Biden arrives for inauguration with big plans, big problems
President-elect Joe Biden is making a sober entrance to the nation's capital Tuesday, ready to assume power as America reels from the coronavirus pandemic, soaring unemployment and grave concerns about more violence as he prepares to take the oath of office.
U.S. virus death toll tops 400,000 in Trump's final hoursThe U.S. death toll from the coronavirus eclipsed 400,000 on Tuesday in the waning hours in office for President Donald Trump, whose handling of the crisis has been judged by public health experts a singular failure.
Watch: President Trump's farewell addressPresident Donald Trump offered rare, kind words to his successor in a "farewell address" Tuesday as he spends his final full day in office preparing to issue a flurry of pardons in a near-deserted White House, surrounded by an extraordinary security presence outside.
'The mob was fed lies': McConnell says Trump 'provoked' Capitol siegeSenate Republican leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday explicitly placed blame on President Donald Trump for the deadly riot at the Capitol, saying the mob was "fed lies" and that the president and others "provoked" those intent on overturning Democrat Joe Biden's election.
2 Guard members made extremist statements about inaugurationTwelve U.S. National Guard members have been removed from securing President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration after vetting by the FBI, including two who made extremist statements in posts or texts about the Wednesday event, Pentagon officials said. There were no specific threats to Biden.
How Operation Warp Speed Created Vaccination ChaosHospitals and clinics across the country are canceling vaccine appointments because the Trump administration tells states how many doses they'll receive only one week at a time, making it all but impossible to plan a comprehensive vaccination campaign.
China sees virus outbreaks across its northeastChina was dealing with coronavirus outbreaks across its frigid northeast on Tuesday, prompting additional lockdowns and travel bans ahead of next month's Lunar New Year holiday.
'We know this is real': New clinics aid COVID-19 'long-haulers'Dozens of clinics have cropped up around the U.S. to address a puzzling and troubling aspect of COVID-19 -- the after-effects that can stubbornly afflict some people weeks or months after the infection itself has subsided.
Biden picks 1st transgender person for Senate-confirmed postPresident-elect Joe Biden has tapped Pennsylvania Health Secretary Rachel Levine to be his assistant secretary of health, leaving her poised to become the first openly transgender federal official to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate.
A new COVID-19 challenge: Mutations rise along with casesThe race against the virus that causes COVID-19 has taken a new turn: Mutations are rapidly popping up, and the longer it takes to vaccinate people, the more likely it is that a variant that can elude current tests, treatments and vaccines could emerge.
Biden's nominees promise fresh approach on national securityPresident-elect Joe Biden's nominees to lead his national security team promised a turnabout from the Trump administration's approach on the world stage, saying Tuesday they would keep partisan politics out of intelligence agencies, restore an emphasis on cooperating with international allies, and push for a stronger American leadership role.
Joe Biden to propose 8-year citizenship path for immigrantsPresident-elect Joe Biden plans to unveil a sweeping immigration bill on Day One of his administration, hoping to provide an eight-year path to citizenship for an estimated 11 million people living in the U.S. without legal status, a massive reversal from the Trump administration's harsh immigration policies.
- 4:28 PMOxygen-starved city in Brazil's Amazon starts immunization
- 4:02 PMTrump expected to issue flurry of pardons on last full day
- 4:00 PMCapitol photos, videos lead to California doctor's arrest
- 3:54 PMReports: Seattle police violated policies at summer protests
- 3:49 PMLong shot? Capitol rioters hold out hope for a Trump pardon
- 3:37 PMIllinois has received more than 1 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine
- 3:33 PM'We know this is real': New clinics aid virus 'long-haulers'
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Eagle watching, skating and golf in the snow were a part of what Daily Herald photographers found in the Chicago suburbs and present to you here in The Week in Pictures photo gallery for January 8-15, 2021.
The cold weather helped us make beautiful photos for The Week in Pictures photo gallery for January 2-8, 2021.
Former Los Angeles Dodgers Hall of Fame manager Tommy Lasorda died Thursday, January 7, 2020, at the age of 93.