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20,000 National Guardsmen Will Be Deployed For Inauguration, D.C. Official Says

"I think you can expect to see somewhere upwards of beyond 20,000 members of the National Guard that will be here in the footprint of the District of Columbia," D.C. Police Chief Robert Contee said.
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California may have its own highly contagious homegrown COVID-19 strain
Scientists in California believe there is a homegrown coronavirus strain in the state that could be responsible for the dramatic rise in cases, a report said on Sunday. Two separate research groups have discovered the apparent California strain while looking for the new variant that is believed to have come from the United Kingdom, according...
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Rangers need so much more from Igor Shesterkin
Igor Shesterkin and Alex Georgiev combined to start 18 of the Rangers’ final 19 regular-season games last season, so the tandem certainly should have felt comfortable getting behind the wheel this season following the buyout of Henrik Lundqvist. But if it was one thing for the young Russians to take over around the midway point...
Chinese warplanes enter Taiwan airspace days after Biden takes office
China ratcheted up activity in Taiwan airspace on Sunday by flying 15 fighter jets between mainland Taiwan and the Pratas Islands in the South China Sea, a report said.
Surging virus leads to new field hospital in N.C.
A temporary field hospital in North Carolina is easing the burden on medical facilities overwhelmed by coronavirus patients. The international Christian charity Samaritan's Purse erected the tents in a Caldwell Memorial Hospital parking lot. (Jan. 25)
Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski recreate epic 'Bad Boys' video after NFC Championship win
The message for Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski remained the same two years later: They “can't be stopped.”
Knicks’ furious rally not enough against Trail Blazers
The Knicks have been through the gauntlet of opposing point guards during their West Coast trip. On Sunday night, they finally succumbed and let one take over the game in a performance that even withstood a late Knicks comeback. Damian Lillard started 8-for-8 from the field and finished with 39 points to hand the Knicks...
Tom Brady vs. Patrick Mahomes: QB superstars to collide in Super Bowl LV
Tom Brady, arguably the best QB in NFL history, will try to win his seventh title while Patrick Mahomes goes for No. 2 when they meet in Super Bowl LV.
What to watch on Monday: ‘Réunions’ on Acorn TV
Monday, Jan. 25, 2021 | “Snowpiercer” returns on TNT.
Rangers holding their breath over Filip Chytil injury
Filip Chytil headed to the locker room with an upper-body injury after he collided with Evan Rodrigues in the second period of Sunday’s 3-2 loss in Pittsburgh and did not return. Head coach David Quinn didn’t have an immediate update on the 21-year-old center after the game, but it is likely that he’ll have to...
Tom Brady, Patrick Mahomes' age disparity shown in 2 incredible tweets
Patrick Mahomes represents the future of the NFL as the Kansas City Chiefs star won his second AFC Championship in his third attempt Sunday with victory over the Buffalo Bills.
Mecole Hardman made up for ‘dumb’ Chiefs mistake
Andy Reid and Patrick Mahomes told Mecole Hardman that their confidence in him wasn’t shaken. It was more important that the brain trust of the Chiefs offense showed Hardman, too. Where some play-callers and quarterbacks would have frozen out Hardman in favor of Pro Bowlers Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce after he gift-wrapped a first-quarter...
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The magic of Patrick Mahomes should worry Tom Brady
Patrick Mahomes took three knees, then turned to the faithful who were trying to make 17,000 voices — less the couple thousand Buffalo invaders, anyway — sound like 170,000. He waved them louder, louder still, so maybe they could hear them all the way in Tampa. And the faithful complied. They always do. They waited...
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Australia approves Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for Covid-19
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Super Bowl 55's matchup of Chiefs and Buccaneers now set, 32 things we learned from championship games
With the Chiefs and Bucs winning their NFL championship games, Super Bowl 55 sets up a QB matchup for the ages between Patrick Mahomes and Tom Brady.      
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Tom Brady-Bill Belichick debate appears to be over for some after NFL star's NFC Championship victory
Who was responsible for the New England Patriots’ success? Was it Tom Brady or Bill Belichick?
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Unlikely pair try to bridge political chasm
It's hard to imagine a more unlikely pair - the Quaker and the QAnon follower. But two Marylanders on opposite ends of the political spectrum are trying to bridge the divide in their community, one issue at a time. (Jan. 25)       
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New York's radical female and non-binary skateboarders -- in photos
Jordana Bermúdez's series "Girls Can't Skate" shows non-traditional riders staking their claim in New York City's skate parks.
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New York's radical female and non-binary skateboarders -- in photos
Jordana Bermúdez isn't a skateboarder, but she found a sense of community at a skate park on Manhattan's Lower East Side.
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Biden's authority is on the line already in first full week of presidency
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Super Bowl 2021: Biggest storylines for Chiefs-Buccaneers
The Greatest of All-Time against The Greatest At This Time. Super Bowl 2021 offers a classic quarterback matchup pitting Tom Brady’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers against Patrick Mahomes’ Kansas City Chiefs. It’s the football equivalent of an NBA Finals pitting Michael Jordan against LeBron James. Here are five storylines to study over the next two weeks:...
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Anti-vaccine activists peddle theories that Covid-19 shots are deadly, undermining vaccination
Anti-vaccine groups are exploiting the suffering and death of people who happen to fall ill after receiving a covid shot, threatening to undermine the largest vaccination campaign in U.S. history.
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Fauci and Birx tell interviewers about the 'nonsense' of the Trump years
A version of this article first appeared in the "Reliable Sources" newsletter.
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Broadway Icon Jerry Herman Gets Moving Tribute by Andy Einhorn With 'You I like'
Jerry Herman composed a boatload of hummable songs, many of which are on display in "You I Like: A Musical Celebration of Jerry Herman," which has been conceived, written and directed by Andy Einhorn.
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Ask Amy: Unhappy husband seeks to heal heartache
He steeled himself against being hurt by marrying someone he didn’t love 30 years ago.
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Hints From Heloise: Vaping is more dangerous than you might think
E-cigarettes contain nicotine and can be addictive. Vaping also carries other health hazards.
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Miss Manners: Can I apply lipstick after taking my mask off in public?
Reader doesn’t want to offend, but applying at home could create a mess.
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Live Updates: Increasing number of GOP senators oppose Trump impeachment trial
Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla called the upcoming trial of Trump 'stupid' and harmful for the US
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Jason Pierre-Paul back on top of world with return to Super Bowl
Jason Pierre-Paul, headed to a Super Bowl nine years after his dominating presence at defensive end sparked an unfathomable Giants run to glory, was having some fun Sunday night after the Buccaneers — now his Buccaneers — outlasted the Packers, 31-26, in the NFC Championship game at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis. Asked to...
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Police shoot fleeing NYC car thief
Police shot and wounded a man who fled from them in a stolen car in Queens on Sunday night, authorities and sources said. The shooting took place just before 10 p.m. at 97th Avenue and Allendale Street in Jamaica following a police pursuit of the stolen vehicle, police and sources said. Two men were inside...
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NFL championship overreactions: Mahomes vs. Brady in Super Bowl 55 is one for the ages
SportsPulse: While it will take awhile for people in Green Bay to digest their disappointing exit, the rest of the country should be thrilled with this year's Super Bowl matchup. Mackenzie Salmon reacts to the biggest storylines from championship Sunday.      
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China's Paracel Islands tourism is about more than travel
After 11 months' suspension due to the pandemic, China's cruise ships have set sail again. Two Chinese cruise ships are running from the port of Sanya to the Paracel Islands, an archipelago in the disputed South China Sea.
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Tony Romo Compares Mahomes vs Brady to 'LeBron Against Jordan' in NBA Finals
Super Bowl LV could match the best quarterback in history against the next greatest in history, maybe settling a debate never seen with LeBron James vs Michael Jordan.
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California homeowner fights off home invasion suspects, fatally stabs 1: cops
A California man was hospitalized following a home invasion robbery on Thursday after he fought off four attackers, fatally stabbing one of them, authorities said.
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Mexican President Tests Positive for COVID-19
Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador confirmed he tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). He said he will take a step back from his usual duties. The announcement comes at a time when Mexico is undergoing an alarming spike in infections and fatalities.
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Biden Officials Discuss $1.9 Tn Stimulus Plan in Call With Group of Bipartisan Lawmakers
After the virtual meeting, Senator Susan Collins said Republican still had "a lot of unanswered questions."
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Teen tipped FBI off about dad’s involvement in Capitol riot
An 18-year-old Texas man tipped off the FBI about his father’s role in the US Capitol riot — and said he’d do it again. Jackson Reffitt — whose dad Guy Reffitt was charged last week in the Jan. 6 siege — told local outlet Fox4 that he acted out of moral obligation. “It was my moral compass.....
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Sarah Huckabee Sanders to announce run for governor of Arkansas
A source familiar with her plans said she will make the announcement on Monday.
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Jack Hughes, Ty Smith help Devils blank Islanders
Ty Smith set up two first-period goals to become the sixth NHL rookie defenseman to get points in his first five games, leading the Devils to an 2-0 victory over the Islanders on Sunday night at Prudential Center. Scott Wedgewood, who spent last season in the AHL, made 28 saves for his first NHL shutout...
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Tennessee man accused of doctoring photo showing desecrated grave of fallen cop
A Tennessee man was arrested for allegedly creating a doctored photo of two men desecrating the grave of a fallen law enforcement officer, authorities said. Joshua Garton, 28, is accused of sharing the harassing photograph targeting the late Sgt. Daniel Baker of the Dickson County Sheriff’s Office, who was gunned down in the line of...
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Dick Morris: 'Democrats Are the Most Vicious Winners There Are'
Sunday on New York WABC 770 AM radio’s “The Cats Roundtable,” former Bill Clinton adviser Dick Morris sounded off on the Democrats' handling of the GOP's 2020 presidential election challenge and the fallout from the storming of the U.S. Capitol by a group of supporters of former President Donald Trump.
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There was no doubt about it: Kansas City Chiefs outclass Buffalo Bills in AFC championship game
After a great start, the Bills fell apart and lost the AFC Championship Game 38-24 to the Kansas City Chiefs.        
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Woman missing while hiking in Yosemite National Park found day she disappeared: report
A woman who was declared missing while hiking in Yosemite National Park was found dead the same day, without a public update from the National Park Service.
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Mexican President AMLO Says He Has COVID-19 as Cases in His Country Surge
President López Obrador, has long been criticized for not setting an example of prevention in public. He has rarely been seen wearing a mask
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Levin: 'Nothing That Joe Biden Has Done Since His Inauguration Speech Demonstrates Any Form of Unity -- It's Conformity'
Fox News Channel "Life, Liberty & Levin" host Mark Levin on Sunday hit President Joe Biden over executive action he has taken his first week in office.
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Officials weigh options to enforce Biden's mask requirement for travelers
Federal transportation officials are considering a range of options to enforce President Joe Biden's new face mask requirement for interstate travelers, including the possibility of fines in the thousands of dollars, multiple sources told CNN.
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Dershowitz: Calls to Disbar Giuliani 'McCarthyism' -- 'I Would Defend Him to the Depths of My Being'
During a Sunday appearance on New York WABC 770 AM radio's “The Cats Roundtable,” Harvard Law School professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz weighed in on the push to disbar former President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani. The calls to investigate and disbar the former New York City mayor are in response to Giuliani’s claims of voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election and remarks he made at a rally shortly before a group of Trump supporters breached the U.S. Capitol.
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Opinion: After some early drama, Chiefs toy with the Bills and show off their offensive firepower
The Bills took an early lead in AFC title game, but that didn't bother the Chiefs, who showed off offensive firepower and are headed to Super Bowl 55.        
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Leftists Smear Two-Time War Veteran Sen. Tom Cotton over Nearly Decade-Old Campaign Ads
Leftists spent the weekend smearing Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR), a two-time war veteran, after Salon, a progressive news outlet, reported that he lied about being an Army Ranger.
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