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Yellen's Senate confirmation hearing set for Jan. 19

Yellen's Senate confirmation hearing set for Jan. 19

WASHINGTON — The Senate Finance Committee announced Tuesday that it will hold a confirmation hearing for Treasury Secretary-nominee Janet Yellen on Jan. 19.
Official: Number of victims of Russian hack likely to grow

Official: Number of victims of Russian hack likely to grow

WASHINGTON — The number of federal agencies and private companies who learn that they have been affected by a massive Russian hack is expected to grow as the investigation into it continues, the U.S.
As pandemic worsens, most US states resist restrictions

As pandemic worsens, most US states resist restrictions

PHOENIX — As the U.S. goes through the most lethal phase of the coronavirus outbreak yet, governors and local officials in hard-hit parts of the country are showing little willingness to impose any new restrictions on businesses to stop the spread.
FBI says it warned about prospect of violence ahead of riot

FBI says it warned about prospect of violence ahead of riot

WASHINGTON — The FBI warned law enforcement agencies ahead of last week's breach of the U.S. Capitol about the potential for extremist-driven violence, U.S.
Illinois man accused of threatening inauguration violence

Illinois man accused of threatening inauguration violence

CHICAGO — A suburban Chicago man accused of threatening to take the lives of President-elect Joe Biden and other Democrats at the upcoming inauguration in Washington, D.C., has been arrested, prosecutors said Tuesday. The U.S.
Officials capture 1 of 6 inmates who escaped California jail

Officials capture 1 of 6 inmates who escaped California jail

MERCED, Calif. — One of six inmates who used a homemade rope to escape from a jail in central California was arrested Tuesday, authorities said. Some of those still on the loose have been charged with murder or attempted murder.
Top military leaders remind troops of limits of free speech

Top military leaders remind troops of limits of free speech

WASHINGTON — Amid worry about renewed violence on Inauguration Day, the military's top leaders issued a written reminder to all service members Tuesday that the deadly insurrection at the Capitol last week was an anti-democratic, criminal act, and th
Michigan plans to charge ex-Gov. Snyder in Flint water probe

Michigan plans to charge ex-Gov. Snyder in Flint water probe

FLINT, Mich. — Former Michigan Gov.
CNN has best ratings day ever for Capitol attack

CNN has best ratings day ever for Capitol attack

NEW YORK — The attack on the U.S. Capitol last week brought more viewers to CNN than any other single day in the network's 40-year history. CNN averaged 5.2 million viewers last Wednesday, eclipsing its previous high of 5.
Justices say women must obtain abortion pill in person

Justices say women must obtain abortion pill in person

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ordered Tuesday that women must visit a doctor's office, hospital or clinic in person to obtain an abortion pill during the COVID-19 pandemic, though similar rules for other drugs have been suspended during the public h
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