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Ex-Trump aide Meadows cooperating with House Jan. 6 panel

Ex-Trump aide Meadows cooperating with House Jan. 6 panel

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mark Meadows, Donald Trump's former chief of staff, is cooperating with a House panel investigating the Jan.
Jeffrey Epstein pilot says he never saw sex acts on flights

Jeffrey Epstein pilot says he never saw sex acts on flights

NEW YORK (AP) — A longtime pilot for Jeffrey Epstein told a jury Tuesday at Ghislaine Maxwell's sex trafficking trial that he never saw evidence of sexual activity on planes as he flew his boss and others — including a prince and ex-presidents — for
Sources: Dr. Oz plans to run for Senate seat in Pennsylvania

Sources: Dr. Oz plans to run for Senate seat in Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Dr. Mehmet Oz, the celebrity heart surgeon best known as the host of TV’s Dr. Oz Show, is planning to run for Pennsylvania’s open U.S. Senate seat as a Republican, according to two people familiar with his plans.
Rihanna's officially 'right excellent,' named Barbados hero

Rihanna's officially 'right excellent,' named Barbados hero

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Rihanna smiled under her face mask as she heard her name called in the pre-dawn hours of Tuesday, but hesitated before she stood up.
NYC OKs safe sites for drug use, aiming to curb overdoses

NYC OKs safe sites for drug use, aiming to curb overdoses

NEW YORK (AP) — The first officially authorized safe havens for people to use heroin and other narcotics have been cleared to open in New York City in hopes of curbing overdoses, the mayor and health commissioner said Tuesday.
EXPLAINER: What charges does Jussie Smollett face at trial?

EXPLAINER: What charges does Jussie Smollett face at trial?

CHICAGO (AP) — The twists, turns and oddities of the legal saga surrounding Jussie Smollett’s claim in 2019 that he was the target of a racist and homophobic attack in Chicago have culminated in a trial , which entered its first full day of testimony
New info shows omicron spread wider earlier than thought

New info shows omicron spread wider earlier than thought

BRUSSELS (AP) — New findings about the coronavirus's omicron variant made it clear Tuesday that the emerging threat slipped into countries before their defenses were up, as two distant nations announced their first cases and a third reported its pres
Barbados says goodbye to queen, transforms into republic

Barbados says goodbye to queen, transforms into republic

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Barbados stopped pledging allegiance to Queen Elizabeth II on Tuesday as it shed another vestige of its colonial past and became a republic for the first time in history.

Germany: Burglars knock hole in wall to steal Lego bricks

BERLIN (AP) — German police are looking for witnesses after burglars broke through the wall of a toy store to steal dozens of Lego sets. Police said Tuesday that the theft took place over the weekend in the western town of Lippstadt.
German court convicts ex-IS member in Yazidi girl's death

German court convicts ex-IS member in Yazidi girl's death

BERLIN (AP) — A former member of the Islamic State group was convicted by a German court on Tuesday of genocide and committing a war crime over the death of a 5-year-old girl he had purchased as a slave and then chained up in the hot sun to die.