State capitols across the nation stepped up security, deploying National Guard units, SWAT teams and extra police officers as several legislatures convened amid heightened safety concerns.
President Donald Trump enters the last days of his presidency isolated and shunned by former allies and members of his own party as he faces a second impeachment and growing calls for his resignation.
Journalists were manhandled, threatened and had their equipment stolen or damaged by supporters of President Donald Trump during the riot at the U.S. Capitol.
With 13 days left in his term, President Donald Trump finally bent to reality amid growing talk of trying to force him out early, acknowledging he’ll peacefully leave after Congress affirmed his defeat.
In an unprecedented step, Facebook and Twitter suspended President Donald Trump from posting to their platforms following the storming of the U.S. Capitol by his supporters.
Even as he incited a far right, explicitly fascist coup attempt against the American government, Twitter refused to say whether it would remove outgoing United States President Donald Trump’s account on the platform: A company spokesperson told
It's early in the season, but both wholesale tree farmers and small cut-your-own lots are reporting strong demand, with many opening well before Thanksgiving.
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Does a photograph show a police officer rescuing a toddler wandering alone amid "violent riots" in Philadelphia? No, that's not true: Officers pulled the barefoot child from the backseat of an SUV after smashing its windows and removing t
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/18/business/media/new-york-post-hunter-biden.html The New York Post’s
A video showing crowds running after a police truck and a convoy on patrol has been shared hundreds of times in social media posts purporting to show clashes during Nigeria’s recent election in Edo state. The claim is false: the footage actually sho
Several shots rang out as protesters in downtown Louisville tried to avoid police blockades, moving down an alleyway as officers lobbed pepper balls.
Leading South African pharmacy chain Clicks recently ignited a racism row with a shampoo promotion that described black hair as “dull” and white hair as “normal”. Amid the backlash, a purported advert taking subtle aim at Clicks went viral on s
His resignation follows President Donald Trump's order to ban TikTok unless its parent company, ByteDance, sells its U.S. operations to an American company within 90 days.
After 64 years, the slogan has been suspended as it was deemed “the most inappropriate slogan for 2020.”
KFC has announced that the 64-year-old 'Finger-Lickin Good' motto will be temporarily suspended from advertising materials amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
President Donald Trump blasted universities that have canceled in-person classes amid coronavirus outbreaks, saying the move could ultimately cost lives rather than saving them.
More than 300 virus cases have been linked to the Rev. Jun Kwang-hun's huge church in northern Seoul.
On August 11 2020, social media users shared a Facebook Live video (archived here), which purportedly unveiled a shocking surprise harbored by the popular LOL Surprise! dolls — that their bodies change color when immersed in water, often in the
The Big Ten won't play football this fall because of concerns about COVID-19, becoming the first of college sports' power conferences to yield to the pandemic.
A photo has been shared repeatedly in posts on Facebook, Twitter and in media reports that claim it shows an image of the Lebanese flag projected onto Egypt’s Giza pyramids. The posts claim the pyramids were lit up with the flag in order to show sol
Spain’s former monarch, Juan Carlos I, is leaving Spain to live in another, unspecified, country amid a financial scandal.
There is no evidence of widespread voter fraud through mail-in voting, even in states with all-mail votes.
The shakeup injected familiar turmoil to Trump's 2020 campaign, which had so far largely avoided the regular staff churn that dominated the president's 2016 campaign and his White House.
Three mental health organizations urged U.S. Attorney William Barr to stop the inmate's execution and commute his sentence to life in prison without possibility of parole.
President Donald Trump has a vision for his second term, if he wins one, of establishing a “National Garden of American Heroes” that will pay tribute to some of the most prominent figures in U.S. history, a collection of “the greatest Americans t
Native American advocacy groups have tried for decades to force Washington, D.C.'s football team to change their name.
As tensions remain high between Iran and the U.S., the Islamic Republic appears to have constructed a new mock-up of an aircraft carrier off its southern coast for potential live-fire drills.
The New York Times’ editorial page editor has resigned amid outrage over an op-ed by a Republican senator who advocated using federal troops to quell protests.
It can be difficult to resist the urge to post or tweet, even for people such as police officers, local officials or teachers who are bound to draw scrutiny.
Were Boston police caught planting bricks amid the George Floyd death protest? No, that's not true: The bricks being removed by police officers from the back of a truck were collected by police from a damaged sidewalk on the campus of Northeas
In the early moments of the gathering at a church in Wilmington, the former vice president listened quietly and took notes in a spiral notebook. All of the attendees, including Biden, wore face masks.
Police evacuated the 3rd Precinct station, the focus of many of the protests, before protesters entered the building.
Did the CDC issue guidelines ordering schools to make children over the age of 2 wear masks, forbidding children from sharing toys and requiring physical barriers in bathrooms -- all for schools to reopen amid the COVID-19 outbreak? No, that i
Wear a mask, but skip the gloves. Don’t sanitize the apples. And if you are older than 65, it’s probably best to still order your groceries online.
A Republican senator with access to some of the nation's top secrets became further entangled in a deepening FBI investigation as agents examining a well-timed sale of stocks during the coronavirus outbreak showed up at his home with a warrant to searc
He posted the photo of an ice cream sundae from Buca di Beppo Italian Restaurant while stay-at-home orders were in effect.
Countries around the world are facing the delicate balance of trying to restart their battered economies without causing a second wave of coronavirus infections.
A senior South Korean presidential official told reporters that the government had determined that Kim did not have surgery or any other procedure,