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Idaho woman charged with taking part in US Capitol breach

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho woman who bragged on social media videos that she was among those who breached the U.S. Capitol as insurrectionists attempted to stop the certification of President Joe Biden’s election in January has been arrested.…

One student hurt in school shooting in Pine Bluff, Arkansas

One student was hurt in a shooting that is being called an "isolated incident" at Watson Chapel Junior High in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, according to the school district's Facebook page. All students "are safe at this time," the district reported.…

House passes Biden's $1.9 trillion Covid relief package

The House of Representatives voted early Saturday morning track to approve President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion pandemic aid package, a major step toward enacting the first legislative priority of the new administration as the devastating fallout from the spread of…

A website is offering to pay you $2k to sleep for research

This could literally be a dream job -- making money by sleeping, including a night in a five-star resort. Sleepstandards.com, a website that provides information on sleep quality products and research, is looking for someone willing to make $2,000 to…

Innovative 10-year-old creates 'stick library' for local dogs

For many families, trying to find fun activities during quarantine has been challenging. One Canadian father found the perfect project for his son to work on that will keep the neighborhood dogs entertained, too. David Carter, an educator in Saskatchewan,…

US officially rejoins the Paris climate accord

The United States officially rejoined the landmark international accord to limit global warming known as the Paris Agreement on Friday. Hours after he was sworn-in on January 20, President Joe Biden signed an executive order beginning the 30-day process for…

Perseverance rover has successfully landed on Mars

NASA's Perseverance rover has safely landed on Mars after its 292.5 million-mile journey from Earth, the agency confirmed. The rover has been on a nearly 300 million-mile journey since it left Earth more than 6 months ago. Humanity's love affair…

US retail sales jump 5.3% in January

Retail sales increased sharply last month, the Commerce Department said Wednesday, beating economists' expectations and marking their first increase since September. Sales grew 5.3% in January from the prior month on a seasonally adjusted basis. That's the largest monthly increase…