More than 50 Democratic representatives of Congress from across the country have... View gallery »
A day after Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th president of the United States, hundreds of thousands of people will converge on the National Mall for the Women's March on Washington.
Mexican Attorney General's Office
When border officials find drug tunnels that lead to the U.S., they are filled with cement and sealed off. But that doesn’t necessarily seal off their future use. According to a report by the Los Angeles Times, the tunnels aren’t completely closed off across the border in Mexico. While the entry is sealed, the rest of the tunnel is left alone. Over the last decade, U.S. Customs and Border Protection has spent roughly $9 million to block off the entry points of illegal tunnels.
Historically dry winters combined with years of below-average rainfall have taken... View gallery »
A student's painting that divided members of Congress for its depiction of Ferguson, Missouri, has been removed from its Capitol Hill display, this time perhaps permanently. Several Republicans had complained about the painting, which shows a pig in a police uniform aiming a gun at a protester, and even took down the artwork temporarily. The lawmakers argued that the painting violated rules for a national student arts competition by showing subjects of contemporary political controversy or of a sensationalistic or gruesome nature. In August 2014, a white police officer shot and killed Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, in Ferguson, setting off weeks of protests.
Colchester Fire Department
A sickly looking bobcat attacked three people at a Connecticut farm run by a social service organization in Colchester Tuesday morning and has been put down, according to officials at the scene. Colchester fire officials said the bobcat bit one person and scratched two others at a greenhouse on the property of the Caring Community, a residential and day program on Waterhole Road in Colchester. All three people who were injured are clients of the Caring Community, fire officials said.
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
Rhode Island state police say they have located two children reported missing in 1985 and arrested a non-custodial parent wanted for snatching them. Elaine Yates is accused of snatching her daughters Kimberly and Kelly Yates on Aug. 26, 1985, in Warwick. In 1988, a felony warrant was issued for Yates. Authorities said they received a tip in December about Yates and her daughters' whereabouts in Texas, and eventually arrested Yates in Houston, where she was living under the name Leina L. Waldberg, with the help of Texas authorities on Monday.
Bidding on the 1940 Tudor-style home in Jamaica Estates in Queens ends Tuesday at... View gallery »
Police say they have arrested the owner of two pit bulls that killed one child and injured another in southwest Atlanta.
Atlanta Police Sgt. Warren Pickard says Cameron Tucker was arrested after the children were attacked while walking to a bus stop about 7:30 a.m. Tuesday. Pickard say one of the dogs was shot by officers.
Even as the election outcome intensifies America's abortion debate, a comprehensive new survey finds the annual number of abortions in the U.S has dropped to well under 1 million, the lowest level since 1974. The report, which counted 926,200 abortions in 2014, was released Tuesday by the Guttmacher Institute, a research group which supports abortion rights. It is the only entity which strives to count all abortions in the U.S.; the latest federal survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lacks data from California, Maryland and New Hampshire. The total from 2014 represented a drop of 12.5 percent from Guttmacher's previous survey, which tallied 1.06 million abortions in 2011.
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was in Dallas Tuesday to testify at an intellectual property lawsuit over his company's virtual reality headset. Zuckerberg arrived at the Earle Cabell Federal Building for the trial Tuesday morning, which began Jan. 10. ZeniMax Media, which owns Richardson-based id Software, filed the lawsuit claiming that Facebook-owned Oculus VR stole secrets and technology that led to the development of the headset. Zuckerberg testified Tuesday that he believes the allegations are false.
Prime Minister Theresa May said Tuesday Britain plans to make a clean break from the European Union and not opt for "anything that leaves us half-in, half-out."
In a major speech Tuesday, May said Britain won't "hold on to bits of membership," nor seek associate or partial membership of the bloc.
She said Britain will forge a "new and equal partnership" with Europe.
Britons voted to leave the EU in a referendum in June.
Setting out her vision for Britain, May said she wanted her country to emerge "stronger, fairer, more united and more outward-looking than before."
She also said that Britain's parliament will get to vote on a final Brexit deal.
President-elect Donald Trump wanted to praise his daughter on Twitter — instead he accidentally sent his message to another Ivanka.
Trump retweeted a message from a Twitter user that said his daughter was "great, a woman with real character and class."
But the user tagged the wrong Ivanka, a mistake repeated by Trump — and the message was directed to a woman named Ivanka Majic in Brighton, southern England.
President Barack Obama has made a surprise visit to the final daily press briefing with White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest. Obama praised Earnest Tuesday for "his smarts and his maturity," but added that one of his best qualities has been his integrity. Obama says Earnest is "tough and didn't always give you guys what you wanted," but that he tried to make sure to share as much of the administration's vision and policy as possible.
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General Motors is planning to invest $1 billion in U.S. factories and add thousands of new white-collar jobs.
The measures have been in the works for years, but were announced today after criticism from President-elect Donald Trump.
In all, GM says it will create or keep 7,000 jobs in the next few years, including about 7,000 at factories.
Another 5,000 new positions will be created at its auto financing arm, and to develop new technologies.