have tested positive for COVID-19, defense officials said Friday.
- Chairwoman of San Francisco Art School Facing Budget Issues Resignsby Zachary Small on January 22, 2021 at 9:54 pm
The leader of the board at the 150-year-old San Francisco Art Institute said she is confident the college has a plan to address its financial problems, but critics have suggested otherwise.
- White House wants Democrats to be patient on stimulus talks as Biden pushes for bipartisan path, officials sayon January 22, 2021 at 9:53 pm
The White House is keenly aware of the Republican objections that have arisen to President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion stimulus proposal, but they are urging Democratic allies to be patient for the moment, according to two administration officials.
- $1B Mega Millions prize a result of long odds, slow saleson January 22, 2021 at 9:47 pm
The estimated jackpot for the Mega Millions lottery game has grown to $1 billion ahead of Friday night’s drawing after more than four months without a winner
- Idaho’s Republican governor blasts his own party’s efforts to end his Covid-19 emergency declarationon January 22, 2021 at 9:42 pm
Republican Idaho Gov. Brad Little issued sharp criticism of the state Legislature’s efforts to repeal a Covid-19 emergency declaration in a video statement released Friday.
- Yuma County, Arizona, Becomes Fertile Ground for Covid-19by Miriam Jordan on January 22, 2021 at 9:13 pm
The hospital in Arizona’s Yuma County, on the border, is so overwhelmed it’s had to fly Covid-19 patients to other cities. No other region has had a higher case rate during the pandemic.
- Ticket Brokers Agree to Pay Millions in Scalping Settlementsby Sarah Bahr on January 22, 2021 at 9:07 pm
The settlements are the first enforcement actions brought under the Better Online Ticket Sales Act, which was designed to prevent brokers from buying large numbers of tickets.
- CA attorney general launches civil rights probe of Los Angeles Sheriff’s Departmentby Louis Casiano on January 22, 2021 at 9:02 pm
California’s attorney general announced the launch of a civil rights probe Friday into the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, an embattled law enforcement agency that has been at the center of several controversial shootings in recent years and allegations that deputy gangs routinely engage in misconduct.
- Lubomir Kavalek, Czech Who Became U.S. Chess Champion, Dies at 77by Dylan Loeb McClain on January 22, 2021 at 9:01 pm
One of the first and most elite chess players to flee the Soviet bloc for the West, he was among the best players in the world for many years.
- Boston College encourages student reports of coronavirus infractions, including ‘improper’ mask-wearingby Peter Aitken on January 22, 2021 at 8:52 pm
Some colleges have faced criticism for how strict their coronavirus safety measures are.
- Crime spikes in Salt Lake City as police department ends hiring freezeby Stephanie Pagones on January 22, 2021 at 8:48 pm
Salt Lake City, Utah, officials have ruled to end a seven-month hiring freeze to allow the police department to fill almost 60 roles amid spiking crime and a surge in officers walking away from the job, according to a recent report.
- Texas sues Biden administration over halt to deportationson January 22, 2021 at 8:38 pm
Texas is asking a court to stop President Joe Biden from allowing a 100-day moratorium on deportations
- Virginia lawmakers vote to remove statue of segregationiston January 22, 2021 at 8:13 pm
A panel of Virginia lawmakers have advanced a bill to remove a statue of Harry F
- Mira Furlan, Actress on ‘Lost’ and ‘Babylon 5,’ Dies at 65by Johnny Diaz on January 22, 2021 at 8:08 pm
The Croatian-born actress played Ambassador Delenn on the science fiction TV series “Babylon 5” throughout its five seasons and in two movies.
- Parkland families call for Marjorie Taylor Greene’s resignation after posts surface showing she agreed shooting was a ‘false flag’on January 22, 2021 at 8:03 pm
Students who survived the Parkland, Florida, school shooting and families of the victims are calling for Georgia Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s resignation, after comments surfaced that showed her agreeing with people who said the 2018 shooting was a “false flag” operation.
- Report: Speed compliance to save rare whales could be betteron January 22, 2021 at 7:51 pm
A report from the federal government says compliance with speed rules designed to protect rare whales has increased in recent years but could still be higher
- Police union blasts Philadelphia DA for not ‘doing his job’ after murder suspect’s release on reduced bailby Stephanie Giang-Paunon on January 22, 2021 at 7:35 pm
Police said Josephus Davis is one out of two suspects who were seen on surveillance video approaching Loncar while he was walking his dog on Jan 13. Loncar was allegedly patted down and shot in the city’s Brewerytown area, according to FOX 29 in Philadelphia.
- Canada’s Governor General Resigns Amid Reports of a Toxic Workplaceby Ian Austen on January 22, 2021 at 7:35 pm
Julie Payette represented the queen as Canada’s official head of state, a high-profile but largely ceremonial role. She was accused of publicly humiliating employees.
- A Report Card for U.S. Schoolsby Amelia Nierenberg on January 22, 2021 at 6:21 pm
Seven districts, seven very different experiences of pandemic learning.
- Murkowski Rules Out Switching Parties to Join Democratsby Emily Cochrane on January 22, 2021 at 6:14 pm
- Trump, who spurned legislative achievement for executive action, sees his agenda quickly undone.by Glenn Thrush on January 22, 2021 at 5:42 pm
- ‘No Time to Die,’ the new James Bond film, is delayed once againon January 22, 2021 at 3:48 pm
“No Time to Die,” the latest film in the James Bond series and one of the most anticipated movies of 2021, has been delayed again.
- American Airlines has so much extra wine that it’s starting a delivery serviceon January 22, 2021 at 3:39 pm
Airlines are still operating only a fraction of the number of flights they offered pre-pandemic, and alcohol is banned in many cabins to help thwart the spread of Covid-19. This is adding up to a lot of leftover booze. Now, American Airlines is hoping to sell and ship some of its excess wine directly to peoples’ homes.
- Woman who made Bernie Sanders’ mittens says she has no more to sellon January 22, 2021 at 2:33 pm
The Vermont school teacher behind the cozy mittens worn by Senator Bernie Sanders during President Joe Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday said she’s been flooded with requests from people wanting to buy a pair. But they’re no longer for sale.
- Moisés Caicedo and the Perils of Too Much Interestby Rory Smith on January 22, 2021 at 1:57 pm
It did not take long for the performances of a 19-year-old in Ecuador to catch the eyes of Europe’s biggest clubs. In soccer’s cutthroat transfer market, they were not the only ones watching.
- For Peter Nygard, Alone and Jailed, Rags-to-Riches Story Turns Upside Downby Catherine Porter on January 22, 2021 at 1:26 pm
The former fashion executive’s defense team asked for more time after one of the two guarantors who put forward collateral raised suspicions.
- How Biden Plans to Beat Republican Obstructionismby Edward-Isaac Dovere on January 22, 2021 at 12:00 pm
History suggests that Joe Biden and the Democrats are going to have a tough two years and a disaster in the midterms. Here’s their plan to avoid that.
- Suriname Could Be Latest Big Oil Find as Industry Cuts Costsby Clifford Krauss on January 22, 2021 at 4:45 am
The small South American country has become a hot prospect for oil companies looking to produce fossil fuels while spending less.
- Portland Protesters Meet Federal Tear Gas After Biden Inaugurationby Mike Baker and John Eligon on January 22, 2021 at 12:21 am
As President Biden calls for unity and calmer rhetoric, his presidency began with burned flags and federal agents deployed once again into the streets.
- Keystone Rejection Tests Trudeau’s Balancing Act on Climate and Energyby Ian Austen on January 21, 2021 at 8:07 pm
While Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shares the incoming president’s climate change agenda, the Canadian leader is also a pipeline proponent.
- How to buy bitcoin without all the risk of buying bitcoinon January 21, 2021 at 7:33 pm
Bitcoin is up more than 260% over the past 12 months — a stellar ride — yet owning the asset is fraught with risks including wild swings in cryptocurrency prices. But there are several ways for investors to get a piece of the bitcoin boom without investing directly in bitcoin.
- The Biden Generation’s Last Chanceby Edward-Isaac Dovere on January 21, 2021 at 6:08 pm
The country’s future now rests in the hands of a generation that won’t be around to see the outcomes of its decisions.
- There will be no Trump china collection due to cost and time, source sayson January 21, 2021 at 3:45 pm
The Trump administration will not have its own signature collection to display in the White House China Room — another departure from protocol for the outgoing first family.
- 13,000 School Districts, 13,000 Approaches to Teaching During Covidby Kate Taylor on January 21, 2021 at 2:04 pm
To assess how public schools have navigated the pandemic and the impact on students, The Times examined seven representative districts. The answers were strikingly different.
- Inauguration Day highlightson January 21, 2021 at 7:35 am
President Joe Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday looked a bit different from past ceremonies ushering in a new administration.
- Will Biden Be an Activist President on the World Stage?by Mark Landler on January 20, 2021 at 10:36 pm
Despite cascading crises at home that will need his urgent attention, some foreign policy experts predict the new U.S. leader will take an energetic role in foreign policy.
- What I Saw at the White House on Trump’s Last Dayby Peter Nicholas on January 20, 2021 at 9:45 pm
The handover of power was a solemn affair. There was no mistaking the new administration for the old one.
- Photos: The Inauguration of President Joseph R. Biden Jr.by Alan Taylor on January 20, 2021 at 8:31 pm
Scenes from a unique moment in American history
- How a US presidential inauguration workson January 20, 2021 at 2:49 pm
The invitations have been scaled back by the pandemic and the security has been heightened by the insurrection, but Joe Biden’s inauguration as the 46th president of the United States will still have plenty of pomp.
- Teenager’s Snow Cave Enters Canadian Survival Loreby Dan Bilefsky on January 20, 2021 at 1:47 pm
The tale of a British Columbia teenager’s canny survival instincts during a snowmobile outing has brought some pandemic cheer to Canada.
- The Times’s 24-Hour Global Relay: New York to Hong Kong and Seoul to Londonby Derek M. Norman on January 20, 2021 at 10:00 am
From New York to Hong Kong/Seoul to London, journalists can collaborate around the clock to report on a breaking story.
- Bolsonaro Talked Vaccines Down. Now Brazil has Too Few Doses.by Ernesto Londoño, Manuela Andreoni and Letícia Casado on January 20, 2021 at 12:13 am
The country is paying a price for its leader’s slow pursuit of coronavirus vaccines early on. That lapse may hinder Brazil’s ability to fight worrisome variants as cases surge.
- Among the Guardsmenby Elaine Godfrey on January 19, 2021 at 8:00 pm
Blocks from the Capitol, residents and business owners must pass through military checkpoints to go about their day.
- An Inauguration Like No Otherby Alan Taylor on January 19, 2021 at 6:48 pm
Rehearsals and preparations are underway for the upcoming inaugural ceremony of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President–elect Kamala Harris.
- Skylar Mack Apologizes for Breaking Quarantine in Cayman Islandsby Jenny Gross on January 19, 2021 at 5:48 pm
Skylar Mack, an American college student, was released last week after spending more than a month behind bars. She said, “I deserved it.”
- Mexico Frees a General, and Wounds Its Alliance With the U.S.on January 19, 2021 at 4:07 pm
The Biden administration will need to rebuild drug-enforcement cooperation after Mexico exonerated Gen. Salvador Cienfuegos, discounting U.S. evidence that he worked for a cartel.
- Mexico’s López Obrador, Fond of Trump, Eyes Biden Administration Warilyby Natalie Kitroeff on January 19, 2021 at 4:07 pm
President Andrés Manuel López Obrador came to appreciate Mr. Trump’s hands-off style, and is already making waves with an incoming administration he expects to be more meddlesome.