CHARLOTTE, N.C. - NASCAR will attempt some normalcy at the season-opening Daytona 500 with a live pre-race concert - the first big performance at a track during the pandemic - featuring country music star Luke Combs.
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CINCINNATI - Two self-described militia members facing federal charges that they participated in the assault on the U.S. Capitol earlier this month were jailed Tuesday.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons on Tuesday named Terry Fontenot as general manager, finding new leadership for the team from within their division.
Fontenot spent 18 seasons with NFC South rival New Orleans. The 40-year-old Fontenot becomes Atlanta's first Black GM.
Two U.S. Army National Guard members are being removed from the security mission to secure Joe Biden's presidential inauguration. A U.S. Army official and a senior U.S. intelligence official say the two National Guard members have been found to have ties to fringe right group militias.
WASHINGTON - President-elect Joe Biden has tapped Pennsylvania Health Secretary Rachel Levine to be his assistant secretary of health, leaving her poised to become the first openly transgender federal official to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate.
Tom Brady is one win away from the Super Bowl, two wins away from a seventh ring.
If that doesn't get you excited about the final weeks of the strangest NFL season ever, perhaps the thought of Brady heading to Green Bay next weekend to take on Aaron Rodgers and the Packers will.
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Capitol complex temporarily locked down Monday during a rehearsal for President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration after a fire in a homeless encampment about a mile away sent a plume of smoke into the air and caused security concerns.
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Cape Verde has become the third team to withdraw from the men's world handball championships because of coronavirus cases.
President-elect Joe Biden will take the stage for his inaugural address at perhaps the most difficult starting point for a president since Franklin Roosevelt began his first term by assuring a nation scarred by the Great Depression that “we have nothing to fear but fear itself.”
LOS ANGELES - Katie Couric, Mayim Bialik, Aaron Rodgers and journalist Bill Whitaker are among the future guest hosts who will fill in for the late Alex Trebek on “Jeopardy!”
The show announced Wednesday that Couric, the journalist and former “Today” show host, will become the first woman ever to host the show.