A photo from video shows Brian Laundrie talking to a police officer after police pulled over the van he was traveling in with his girlfriend, Gabriell

FBI: Laundrie admitted killing Gabby Petito in notebook

The boyfriend of slain cross-country traveler Gabby Petito admitted killing her in a notebook discovered near his body in a Florida swamp, the FBI announced Friday.

Texas judge blocks Biden federal worker vaccine mandate

January 21
A dose of a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine was prepared at Lurie Children’s hospital, Nov. 5, 2021, in Chicago.
A U.S. judge in Texas issued a nationwide injunction on Friday barring the federal government from enforcing President Joe Biden's requirement that federal workers without qualifying medical or religious exemptions be vaccinated for COVID-19.

Booster shots are instrumental in fighting omicron, CDC data show

January 21
A nurse administered a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at a booster clinic for teens in Berkley, Mich., Jan. 20, 2022.
Extra doses were most effective against infection and death among Americans 50 and older.
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1 NYPD officer killed, 1 severely injured in Harlem shooting

A New York City police officer was killed and another critically wounded Friday night while answering a call about an argument between a woman and her adult son, officials said, making four officers shot in the city in as many days.
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Wildfire near California's Big Sur forces evacuations

Residents in the Big Sur area of California were told to evacuate from their homes due to a wildfire that began late Friday, officials said.
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Adam Rippon looks back at his role in 2018 Olympics

So, it's just another competition? Got to treat the Winter Olympics that way?
Sports
12:40am

Islanders 1980s dynasty star Clark Gillies dies at 67

Hall of Famer Clark Gillies, a stalwart on the New York Islanders' dynasty that won four straight Stanley Cup championships in the early 1980s, has died. He was 67.
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AP Week in Pictures: Global

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Cold North Dakota ideal for hot cryptocurrency data centers

North Dakota's bitterly cold winters make for the ideal setting desired by a new industry eyeing the state: cryptocurrency.
Politics
January 21

Where Ukraine's sunflowers once sprouted, fears now grow

On a warm spring day in Ukraine 26 years ago, three men smiled for cameras as they planted symbolic sunflower seedlings in freshly tilled earth where Soviet nuclear missiles had once stood ready.
Politics
January 21

Sinema faces blowback in Arizona for votes defying Democrats

U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema is growing increasingly isolated from some of her party's most influential officials and donors after playing a key role in scuttling voting rights legislation that many Democrats consider essential to preserving democracy.
Politics
January 21

Facing tough '22 elections, Dems want a year of achievements

Staring at midterm elections that could cost them control of Congress, Democrats are trying to sculpt a 2022 legislative agenda that would generate achievements and reassure voters that they're addressing pocketbook problems and can govern competently.
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January 21

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January 21

As Biden struggles, Harris touts California wildfire aid

After a difficult first year in office, Vice President Kamala Harris enjoyed a homecoming of sorts Friday, taking a helicopter tour in Southern California mountains to highlight new funding for federal wildfire programs.
Nation
January 21

Review: decision to defend fire station nearly cost lives

A firefighting crew's decision to stay and defend its beloved station on California's central coast nearly cost the lives of 14 firefighters who were overrun by flames, according to a report released Friday by an organization that promotes firefighter safety.
Nation
January 21

Jewish leaders urge worship attendance after hostage siege

On the eve of her 100th birthday Saturday, Ruth Salton told her daughter she was going one way or another to Friday night Shabbat services at Congregation Beth Israel, just days after a gunman voicing antisemitic conspiracy theories held four worshippers hostage for 10 hours at the Fort Worth-area synagogue.
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January 21
Keith LeGrande picks up supplies at the Marina Shores Taylor’s Do It Center Virginia Beach, Virginia, on Thursday in preparation for an impending wi

Rare blast of snow, ice takes aim at Southeast US coast

Freezing rain, sleet and snow blew into coastal areas stretching from South Carolina to Virginia on Friday in a winter storm that forecasters say could snarl a region that's unaccustomed to winter precipitation.
Nation
January 21

Police: Truck with 100 monkeys crashes, some of them missing

A truck carrying about 100 monkeys was involved in a crash Friday in Pennsylvania, state police said as authorities searched for at least three of the monkeys that appeared to have escaped the vehicle.
Business
January 21

Weber Grills apologizes for ill-timed meatloaf recipe email

Weber picked the wrong day to suggest grilling meatloaf.
Nation
January 21

Mother: teachers manipulated child to change gender identity

A mother who claims teachers secretly manipulated her 11-year-old daughter into changing her gender identity and name has filed a legal case against a tiny California school district.
Nation
January 21

County official pleads guilty to misdemeanor election fraud

An East Texas county commissioner and his wife have pleaded guilty to misdemeanor election fraud after reaching a plea deal that allows him to remain in office.
Business
January 21

GM to spend $6.5B, add 4,000 jobs at Michigan EV factories

General Motors is poised to announce next week major electric-vehicle investments in Michigan, with plans to spend $6.5 billion and create up to 4,000 new jobs at two plants.
Nation
January 21
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., shown on Wednesday in Washington.

McConnell responds to uproar over comment about Black voters

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell pushed back Friday against the uproar over a comment he made about African American voters, calling the criticism directed his way "outrageous."