Conservatives balk at GOP plan to avert government shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hard-line conservatives are threatening to scuttle Republican leaders' plans to prevent a weekend government shutdown and saying GOP leaders lack the votes to push their proposal through the House.

  • Written by By ALAN FRAM and ANDREW TAYLOR , Associated Press

Navy filing homicide charges against 2 ship commanders


WASHINGTON (AP) — Five officers involved in two Navy ship collisions last year that killed a total of 17 sailors are being charged with negligent homicide, the Navy said Tuesday.

  • Written by By ROBERT BURNS and LOLITA C. BALDOR , Associated Press

Across the South, it's snow, ice and record-breaking cold


ATLANTA (AP) — The South awoke Wednesday to a two-part Arctic mess. First came a thin blanket of snow and ice, and then came the below-zero wind chills and record-breaking low temperatures in New Orleans and other cities.

  • Written by By JANELLE COGAN and JAY REEVES, Associated Press

Even the eyelashes freeze: Russia sees minus 88.6 degrees F


MOSCOW (AP) — Even thermometers can't keep up with the plunging temperatures in Russia's remote Yakutia region, which hit minus 67 degrees Celsius (minus 88.6 degrees Fahrenheit) in some areas Tuesday.