West prepares for flooding while East Coast in deep freeze

As the East Coast waits to thaw out from a weekend icy mess, another storm is bringing rain and the potential of the worst flooding in more than a decade to the West coast.

  • Written by JEFFREY COLLINS , Associated Press

Trump battles Streep as Cabinet picks prepare for grilling

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump and his Cabinet picks are preparing to face public questioning over their business conflicts, their approach to Russia and other issues during a critical week of confirmation hearings and the president-elect's first news conference in nearly six months.

  • Written by JILL COLVIN and LAURIE KELLMAN , Associated Press

Battling IS, Iraq troops reach bank of Tigris River in Mosul

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi troops in Mosul have battled their way to the Tigris River running through the center of town, marking a milestone in the nearly three-month-old offensive aimed at reclaiming the northern city from Islamic State militants.

  • Written by SINAN SALAHEDDIN , Associated Press