Pittsburgh bridge collapses, drops city bus into ravine

PITTSBURGH  — A 50-year-old bridge collapsed in Pittsburgh early Friday, requiring rescuers to rappel down a ravine and form a human chain to reach… Read more

Texas synagogue hostage-taker had stayed in area shelters

COLLEYVILLE, Texas — An armed man who took four people hostage during a 10-hour standoff at a Texas synagogue had spent time in area homeless shelters… Read more

White House, Jan. 6 committee agree to shield some documents

WASHINGTON — The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol has agreed to defer its attempt to get hundreds of pages of records… Read more

US move to shorten COVID-19 isolation stirs confusion, doubt

WASHINGTON  — U.S. health officials’ decision to shorten the recommended COVID-19 isolation and quarantine period from 10 days to five is drawing criticism… Read more

COVID-19 makes Biden’s 1st White House Christmas less merry

WASHINGTON  — So long eggnog, shrimp cocktail and pet-shaped sugar cookies.

It’s been a less merry holiday scene at the White House this year… Read more

Biden, first lady visit hospitalized kids on Christmas Eve

WASHINGTON  — President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden brought some Christmas Eve cheer to hospitalized children who aren’t well enough to go… Read more

New reforms target US military’s missing weapons problem

The Department of Defense is overhauling how it keeps track of its guns and explosives, and Congress is requiring more accountability from the Pentagon… Read more

Biden to pledge 500M free COVID-19 tests to counter omicron

WASHINGTON  — With the omicron variant on the march, President Joe Biden plans to announce 500 million free rapid tests for Americans, increased support… Read more