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Senator-elect Tommy Tuberville Joins Group Challenging Electoral College Vote

Sen.-elect Tommy Tuberville (R-Alabama)(Stefani Reynolds/Pool via AP) Alabama U.S. Senator-elect Tommy Tuberville is joining a growing number of Republican lawmakers to support President Trump’s effort to overturn the presidential election, pledging to reject the results. Congress will meet on January 6 to count the Electoral College votes and certify President-elect Joe Biden’s win. Today, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) announced a…

Congress Overrides President Trump’s Veto of Defense Bill

Congress has overridden President Trump’s veto of a defense policy bill, a first by lawmakers since he took office nearly four years ago. In an extraordinary New Year’s Day session, the Republican-controlled Senate easily turned aside the veto. Lawmakers dismissed Trump’s objections to the $740 billion bill and handed the president a stinging rebuke weeks before his term ends. The…

Dawn Wells, “Gilligan’s Island” Star, Dies of COVID-19 Issues

FILE  (AP Photo/Matt Sayles) Dawn Wells, who played the wholesome Mary Ann on the 1960s TV sitcom “Gilligan’s Island,” has died. Her publicist says Wells died this morning in Los Angeles of causes related to COVID-19. Besides TV, film and stage acting credits, her other real-life roles included teacher and motivational speaker. Born in Reno, Nevada, Wells represented her state…

French Fashion Icon Pierre Cardin Dies at 98

FILE – In this 2008 file photo, French fashion designer Pierre Cardin stands with models wearing his creations at his villa in Theoule sur Mer, southern France. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau, File) France’s Academy of Fine Arts says Pierre Cardin, the French designer whose Space Age style was among the iconic looks of 20th-century fashion, has died at 98. A licensing…

Trump Signs Massive Measure Funding Government, COVID Relief

(AP Photo/Evan Vucci) WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) – President Donald Trump has signed into law a $900 billion pandemic relief package. At stake was long-sought cash for businesses and individuals and funding to avoid a federal government shutdown. The massive bill includes $1.4 trillion for government agencies through September. Trump signed the bill at his private club in Florida…

Nashville Bombing Suspect Died in Blast, Identified as Anthony Quinn Warner

Authorities say the man suspected of setting off a bomb in a recreational vehicle that rocked downtown Nashville on Christmas day died in the explosion. U.S. Attorney Don Cochran identified the suspect on Sunday as Anthony Quinn Warner. Investigators said they used DNA to determine the remains were Warner’s. The FBI said it also matched the RV’s vehicle identification number…

U.S. Reaches 19 Million Coronavirus Cases

The U.S. has now topped 19 million coronavirus cases since the pandemic began, data compiled by Johns Hopkins University shows. America exceeded that mark on Sunday, just six days after it reached 18 million. The nation’s case numbers have more than doubled in less than two months. COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. also have been rising, and now total more…

Update: Downtown Nashville Explosion Knocks Out Communications

Emergency personnel work near the scene of an explosion in downtown Nashville, Tenn., Friday, Dec. 25, 2020. Buildings shook in the immediate area and beyond after a loud boom was heard early Christmas morning.(AP Photo/Mark Humphrey) A recreational vehicle parked in the deserted streets of downtown Nashville exploded early Christmas morning, causing widespread communications outages that took down police emergency…