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President Joe Biden walks to board Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2024, in Washington. (AP Photo / Evan Vucci)

Special Counsel: Biden ‘Willfully’ Disclosed Classified Materials, but No Criminal Charges Warranted

The report from special counsel Robert Hur, released Thursday, represents a harshly critical assessment of Biden’s handling of sensitive government materials, but also details the reasons why he should not be charged with the crime.

Republican presidential hopeful Nikki Haley speaks with supporters Jan. 15, 2024, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo / Meg Kinnard, File)

Donald Trump’s Allies in Nevada GOP Ensured Victory for ‘None of These Candidates’ Over Nikki Haley

The indignity of a distant second-place finish behind “none of these candidates” was a fresh blow for Haley, facilitated by the staunch Trump allies who lead Nevada's GOP. 

Emissions rise from the smokestacks at the Jeffrey Energy Center coal power plant as the suns sets Sept. 18, 2021, near Emmett, Kan. (AP Photo / Charlie Riedel, File)

President Joe Biden Sets Tighter Standards for Deadly Soot Pollution From Tailpipes, Smokestacks

Environmental and public health groups hailed the new Environmental Protection Agency rule finalized Wednesday as a major step in improving the health of Americans, including future generations. 

31-year-old Crystal Martinez stands for a portrait after speaking about her experiences with domestic violence and life in prison without her children Friday, Jan. 26, 2024, at Logan Correctional Center in Lincoln, Ill. (AP Photo / Erin Hooley)

Imprisoned Illinois Mom Wins Early Release but Same Relief Blocked for Some Other Domestic Violence Survivors

Crystal Martinez, who has been incarcerated for more than two years in Illinois’ largest prison for women for shooting a man, was being resentenced under a rare Illinois law allowing judges to reduce jail time for some domestic violence survivors.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before a House Financial Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Oct. 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Oversight Board Urges Meta to Rethink its Policy on Manipulated Media in High-Stakes Election Year

An oversight board is criticizing Facebook owner Meta's policies regarding manipulated media as “incoherent" and insufficient to address the flood of online disinformation that already has begun to target elections across the globe this year.

FILE - Carl Weathers arrives at a special screening for the season three premiere of “The Mandalorian” on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2023, at The Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles. (Richard Shotwell / Invision / AP, File)

Carl Weathers, Linebacker-Turned-Actor Who Starred in ‘Rocky’ Movies and ‘The Mandalorian,’ Dies

Comfortable flexing his muscles on the big screen in “Action Jackson” as he was joking around on the small screen in such shows as “Arrested Development,” Carl Weathers was perhaps most closely associated with Creed, who made his first appearance as the cocky, undisputed heavyweight world champion in 1976’s “Rocky,” starring Sylvester Stallone.

In this April 12, 2006, file photo, flags wave near the Chicago Tribune Tower in downtown Chicago. (AP Photo / Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

More Than 200 Staffers With Chicago Tribune and 6 Other Newsrooms Begin 24-Hour Strike

It is the latest recent strike in the U.S. news industry. The striking workers are employees of Alden Global Capital, a New York hedge fund that has been buying up newspapers across the country and facing criticism for slashing budgets and cutting jobs.

 The moon covers the sun during a solar eclipse in Piedra del Aguila, Argentina, Monday, Dec. 14, 2020. (AP Photo / Natacha Pisarenko)

(Base) Path of Totality: Cleveland’s Home Opener Against White Sox on Collision Course With Solar Eclipse

The alignment of sun, earth and moon will plunge the city into darkness, and as long as the maddeningly unpredictable Northeast Ohio weather cooperates, people will view a spectacle that lasts just under four minutes but occurs only three times in a 638-year span above the city.

Chita Rivera arrives at the 72nd annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 10, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini / Invision / AP, File)

Chita Rivera, Revered and Pioneering Tony-Winning Dancer and Singer, Dies at 91

Chita Rivera first gained wide notice in 1957 as Anita in the original production of ”West Side Story” and was still dancing on Broadway with her trademark energy a half-century later in 2015’s “The Visit.”

President Biden speaks at the “Sunday Lunch” event at the Brookland Baptist Banquet Center, part of the Brookland Baptist Church, in West Columbia, S.C., on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2024. (AP Photo / Jacquelyn Martin)

President Joe Biden Has Said He’d Shut the US-Mexico Border If Given the Ability. What Does That Mean?

A border deal had been in the works for months and seemed to be nearing completion in the Senate before it began to fall apart, largely because Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump doesn’t want it to happen.

An Internal Revenue Service 2023 1040 tax form and instructions are shown on Friday, Jan. 26, 2024. For many people filing U.S. tax returns — especially those doing it for their first time — it can seem like a daunting task. (AP Photo / Peter Morgan)

Tax Season is Under Way. Here Are Some Tips to Navigate It.

If you find the process of filing your taxes too confusing, there are plenty of free resources to help you get through it. Here are some things you need to know. 

This combo image shows President Joe Biden, left, Jan. 5, 2024 and Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump, right, Jan. 19, 2024. (AP Photo, File)

The Presidential Primaries Have Just Begun. But Trump and Biden are Already Shifting to a November Mindset

Barely 400,000 votes have been cast in two rural Republican primaries over the span of eight days. But both Donald Trump and Joe Biden are behaving like their parties’ nominees already.

Police work a scene, Monday, Jan. 22, 2024, in Joliet, Ill., after multiple people were shot and killed over two days at three locations in the Chicago suburbs. (Tyler Pasciak LaRiviere / Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

Man Suspected of Killing 8 People in Joliet, Will County Was Related to Most of the Victims: Police

Police in the city of Joliet and Will County said they did not know of a motive for the killings, but said the man knew the victims. The FBI’s fugitive task force was assisting local police in the search for the suspect, Joliet Police Chief William Evans said.

Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump addresses members of the press during a campaign stop in Londonderry, N.H., Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2024. (Matt Rourke / AP Photo)

Trump Wins New Hampshire Primary as Rematch With Biden Appears Increasingly Likely

The result was a setback for former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, who finished second despite investing significant time and financial resources in a state famous for its independent streak. She’s the last major challenger after Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis ended his presidential bid over the weekend.

This image released by Universal Pictures shows Cillian Murphy in a scene from "Oppenheimer." (Universal Pictures via AP)

‘Oppenheimer’ Dominates Oscar Nominees, Greta Gerwig Passed Over for Best Director

Christopher Nolan’s three-hour opus, viewed as the best picture frontrunner, received nods for best picture; Nolan’s direction; acting nominations for Cillian Murphy, Robert Downey Jr. and Emily Blunt; and multiple honors for the sweeping craft of the J. Robert Oppenheimer drama. 

Nick Zaharias of Derry, N.H., a public witness, loads a test ballot into a vote counting machine while testing machines before the New Hampshire primary, at the Derry Municipal Center, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2024. (AP Photo / Charles Krupa)

Can Donald Trump Be Stopped? Here are the Key Questions Ahead of New Hampshire After DeSantis Drops Out

With Ron DeSantis ending his 2024 campaign and endorsing Donald Trump on Sunday, the Tuesday primary becomes the first one-on-one matchup between Trump and Nikki Haley.

In this Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, photo, the Archer Daniels Midland Company logo is seen at the Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Ill. (AP Photo / Seth Perlman, File)

Accounting Investigation Under Way at Chicago-Based Archer Daniels Midland as Top Financial Executive Placed on Leave

Archer Daniels Midland Co. said it’s working with outside counsel and the audit committee of the company board to complete an investigation of accounting practices within its nutrition business and it pulled guidance for the unit.

Chicago Blackhawks right wing Corey Perry (94) plays during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Nashville Predators, Nov. 18, 2023, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo / George Walker IV, File)

Corey Perry Signs With Oilers, is Back in the NHL After Chicago Blackhawks Terminated His Contract

The Edmonton Oilers signed Corey Perry for the remainder of the season, adding the veteran winger early two months since the Chicago Blackhawks terminated his contract for unacceptable conduct.

FILE – Illinois’ Terrence Shannon Jr. brings the ball down the court during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Missouri Friday, Dec. 22, 2023, in St. Louis. (Jeff Roberson / AP Photo, File)

Judge Ends Suspension of Illinois Basketball Star Terrence Shannon Jr., Who Faces Rape Charge

Prosecutors in Douglas County, Kansas, charged Terrence Shannon Jr. on Dec. 5 with rape or an alternative count of sexual battery. After an arrest warrant was issued, the university suspended him on Dec. 28 from “all team activities, effective immediately.”

The Fearless Girl statue stands outside of the New York Stock Exchange is shown on Friday, Jan. 19, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo  /Peter K. Afriyie)

Wall Street Hits Record High Following 2-Year Round Trip Scarred by Inflation

The S&P 500, which is the main measure that professional investors use to gauge Wall Street’s health, rallied 1.2% to 4,839.81. It erased the last of its losses since setting its prior record of 4,796.56 at the start of 2022.

Ana Rosario of Houston, sitting left, tries to keep warm as she waits on her flight in Terminal A at Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2024, in Houston. (Melissa Phillip / Houston Chronicle via AP)

Winter Weather Impacting Your Travel? Here’s What to Do if Your Flight is Canceled

Airlines can’t control the weather, but they are still required to provide refunds for customers whose flights are canceled. Here’s what to know about your rights, and what to know when cancellations start piling up.

A customer makes a transaction at a bank of automatic teller machines in the Queens borough of New York on March 24, 2020. (AP Photo / Mary Altaffer, File)

Overdraft Fees Could Drop to $3 Under New Biden Proposal

The proposed change by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau would potentially eliminate billions of dollars in fee revenue for the nation’s biggest banks, which were gearing up for a battle even before Wednesday’s announcement. 

Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump takes the stage at a caucus night party in Des Moines, Iowa, Monday, Jan. 15, 2024. (AP Photo / Andrew Harnik)

Here’s How Donald Trump Won in Iowa — and Why the Caucus Was Practically Over Before It Began

About 7 in 10 Iowans who caucused for Donald Trump on Monday night said they have known all along that they would support a man who has remade the Republican Party through his “Make America Great Again” political movement. 

A passenger walks with luggage past holiday decorations at Chicago O’Hare International Airport, Dec. 24, 2022, in Chicago. (AP Photo / Paul Beaty, File)

Ground Collision of 2 Boeing Planes Sunday Night at O’Hare Sparks FAA Investigation

No injuries were reported, both planes were of Boeing design, and the FAA says it will investigate the incident.

A passer-by walks through a gate to the Harvard University campus, Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2024, in Cambridge, Mass. (Steven Senne / AP Photo)

As a New Generation Rises, Tension Between Free Speech and Inclusivity on College Campuses Simmers

Generations of Americans have held firm to a version of free speech that makes room for even the vilest of views. Today, that idea faces competition more forceful and vehement than it has seen for a century.

Rapper G Herbo performs on Day 4 of the Lollapalooza Music Festival, Aug. 1, 2021, at Grant Park in Chicago. (Photo by Amy Harris / Invision/AP, File)

Chicago Rapper G Herbo Sentenced to Probation in Credit Card Fraud Plot to Fund Lavish Lifestyle

Under a deal with prosecutors reached last year, the 28-year-old Chicago rapper, whose real name is Herbert Wright III, entered a guilty plea in federal court in Springfield, Massachusetts, to conspiracy to commit wire fraud and making false statements. In exchange, prosecutors dismissed several counts of aggravated identity theft.