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The U.S. is placing 8,500 troops on alert for possible deployment to Eastern Europe

Monday, January 24, 2022

The Pentagon said no final decision has been made, but Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin wanted U.S. forces to be ready "just in case" of a Russian invasion of Ukraine.


State Department orders families of embassy staff to leave Ukraine

Sunday, January 23, 2022

Citing a "continued threat of Russian military action," the U.S. State Department also authorized the voluntary departure of nonessential embassy employees at its embassy in Kyiv.


All hostages are safe after being held at Texas synagogue, authorities say

Saturday, January 15, 2022

The gunman who held four people hostage at a synagogue in Colleyville, Texas, is now dead, authorities said. The four hostages were physically unharmed.


Here's what's behind the Wordle c-r-a-z-e

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

It's a simple game to guess a five-letter word. People on social media have been very enthusiastic about sharing how well they did.


Actor and comedian Bob Saget dies at 65

Sunday, January 09, 2022

Saget was a prominent presence on American television screens throughout the 1990s as the father Danny Tanner on Full House and the host of America's Funniest Home Videos.


Snowfall hits the Mid-Atlantic, dropping more than a foot in some areas

Monday, January 03, 2022

A major winter storm brought more than a foot of snow to parts of Maryland, Virginia, New Jersey and Delaware, with heavy accumulations also seen in North Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia and D.C.


Conservators find books, coins and bullets in Virginia time capsule

Tuesday, December 28, 2021

The box had been buried underneath a statue of Robert E. Lee for 134 years. It was the time capsule that historians had long hoped to find.


More than 3,700 people were killed in Syria's civil war this year

Friday, December 24, 2021

The count, by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, comes after more than a decade of a war that's killed at least 350,000 people and displaced millions.


Daunte Wright's aunt says Kim Potter's conviction is 'bittersweet'

Friday, December 24, 2021

Family members says they're happy about the guilty verdict for the former police officer, who fatally shot Wright in April. But they say it's not true justice.


The Flying Tigers: How a group of Americans ended up fighting for China in WW II

Sunday, December 19, 2021

In 1941, Japan was on the offensive against China. So China hired a group of Americans to fight back in the skies. Eighty years ago this week, they fought in their first battle.


Searchers digging through mountains of debris left by deadly tornadoes in Kentucky

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear said 74 people were confirmed killed and more than 100 are still unaccounted for. The victims who have been identified range in age from 2 months to 98 years.


64 are dead and 105 unaccounted for in Kentucky as states reel from tornadoes' wrath

Sunday, December 12, 2021

Tornadoes over the weekend destroyed entire communities in Kentucky while leaving thousands homeless. People were also killed in Illinois, Missouri, Arkansas and Tennessee.


Over 80 killed in tornadoes in central U.S.; Biden declares emergency in Kentucky

Saturday, December 11, 2021

A severe storm system caused scores of deaths and injuries and significant damage at a Kentucky candle factory, an Amazon facility in Illinois, a nursing home in Arkansas and many homes and buildings.


As Ghislaine Maxwell trial opens, prosecutors allege a 'pyramid scheme of abuse'

Monday, November 29, 2021

Prosecutors have sought to portray the once prominent socialite as the coordinator of a sex-trafficking ring that victimized teenage girls to the benefit of disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein.


Jury finds rally organizers liable for the violence that broke out in Charlottesville

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

The plaintiffs alleged that the organizers and participants of the 2017 Unite the Right rally conspired to commit violence and interfered with their right to be free from racially motivated violence.


ABC's Jonathan Karl details Trump's efforts to overturn the election in 'Betrayal'

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

The new book from ABC News' chief Washington correspondent focuses on how Trump worked to overturn the election — but Karl also has a message about the rally at the Capitol that became a riot.


The Milwaukee Bucks are the first NBA champions to visit the White House since 2016

Monday, November 08, 2021

Members of the Golden State Warriors and Toronto Raptors, who won recent championships, had declined to visit President Donald Trump, while the Lakers' visit was canceled because of COVID protocols.


'All in the Family' is 50 years old. A new book looks at how it changed TV

Tuesday, November 02, 2021

All in the Family creator Norman Lear, along with writer Jim Colucci, talked with NPR about Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton and their roles on the groundbreaking TV show.


James Michael Tyler, who played Gunther on 'Friends,' dies at 59

Sunday, October 24, 2021

Tyler was the most frequently recurring guest star over the 10-year run of Friends, playing the shy barista Gunther.


An Ancient Tablet, Stolen Then Acquired By Hobby Lobby, Will Be Returned To Iraq

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Known as the Gilgamesh Dream Tablet, it was looted from Iraq and made its way through several hands before Hobby Lobby purchased it for the Museum of the Bible in 2014.