Pan Pylas The Associated Press LONDON – Hilton Valentine, the founding guitarist of the English rock and roll band The Animals who is credited with coming up with one of the most famous opening riffs of the 1960s, has died. He was 77. The band’s label ABKCO Music confirmed that […]

Lisa Rathke The Associated Press About those wooly mittens that U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders wore to the presidential inauguration, sparking endless quirky memes across social media? They’ve helped to raise $1.8 million in the last five days for charitable organizations in Sanders’ home state of Vermont, the independent senator announced […]

Dan Sewell The Associated Press CINCINNATI – Two self-described militia members facing federal charges that they participated in the assault on the U.S. Capitol earlier this month were jailed Tuesday. Jessica Watkins and Donovan Crowl, both from Ohio, are being held at a county jail in Dayton, after being arrested […]

The Associated Press Two U.S. Army National Guard members are being removed from the security mission to secure Joe Biden’s presidential inauguration. A U.S. Army official and a senior U.S. intelligence official say the two National Guard members have been found to have ties to fringe right group militias. The […]

Will Weissert The Associated Press WASHINGTON – President-elect Joe Biden has tapped Pennsylvania Health Secretary Rachel Levine to be his assistant secretary of health, leaving her poised to become the first openly transgender federal official to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate. A pediatrician and former Pennsylvania physician general, Levine […]

The Associated Press WASHINGTON – The U.S. Capitol complex temporarily locked down Monday during a rehearsal for President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration after a fire in a homeless encampment about a mile away sent a plume of smoke into the air and caused security concerns. But law enforcement officials said there […]

Aamer Madhani The Associated Press President-elect Joe Biden will take the stage for his inaugural address at perhaps the most difficult starting point for a president since Franklin Roosevelt began his first term by assuring a nation scarred by the Great Depression that “we have nothing to fear but fear […]

The Associated Press LOS ANGELES – Katie Couric, Mayim Bialik, Aaron Rodgers and journalist Bill Whitaker are among the future guest hosts who will fill in for the late Alex Trebek on “Jeopardy!” The show announced Wednesday that Couric, the journalist and former “Today” show host, will become the first […]

The Associated Press WASHINGTON – Lady Gaga will sing the national anthem at Joe Biden’s inauguration and Jennifer Lopez will give a musical performance on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol when Biden is sworn in as the nation’s 46th president next Wednesday. The announcement of their participation comes […]

The Associated Press WASHINGTON–Impeachment ahead, the House on Tuesday will first try to convince the vice-president and Cabinet to act even more quickly to remove President Donald Trump from office, warning he is a threat to democracy in the remaining days of his presidency. House lawmakers are reconvening at the […]

Lisa Mascaro, Darlene Superville, Mary Clare Jalonick The Associated Press WASHINGTON – A House resolution calling on Vice-President Mike Pence to invoke constitutional authority to remove President Donald Trump from office was blocked Monday by Republicans. Democrats in the House are pushing Pence and the Cabinet to oust Trump, saying […]

Mark Kennedy The Associated Press NEW YORK – Late-night TV show hosts expressed anger and frustration at the violence at the U.S. Capitol, offering sombre monologues that pleaded for unity even as some aimed pointed barbs at those they held responsible for the mobs’ actions. “It was a terrible day […]