Obama has plan to expand access to retirement accounts

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will pitch some new proposals to expand access to retirement savings accounts and revisit some old ones when issuing his budget next month.

  • Written by KEVIN FREKING, Associated Press

Slow return to normal routines for cities hit by snowstorm

WASHINGTON (AP) — After more than three days with life at a virtual standstill in the nation's capital and elsewhere up and down the East Coast, the cities hit hard by a massive snowstorm were getting closer to their normal routines.

  • Written by BEN NUCKOLS, Associated Press

Survivor sheds light on divisive WWII-era Jewish Councils

JERUSALEM (AP) — Throughout the Nazi occupation of Amsterdam, and while incarcerated in two prison camps, Mirjam Bolle wrote letters to her fiance that she never sent but hoped to share with him after the war. Yet when the two ultimately reunited she decided to leave the past behind and stashed them away. Now, decades later, she has published them as a memoir.

  • Written by ARON HELLER, Associated Press

Scientists to announce "Doomsday Clock" time

PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — Scientists behind a "Doomsday Clock" that measures the likelihood of a global cataclysm are set to announce Tuesday whether civilization is any closer or farther from disaster.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Authorities search Southern California areas for 3 escapees

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Unlike similar brazen escapes where inmates fled remote prisons into rural areas, the three men who broke out of a Southern California lockup escaped in the middle of densely populated Orange County — where hundreds of officers are centering the search.

  • Written by GILLIAN FLACCUS, Associated Press