Trump says he’ll ‘fight like hell’ to keep power; Georgia votes today; Larry King out of ICU
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Motorists line up to take a coronavirus test in a parking lot at Dodger Stadium, Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, in Los Angeles.
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In this Nov. 12, 2018, file photo, Larry King attends the Friars Club Entertainment Icon Award ceremony honoring Billy Crystal at the Ziegfeld Ballroom in New York.
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President-elect Joe Biden stands on stage with Georgia Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate Raphael Warnock, right, and Jon Ossoff, left, in Atlanta, Monday, Jan. 4, 2021.
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President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally for Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., and David Perdue at Dalton Regional Airport, Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, in Dalton, Ga.
The Koenigstein castle that was built in the 12th century lies above the city of Koenigstein near Frankfurt, Germany, Friday, Jan. 1, 2021. Snow falls during the last days covered the Taunus region with snow. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
Alabama wide receiver DeVonta Smith (6) catches a pass in the end zone for a touchdown as Notre Dame cornerback Nick McCloud, right, defends in the second half of the Rose Bowl NCAA college football game in Arlington, Texas, Friday, Jan. 1, 2021. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)
Palestinian protesters use slingshots to hurl stones towards Israeli troops during a protest against Israeli settlements, in the West Bank village of Deir Jarir, north of Ramallah, Friday, Jan. 1, 2021. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)
Georgia wide receiver George Pickens (1) celebrates his touchdown catch against Cincinnati during the first half of the Peach Bowl NCAA college football game, Friday, Jan. 1, 2021, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
West Ham’s Tomas Soucek celebrates after scoring his side’s opening goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Everton and West Ham at Goodison Park in Liverpool, England, Friday, Jan. 1, 2021. (Peter Byrne,Pool via AP)
A couple wearing face masks against the spread of coronavirus walks past swimmers playing rackets at Kavouri suburb, near Athens, Sunday Jan. 3, 2021. The Greek government announced on Saturday a one-week closure of all businesses which remained open during the Christmas holiday, as well as the closure of all churches, as the country prepares to reopen schools on mid-January. (AP Photo/Yorgos Karahalis)
Ohio State running back Trey Sermon, right, breaks away from Clemson safety Lannden Zanders during a touchdown run in the first half of the Sugar Bowl NCAA college football game Friday, Jan. 1, 2021, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
Atlanta Hawks forward John Collins (20) dunks next to Brooklyn Nets center Jarrett Allen during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 1, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
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Graffiti reading, “Where’s my money” is seen on a door of the home of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., in Louisville, Ky., on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021. As of Saturday morning, messages like “where’s my money” and other expletives were written with spray paint across the front door and bricks of the Kentucky Republican’s Highlands residence. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
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A health worker takes a nasal swab sample at a COVID-19 testing center in Hyderabad, India, Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021. India tested its COVID-19 vaccine delivery system with a nationwide trial on Saturday as it prepares to roll-out an inoculation program to stem the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)
An actor dressed as Santa Claus and wearing a face mask to protect against coronavirus infection speaks with a boy during the New Year celebration in a shopping mall in St.Petersburg, Russia, Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
Evgeniy Klimov of Russia soars through the air in front of pilgrim basilica ‘Feast of the Immaculate Conception’ during his trial jump at the the third stage of the 69th four hills ski jumping tournament in Innsbruck, Austria, Saturday, Jan.2, 2021. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
Ohio State head coach Ryan Day get soaked with a sports drink after the team’s win against Clemson during the Sugar Bowl NCAA college football game Friday, Jan. 1, 2021, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
Crystal Palace’s Jeffrey Schlupp, left, and Sheffield United’s Jayden Bogle jump to head the ball during the English Premier League soccer match between Crystal Palace and Sheffield United in London, England, Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021. (John Walton/Pool via AP)
Israeli police use water cannons to disperse West Bank Jewish settler youth during a protest against Israeli police after the death of Ahuvia Sandak in Jerusalem during the third nationwide coronavirus lockdown, Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021. West Bank Jewish settler youth have repeatedly protested in recent days against Israeli police after the death of the 16-year old Sandak. The teenager was fatally wounded in a car crash last week after a chase by Israeli police in the West Bank, who suspected Sandak was throwing stones at Palestinian vehicles. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
Iowa State tight end Charlie Kolar (88) is stopped short of the goal line by Oregon safety Jamal Hill during the first half of the Fiesta Bowl NCAA college football game, Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
Iowa State quarterback Brock Purdy holds the offensive player of the game award after the Fiesta Bowl NCAA college football game against Oregon, Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021, in Glendale, Ariz. Iowa State won 34-17. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
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Iowa State head coach Matt Campbell is doused with liquid by his players during the final seconds of the Fiesta Bowl NCAA college football game against Oregon, Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021, in Glendale, Ariz. Iowa State won 34-17. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Inter Milan’s Achraf Hakimi, top, is celebrated by his teammate Lautaro Martinez after scoring his side’s sixth goal during the Serie A soccer match between Inter Milan and Crotone at the San Siro Stadium in Milan, Italy, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
Capitol workers disinfect the House floor on opening day of the 117th Congress at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021. (Bill Clark/Pool via AP)
An exile Tibetan Buddhist monk rotates prayer wheels next to a path marked with circles for voters to ensure social distancing in Dharmsala, India, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021. Exile Tibetans Sunday voted in the first round to elect a new political leader and members of the Tibetan parliament in exile. (AP Photo/Ashwini Bhatia)
Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) reacts after throwing a touchdown pass in the first half of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/John Munson)
Roma’s Edin Dzeko, top right, scores his side’s first goal past Sampdoria’s goalkeeper Emil Audero during a Serie A soccer match between Roma and Cagliari, at Rome’s Olympic Stadium, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021. (Alfredo Falcone/Lapresse via AP)
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi of Calif., waves the gavel on the opening day of the 117th Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021. (Bill Clark/Pool via AP)
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Chicago Bears’ Darnell Mooney catches a pass in front of Green Bay Packers’ Darnell Savage during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield celebrates after the team defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers in an NFL football game, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Richard)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers strong safety Antoine Winfield Jr. (31) celebrates after a recovering a fumble by the Atlanta Falcons during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark LoMoglio)
Some people commute on the first business day of the year at a train station Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, in Tokyo. Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said Monday vaccine approval was being speeded up and border controls beefed up to curb the spread of the coronavirus, and he promised to consider declaring a state of emergency.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
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Green Bay Packers’ Tavon Austin fumbles in front of Chicago Bears’ DeAndre Houston-Carson during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, in Chicago. The Bears recovered the fumble. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
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Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf (14) makes a catch as San Francisco 49ers cornerback Dontae Johnson defends during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, in Glendale, Ariz. With the catch, Metcalf passed former Seahawk Steve Largent’s single-season franchise record of 1,287 receiving yards set in 1985. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
A man looks at a countdown calendar showing 200 day to start Tokyo 2020 Olympics Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, in Tokyo. The countdown clock for the postponed Tokyo Olympics hit 200 days to go on Monday. Also on Monday, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said he would consider calling a state of emergency as new coronavirus cases surge to record numbers in Tokyo and neighboring prefectures.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Seattle Seahawks cornerback Quinton Dunbar (22) tackles Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett (16) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
82-year-old Brian Pinker receives the Oxford University/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine from nurse Sam Foster at the Churchill Hospital in Oxford, England, Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. Pinker, a retired maintenance manager received the first injection of the new vaccine developed by between Oxford University and drug giant AstraZeneca. (Steve Parsons/Pool Photo via AP)
A pair of bats fly towards a rainbow at sunset in Sydney, Australia, Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)
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Members of an honor guard stand at attention during a ceremony to mark the 73rd anniversary of Independence Day in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. (AP Photo/Aung Shine Oo)
People wearing face masks wait to receive a coronavirus vaccine at a COVID-19 vaccination center in Jerusalem, Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
Brooklyn Nets guard Caris LeVert, left, defends Washington Wizards guard Jerome Robinson, right, during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
A surfer jumps into the storm-beaten Baltic Sea from the pier in Timmendorfer Strand, Germany, as temperatures reached two degrees celsius on Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson rolls up his sleeves, during a visit to Chase Farm Hospital in north London, Monday Jan. 4, 2021. Johnson warned Sunday that more onerous lockdown restrictions in England are likely in the coming weeks as the country reels from a coronavirus variant that has pushed infection rates to their highest recorded levels. (Stefan Rousseau/Pool Photo via AP)
A man wearing a face mask to help curb the spread of the coronavirus runs past a commercial office buildings during the morning rush hour in Beijing, Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. Wary of another wave of infections, China is urging tens of millions of migrant workers to stay put during next month’s Lunar New Year holiday, usually the world’s largest annual human migration. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
In 1781, a British naval expedition led by Benedict Arnold burned Richmond, Virginia.
In 1914, auto industrialist Henry Ford announced he was going to pay workers $5 for an 8-hour day, as opposed to $2.34 for a 9-hour day. (Employees still worked six days a week; the 5-day work week was instituted in 1926.)
In 1925, Democrat Nellie Tayloe Ross of Wyoming took office as America’s first female governor, succeeding her late husband, William, following a special election.
In 1943, educator and scientist George Washington Carver, who was born into slavery, died in Tuskegee, Alabama, at about age 80.
In 1949, in his State of the Union address, President Harry S. Truman labeled his administration the Fair Deal.
In 1957, President Dwight D. Eisenhower proposed assistance to countries to help them resist Communist aggression in what became known as the Eisenhower Doctrine.
In 1972, President Richard Nixon announced that he had ordered development of the space shuttle.
In 1983, President Ronald Reagan announced he was nominating Elizabeth Dole to succeed Drew Lewis as secretary of transportation; Dole became the first woman to head a Cabinet department in Reagan’s administration, and the first to head the DOT.
In 1998, Sonny Bono, the 1960s pop star-turned-politician, was killed when he struck a tree while skiing at the Heavenly Ski Resort on the Nevada-California state line; he was 62.
In 2004, foreigners arriving at U.S. airports were photographed and had their fingerprints scanned in the start of a government effort to keep terrorists out of the country.
Ten years ago: John Boehner was elected speaker as Republicans regained control of the House of Representatives on the first day of the new Congress.
Ten years ago: White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs announced he was stepping down.
Ten years ago: Roberto Alomar and Bert Blyleven were elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Five years ago: With tears streaking his cheeks, President Barack Obama launched a final-year push to tighten sales of firearms in the U.S., using his presidential powers in the absence of tougher gun restrictions that Congress refused to pass, coming out with plans for expanded background checks and other modest measures.
Five years ago: French composer and conductor Pierre Boulez, 90, died in Baden-Baden, Germany.
One year ago: President Donald Trump reiterated his view that cultural sites in Iran could be targeted if Iran were to retaliate for the drone strike that killed Iran’s top general; there were concerns even within his administration that doing so could constitute a war crime under international law. Amid heightened tensions over the killing of an Iranian general, Iran said it would no longer abide by the limits contained in the 2015 nuclear deal.
One year ago: The World War I tale “1917” captured the Golden Globe for best dramatic film, while “Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood” won for best comedy or musical; in television categories, real-life stories captured top honors, including Olivia Colman’s portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II and Michelle Williams’ performance as Broadway star Gwen Verdon.
Actor Bradley Cooper is 46.
Actor Brooklyn Sudano is 40.
Talk show host/dancer-choreographer Carrie Ann Inaba is 53.
Rock musician Chris Stein (Blondie) is 71.
Actor Clancy Brown is 62.
Actor-director Diane Keaton is 75.
Actor Franz Drameh is 28.
Actor January Jones is 43.
Actor-comedian Jessica Chaffin is 47.
Juan Carlos, former King of Spain, is 83.
Rock singer Marilyn Manson is 52.
Actor Ricky Paull Goldin is 56.
Actor Robert Duvall is 90.
Actor Shea Whigham is 52.
Actor Ted Lange (lanj) is 73.
Rock musician Troy Van Leeuwen (Queens of the Stone Age) is 53.
Former Vice President Walter F. Mondale is 93.
1993 — Reggie Jackson, who hit 563 homers and played on five championship teams in 21 seasons, is the only player elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Reggie Jackson who says he wants a Yankees cap on his plaque at Cooperstown, matched smiles with his former boss, George Steinbrenner, right, at a New York news conference Wednesday, Jan. 6, 1993 marking Jackson’s induction into baseball’s Hall of Fame. (AP Photo/Marty Lerderhandler)
1997 — The second-year Carolina Panthers, behind John Kasay’s four field goals, beat the Dallas Cowboys 26-17 to advance to the NFC Championship game.
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Troy Aikman walks off the field at Texas Stadium, Monday night, Dec. 8, 1997, in Irving, Texas, after the Cowboys lost to the Carolina Panthers 23-13. ( AP Photo/LM Otero)
1999 — Nolan Ryan, George Brett and Robin Yount are voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, the biggest class of first-time candidates since Babe Ruth and four others were chosen in the original election of 1936.
Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Nolan Ryan speaks upon his arrival in Albany, N.Y., Friday, July 23, 1999. Ryan will be inducted during ceremonies in Cooperstown, N.Y., on Sunday, July 25. (AP Photo/Tim Roske)
2003 — Jeff Garcia hits Tai Streets with a 13-yard touchdown pass with 1 minute left, and the New York Giants botch the snap on a 41-yard field goal attempt as time expires in San Francisco’s 39-38 victory — the second-biggest comeback in NFL playoff history.
San Francisco 49ers Jeff Garcia reacts after he scored a touchdown in the fourth quarter during the San Francisco 49ers vs. New York Giants NFC Wild Card playoff game in San Francisco, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2003. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
2013 — Aaron Rodgers connects with an NFL playoff-record 10 receivers as he throws for 274 yards in his first playoff victory at home, leading Green Bay to a 24-10 victory over Minnesota.
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) laughs with Minnesota Vikings cornerback Josh Robinson (21) during the second half of an NFL wild card playoff football game Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, in Green Bay, Wis. Packers won 24-10. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)
2013 — Arian Foster rushes for 140 yards and a touchdown in Houston’s 19-13 win over Cincinnati, and becomes the first NFL player to have 100-yard games in each of his first three playoff games.
Houston Texans running back Arian Foster (23) celebrates his touchdown against the Cincinnati Bengals during the third quarter of an NFL wild card playoff football game Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
2017 — The Columbus Blue Jackets lose 5-0 to the Washington Capitals ending their winning streak at 16 games, one shy of the NHL record. Columbus lose for the first time since Nov. 26, ending a captivating run that fell short of the 1992-93 Pittsburgh Penguins’ record of 17 consecutive wins.
The Columbus Blue Jackets including Jack Johnson (7), Scott Hartnell (43), Nick Foligno (71), Seth Jones (3) and others leave the ice after they lost to the Washington Capitals in an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
Today is Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021. Let’s get caught up.
These headlines are in the news this morning: President Trump told supporters he’ll keep fighting his election loss; it’s Election Day in Georgia; and Larry King is out of ICU after COVID-19 fight.
Read on for these stories, other top headlines, celebrity birthdays and more.
Trump says he’ll ‘fight like hell’ to hold on to presidency
DALTON, Ga. (AP) — With mounting desperation, Donald Trump declared he would “fight like hell” to hold on to the presidency and appealed to Republican lawmakers to reverse his election loss to Joe Biden when they convene this week to confirm the Electoral College vote.
Electoral voters won by President-elect Biden are “not gonna take this White House!” he shouted as supporters cheered at an outdoor rally Monday night in Georgia. Trump’s announced purpose for the trip was to boost Republican Senate candidates in Tuesday’s runoff election, but he spent much of his speech complaining bitterly about his election loss — which he insists he won “by a lot.” Read more:
Decision day in Georgia with Senate majority at stake
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia voters are set to decide the balance of power in Congress in a pair of high-stakes Senate runoff elections that will help determine President-elect Joe Biden’s capacity to enact what may be the most progressive governing agenda in generations.
Republicans are unified against Biden’s plans for health care, environmental protection and civil rights, but some fear that outgoing President Donald Trump’s brazen attempts to undermine the integrity of the nation’s voting systems may discourage voters in Georgia. Read more:
Larry King, hospitalized with COVID, moved out of ICU
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Veteran talk show host Larry King, suffering from COVID-19, has been moved out of the intensive care unit at a Los Angeles hospital and is breathing on his own, a spokesman said on Monday.
King was moved to the ICU on New Year’s Eve and was receiving oxygen but is now breathing on his own, said David Theall, a spokesman for Ora Media, a production company formed by King.
The 87-year-old broadcasting legend shared a video phone call with his three sons, Theall said. Read more:
Energy from the storm that brought hurricane force winds out West, could bring snow to the South by week’s end. CNN Meteorologist Pedram Javaheri has the forecast.
In other news today …
Armed Iranian Revolutionary Guard troops stormed a South Korean tanker and forced the ship to change course and travel to Iran, the vessel’s owner said Tuesday, the latest maritime seizure by Tehran amid heightened tensions with the West over its nuclear program.
Bracing for possible violence, the nation’s capital has mobilized the National Guard ahead of planned protests by President Donald Trump’s supporters in connection with the congressional vote expected Wednesday to affirm Joe Biden’s election victory.
A Wisconsin pharmacist convinced the world was “crashing down” told police he tried to ruin hundreds of doses of coronavirus vaccine because he believed the shots would mutate people’s DNA, according to court documents released Monday.
In a message taped for what turned out to be his final week as “Jeopardy!” host, Alex Trebek urged the game show’s viewers to honor the season of giving by helping victims of the coronavirus epidemic.
Police in the nation’s capital on Monday arrested the leader of the Proud Boys, who is accused of burning a Black Lives Matter banner that was torn down from a historic Black church in downtown Washington last month.
John Muckler, who coached four NHL teams and won five Stanley Cup championships with the Edmonton Oilers, has died. He was 86.
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