January 21

Global stocks slide on growing concern about China virus

Stock and oil prices fell Tuesday as concern about the potential impact of a Chinese disease outbreak increased and a rating agency cut Hong Kong's credit rating for official borrowing due to political tension.
January 21

IMF downgrade of growth outlook ups pressure on India's Modi

A decision by the International Monetary Fund to downgrade its economic growth forecast for India is adding to pressure on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his policies.
January 21
Democratic presidential rivals Tulsi Gabbard, Joe Biden, Amy Klobuchar, Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders link arms during a Martin Luther King Jr.

2020 Democratic contenders link arms in MLK Jr. Day march

Democratic presidential candidates hit pause on their recent feuds Monday as they walked shoulder to shoulder through the streets of South Carolina's capital city to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and rally around their push to defeat President Donald Trump in November.
January 20

Impeachment arguments as seen by Democrats, Trump team

Legal filings to the Senate have laid out the arguments that will be made in President Donald Trump's impeachment trial, where he faces two distinct allegations of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.
January 20
A group in combat gear walks in a loose formation near the Richmond, Va. Capitol on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, where people gathered to protest gun-contro

Pro-gun rally by thousands in Virginia ends peacefully

Tens of thousands of gun-rights activists from around the country rallied peacefully at the Virginia Capitol on Monday to protest plans by the state's Democratic leadership to pass gun-control legislation — a move that has become a key flash point in the national debate over gun violence.
January 20
U.S. President Donald Trump stands with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell during a campaign rally at the Rupp Arena on Nov. 4, 2019 in Lexington,

McConnell proposes swift impeachment trial, long days

Final trial preparations were underway Monday on a tense day of plodding developments with Trump's legacy — and the judgment of both parties in Congress — at stake.
January 20
A snow display in the yard of Donald Hesseltine is seen Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in Davenport, Iowa. Leaders in the city condemned Hesseltine's display,

Davenport leaders condemn snow display targeting Democrats

Leaders in Davenport, Iowa, on Monday condemned a homeowner's snow display depicting a figure gunning down a snowman wearing a Bernie Sanders shirt and another adorned with a Democratic Party hat.
January 20

Senate impeachment timetable at a glance

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell plans to seek a speedy impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. In a Senate resolution released Monday evening, McConnell laid…
January 20

Justice Dept. memos back defiance of impeachment subpoenas

The White House on Monday released Justice Department legal opinions meant to bolster its case for defying subpoenas from Congress in the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump.
January 20
Vice President Mike Pence, left, listens to the history of the Civil Rights Museum during a visit, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, to Memphis, Tenn., on the ev

Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Faith, politics mix on holiday

Against the backdrop of a presidential election year, Monday's Martin Luther King Jr. holiday found leaders still wrestling over how to best embody the slain civil rights leader.
January 20

Giuliani associate in campaign cash probe seeks Barr recusal

An associate of Rudy Giuliani charged with illegally funneling foreign money into U.S. political campaigns has asked Attorney General William Barr to recuse himself in the case and appoint a special prosecutor.
January 20
Census Bureau recruiting assistant Lynnette Toledo, upper left, walked Gladys Weeks through the online application in December in Brooklyn Park. Weeks

Census Bureau makes 'urgent' push for more Minnesota workers

The Census Bureau is searching for thousands of part-time workers in Minnesota to knock on doors this spring.
January 20

Baker apologizes for calling Pressley's MLK speech a 'rant'

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker apologized Monday after he used the word "rant" to describe remarks from U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley at an event honoring Martin Luther King Jr.
January 20
President Donald Trump speaks to reporters on the South Lawn as he departs from the White House for a trip to McAllen, Texas, Jan. 10, 2019. The presi

Trump heading to Switzerland as impeachment trial reconvenes

When President Donald Trump's historic impeachment trial is called to order in the Senate this week, he won't be watching from inside the chamber or on television from the White House.
January 20

Schumer navigates rocky terrain as impeachment trial unfolds

Sen. Chuck Schumer stood at the finish line of a half-marathon in New York City, slapping high-fives. Then he was off to Washington for a meeting about the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. By the end of the night, he was back in New York, insisting at a news conference that witnesses are needed for a fair impeachment trial.
January 20

Major doctors' group calls for US to assure coverage for all

With health care an election-year priority, a major doctors' organization on Monday called for sweeping government action to guarantee coverage for all, reduce costs and improve the basic well-being of Americans.
January 20

AP FACT CHECK: Distortions in Trump's legal defense

President Donald Trump's defense against impeachment charges, as laid out in his legal argument released Monday, has distortions at its core.
January 20

Rapper, law enforcement shed light on Atlanta mall shooting

Statements from law enforcement officials and a Kentucky-based rapper are shedding more light on what led to a shooting that caused chaos outside one of Atlanta's largest malls last week.
January 20

Critics: consumers should be wary of short-term health plans

January 20

Suspected serial killer stayed under the radar, but how?

When a police detective said last week that a man suspected of strangling a suburban Chicago teen in 1976 may have killed as many as a dozen girls and young women, the question that screamed louder than all others was: How did nobody notice?