Banking heir Benjamin de Rothschild dies at 57

Benjamin de Rothschild, who oversaw the banking empire started by his father in 1953, has died of a heart attack

Police Arrest Armed Man Near Capitol

A Virginia man was arrested at a security checkpoint near the US Capitol on Friday evening after police said they found a pistol and more than 500 rounds of ammunition in his pickup. Seeing stickers on the truck with messages such as "If they come for your guns Give 'Em...

Burst of snow leaves behind slushy roads in…

Rain turned to snow on the evening of Jan. 16 in Spotsylvania, Virginia, accumulating on roadways.

March for Life asks its supporters to stay home…

Organizers of the March for Life are asking their supporters nationwide not to gather in Washington this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic and political unrest

Lawyer: Rioter 'Accepted the President's…

Jacob Chansley, a costumed rioter facing federal charges after storming the Capitol last week, wasn't doing anything but "putting faith in our president and obeying law enforcement present," his lawyer said. So Al Watkins wants President Trump to pardon his client. "Mr. Chansley is an American; he served honorably in...

AP Top Stories Jan. 16 5P

Here are the top stories for Saturday, Jan. 16: Biden: Advisers to lead with 'science and truth'; Vaccination drive kicks off in various Indian cities; Thousands protest in Vienna over lockdown rules; Snow dusts Paris landmarks as cold spell. (Jan. 16)

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State capitols boarded up, fenced off, patrolled…

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

This Man Owns the Most Farmland in the US

When 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...

Brussels covered in light dusting of snow

Residents in Brussels, Belgium, enjoyed a light snowfall on Jan. 16.

Governors' anger grows as federal vaccine…

Several 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

Prosecutor: Capitol Rioter Planned to 'Take…

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...

Biden: Advisers to lead with 'science and truth'

In a dig at the outgoing Trump administration, President-elect Joe Biden said the team of scientific advisers he introduced Saturday will lead with "science and truth. We believe in both." (Jan. 16)

Some in the GOP parrot far-right talk of a coming…

War-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

MyPillow CEO Visits WH, Brings Notes Hinting at…

The MyPillow guy hinting at martial law? That's apparently how it looked after a visit by Mike Lindell to the White House on Friday, when a Washington Post photographer caught a shot of the CEO's notes as he entered the West Wing. Jabin Botsford was the one who snapped the...

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Snow falls in Paris amid weather alerts

Snow falls across Paris, France, on Jan. 16, while 32 departments in the country are under an orange alert for snow and ice.

Restaurants, bars scramble for propane amid…

A 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

HHS Secretary Notes Capitol Riot in Resignation…

As the US presidency changes hands on Wednesday, one of the Trump administration's remaining Cabinet members will officially remove his own name from the payroll. CNN reports that on Tuesday, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar submitted his letter of resignation to President Trump, and while he listed the...

Snow dusts Paris landmarks as cold spell hits

France's capital saw its first day of snow on Saturday as many Parisians enjoyed a day out around the city. (Jan. 16)

Wind, rain, heavy snow batter New England…

A storm has lashed parts of New England and eastern Canada with heavy rain, snow and wind and caused power outages

Mourners Honor Chuck Yeager, 'Who Pushed the…

Mourners including the vice president told stories Friday about one of the nation's most celebrated aviators, retired Air Force Brig. Gen. Chuck Yeager, an ace fighter pilot who went on to break the sound barrier as a test pilot. Yeager died last month at 97. "The best pilots are the...

Fun in the snow in Lille, France

Residents in Lille, France, take advantage of the snowfall on Jan. 16.

Teens tutor peers online to fill need during…

When 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

On Its Way to Texas, NRA Files for Bankruptcy…

The National Rifle Association asked a federal court for bankruptcy protection from its creditors on Friday, saying it plans to restructure as a nonprofit in Texas. The organization now is registered in New York, Reuters reports. In a statement, the NRA said it's leaving "a corrupt political and regulatory environment....

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AP Exclusive: Selena Gomez: Big Tech 'cashing in…

Selena Gomez is laying much of the blame for the violent attack on the U.S. Capitol at the feet of Big Tech, telling the leaders of Facebook, Twitter, Google and YouTube that they've allowed "people with hate in their hearts" to thrive and therefore "failed all the American people." (Jan. 14)

Fleeing New Yorkers squeeze surrounding housing…

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

Pelosi: Lawmakers Who Aided Mob Face Prosecution

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Friday that she wants to know whether any of her colleagues helped the mob that stormed the Capitol last week. That would put them in criminal jeopardy, she said. "If in fact it is found that members of Congress were accomplices to this insurrection, if...