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A man carries a U.S. flag past National Guard members standing behind a perimeter fence, Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash.  With the FBI warning of potential violence at all state capitols Sunday, Jan. 17, the ornate halls of government and symbols of democracy looked more like heavily guarded U.S. embassies in war-torn countries.   (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
State capitols boarded up, fenced off, patrolled by troops Chain-link fencing surrounds state capitols and police and National Guard troops are on patrol or standby in advance of possible violence leading up to the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2021, file photo, Ken Towns receives a first dose of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine from UC Davis Health in Sacramento, Calif. Uncertainty over the pace of federal COVID-19 vaccine allotments triggered anger and confusion Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, in some states where officials worried that expected shipments would not be forthcoming. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, Pool, File)
Governors' anger grows as federal vaccine stockpile vanishesSeveral governors expressed exasperation at the Trump administration after being assured that the federal government had enough vaccine stockpiled to speed up or expand state rollouts only to be later told those reserves don’t exist
The Associated Press2 hours ago
This Man Owns the Most Farmland in the USWhen you hear the name Bill Gates, what comes to mind? Microsoft. Billionaire. Philanthropist. How about farmer? Gates has amassed 242,000 acres of farmland across 18 states, Forbes reports, making him the top private farmland owner in the US. Some of his largest holdings include 69,071 acres in...
Newser3 hours ago
FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, file photo, supporters of President Donald Trump march towards the Capitol holding flags during rally in Washington. War-like imagery has begun to take hold in mainstream Republican political circles in the wake of the deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol, with some elected officials and party leaders rejecting calls to tone down their rhetoric contemplating a second civil war. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
Some in the GOP parrot far-right talk of a coming civil warWar-like imagery has begun to take hold in Republican circles, erupting into the open after the deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Hell to pay: Arson shakes a Church of Satan communityMembers of the Church of Satan are grieving the destruction of a historic “Halloween House” that authorities say was set ablaze this week by an arsonist
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Nestlé recalls 762,000 pounds of pepperoni Hot PocketsThe U.S. Department of Agriculture says Nestlé Prepared Foods is recalling more than 762,000 pounds of pepperoni Hot Pockets
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Whiskey tasting room manager Melinda Maddox moves a propane-fueled outdoor space heater in downtown Fort Collins, Colo., in preparation for opening on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. Maddox and other bar and restaurant managers say they've sometimes struggled to find propane necessary for space heaters while they seat customers outside to comply with coronavirus public health restrictions. (AP Photo/Mead Gruver)
Restaurants, bars scramble for propane amid pandemic winterA scramble is on as restaurant and bar managers trying to keep customers warm outside this winter try to maintain a steady supply of propane for space heaters
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Prosecutor: Capitol Rioter Planned to 'Take Hostages'A retired Air Force officer who was part of the mob that stormed the US Capitol on Jan. 6 and was photographed holding zip-tie handcuffs on the Senate floor planned to capture lawmakers, a federal prosecutor said. “He means to take hostages. He means to kidnap, restrain, perhaps try, perhaps...
Newser5 hours ago
Elly Pergant Johnson, 10, left, and Elsie Sutherland, 10, right, play under the snow-laden branches of a bush during a snowstorm in Ottawa, on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP)
Wind, rain, heavy snow batter New England, eastern CanadaA storm has lashed parts of New England and eastern Canada with heavy rain, snow and wind and caused power outages
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Charvi Goyal, 17, gives an online math tutoring session from her family's home Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, in Plano, Texas. Goyal is part of a group of high school students that put together their own volunteer online tutoring service to help k-12 during the pandemic. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
Teens tutor peers online to fill need during pandemicWhen her suburban Dallas high school was forced to move online last spring because of the coronavirus pandemic, Charvi Goyal realized that the schoolmates she’d been informally tutoring between classes would still need extra help but wouldn’t necessarily be able to get it
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Ohio Statehouse maintenance employees board up the windows of the building behind the United Spanish War Veterans Memorial statue in preparation for planned weekend protests in Columbus, Ohio, on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021.  With the FBI warning of potential violence at all state capitols Sunday, Jan. 17, the ornate halls of government and symbols of democracy looked more like heavily guarded U.S. embassies in war-torn countries.   (Adam Cairns//The Columbus Dispatch via AP)
Journalists prepare for protests where they could be targetsWith protests planned at state capitols across the country, news organizations are planning in case they descend into the type of chaos that enveloped the U.S. Capitol last week
The Associated Press6 hours ago
A train arrives at the Stamford train station Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020, in Stamford, Conn.  With many New Yorkers moving to neighboring Connecticut during the pandemic, especially Fairfield County, it's becoming more challenging for people to find affordable homes to buy.   (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
Fleeing New Yorkers squeeze surrounding housing marketsWith many New Yorkers moving to neighboring Connecticut during the pandemic, especially Fairfield County, it's becoming more challenging for people to find affordable homes to buy
The Associated Press6 hours ago
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