Postal Service says it lost $200 million over holiday season

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service said Thursday it lost $200 million during the year-end holiday season, despite a strong quarter of package shipping and expanded use of vote-by-mail in the November presidential election.

  • Written by HOPE YEN , Associated Press

Caribbean sets record with more than 29 million visitors

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Caribbean tourism officials say the region received a record number of visitors last year as arrivals topped 29 million. But they say they expect a slight drop this year because of the uncertainty surrounding actions that U.S. President Donald Trump might take.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

5 tornadoes confirmed as people tell survival tales

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — National Weather Service teams were studying scenes of severe weather damage in Louisiana and Mississippi on Wednesday to determine where tornadoes struck and just how powerful they were.

  • Written by KEVIN McGILL , Associated Press

Silencing of Warren throws Senate into turmoil

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic senators fighting to derail Jeff Sessions' nomination as attorney general repeatedly challenged Republicans Wednesday by reading aloud from a critical letter from Martin Luther King Jr.'s widow, a day after the Republicans silenced Sen. Elizabeth Warren for doing the same.

  • Written by ANDREW TAYLOR , Associated Press

Trump's list of underreported terror doesn't back up claim

WASHINGTON (AP) — A White House list of what it calls underreported terrorist attacks did not support President Donald Trump's claim that the media are downplaying a "genocide" carried out by the Islamic State group. But it did shine new light on the difficulty in defining the scope, source and motives behind the violence carried out in the name of radical Islam.

  • Written by VIVIAN SALAMA and JONATHAN LEMIRE , Associated Press