US President Donald Trump will be the first incumbent president since Andrew Johnson in 1869 to skip his successor’s swearing-in.
The Capitol Police force did not request advance help to secure the building from other federal agencies such as the Department of Homeland Security, according to one senior official.
The 10-strong team was due to arrive in China this week as part of a long-awaited mission to probe early cases of the coronavirus, first reported over a year ago in Wuhan.
Pentagon says USS Nimitz ordered to remain in the Gulf “due to the recent threats issued by Iranian leaders against President Trump and other US government officials.”
US President Donald Trump has pressured Georgia's top election official to "find" enough votes to overturn his defeat in the southern state, according to excerpts of a recording of the hour-long call released by the Washington Post.
China's warning comes after New York Stock Exchange's statement that it would delist China Telecom Corp Ltd, China Mobile Ltd and China Unicom Hong Kong Ltd.
China's state councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi says there is now an opportunity for the country and the US to "open a new window of hope".
Meeting in a rare New Year's Day session, the Senate secured the two-thirds majority needed to override the veto with bipartisan support two days before a new Congress will be sworn in on Sunday. Eight previous vetoes have been upheld.
The US has removed gray wolves from the Endangered Species Act, where they were first listed in the 1970s when their numbers fell to around 1,000. Conservationists now fear for the roughly 6,000 gray wolves when the new rule takes effect in January.
Without President Trump's signature on the coronavirus aid bill, about 14 million people will lose unemployment benefits on Saturday, and a partial government shutdown will begin on Tuesday.
US President Trump pardons 15 people, including Republican allies, a 2016 campaign official ensnared in Russia probe, and former Blackwater contractors convicted in 2007 Baghdad massacre.
US President-elect Joe Biden says a widespread data breach of the government allegedly carried out by Russia poses a "grave risk" to national security that cannot "go unanswered."
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