Author: Associated Press

CNN fires Chris Cuomo for helping brother deal with scandal

NEW YORK (AP) — CNN has fired anchor Chris Cuomo after details emerged about how he assisted his brother, former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, as the politician faced sexual harassment allegations earlier this year. The network suspended Chris Cuomo…

Homeowner tries to smoke out snakes, burns down house

POOLESVILLE, Md. (AP) — A Maryland home was accidentally burned to the ground by an owner trying to get rid of a snake infestation, officials said. The homeowner in Poolesville, a town about 25 miles (about 40 kilometers) outside of…

Parents of Michigan boy charged in Oxford school shooting

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — The parents of a teen accused of killing four students at a Michigan high school have been charged with involuntary manslaughter. A prosecutor described chilling moments that day when a teacher found a drawing of a…

U.S. intelligence finds Russia planning Ukraine offensive

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. intelligence officials have determined that Russian planning is underway for a possible military offensive against Ukraine that could begin as soon as early 2022 and would include an estimated 175,000 personnel. That's according to an administration…

Fuel in tap water alarms Pearl Harbor military families

HONOLULU (AP) — Hundreds of military families living near Pearl Harbor have complained of stomach pain, nausea and other health ailments after the Navy's water system became contaminated by petroleum. The problems are afflicting one of the most important Navy…

Tennessee governor grants clemency to 17

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has granted clemency for the first time since taking office to 17 people. Among those granted clemency include a man who was freed in 2019 after spending 12 years in prison for…

Senate passes stopgap funding bill, avoiding shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has passed a stopgap spending bill that avoids a short-term shutdown and funds the federal government through Feb. 18 after leaders defused a partisan standoff over federal vaccine mandates. [field59_video account="WBBJ" key="ac92e8dfcc85fc096300b4a9281fb90733de7bd7" vtitle="Senate passes stopgap…

Biden to attend Kennedy Center Honors, resuming tradition

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will be in the house for the Kennedy Center Honors on Sunday. Biden and his wife, Jill, plan to attend the star-studded extravaganza celebrating five artists. The artists are Motown Records creator Berry Gordy,…

Deal reached to reduce Yellowstone's bison herd by 600-900

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — As many as 900 bison from Yellowstone National Park could be shot by hunters, sent to slaughter or placed in quarantine this winter in a program that seeks to prevent the animals from spreading a disease…

With Roe in question, justices dig into private debate

WASHINGTON (AP) — After hours of public arguments, the Supreme Court's justices will now embark on a private debate over what to do about possibly drastic abortion limits for pregnant women in the U.S. The justices will talk it over…