Storm dumps snow in South, moves north, menacing Eastern US

WASHINGTON (AP) — A blizzard menacing the Eastern United States started dumping snow in Virginia, Tennessee and other parts of the South on Friday as millions of people in the storm's path prepared for icy roads, possible power outages and other treacherous conditions.

  • Written by BEN NUCKOLS, Associated Press SETH BORENSTEIN, Associated Press

Israel forces evict Jewish settlers from West Bank buildings

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli forces on Friday evicted dozens of Jewish settlers from two buildings they moved into the day before in the heart of the flashpoint city of Hebron, near an important shrine holy to both Jews and Muslims in the West Bank.

  • Written by IAN DEITCH, Associated Press

Regional EPA official resigns over Flint water crisis

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A regional director of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency resigned in connection with the drinking water crisis in Flint, Michigan, the same day the agency's chief issued an emergency order directing state and city officials to take actions to protect public health.

  • Written by JOHN FLESHER, Associated Press

Aid airdrops to Syria's besieged are called too dangerous

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — As images and reports of starvation in besieged Syrian communities drew an international outcry and two rare aid convoys this month, an urgent question arose: Why not drop food and other needed supplies by air?

  • Written by CARA ANNA, Associated Press

S. Korea says time to consider nuclear talks without North

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's president questioned the role of long-dormant North Korean nuclear disarmament talks, saying Friday that regional powers should meet without the North in the wake its recent nuclear test.

  • Written by HYUNG-JIN KIM, Associated Press