US Navy ship fired warning shots at Iranian boats

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. Navy destroyer fired multiple warning shots at Iranian patrol boats as they sped toward the destroyer at the entrance to the Persian Gulf, two U.S. defense officials said.

  • Written by ROBERT BURNS , AP National Security Writer

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