Woman believed to be last Civil War widow dies

O’FALLON, Mo. – Helen Viola Jackson’s 1936 marriage to James Bolin was unusual to say the least: He was 93 and in declining health, and she was a 17-year-old schoolgirl. Bolin was also a Civil War...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2021 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Congress validates Biden’s election victory; Trump promises ‘orderly transition’

WASHINGTON — Angry supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday in a chaotic protest aimed at thwarting a peaceful transfer of power, forcing lawmakers to be rushed...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2021 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Chaos, violence, mockery as pro-Trump mob occupies Congress

WASHINGTON — “Where are they?” a Trump supporter demanded in a crowd of dozens roaming the halls of the Capitol, bearing Trump flags and pounding on doors. They — lawmakers, staff members and more...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2021 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Taking a look at what didn’t happen this week

Here’s a look at false and misleading claims circulating as the United States rolled out the newly authorized Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to some health care workers and others. None of these...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Taking a look at what didn’t happen this week

A look at false and misleading claims circulating as the United States moves closer to approving a COVID-19 vaccine and distribution is underway in the United Kingdom. None of these are legit, even...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Puppy pipeline runs from Georgia to new homes

MACON, Ga. – Packed in a dog crate, a 3-year-old boxer mix named Sky took a flight earlier this month. She was one of a half-dozen dogs who got the ride of their lives flying from Macon, Georgia,...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Navajo Nation reports 197 additional virus cases, no deaths

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – The Navajo Nation is reporting 197 additional COVID-19 cases and no deaths from the virus as of Monday evening. A day earlier, officials had reported 383 cases, an all-time...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Astronauts discuss sleeping quarters and Baby Yoda

He had flown on the Space Shuttle and the Russian Soyuz. And now after flying the SpaceX Dragon capsule, Soichi Noguchi is the third person, after John Young and Wally Schirra, to travel to orbit...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Stolen Bigfoot statue found along road in California

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. – Police officers in the mountains north of Santa Cruz responded to a suspicious figure in a road early Thursday and found Bigfoot. “He was a little banged up but will be...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

‘This isn’t over!’: Trump supporters refuse to accept defeat

Chanting “This isn’t over!” and “Stop the steal,” supporters of President Donald Trump protested at state capitols across the country Saturday, refusing to accept defeat and echoing Trump’s...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Biden wins White House, vowing new direction for divided U.S.

WASHINGTON – Democrat Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump to become the 46th president of the United States on Saturday, positioning himself to lead a nation gripped by the historic pandemic...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

The count goes on – with Biden on the cusp of presidency

WASHINGTON – Democrat Joe Biden stood on the cusp of winning the presidency Friday night, three days after Election Day, as the long, exacting work of counting votes widened his lead over President...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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