Key members of Trump's circle under scrutiny for Russia ties

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's administration remains under scrutiny over potential ties between his associates and Russia in the run-up to the presidential election. Trump has denied knowing that any of his staff had communications with Russian officials during the campaign. But congressional probes are underway, and the FBI is investigating.

  • Written by JOSH LEDERMAN , Associated Press

Report accuses Syria of 'slaughter' of people trapped by war

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Syrian government committed "slow-motion slaughter" of unknown numbers of Syrians trapped in besieged and hard-to-reach areas by willfully denying them food and health care, according to a new report Tuesday from a civil rights group.

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FILE -- This file image provided on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016 by the Syrian anti-government group Aleppo 24 news, shows damaged trucks carrying aid, in Aleppo, Syria. A new report by Physicians for Human Rights accuses the Syrian government of "slow-motion slaughter" of unknown numbers of Syrians trapped in besieged and hard-to-reach areas by willfully denying them food and health care, which it calls a war crime. (Aleppo 24 news via AP, File)


 

  • Written by EDITH M. LEDERER , Associated Press

Snowstorm clobbers the Northeast after weeks of mild weather

NEW YORK (AP) — A storm pounded the Northeast with more than a foot of snow in places Tuesday, paralyzing much of the Washington-to-Boston corridor after a remarkably mild February had lulled people into thinking the worst of winter was over.

  • Written by DEEPTI HAJELA , Associated Press

Get by without Planned Parenthood? One Texas effort stumbles

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — In pushing a replacement for the Affordable Care Act that cuts off funds for Planned Parenthood, Republicans are out to reassure women who rely on the major health care organization that other clinics will step up to provide their low-cost breast exams, contraception and cancer screenings.

  • Written by PAUL J. WEBER , Associated Press

Pirates hijack freighter off Somalia's coast, officials say

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Pirates have hijacked an oil tanker off the coast of Somalia, Somali officials and piracy experts said Tuesday, the first such seizure of a large commercial vessel on the crucial global trade route since 2012.

  • Written by ABDI GULED and JON GAMBRELL , Associated Press