Ex-aide: Rep. Franks offered $5 million to carry his child

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former aide to Republican Rep. Trent Franks has told The Associated Press the congressman repeatedly pressed her to carry his child, at one point offering her $5 million to act as a surrogate mother.

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  • Written by JULIET LINDERMAN, Associated Press

Snow slows or shuts down much of normally sunny Deep South

 

ATLANTA (AP) — Snowfall shrouding much of the Deep South began tapering off early Saturday, but freezing temperatures kept roads slick throughout the region and airplanes grounded at the world's busiest airport.

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  • Written by JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr., Associated Press

Israeli strikes kill 2 Hamas men after Gaza rocket attack

 

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli airstrikes killed two Hamas members early Saturday following a rocket attack on Israel, in the latest fallout from President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, which has roiled the region and the larger Muslim world.

  • Written by FARES AKRAM, Associated Press; ARON HELLER, Associated Press

Appeals court hears arguments on updated Trump travel ban

 

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Federal appeals court judges in Virginia peppered a government lawyer Friday with questions about President Donald Trump's latest travel ban and whether the president has the authority to ban 150 million foreign nationals — mostly Muslims — from the United States.

  • Written by DENISE LAVOIE, AP Legal Affairs Writer

Supreme Court blocks for now DACA case document disclosure

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Friday blocked for now a judge's order requiring the Trump administration to disclose all emails, letters and other documents it considered in its decision to end a program protecting young immigrants from deportation.

  • Written by JESSICA GRESKO, Associated Press