Nation
January 13

Doug Liman made the ultimate lockdown movie IN lockdown

Director Doug Liman was on a call with screenwriter Steven Knight and producer PJ van Sandwijk in July when they started wondering what it would be like to make a movie about the current moment IN the current moment.
Nation
January 13

NY Democrat's ties to Maduro may help Biden unlock stalemate

It was the aftermath of a failed coup against Hugo Chávez and Rep. Gregory Meeks was lounging at the Kennedy compound on Cape Cod with a young lawmaker from Venezuela with a bushy moustache named Nicolás Maduro.
Business
January 13

Asian shares mixed after lackluster day on Wall Street

Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Thursday after a lackluster day on Wall Street, where major indexes spent the day drifting up and down near their record highs.
Nation
January 13

Guy Coates, longtime AP reporter in Louisiana, dies at 80

Guy Coates, a former Associated Press correspondent who covered Gulf Coast hurricanes and civil rights, dodged gunfire during a New Orleans sniper's shooting spree and chronicled the tumult of politics in his native Louisiana for four decades, died late Tuesday. He was 80.
Business
January 13

The Latest: Coronavirus cases surging in northeast China

China is seeing a new surge in coronavirus cases in its frozen northeast, and has reported its first death attributed to COVID-19 in months.
Business
January 13

Environmentalists move toward lawsuit over fuel break plan

Environmentalists have filed a notice of intent to sue the U.S government to block plans to build up to 11,000 miles (17,700 kilometers) of fuel breaks they contend would violate the Endangered Species Act in a misguided effort to slow the advance of wildfires in six Western states.
Nation
January 13

FBI, Justice Department leaders stay out of sight after riot

A law enforcement news conference this week on the U.S. Capitol riot was notable not only for news that sedition charges were being contemplated but also because of who was not there: the highest-ranking leaders of the FBI and the Justice Department.
Nation
January 13

Calls to reopen classrooms grow as teachers get vaccinated

pressuring them, even — as teachers begin to gain access to the vaccine against the raging pandemic.
Sports
January 13
U.S. relay swimmer Klete Keller after a men’s 4x200-meter freestyle relay heat during the swimming competitions in the National Aquatics Center at t

Olympian Keller charged with taking part in US Capitol riot

Five-time Olympic swimming medalist Klete Keller was charged Wednesday with participating in a deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol after video emerged that appeared to show him among those storming the building last week.
Business
January 13

US to block cotton from China region targeted in crackdown

The U.S. government announced Wednesday that it will halt imports of cotton and tomatoes from the Uighur region of China in its most sweeping action yet to pressure the Communist Party over its campaign against ethnic minorities.
Nation
January 13
Vials containing the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine on a table at a vaccination site in Santa Rosa, Calif., on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, amid the coronaviru

California expands eligibility for coronavirus vaccine

California made another 4 million people eligible for the coronavirus vaccine on Wednesday, intensifying a competition among the state's biggest counties as they race to acquire enough doses to inoculate their populations while the state endures another surge in new cases and deaths.
Politics
January 13

The Latest: Pelosi wants fines for bypassing House security

The Latest on the fallout from the attack of the U.S. Capitol by pro-Trump loyalists (all times local):
Nation
January 13
Then-Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder delivers his State of the State in the House of Representatives Chamber in 2018.

Ex.-Michigan Gov. Snyder charged in Flint water crisis

Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder was charged Wednesday with willful neglect of duty after an investigation of ruinous decisions that left Flint with lead-contaminated water and a regional outbreak of Legionnaires' disease.
Business
January 13
In this Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, file photo, emergency crews work the scene of a fatal crash involving a charter bus and car on the AA highway in Camp

Risky driving: US traffic deaths up despite virus lockdowns

The number of people killed on the nation's highways rose 4.6% in the first nine months of 2020 despite coronavirus lockdowns that curtailed driving early in the year.
Business
January 13

Tesla balks at touch screen recall, US agency takes action

Tesla Inc. is balking at recalling about 159,000 vehicles with potentially defective touch screens, so U.S. safety regulators are moving to force the company to take action.
Nation
January 13

Powell's Books says Andy Ngo's book will not be in store

Powell's Books has announced that the iconic Portland bookstore will not place the book "Unmasked" by conservative writer Andy Ngo on its shelves following a backlash.
Nation
January 13

Navajo Nation, New Mexico reach settlements over mine spill

The Navajo Nation's Department of Justice announced Wednesday it has settled with mining companies to resolve claims stemming from a 2015 spill that resulted in rivers in three western states being fouled with a bright-yellow plume of arsenic, lead and other heavy metals.
Nation
January 13

Flint families welcome water crisis charges, seek healing

Flint mother Ariana Hawk struggled to find words. Bittersweet came to mind, as did frustrated.
Nation
January 13
U.S. Census Director Steven Dillingham.

Census decision deals blow to Trump efforts on House seats

President Donald Trump's effort to exclude people in the U.S. illegally from being counted in the process for divvying up congressional seats was dealt another blow Wednesday when the Census Bureau's director indefinitely halted an effort to gather data on the citizenship status of every U.S. resident.
Nation
January 13

California Democrats see backlash after recall 'coup' claims

California Republicans on Wednesday seized on a bungled Democratic attempt to link the proposed recall of Gov. Gavin Newsom to the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, depicting it as a dangerous act of desperation by the Democrats and fresh evidence that the governor needs to go.