House Republican summons ethics chief over Trump criticism

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top House Republican is accusing the head of a federal ethics office of abusing his position for having the temerity to challenge President-elect Donald Trump's ethics.


  • Written by STEPHEN OHLEMACHER , Associated Press

Report: FAA not prepared for major air traffic outages

WASHINGTON (AP) — A government watchdog says that the Federal Aviation Administration isn't prepared to handle major air traffic control outages. That's despite promises to update contingency plans made after extended disruptions in 2014 and 2015.

  • Written by JOAN LOWY , Associated Press

Freezing rain in southern Plains causing accidents, closures

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Freezing rain moving across the southern Plains on Friday caused numerous accidents along icy highways and prompted flight cancellations and school closures in Missouri, while forecasters warned that the weather could cripple the region through the holiday weekend.

  • Written by JIM SALTER and TIM TALLEY , Associated Press