Wednesday's top stories

GOP strategists: Biden and Pence classified document revelations a "gift for Trump"

 Former U.S. President Donald Trump greets people as he arrives for a New Years event at his Mar-a-Lago home on December 31, 2022 in Palm Beach, Florida.

Exclusive: Facebook to reinstate Trump

Photo of former President Trump speaking at a rally podium

U.S. and Germany to send battle tanks to Ukraine

Groundbreaking California fast-food law heads to statewide referendum and big political fight

Dozens of fast-food cooks and cashiers in Los Angeles gather to demand that McDonalds, Starbucks and other chains drop their referendum seeking to overturn AB 257
Barak Ravid
Jan 25, 2023 - World

Netanyahu's chaotic first month

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Republicans savor 2024 Senate map

Tax refunds may shrink this year

Illustration of Uncle Sam placing a quarter in a person's outstretched hand.
Rebecca Falconer
Jan 25, 2023 - World

Pope Francis calls laws criminalizing homosexuality "unjust"

Pope Francis delivers his Angelus blessing from the window of his private studio to pilgrims in Saint Peter's Square on January 06, 2023 in Vatican City, Vatican.

Severe storms threaten Gulf Coast after tornadoes hit Houston

A photo showing damage from a reported tornado in Houston, Texas.

More mass shootings in U.S. than days in 2023 so far

 A mourner attends a candlelight vigil for victims of a mass shooting on January 23, 2023 in Monterey Park, California.
Andrew Solender
Updated Jan 25, 2023 - Politics & Policy

McCarthy formally kicks Schiff, Swalwell off Intelligence Committee

Reps. Eric Swalwell – wearing a black mask blue suit, blue shirt and purple tie – and Adam Schiff – wearing a black mask, blue suit, white shirt and blue tie – standing in front of American flags.

McCarthy says Santos will be removed if probe finds he broke law

Representative from New York, George Santos looks on as the US House of Representatives convenes for the 118th Congress at the US Capitol January 3.

Here comes the "most exciting committee" in Congress

Rep. James Comer, R-Ky., prepares for a television interview in the U.S. Capitol