Toll from Italy avalanche climbs to 17 as hopes diminish

FARINDOLA, Italy (AP) — Hopes faded Tuesday that any more survivors of the devastating avalanche that buried an Italian resort hotel would be found after the death toll more than doubled to 17, with 12 people still unaccounted for.

  • Written by PIETRO DECRISTOFARO and PAOLO SANTALUCIA , Associated Press

Emoluments, executive orders _ a Trump glossary

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's the first full work week for the Trump administration, and the talk is all about emoluments, executive orders, a border tax, TPP and much more.

  • Written by NANCY BENAC , Associated Press

Senate Democrats to propose $1 trillion infrastructure plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats on Tuesday will propose spending $1 trillion on transportation and other infrastructure projects over 10 years in an attempt to engage President Donald Trump on an issue where they hope to find common ground.

  • Written by JOAN LOWY , Associated Press

Syria talks in Astana close with pledge to safeguard truce

ASTANA, Kazakhstan (AP) — Russia, Iran and Turkey — sponsors of talks in Kazakhstan between Syria and rebel factions — pledged Tuesday to consolidate the country's nearly month-old cease-fire and set up a three-way mechanism to ensure compliance of all sides.

  • Written by PHILIP ISSA , Associated Press

Trump's pick for health secretary faces new Senate hearing

WASHINGTON (AP) — A second Senate committee is ready to interrogate President Donald Trump's pick for health secretary, a nominee who's backed by Republicans but under fire from Democrats for his support for tearing down President Barack Obama's health care overhaul and his past stock trades.

  • Written by ALAN FRAM and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR , Associated Press