Snow, sleet and rain to hit Mid-Atlantic, Northeast


NEW YORK (AP) — A grab bag of weather conditions — including snow and sleet — will descend on communities from the mid-Atlantic to the Northeast, but with many people off for Presidents' Day it may be just another day to hunker down.

  • Written by VERENA DOBNIK, Associated Press

APNewsBreak: US OK's first factory in Cuba since revolution


HAVANA (AP) — The Obama administration has approved the first U.S. factory in Cuba in more than half a century, allowing a two-man company from Alabama to build a plant assembling as many as 1,000 small tractors a year for sale to private farmers in Cuba.

  • Written by MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN, Associated Press

Bills would raise minimum wage, repeal right to work law

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Proposals to raise the minimum wage in South Carolina and repeal an anti-union law have virtually no chance of passing in the Republican-dominated Legislature, but Democrats hope to spark adebate as the nation's attention turns to the first-in-the-South primary state.

  • Written by SEANNA ADCOX, Associated Press

GOP candidates joust over foreign policy, immigration

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Republican presidential candidates jousted over immigration and foreign policy in a raucous debate that was shaken by the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia hours before they took the stage.

  • Written by JULIE PACE, Associated Press WILL WEISSERT, Associated Press

Who Obama might nominate to replace Scalia on Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are near-unanimous in demanding that President Barack Obama leave it to his successor to nominate a candidate to fill the Supreme Court seat of the late Justice Antonin Scalia. But the president insists he plans to come forward with a nominee — and that there's plenty of time for the Senate to weigh in.

  • Written by JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press