Lawmakers, aides and others sheltering inside Capitol describe chaos

Security officials rushed Vice President Pence to shelter as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi reported she was “safe” from an undisclosed location as other Congress members were being evacuated by Capitol…

Bomb threat causes 2 brief Capitol building evacuations as DC protests erupt during electoral count

There were chaotic  scenes outside the Capitol while lawmakers certify the Electoral College votes on Wednesday after protests erupted and two buildings were briefly evacuated by U.S. Capitol Police because…

Arizona teen, boyfriend accused of killing girl’s mother while home for Christmas in New York

A teenage girl from Arizona and her boyfriend have been charged with murder after the slaying of a 36-year-old woman last month.  Ottilia Piros, the girl’s mother, was shot and killed at…

NYC bomb hoax suspect smiles, winks as he’s hauled off in cuffs; tells reporters ‘messiah is coming’

A self-described American nationalist from Massachusetts who was accused of leaving a hoax bomb inside a Tesla at a New York City mall shouted “the messiah is coming” as he was led out of…

NC governor taps National Guard for COVID-19 vaccine distribution

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper announced Tuesday that he mobilized the National Guard to help distribute coronavirus vaccines as the state ranked among the worst in the country regarding how quickly…

Louisville police fires 2 officers involved in Breonna Taylor raid

The Louisville Police Department has announced the firings of two officers involved in the Breonna Taylor shooting, including the detective the FBI believes discharged the fatal bullet.  Det. Myles Cosgrove and Det. Joshua Jaynes were…

Indiana man jailed for sending dead rat to ex-wife in Florida as part of harassment campaign

An Indiana man was sentenced to prison on Tuesday for a serial campaign of harassment against his ex-wife that lasted years and included mailing a dead rat to her home in…

Columbia University VP accused of sexually assaulting child under age of 13, prosecutors say

A vice president at Columbia University has been arrested and placed on administrative leave after being accused of sexually assaulting a child under the age of 13 at his New Jersey home, officials…

Dr. Dre’s home targeted by attempted burglars hours after he was hospitalized: report

Four people were arrested late Tuesday and accused of trying to break into the California home of famed musician Dr. Dre – who was in the hospital recovering from a brain aneurism…

Texas woman arrested in connection with theft of $10G puppy

A 21-year-old Texas woman has been arrested in connection with the theft of a rare $10,000 bulldog puppy. Royshana King was taken into police custody and charged with aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon last…