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    JOE Biden on his first day as president revealed a makeover of the Oval Office, replacing his predecessor Donald Trump’s decor from busts to curtains and the rug. The Oval Office was redone by Wednesday when Biden invited reporters in to observe him sign 15 executive orders.  8President Joe Biden invited reporters into the Oval...
    BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Cricket Australia has run afoul of the country’s prime minister for refusing to refer to the national holiday in the marketing of three matches on Jan. 26 after a recommendation from its Indigenous advisory committee. Australia Day is held annually on Jan. 26, the anniversary of the day in 1788 when...
    Bernie Sanders, Lady Gaga and How its going: Here are the best inauguration memes And breathe: the world exhales as the madness of the Trump era ends World hopes for renewed cooperation under new US president MEXICO CITY (AP) — Leaders across the globe welcomed the arrival of U.S. President Joe Biden and the...
    MADRID (AP) — A powerful gas explosion tore through a residential building in central Madrid on Wednesday, killing four people and ripping the facade off the structure. A tower of smoke rose from the building, where repairs were being done to a gas boiler, and billowed through Toledo Street, near the city’s center. Aerial footage...
    CLICK HERE if you’re viewing on a mobile device. “Joe Biden became the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday, declaring that ‘democracy has prevailed’ as he took the helm of a deeply divided nation and inherited a confluence of crises arguably greater than any faced by his predecessors,” reports the Associated Press. “Biden’s...
    By Aritz Parra and Manu Fernandez | Associated Press MADRID — A powerful gas explosion tore through a residential building in central Madrid on Wednesday, killing at least three people and ripping the facade off the structure. A tower of smoke rose from the building, where repairs were being done to a gas boiler, and...
    DONALD Trump was welcomed by crowds of his supporters after he ditched Joe Biden's inauguration to start a new life at his estate in Florida. The former President jetted out from Washington DC after having a a farewell ceremony at Joint Base Andrews before heading off to Mar-a-Lago. Read our Inauguration Day 2021 live...
    MADRID (AP) — Madrid’s emergency services say rescue teams, firefighters and police are working in a central area of the Spanish capital following an explosion that witnesses described as “extremely loud.” Videos and images shared on social media showed a tower of smoke coming out from a building and rubble scattered in a central street...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is expected to pardon his former chief strategist, Steve Bannon, as part of a flurry of last-minute clemency action that appeared to be still in flux in the last hours of his presidency, according to a person familiar with his thinking. The person, who spoke on condition of...
    MyPillow founder Mike Lindell — a vocal proponent of President Donald Trump's false claims that the presidential election was rigged — says retailers including Bed Bath & Beyond and Kohl's are dropping his products. Both confirmed the move, but pointed to flagging sales of his signature product instead of Lindell's support for Mr. Trump. "We...
    PREGNANT female vigilantes patrol the state of Michocoán in Mexico carrying assault rifles to protect themselves from the bloodthirsty Jalisco New Generation cartel.  The group of women warriors have built a homemade tank and roadblocks to help fend off Jalisco gunmen, who are responsible for a surge in homicides in the region.  10An armed woman,...
    CORONAVIRUS is killing one person every EIGHT MINUTES in Los Angeles pushing funeral homes and crematoriums to their limits. More than 2,700 bodies were being stored at both hospitals and the coroner's office as of Jan 15. 8Covid is killing one person every eight minutes in Los AngelesCredit: AP:Associated Press 8A patient on a...
    ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Russian-American climber who went missing last week while trying to scale a mountain amid harsh winter weather in northern Pakistan has been found dead, the region’s tourist police and the Alpine Club of Pakistan said Tuesday. The tourist police in the town of Gilgit made the announcement on Twitter, saying Alex...
    CHICAGO (AP) — Joe Scheidler, the founder of the Pro-Life Action League and prominent figure in the anti-abortion movement, died Monday, the organization announced. He was 93. Scheidler died of pneumonia at his Chicago home, according to Thomas Ciesielka, a spokesman for the group. His oldest son, Eric Scheidler, told the Chicago Sun-Times on Monday...
    The Associated Press is targeting tech companies that host decentralized podcast marketplaces, including Apple and Google, alleging that they host “extremist” content — and the AP includes President Trump’s statements under that umbrella term. The AP says “white supremacists” and “conspiracy theorists” are using podcasts to propagate their views, while describing President Trump’s arguments regarding...
    The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ women’s college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Jan. 17, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and previous ranking Record Pts Prv 1. Louisville (20) 12-0 710 2 ...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Participants in a rehearsal for President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration were evacuated from the West Front of the Capitol on Monday on orders of security officials after a fire in a homeless encampment, officials said. Those who had gathered for a walk-through, including a military band, were directed to head indoors and moved...
    A TROVE of ancient treasures has been found at the Egyptian archaeological site of Saqqara. Major finds include the funerary temple of Queen Naert, texts from the Book of the Dead and wooden sarcophagi. 15This mummy was found near the ancient the funerary templeCredit: EPA The Egyptian tourism and antiquities ministry announced the exciting finds...
    WASHINGTON, D.C. (KDKA) — The entire city of Washington, D.C. is on alert ahead of Wednesday’s inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. U.S. defense leaders are raising concerns, worried about an insider attack. According to the Associated Press, the FBI is now vetting all National Guard troops who have been activated...
    Dr. Erica S. Pan, the California epidemiologist, issued a statement Sunday recommending a pause in the distribution of a specific lot of Moderna vaccine after "fewer than 10 individuals required medical attention over the span of 24 hours." She said the Moderna Lot 041L20A is in question, but she insisted that she called for the pause "out...
    The Los Angeles Times ran a headline Sunday that is sure to grab the attention of Trump supporters everywhere: "Make America California Again? That’s Biden’s plan." The paper goes into detail on how the Golden State is emerging as "the de facto policy think tank" for the Biden team and said, "there is no place the...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. defense officials say they are worried about an insider attack or other threat from service members involved in securing President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, prompting the FBI to vet all of the 25,000 National Guard troops coming into Washington for the event. The massive undertaking reflects the extraordinary security concerns that have...
    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico county official and founder of the group Cowboys for Trump who had vowed to return to Washington after last week’s riot at the U.S. Capitol to place a flag on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s desk has been arrested Sunday by the FBI. Otero County Commissioner Couy Griffin...
    By The Associated Press Sunday At Orleans Arena Las Vegas Senior Men Free Skate 1. Nathan Chen, Salt Lake Figure Skating, 208.36 free skate, 322.28 total 2. Vincent Zhou, SC of San Francisco, 183.59, 291.38 3. Jason Brown, Skokie Valley SC,...
    BOSTON (AP) — A person familiar with the deal says the Boston Red Sox have reached an agreement with left-hander Martín Pérez on one-year contract. The deal was confirmed to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because it could not be announced until Pérez completed a physical. The contract would reportedly pay Pérez...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — As a politically divided nation prepares to inaugurate a new president in the wake of a violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, a group of Christian leaders is hoping to ease tensions through prayer during three days of ecumenical, nonpartisan programming. Using the slogan and social media tag #PeaceWithJustice, the effort aims...
    JAN. 9 – 15, 2021 This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published in the past week by The Associated Press from around the world. The selection was curated by AP photo editor Patrick Sison in New York. Follow AP visual journalism: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/apnews AP Images on Twitter: http://twitter.com/AP_Images AP...
    NEW YORK (AP) — Justice Department lawyers asked a federal appeals court Friday to replace President Donald Trump with the United States as the defendant in a defamation lawsuit brought by a woman who says he raped her in the 1990s. The lawyers filed papers in an appeal of a lower-court Manhattan judge’s ruling denying...
    Chinese President Xi Jinping sent a letter Friday to former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz to ask for help with US-China relations. The letter was announced by the Chinese state-run media outlet Xinhua, according to a report by the Associated Press (AP). Direct communication between the Chinese leader and an American corporate executive is a rare...
    Biden vows swift action on vaccine sites, supplies; 100 million shots Trump to hold departure ceremony at Joint Base Andrews on morning of Biden inauguration ‘Last of Us’ HBO Series Finds Its Director (Exclusive) Pilot episode of The Last of Us with inset of Kantemir Balagov HBO’s The Last of Us has found a...
    Reese Witherspoon’s Sweetest Moments With Her Dogs When These Big Companies Are Planning To Return To the Office Steve Clifford, other coaches warned about mask usage amid NBAs latest COVID-19 issues © Yahoo News The NBA is dealing with a sea of COVID-19 cases and outbreaks this week, something that prompted the...
    A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Videos do not show Capitol rioters on no-fly list who were removed from...
    A JET crash that killed 62 people in Indonesia is still a mystery as flight data showed both engines were working when it plunged into the sea. Investigators have downloaded a trove of information from a black box recovered from the sea bed, but divers are still searching for a cockpit voice recorder that could...
    Former Masters and U.S. Open winner Angel Cabrera has reportedly been arrested in Brazil. Cabrera was arrested Thursday in Rio de Janeiro and will be extradited to Argentina, according to the Associated Press. Police did not identify Cabrera in any public statements, but two federal police officers confirmed the news to the outlet under the...
    Illegal drugs don’t fly. Federal authorities seized more than 700 pounds of cocaine packed in nearly 300 bricks off a private plane at an airport in the Miami area on Tuesday night. Law enforcement found 723 pounds of cocaine in 294 plastic-wrapped bricks during a routine X-ray bag check at Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport on...
    A BRONX bus was seen dangling off of a New York overpass after a driver reportedly lost control and crashed, that injured eight. The vehicle, an articulated bus, crashed just after 11pm on Thursday night at the interchange between the Cross Bronx and Major Deegan expressways. 3The bus fell on Thursday nightCredit: AP:Associated Press 3The...
    Jan. 8 – 14, 2021 This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published by Associated Press photographers in the North America region. The gallery was curated by photo editor Courtney Dittmar in New York. Follow AP visual journalism: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/apnews AP Images on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AP_Images AP Images blog: https://apimagesblog.com Copyright...
    JANAURY 8-15, 2021 This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published by Associated Press Photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean. It was curated by AP photojournalist Esteban Felix in Santiago, Chile. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/apnews AP Images on Twitter: http://twitter.com/AP_Images AP Images blog: http://apimagesblog.com Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights...
    Jan. 8-14, 2020 This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published by Associated Press photographers in Asia and Pacific. The gallery was curated by AP photo editor Shuji Kajiyama in Tokyo. Follow AP visual journalism: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/apnews AP Images on Twitter: http://twitter.com/AP_Images AP Images blog: http://apimagesblog.com Copyright © 2021 The Associated...
    The Australian government is trying to capture and euthanize a pigeon that flew from Oregon to Australia, according to the Associated Press. The racing pigeon, named Joe after the U.S. President-elect Joe Biden, flew 8,000 miles from Oregon to Australia across the Pacific Ocean and landed in the backyard of Melbourne, Australia resident Kevin Celli-Bird...
    Two former health officials in Michigan were charged with involuntary manslaughter for their part in the Flint water crisis, as reported by the Associated Press. Nick Lyon, Michigan’s former state health director, and Eden Wells, the state’s former medical executive, were charged Tuesday with involuntary manslaughter in the deaths of nine people who caught Legionnaires’...
    MILWAUKEE (AP) — A state board on Wednesday suspended the license of a Wisconsin pharmacist accused of ruining more than 500 doses of COVID-19 vaccine because he thought it was unsafe. Steven Brandenburg was working at Advocate Aurora Health in Grafton, about 20 miles (32 kilometers) north of Milwaukee, when he was arrested last month...
    MILWAUKEE (AP) — A state board on Wednesday suspended the license of a Wisconsin pharmacist accused of ruining more than 500 doses of COVID-19 vaccine because he thought it was unsafe. Steven Brandenburg was working at Advocate Aurora Health in Grafton, about 20 miles (32 kilometers) north of Milwaukee, when he was arrested last month...
    IRAN’s navy showed off two new warships today as they joined live-fire missile drills in the Gulf of Oman. The show of strength was a signal to Donald Trump and incoming President Joe Biden amid worsening tensions over Tehran's nuclear ambitions. 8Aerial troops step onto the deck of Iran's newest warship Makran todayCredit: AP:Associated Press...
    HUNDREDS of alleged mobsters from Italy's most powerful mafia group will face justice in the country's biggest organised crime trial in decades. The Uncle, The Wolf, Fatty, Big Nose and Blondie are among the 355 suspected mobsters and corrupt officials charged following a long inquiry into the influential 'Ndrangheta group. 6Prosecutor Nicola Gratteri, 62, has...
    Eric TrumpEric TrumpLet's make Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 the day Trumpism died Ivanka Trump urges 'patriots' storming Capitol to 'stop immediately' in now-deleted tweet Eric Trump warns of primary challenges for Republicans who don't object to election results MORE criticized businesses that have cut ties with the Trump Organization after the mob attack on the...
    BEIRUT (AP) — Israeli warplanes carried out intense airstrikes on eastern Syria early Wednesday, apparently targeting positions and arms depots of Iran-backed fighters. Dozens of fighters were killed or wounded, according to an opposition war monitor. Syria’s state news agency SANA said the strikes hit areas in and near the towns of Deir el-Zour,...
    Jon Hamm Reveals He and Harry Hamlin Once Auditioned to Play TV Dad Sandy Cohen on The O.C. These 20 American housing markets are most at risk from climate change NFL’s all-time statistical leaders: Team-by-team top performers for receiving yardage If you love talking football, we have the perfect spot for you. The time is...
    NEW YORK (CBSDFW/AP) – Chuck Norris’ manager says the “Walker, Texas Ranger” star was not present at last week’s deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol. A photo of a man resembling Norris apparently with a member of the mob went viral. “This is not Chuck Norris,” Norris manager Erik Kritzer told The Associated Press on...