As deep freeze sets in, people urged to help most vulnerable
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — As a deep freeze sets in across half the country, officials are urging people to help those most vulnerable, especially the homeless and the elderly….
New York City fire kills 12, sends residents scrambling
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's deadliest residential fire in decades spread through every floor of a Bronx apartment building within a matter of minutes, city officials said, killing 12 people and sending other residents scrambling outside into the cold and down fire escapes to safety….
Lawmakers struggled to stay on track in Trump’s first year
WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's unpredictable, pugnacious approach to the presidency often worked against him as Republicans navigated a tumultuous but ultimately productive year in Congress….
Officials say 2 police killed in attack outside Cairo church
CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian security officials say two policemen have been shot dead in an attack outside a church in a south Cairo suburb….
AP Exclusive: China’s ethnic Uighurs torn over their future
KAYSERI, Turkey (AP) — Iminjin Qari felt upbeat as he drove to Istanbul's airport with three empty buses and a simple task: pick up about 200 fellow Uighurs who had fled China for asylum in Turkey – and escort them to safety….
Tightest security ever for New Year’s after deadly attacks
NEW YORK (AP) — Police are promising a bigger security detail than ever before in Times Square for this year's New Year's Eve celebration, which will cap off a year that saw a number of deadly attacks on innocent crowds, including a vehicle rampage at the very spot where revelers will ring in 2018….
10 Things to Know for Friday
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:…
Academia faces its own reckoning over harassment allegations
WASHINGTON (AP) — When Celeste Kidd was a graduate student of neuroscience at the University of Rochester she says a professor supervising her made her life unbearable by stalking her, making demeaning comments about her weight and talking about sex….
Trump says East could use some ‘global warming’ this weekend
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump says the East Coast "could use a little bit of that good old Global Warming" as bitterly cold temperatures are expected to freeze large swaths of the country this holiday weekend….
Government seeks change to order lifting Trump refugee ban
SEATTLE (AP) — Lawyers with the Department of Justice have asked a federal judge to change his order that partially lifted a Trump administration refugee ban….