National

Surging virus cases get a shrug in many Midwestern towns

The biggest reason coronavirus infections are soaring in the Midwest isn’t because residents don’t understand the dangers of the virus or how to protect themselves. It’s because many of them aren't that concerned. In much of the region, as in…

GOP leaders in 4 states quash dubious Trump bid on electors

Republican leaders in four critical states won by President-elect Joe Biden say they won’t participate in a legally dubious scheme to flip their state’s electors to vote for President Donald Trump. Their comments effectively shut down a half-baked plot some…

Rockefeller Center Christmas tree arrives; lighting Dec. 2

A 75-foot Norway spruce has arrived at New York City’s Rockefeller Center to serve as one of the world’s most famous Christmas trees. NBC’s “Today” show showed the tree being trucked in Saturday morning. The tree will be decorated over…

News outlets preach caution as vote count slows down

For weeks, media outlets warned Americans that they would need to be patient waiting for results on election night. That’s one prediction that turned out to be true. The pace of results provided a rollercoaster experience for supporters of President…