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For Oath Keepers and founder, Jan. 6 was weeks in the making

For more than a year, federal prosecutors have been investigating the Capitol riot, and at least 700 people have been charged, mostly with lower-level crimes. So it was stunning when prosecutors last week charged the leader of the far-right militia group known as the Oath Keepers, along with 10 other members or associates, with seditious conspiracy. That's a a rarely-used Civil War-era statute reserved for only the most serious of […]

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Winter storm whipping northeast US with snow, thunderstorms

A dangerous winter storm is whipping the East Coast with significant snowfall, strong thunderstorms and blustery winds Monday. Meteorologists said a foot or more of snow fell in parts of New York state, Ohio and Pennsylvania through Monday morning. New York City was spared most of the snowfall. Sleet and rain are the main threats for much of Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island. Road conditions were also a concern. Plow […]

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Celebrated Tuskegee Airman Charles McGee dies at 102

One of the last surviving Tuskegee Airmen, Charles McGee, who flew fighter combat missions over three wars, has died. A family member says McGee died on Sunday at age 102 at his home in Bethesda, Maryland. The Tuskegee Airmen is the nickname of the first African American unit to fly combat airplanes in World War II. McGee was among more than 900 men who trained in rural Alabama after the […]

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Delaware governor mandates masks in indoor settings

Democratic Gov. John Carney is ordering Delawareans to wear masks in indoor business settings and extending a mask requirement for schools and child care facilities. Carney on Monday signed a revision to a previously issued State of Emergency declaration that will requiring Delawareans to wear masks in grocery stores, convenience stores, gyms, restaurants, malls and other indoor settings. The mandate takes effect at 8 a.m. Tuesday. Carney also said that […]

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Tool, J. Cole, Stevie Nicks to headline Bonnaroo music fest

J. Cole, Tool and Stevie Nicks will headline this year’s Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival. The four-day festival in Manchester, Tennessee, is set to return June 16-19 after a two-year hiatus because of the pandemic and weather. Other performers include The Chicks, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, 21 Savage, Machine Gun Kelly, Roddy Ricch, Flume and Illenium. Last year's festival was canceled due to heavy rains making the grounds unsafe […]

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Betty White’s death caused by stroke suffered 6 days earlier

Betty White died from a stroke she had six days before her Dec. 31 death at age 99, according to her death certificate. The Los Angeles County certificate obtained Monday by The Associated Press lists White's cause of death as a cerebrovascular accident, the medical term for a stroke, on Dec. 25. The cause of death was provided by White’s doctor, as is typical in such cases. The certificate says […]

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Report: Bob Saget found dead lying in hotel bed, no trauma

Comedian and actor Bob Saget was found dead lying face up on his bed in a luxury hotel room in Florida with no signs of trauma. That's according to a sheriff’s office report released Monday. The Orange County Sheriff's Office report says there were no signs of foul play, and the room itself was in order. Saget’s left arm was across his chest and his right arm was resting on […]

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Delaware man charged with murder in mother’s shooting

A 35-year-old Delaware man was charged with murder after his mother was found dead inside a home in Dover. Delaware State Police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Heather Pepper told the Delaware State News that Kyle Leonard called 911 Friday night and said he had shot and killed his 67-year-old mother inside the home. Arriving troopers contacted Leonard in the front yard of the residence and he was taken into custody without […]

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Roethlisberger, Steelers in playoffs after OT win

Ben Roethlisberger delayed his retirement a little longer, guiding Pittsburgh to a 16-13 overtime win over the Baltimore Ravens that left the Steelers on the verge of an improbable playoff berth. Then they had to sweat out a dramatic night game between the Chargers and Raiders. Any result other than a tie would put Pittsburgh in the postseason, but those two teams were indeed deadlocked until Las Vegas kicked a […]

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Doctors race to save lives after NYC fire that killed 17

Doctors are racing to save the lives of people who were knocked out or trapped in their apartments by a fire that sent smoke billowing through a New York City high-rise. Seventeen people, including eight children, died Sunday in the blaze in the Bronx. Dozens of people were in the hospital Monday, and as many as 13 were in critical condition. The fire is already the city’s deadliest in three […]

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