Buckle up: What to watch as impeachment trial takes off
Senators like to float above messy politics in what's known by some as the dignified “upper chamber," home of Congress' cooler heads and lofty rhetoric.
Trump lauds US economy in Davos, says little on climate woes
President Donald Trump is on a mission to sell the United States to the global business community just as his historic impeachment trial gets underway in the Senate.
Feds to let states tap opioid funds for meth, cocaine surge
The nation's drug addiction crisis has been morphing in a deadly new direction: more Americans struggling with meth and cocaine.
Hillary Clinton says 'nobody likes' Bernie Sanders
Hillary Clinton says “nobody likes” her former presidential rival Bernie Sanders, even as the Vermont senator remains among the front-runners in the Democratic race.
Supreme Court stays out of dispute over grand jury secrecy
The Supreme Court is declining to get involved in a dispute about judges' authority to order the disclosure of secret grand jury material in rare circumstances.
Planned Parenthood endorses challenger to Sen. Susan Collins
Planned Parenthood is snubbing Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine by endorsing her Democratic opponent Sara Gideon in their Senate race.
Thunberg slams Davos elites on climate as Trump takes stage
Climate activist Greta Thunberg has told the world's political and business leaders that the global movement sparked by her school strike was only the very beginning in the fight against global warming and much more has to be done.
Democrats decry McConnell's impeachment rules as 'cover-up'
President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial is set to unfold at the Capitol in a contentious proceeding to render judgment on his actions.
As virus spreads, anxiety rises in China and overseas
Authorities say a fourth person has died in an outbreak of a new coronavirus in China, as more places stepped up medical screening of travelers from the country as it enters its busiest travel period.
Britain's EU Journey: When De Gaulle said 'non' twice
Britain officially leaves the European Union on Jan. 31 after a debilitating political period that has bitterly divided the nation since the 2016 Brexit referendum.
Human-to-human transmission confirmed in China coronavirus
China has reported a sharp rise in the number of people affected in a pneumonia outbreak caused by a new coronoavirus, including two in Beijing.
At 90, Native Alaska woman will be 1st counted in US Census
A Yup'ik elder born to nomadic parents in western Alaska just after the start of the Great Depression is scheduled to be the first person counted in the 2020 Census.
100s in river 'no-man's land' after Mexico troops block way
Hundreds of Central American migrants have been stranded in a sort of no-man’s land on the river border between Guatemala and Mexico after running up against lines of Mexican National Guard.
Rocker Ozzy Osbourne announces Parkinson's diagnosis
Heavy metal legend Ozzy Osbourne says that he has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, a nervous system disorder that affects movement.
Challenges for public following impeachment, Weinstein cases
Members of the public who want to follow President Donald Trump's impeachment and Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein's rape trial through the media will sit in obstructed seats.
California police: Driver rammed into car, killing 3 teens
An arrest has been made after authorities say a driver intentionally rammed another car in Southern California, killing three teenage boys and injuring three others.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Faith, politics mix on holiday
The nation is marking the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. on the holiday memorializing the civil rights leader.
Pro-gun rally by thousands in Virginia ends peacefully
Virginia’s capital city is bracing for the expected arrival of thousands of gun-rights activists and other groups that have vowed to descend on Richmond to protest Democrats’ plans to pass gun-control legislation.
Sharapova can't say what's next after Australian Open loss
Johanna Konta wasn't sure even as she celebrated Christmas if she'd make the trip to Australia for the year's first Grand Slam tournament because of a knee injury.
Prince Harry hopes for calmer future, but not much chance
Prince Harry has taken aim at the journalists who have dissected his life since the day he was born, explaining why he chose to step back from royal duties.