National Videos

Santa Claus visits in a pandemic year are different. They are being done with layers of protection or moved online. Putting hundreds of kids daily onto Santa's lap to talk into his face — that's not happening for most. (Dec. 3)

The pandemic is preventing Pearl Harbor survivors from attending an annual ceremony remembering victims in the Dec. 7, 1941 attack. WWII veteran Mickey Ganitch, 101, has attended before, but will mark the anniversary this year from California. (Dec. 3)

First human heart transplant performed; Industrial accident kills thousands in Bhopal, India; Hundreds of students arrested at the University of California at Berkeley; "A Streetcar Named Desire" opens on Broadway; Snger Ozzy Osbourne is born. (Dec. 3)

In a video released Wednesday, President Donald Trump delivered a 46-minute diatribe against the election that produced a win for Democrat Joe Biden, unspooling one misstatement after another to back his baseless claim that he really won. (Dec. 2)

President-elect Joe Biden met virtually with Americans who have been hard-hit economically by the coronavirus pandemic, promising help is on the way. He also urged Congress to pass a stimulus bill now as a "down payment" before he takes office. (Dec. 2)

Una nave espacial china enviada para traer rocas lunares de vuelta a la Tierra recoge sus primeras muestras tras llegar a la Luna. El hito se suma a una serie de éxitos para el cada vez más ambicioso programa espacial chino

A firefighter scooted down a ladder with a child in his arms during a Boston apartment fire that left a mother and her two children in need of rescue. The family was in a third floor balcony as firefighters raised a ladder to reach them. (Dec. 2)

A midshipman at the U.S. Naval Academy has become the first Black woman selected for the academy's top student leadership position. Sydney Barber will assume her role as brigade commander next semester. (Dec. 2)

Frontline health care workers with the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota and Wisconsin say they are overwhelmed by the spike in COVID-19 cases and frustrated people are still not taking it seriously. (Dec. 2)

Britain became the first country in the world to authorize a rigorously tested COVID-19 vaccine Wednesday and U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said Britain's decision "should give Americans additional confidence" in a vaccine." (Dec. 2)

The city of Pasadena has kept outdoor dining open despite Los Angeles County restricting restaurants to takeout to reduce the spread of the coronavirus. A surge of virus cases last week in the county led to a three-week end to outdoor dining. (Dec. 2)

With senior Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema by his side and his wife former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords watching nearby, Arizona Democrat and former astronaut Mark Kelly was sworn into the Senate narrowing Republican control of the chamber. (Dec. 2)

New York plans to prioritize nursing home residents and staff when it begins distributing the first doses of coronavirus vaccine, hopefully later this month. (Dec. 2)

Newly released court documents show the Justice Department is investigating whether there was a secret scheme to lobby White House officials for a pardon as well as a related plot to offer a hefty political contribution in exchange for clemency. (Dec. 2)

Nicolás Ernesto Maduro Guerra, hijo único del mandatario venezolano, es uno de los candidatos del oficialismo que competirá en las elecciones parlamentarias del domingo 6 de diciembre para lograr uno de los 277 escaños de la Asamblea Nacional

Mariah Carey is adding another chapter to her Christmas legacy: “Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special.” Premiering Dec. 4 on Apple TV+, Carey shares how she came up with the idea, and why it was important to create a diverse family-friendly holiday program. (Dec. 2)

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says President Donald Trump would sign a proposal for COVID-19 relief funding backed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a scaled-back GOP bill that has already failed twice this fall. (Dec. 2)

Police body camera video shows some circumstances around the shooting and wounding of a Black man in St. Paul, Minnesota. The police chief fired the officer a few days later, saying the officers action were not reasonable or necessary. (Dec. 2)

British Health Secretary Matt Hancock says hospitals are ready to receive the new coronavirus vaccine and other modes of distribution are being set up. Britain approved the vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech for emergency use on Wednesday. (Dec. 2)

"Juno" actor comes out as transgender, named Elliot Page; Pennsylvania court questions whether Cosby has a "signature" crime pattern; Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip to spend Christmas at Windsor Castle. (Dec. 2)