World
January 13

Mexico, Central America cite COVID-19 concern over migration

The Mexican government said Wednesday that it and 10 other countries in North and Central America are worried about the health risks of COVID-19 among migrants without proper documents.
Sports
January 13

Farabee has 4-point game, Flyers beat Penguins 6-3

Nolan Patrick missed last season with debilitating migraines and Oskar Lindblom had his shortened in his fight with a rare bone cancer. The only cheers they heard in their comeback games came in the locker room before faceoff in the form of rousing approval from the Philadelphia Flyers, grateful their teammates could play.
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.
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.
Business
January 13

Japan widens virus emergency to 7 more areas as cases surge

Japan expanded a coronavirus state of emergency to seven more prefectures Wednesday, affecting more than half the population amid a surge in infections across the country.
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.
Sports
January 13
Collin Morikawa hits from the first tee during the final round of the Tournament of Champions at Kapalua Plantation Course in Kapalua, Hawaii. (Matthe

Another tournament in Hawaii, a fresh start for most players

For the 31 players at the Sony Open who took the 30-minute flight over from Maui, the decision to play was easy. They're already in Hawaii, guaranteed a tropical climate and the course at sea level is an easy walk.
Sports
January 13
F1 drivers pose for a photo ahead of a race in the Yas Marina racetrack in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020. (Brynn Lennon, Pool

F1 season to start in Bahrain after Australian GP postponed

The start of the Formula One season was delayed by one week on Tuesday after the Australian Grand Prix was postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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

Another 3 NBA games called off amid virus, 16 test positive

Contact tracing issues involving the Phoenix Suns and Washington Wizards forced the NBA to postpone three more games Wednesday, raising the leaguewide total from this week alone to eight.
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.
Politics
January 13
President Donald Trump, shown Tuesday boarding Air Force One, faced the single charge of “incitement of insurrection” after he encouraged loyalist

Trump is the first president to be impeached two times

President Donald Trump was impeached by the U.S. House for a historic second time Wednesday, charged with "incitement of insurrection" over the deadly mob siege of the Capitol in a swift and stunning collapse of his final days in office. The 232-197 vote came with the Capitol secured by armed National Guard troops inside and out.
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.
Coronavirus
January 13
The Mayo Clinic’s Gonda Building in Rochester, Minnesota, in 2014. (Glen Stubbe/Minneapolis Star Tribune/TNS) ORG XMIT: MIN2008052208164303

Mayo validates COVID-19 plasma treatment as public seeks vaccine

Timing is key, as patients with COVID-19 did not benefit from donor plasma if they had already been placed on ventilators, research shows.
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

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.
Nation
January 13
Illinois state Rep. La Shawn K. Ford, D-Chicago, left, talks with fellow state Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch, D-Hillside, during the lame-duck session for

Illinois replaces longest-serving legislative leader in US

The Illinois House on Wednesday elected its first Black speaker to replace the longest-serving legislative leader in modern U.S. history, picking Democratic Rep. Emanuel "Chris" Welch for the job and pushing aside Michael Madigan after he was implicated in an ongoing bribery investigation.