Covington Catholic closes Tuesday, first school day after D.C. incident

The Kentucky high school was closed because of security concerns after students were accused of mocking a Native American activist.

Russell Baker, longtime NY Times columnist and host of ‘Masterpiece Theatre,’ dead at 93

Russell Baker, a longtime columnist and reporter for the New York Times who won a Pulitzer Prize for commentary in 1979, has died, according to reports. He was 93 years old.

Black Panther's nomination shows the Oscars is changing for the better

Commentary: After years of struggling to balance and subvert the idea of "Oscar-worthy" movies, the Academy did OK this year.

Death toll in Mexico gasoline pipeline blast climbs to 96

MEXICO CITY - The number of people who died in a gasoline pipeline explosion in central Mexico late last week has risen to 96, government officials said on Tuesday, from 91 reported a day earlier. The explosion last Friday occurred after hundreds of people crowded in to collect gasoline gushing from a pipeline that had been ruptured by suspected fu

PED-tainted Bonds, Clemens still fall short in Hall of Fame voting

Tuesday proved a rough day for Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens, the all-time greats who have been kept out of Cooperstown due to very strong evidence that they used illegal performance-enhancing drug…

Efforts to find Spanish toddler hit snag, tunnel to be widened

TOTALAN, Spain - Efforts to reach a two-year-old boy who fell into a borehole in southern Spain on Jan 13 hit a major snag on Tuesday when engineers said they would have to widen a parallel shaft before they could dig a horizontal passage to reach the toddler. Miners had been drilling day and night to create the shaft 60 metres (197 ft) deep, which

Brother of American held in Russia without bail says he's a 'pawn'

James O’Neill mourns rookie cop killed in Bronx car accident

Police Commissioner James O’Neill was among about 250 mourners Tuesday who paid their final respects to rookie Officer Brian Kessler. Kessler, 28, who graduated from the Police Academy in October a…

Mister Rogers documentary voted biggest Oscars snub

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Government workers to miss second paycheck as shutdown drags on

As federal employees continue to work without pay, Senate Republicans are expected to vote on the president's latest proposal. It includes $5.7 billion in border wall funding in exchange for protections for Dreamers. Nancy Cordes has the latest.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day: At Ebenezer Baptist Church, a call to action to end 'chaos'

A memorial for Martin Luther King Jr. at Ebenezer Baptist Church proceeded Monday after almost being derailed by the federal government shutdown.

Kamala Harris raised $1.5M in first 24 hours of 2020 bid

Just a day after she announced her candidacy for president, US Sen. Kamala Harris has already pulled in $1.5 million in campaign donations. A torrent of small donations flooded the California Democ…