Julia Letlow, widow of Rep.-elect Luke Letlow, will run for Congress

The late Rep.-elect Luke Letlow died Dec. 29 from COVID complications before he could be seated in Congress. His wife, Julia, will now run.



Galaxy S21 or iPhone 12? How Samsung and Apple smartphones stack up

How does Samsung’s lineup of Galaxy S21 smartphones compare to Apple and its iPhone 12 line? We break it down.



Some lawmakers dodged Capitol security, now Pelosi wants $5K fines for ignoring metal detectors

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said “many House Republicans” had flouted new security rules following the Capitol riot incited by President Donald Trump.



Golden retriever prefers a vacuum rather than scratches

Meet Hopper, the golden retriever who loves to have his belly vacuumed.



Peter Meijer, Republican who voted for impeachment, says he’s buying body armor due to threats

“It’s sad that we have to get to that point, but you know our expectation is that someone may try to kill us,” the Republican from Michigan told MSNBC.



Coronavirus updates: Research teams discover new variants of US COVID-19; Pope Francis gets Pfizer vaccine

The single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine is safe and generates an immune response, based on early stage clinical trials. Latest COVID news.



DC, states scramble to boost security; National Park Service says no final decision on closure of Mall

Groups tracking right-wing extremist organizations have said preparations for more violence are underway by supporters of Donald Trump.



Alabama’s three offensive stars headline USA TODAY Sports college football all-bowl team

Quarterback Mac Jones, running back Najee Harris and wide receiver DeVonta Smith were easy picks as Alabama breezed to another national championship.



1952 Mickey Mantle baseball card sells for record $5.2 million

Mickey Mantle’s 1952 baseball card has become the “Mona Lisa of sports cards” and is now the most expensive trading card in the world.



After Kyle Rittenhouse seen at bar flashing white power sign, prosecutors want him to stay away from Proud Boys

Kenosha prosecutors want new bail conditions for Kyle Rittenhouse after he was seen drinking at a bar and flashing white power signs.