Arizona's GOP senators denounce Trump attacks on news media


WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's use of the terms "fake news" and "enemy of the people" is "shameful" and reminiscent of words infamously used by Soviet dictator Josef Stalin to describe his enemies, Republican Sen. Jeff Flake said Wednesday.

  • Written by By MATTHEW DALY , Associated Press

Haitians face hurdles after protected status renewal delays


BOSTON (AP) — Thousands of Haitian immigrants living in the U.S. legally will face employment and travel hurdles because President Donald Trump's administration delayed the process of re-registering those with temporary protected status, Haitian community leaders and immigrant activists say.


  • Written by By PHILIP MARCELO and ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON , Associated Press

US home construction tumbled 8.2 percent in December


WASHINGTON (AP) — Groundbreakings on new homes fell 8.2 percent in December, with builders ending 2017 by slowing down their construction of single-family houses.

  • Written by By JOSH BOAK , AP Economics Writer

South's slow-motion freeze begins to relent


DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — The deep freeze that killed 10 people and shut down much of the South began to relent Thursday, but several states were still dealing with the lingering effects of the slow-moving storm that dumped up to 12 inches (30 centimeters) of snow in central North Carolina.

  • Written by By JONATHAN DREW and TOM FOREMAN Jr. , Associated Press