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Talks continue in Congress on government funding and Covid relief

Talks moved slowly Saturday over a massive funding bill to keep the government open and on a Covid relief package that congressional leaders are trying to hammer out, making it all but certain Congress will need at least an additional week to reach a major agreement, according to two sources familiar with the matter. Multiple…MORE

Michigan woman charged with murder in 2003 deaths of newborn twins

Michigan woman charged with murder in 2003 deaths of newborn twins

Investigators used new advances in genetic genealogy to charge a Michigan woman with murder in the 2003 deaths of her twin newborn sons, said Sheriff Thomas Dart of Cook County, Illinois, on Saturday. Antoinette Briley, 41, of Holland, Michigan, is charged with two counts of first-degree murder. Briley was arrested Thursday in Oak Lawn, Illinois,…MORE

‘Hamilton’ star Daveed Diggs brings his unique style to a new Hanukkah song

‘Hamilton’ star Daveed Diggs brings his unique style to a new Hanukkah song

Broadway star Daveed Diggs brings his unique style to a new song for the Disney Channel. “Puppy for Hanukkah” is a hip-hop style song featuring the “Hamilton” star’s distinct vocals and is produced by Diggs with his longtime friends and creative partners William Hutson and Jonathan Snipes. “I was honored when Disney Channel approached me…MORE

Iraq War hero Alwyn Cashe is closer to being awarded the Medal of Honor

Iraq War hero Alwyn Cashe is closer to being awarded the Medal of Honor

A fallen US Army sergeant is poised to become the first Black service member to be awarded the Medal of Honor for actions in Iraq or Afghanistan. President Donald Trump on Friday signed legislation that waives the five-year limit for awarding the military’s highest medal for valor in combat to Sgt. 1st Class Alwyn C.…MORE

Biden’s desire to stop the border wall could be costly and arduous

Biden’s desire to stop the border wall could be costly and arduous

President-elect Joe Biden pledged to end construction of his predecessor’s signature border wall, but halting the ongoing, multibillion-dollar project will be an arduous, complex and potentially costly process. His administration will be saddled with lawsuits over wall funding, face questions about maintenance of the barriers built over the last four years and have to contend…MORE

Trump pressured Georgia governor in call to help overturn Biden’s win in state

Trump pressured Georgia governor in call to help overturn Biden’s win in state

President Donald Trump on Saturday called Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, pushing him to convince state legislators to overturn President-elect Joe Biden’s win in the state. Trump asked Kemp to call a special session and convince state legislators to select their own electors that would support him, according to a source familiar with the conversation. He…MORE

Here’s who Trump has granted pardons and commutations to during his presidency

Here’s who Trump has granted pardons and commutations to during his presidency

The end of President Donald Trump’s time in office has been marked by a renewed interest in granting clemency — both from the President, and from members of his inner circle looking for protection before President-elect Joe Biden assumes office. While Trump has continued to falsely insist publicly that he won the presidential election rather…MORE

Fans at Millwall boo players taking a knee on return to stadium

Fans at Millwall boo players taking a knee on return to stadium

Spectators at English football club Millwall marked the return to stadiums by booing as players took a knee before Saturday’s game against Derby County. Up to 2,000 supporters are permitted in football stadiums in some areas of England as part of new government measures introduced this week, the first time fans have been allowed to…MORE

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