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

Week 1: Cabinet picks contradict Trump stands on some issues

WASHINGTON (AP) — The lack of fireworks surrounding Senate consideration of President-elect Donald Trump's Cabinet picks may reflect a slew of statements his choices have made contradicting the billionaire businessman's position on key issues.

  • Written by ERICA WERNER , AP Congressional Correspondent