FBI vetting Guard troops in DC amid fears of insider attack
U.S. defense officials say they are worried about an insider attack or other threat from service members involved in securing President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration, prompting the FBI to vet all of the 25,000 National Guard troops coming into Washington for the event.
What Biden can and can't get from an evenly divided SenateThe unexpected new balance of power giving Democrats only the barest control of Congress has big consequences for the president-elect -- easy confirmation of his Cabinet most importantly -- but the road ahead for his ambitious legislative agenda remains complicated and murky.
Coronavirus deaths rising in 30 U.S. states amid winter surgeCoronavirus deaths are rising in nearly two-thirds of American states as a winter surge pushes the overall toll toward 400,000 amid warnings that a new, highly contagious variant is taking hold.
Harris prepares for central role in Biden's White HouseKamala Harris will make history on Wednesday when she becomes the nation's first female vice president -- and the first Black woman and the first woman of South Asian descent to hold that office. But that's only where her boundary-breaking role begins.
Philippine cases hit 500,000 amid vaccine strugglesCoronavirus infections in the Philippines have surged past 500,000 in a new bleak milestone with the government facing criticism for failing to immediately launch a vaccination program amid a global scramble for COVID-19 vaccines.
'Rooting hard for you': Will departure notes end with Trump?Presidential traditions are usually known for their solemnity and carry the weight of future historical significance. This one began with cartoon turkeys and a reference to lunch.
Biden aims for unifying speech at daunting moment for U.S.President-elect Joe Biden will take the stage for his inaugural address at perhaps the most difficult starting point for a president since Franklin Roosevelt began his first term by assuring a nation scarred by the Great Depression that "we have nothing to fear but fear itself."
Biden, Harris take break from inaugural prep to mark MLK dayTwo days from the inauguration, President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris pitched in on Martin Luther King Jr. Day service projects as a militarized and jittery Washington prepared for a swearing-in that will play out under extraordinary security.
Inauguration rehearsal evacuated after fire in homeless campThe U.S. Capitol complex temporarily locked down Monday during a rehearsal for President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration after a fire in a homeless encampment roughly a mile away sent a plume of smoke into the air and caused security concerns in an already jittery city.
WHO chief blasts vaccine profits, demands elderly go firstThe World Health Organization chief on Monday lambasted drugmakers' profits and vaccine inequalities, saying it's "not right" that younger, healthier adults in wealthy countries get vaccinated against COVID-19 before older people or health care workers in poorer countries and charging that most vaccine makers have targeted locations where "profits are highest."
King Day service calls for nonviolence amid turbulent timesSpeakers at the annual Martin Luther King Jr. holiday celebration in Atlanta called Monday for a renewed dedication to nonviolence following a turbulent year in which a deadly pandemic, protests over systemic racism and a divisive election capped by an attack on the U.S. Capitol strained Americans' capacity for civility.
Kremlin foe Navalny jailed for 30 days; allies plan protestsA Russian judge on Monday ordered opposition leader Alexei Navalny jailed for 30 days, a ruling that comes after the leading Kremlin critic returned to Russia from Germany where he was recovering from nerve agent poisoning that he blames on President Vladimir Putin's government.
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- GurneeGurnee mayoral race pits board veteran against newcomer
- Hoffman EstatesHoffman Estates police charge three men with gun possession
- Lake in the HillsTwo-vehicle crash Sunday in Lake in the Hills injures one
- CarpentersvilleHuntley Square demolition viewed as a sign of progress in Carpentersville
- NapervilleMen steal car at gunpoint in Naperville
- CarpentersvilleCarpentersville man remembered as "a modern take on the Renaissance man"
- NapervilleNaperville Park District to choose summer concert locations
- GrayslakeArtwork by Prairie Crossing students in exhibit
- MundeleinCupich calls for unity during March for Life event in Mundelein
- CrimeElmhurst police: Shots fired into vehicle exiting expressway
- NewsGlenview COVID-19 test site to add Sunday hours
- AuroraWoman shot in Aurora carjacking
- WheatonPolice: Man armed with a hatchet robs Walgreens in Wheaton
- Downers GroveChicago Golf Club named to National Register of Historic Places
- BusinessBusiness owners call for year-round Arlington Alfresco
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.