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Millions of Americans watched the events in Washington last Jan. 6 unfold on live television. Police officers testified to the violence and mayhem. Criminal proceedings in open court detailed what happened. Yet the hoaxes, conspiracy theories and attempts to rewrite history persist, muddying the public’s understanding of what actually occurred during the most sustained attack on the seat of American democracy since the War of 1812.
Officials: Nearly 1K structures destroyed in Colorado fire
SUPERIOR, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado official says nearly 1,000 homes and other structures were destroyed, hundreds more were damaged, and three people are missing after a wildfire charred numerous neighborhoods in a suburban area at the base of the Rocky Mountains.
'A hell of a year': GOP eyes big 2022, but weaknesses remain
WASHINGTON (AP) — This time last year, the Republican Party was hitting bottom. Having already lost the presidency and House, the GOP would soon squander its Senate majority and watch with horror as thousands of Donald Trump's supporters stormed the U.S.
Airline trade group seeks delay in 5G communications launch
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. airlines are asking the Federal Communications Commission to delay next week’s scheduled rollout of new 5G wireless service near dozens of major airports, saying it could interfere with electronics that pilots rely on.
New Year's Day brings weather threats, including tornadoes as Kentucky gov declares state of emergency
Parts of Kentucky and Tennessee are expected to see severe thunderstorms and tornadoes on New Year's Day.
Biden approves Colorado disaster declaration as wildfires destroy homes
President Biden approved a Colorado disaster declaration early Saturday, ordering federal aid to be made available to those impacted by wildfires that officials fear have so far destroyed…
Biden's 2022 challenges revolve around Covid, Russia and dealing with Congress | CNN Politics
President Joe Biden will return to the White House from an abbreviated winter break facing a set of hurdles that will test his political, diplomatic and management skills at a trying moment for his presidency.
2022 Midterms: Will a red wave overcome a blue wall?
Republicans are very confident they'll win back majorities in the House and Senate in the 2022 midterm elections.
3 people missing and nearly 1,000 homes destroyed in Colorado wildfire
Many had only a matter of minutes to pack and over have 30,000 people evacuated Boulder County since Thursday
In the year since the US Capitol attack, judges remind us what it means to be American | CNN Politics
On January 6, rioters streamed past the federal courthouse in Washington, DC, and descended upon the US Capitol. For weeks after the attack, DC's chief judge said she could see National Guard troops from the window in her chambers.
New year brings more canceled flights for air travelers
For air travelers, the new year picked up where the old one left off – with lots of frustration. By late Saturday afternoon on the East Coast, more than 2,600 U.S. flights and nearly 4,600 worldwide had been canceled, according to tracking service FlightAware.
U.S. Chief Justice says judges need 'rigorous' training on stock-trading rules
U.S. federal judges need "more rigorous" ethics training to ensure they are not hearing disputes in which they have a financial interest, U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts said in a year-end report published on Friday, citing a recent Wall Street Journal investigation.
GOP House leadership has a New Year's message for Pelosi: 'Lame duck speaker'
Republican House leadership took to Twitter on Saturday morning to wish their followers a happy new year and had a message for House Democrats ahead of the midterm elections in November.
Republicans aim to sow outrage, Trump-style, with an eye on 2022 midterms
Republicans embrace the culture war battles Trump waged, as a strategy for winning back control of the House and Senate Emboldened by a string of off-cycle electoral victories, Republicans are embracing the culture war battles Illustration: Klawe Rzeczy/The Guardian The debate was ostensibly...
The left is already looking to 2024. Some want to see a Biden primary challenge.
“Will there be a progressive challenger? Yes,” said one prominent Democrat.
Rethink your resolutions for the new year by making intentions instead
As the new year approaches, many set out to make New Year's resolutions, but can hard-and-fast attempts to change behavior do more harm than good?
Biden faces series of minefields in coming year
President Biden is staring down a number of minefields when he returns to Washington in the new year. Biden will have to tackle major issues, including getting the coronavirus under cont…
'A treacherous start to 2022': Storm brings flooding, lost power, possible tornado to the South
Gov. Andy Beshear again declared a state of emergency Saturday prompted by heavy rain, thunderstorms, tornadoes, hail and strong wind.
World welcomes new year with scaled-down celebrations
Most festivities, events cancelled or scaled down as Omicron continues to rapidly spread despite restrictions.
What's on the agenda for Congress in 2022? | CNN Politics
Congress has a lengthy to-do list that lawmakers will have to tackle when they return to Washington for the new year after the holiday season.
GOP Rep. Mary Miller announces reelection bid with Trump endorsement
GOP Rep. Mary Miller (Ill.) announced Saturday that she plans to run for another House term, launching a bid in the state’s newly drawn 15th Congressional District and waging a primary challenge to…
In nation at war with itself, one town tries cup of civility
LOVETTSVILLE, Va. (AP) — When Maureen Donnelly Morris came from nearby Leesburg to open her café in Lovettsville, she got a warm welcome. Neighbors rallied to her aid. Divisions ripping at their town and their country were set aside.
Capitol Officer Furious Over Mike Pence's Jan. 6 Comments After Police Saved His Life
Pence's recent comments are a "disgrace," the sergeant said. "We did everything possible to prevent him from being ... killed in front of his daughter and his wife."
He Was the West’s Most Important Undercover Spy. An Affair Brought It All Down.
How a Polish double agent defected and became an even more valuable asset to the West.
21 people rescued after being trapped overnight on New Mexico tramway
Passengers were rescued after being trapped overnight on a tramway in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Rips 'Creepy Weirdo' Trump Adviser For Fixating On Boyfriend's Feet
The congresswoman fired back at Republican Steve Cortes, turning the tables on his bizarre crack about her trip to Florida with her boyfriend.
FDIC’s GOP chair to resign after partisan brawl
Jelena McWilliams on Friday unexpectedly submitted her resignation.
The cruelty of Trump’s Jan. 6 press conference
The anniversary of the Capitol riot — also The Epiphany for Christians — should not be politicized by bloviating politicians.
Progressives warn inaction on student debt could hurt Democrats in midterms
While the Biden administration has once again extended the pause on student loan repayments, some progressives have said that unless more is done, it could cost Democrats in the midterms in 2022. The progressive wing of the Democratic Party is sounding the alarm over potentially losing voters...
South Africa holds funeral for anti-apartheid icon Tutu
Tutu’s death triggered grief among South Africans and the world leaders for a life spent fighting injustices.
2021 ends as Chicago's deadliest year in a quarter century
CHICAGO (AP) — The year of 2021 ended as one of the most violent on record in Chicago, as a rise in the number of shootings left more people dead than in any single year in a quarter century, according to statistics released by the police department on Saturday.
From minimum wage hikes to a ban on gas-powered leaf blowers, these new laws take effect in 2022 | CNN Politics
The year 2021 marked by an innumerable number of rules tied to the coronavirus pandemic.
New NYC mayor Adams calls 911 for street assault on first day in office
New York City Mayor Eric Adams called 911 to report an assault he witnessed on his first day on the job.
Adams gives first speech as NYC mayor: 'We will not be controlled by crisis' | CNN Politics
New York City Mayor Eric Adams on Saturday delivered his first speech since taking office earlier in the day, declaring the city "will not be controlled by crisis" as it grapples with a surge of Covid-19 cases nearly two years into the pandemic.
North Korea’s Kim Jong Un talks food not nukes for 2022
Kim says he wants to jump-start economy, improve people’s lives as he marks 10th anniversary of his leadership.
DeSantis touts 'freest state' of Florida during appearance at New Year's Eve Christian concert in Miami
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and his wife, Casey, rang in the new year at a Christian concert in Miami, where he touted the state's freedom during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Complaint could roil DOJ foreign-agent prosecutions
Businesswoman Nickie Lum Davis says her guilty plea last year to a charge of unregistered lobbying was coerced.
Eric Adams calls 911 on men fighting during subway ride to first day as mayor
New York Mayor Eric Adams called the police when he witnessed three men brawling during his commute to his first day on the job.
Key Trump adviser Bernard Kerik hands Jan. 6 panel trove of documents
Former New York City Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik, an adviser to former President Trump, provided the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot with a trove of documents in response…
They grew up surrounded by racism. But early on they chose a different path | CNN
Some White people grow up in communities where racism is the norm but reject those beliefs. Here are four common traits these people share.
Eric Adams says "we will not be controlled by crises" in first speech as New York City mayor
Adams used his family's Bible to take the oath of office in Times Square with members of his family by his side.
Sunday shows preview: Omicron surge continues; anniversary of Jan. 6 attack approaches
The United States’ record-setting number of COVID-19 cases amid the spread of the omicron variant and the anniversary of the violent Jan. 6 insurrection nearing next week are expected to dominate t…
Judge: Prince Andrew can't halt lawsuit with domicile claim
A judge has rejected Prince Andrew's attempt to block the progression of a lawsuit by claiming that a woman who says he sexually assaulted her when she was 17 doesn't live in the U.S. Judge Lewis A
Biden, Manchin discussed social spending bill after U.S. senator's rejection -adviser
(Reuters) -U.S. President Joe Biden and Senator Joe Manchin spoke about the "Build Back Better" bill a day after the conservative Democratic senator publicly rejected the president's social spending plans, a White House adviser said on Friday. "He (Biden) has some confidence about that (bill)...
States across the country ring in 2022 with new laws that will go into effect
The nation's capital will join 15 states where recreational pot is legal.
Rally in Baghdad on anniversary of Iranian general's death
Hundreds of people chanting anti-American slogans have rallied in the Iraqi capital to mark the anniversary of the killing of a powerful Iranian general and a top Iraqi militia leader in a U.S. drone strike
Louisiana judge resigns and apologizes following video with racial slurs | CNN
A Lafayette, Louisiana, city court judge resigned Friday over a video that surfaced earlier this month showing people using racist language at her home.
Eric Adams says NYC's government has been ‘dysfunctional for far too long’ in first speech as mayor
New York City Mayor Eric Adams kicked off his administration with a focus on crime and the coronavirus, promising to bring accountability to the Big Apple.
Andy Cohen blasts de Blasio during Times Square NYE
Andy Cohen tore into outgoing New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) in a rant standing alongside Anderson Cooper during CNN’s televised New Year’s Eve celebration in Tim…
Thousands rally in Baghdad to mark 2020 killing of Iran general
Marchers call for expulsion of remaining US forces in Iraq as they commemorate General Qassem Soleimani’s assassination.
New Year’s Rose Parade proceeds despite Covid-19 surge
The 2021 Rose Parade was canceled months ahead of time. The Rose Bowl football game was played after being moved to Arlington, Texas.
Rose Parade returns after hiatus during pandemic
The annual Rose Parade has returned to Pasadena, California, following a year of hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jan. 6 Was Just the Start of Radicalizing Trump’s Republican Party
Photo Illustration by Thomas Levinson/The Daily Beast/GettyDonald Trump’s January 2021 coup attempt failed to overturn the election; but Trump has succeeded in transforming the GOP into an ever more radicalized party that rewards extremism, and punishes, or even banishes, those members who fail...
Buttigieg, FAA chief request delay in 5G rollout over airlines’ concerns
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and the administrator for the Federal Aviation Administration sent a letter addressed to Verizon and AT&T requesting that they delay their rollout of 5G …
NKorea’s Kim vows to boost military, maintain virus curbs
There are no signs of political instability in North Korea, but some experts say the long-term stability of Kim’s leadership could be questioned if the current difficulties continue.
First Black Manhattan DA sworn in, to take over Trump case
Democrat Alvin Bragg was sworn in as the first Black Manhattan district attorney on Saturday and will now oversee a case previously presided over by former Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Va…
Sewage spill closes south Los Angeles County beaches
Beaches along the south Los Angeles County coast have been closed due to a spill of untreated sewage
Texas to begin 2022 midterm season with several House primary showdowns
Midterm election season commences in the Lone Star State in 2022, with the first congressional primaries and interparty showdowns occurring in Texas on March 1.
Several dead in stampede at Hindu religious shrine in Kashmir
Mata Vaishno Devi is one of the most revered Hindu shrines in northern India, with tens of thousands visiting every day.
French car-burning returns for New Year's Eve
Car burning has become an annual event in French suburbs since riots hit several cities in 2005.
2021 in review: US-China tensions rise over Beijing's aggression toward Taiwan
Tensions between the U.S. and China continued to rise in 2021 over Beijing's aggression toward Taiwan as well as signs the U.S. government is prepared to aid Taipei if it is invaded or attacked by China.
Lawsuit seeks to block 2 geothermal power plants in Nevada
Conservationists and tribal leaders are suing the U.S. government to try to block construction of two geothermal plants in northern Nevada’s high desert
Conservative and GOP leaders we lost in 2021
The past year has seen the deaths of a number of prominent figures in conservative and Republican politics.
At least 20 states to increase minimum wage starting Saturday
At least 20 states are beginning the new year by increasing their minimum wages, while Puerto Rico and several cities and counties are also bumping up pay for workers in 2022.A total of 2…
Critics in Egypt say Citroën ad promotes sexual harassment
An advertisement by a French automaker has stirred up controversy in Egypt after activists said it promotes sexual harassment in a country where the practice is rampant
Hogan, administration found using disappearing messaging app to communicate with staff
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) and his administration were found to be using a messaging app that deletes messages after 24 hours, keeping his internal communications with staff membe…
Former Broncos, Falcons, Giants coach Dan Reeves dies at 77
Former Denver Broncos and Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Reeves has died at the age of 77
India: At least 12 dead in New Year temple stampede
Pilgrims were visiting the shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi to mark the new year when the tragedy unfolded.
Even as many stay open, small businesses are feeling omicron's impact
Businesses are coming across staffing issues, higher costs and smaller numbers of customers.
On busy 1st day, NYC mayor urges resiliency against pandemic
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's new mayor, Eric Adams, pledged Saturday to steer the nation's largest city out of the pandemic by drawing on the resiliency of its people and promising a government that works better, even if it's not radically different.
New Year's celebrations toned down as COVID cases hit record highs
2022 is the third calendar year of dealing with the coronavirus pandemic
Taking a step back: US colleges returning to online classes
With COVID-19 cases surging just as students are about to return from winter break, dozens of U.S. colleges are moving classes online again for at least the first week or so of the semester — and some warn it could stretch longer if the wave of infection doesn’t subside soon.
New law allowing assisted suicide takes effect in Austria
The new law allows chronically or terminally ill adults to make provisions for an assisted suicide.
Texas Gov. Asks For Federal Help With COVID Testing, Treatments As Cases Climb
Greg Abbott has fought against vaccine mandates and accused the Biden administration of "bullying" private businesses to implement them.
Federal judge blocks mask and vaccine mandates for Texas Head Start program
A federal judge blocked mask and vaccine mandates in the state’s Head Start program in a ruling on Friday that Gov. Greg Abbott quickly hailed as an example of his state earning a victor…
The Covid-19 case surge is altering daily life across the US. Things will likely get worse, experts warn | CNN
The US is ringing in the new year amid a Covid-19 surge experts warn is exploding at unprecedented speed and could alter daily life for many Americans during the first month of 2022.
COVID updates: Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin tests positive
As the COVID-19 pandemic has swept the globe, more than 5.4 million people have died from the disease worldwide, including over 824,000 Americans.
China welcomes 2022 with worst COVID week since taming virus
Surge has been driven mostly by an outbreak in the northwestern industrial and tech hub of Xi’an.
Covid: UAE bans foreign travel for citizens without booster jab
Emiratis will need a third dose of a coronavirus vaccine if they want to leave the country.
Washington archbishop whose archdiocese sued over pandemic restrictions tests positive for COVID-19
CORRECTION: An earlier version of this article misstated the date of the D.C. archdiocese’s lawsuit over COVID-19 restrictions. The archbishop of The Roman Catholic Archdiocese…
Coronavirus pandemic: Antarctic outpost hit by Covid-19 outbreak
Eleven staff members at the station were infected but officials say the situation is not serious.