Jeff Sessions, California governor clash as feud escalates


SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions dramatically escalated the Trump administration's war with California on Wednesday, suing over its so-called sanctuary state law and clashing with Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown in a fiery exchange of words.

  • Written by By DON THOMPSON and ELLIOT SPAGAT , Associated Press

Northeast wakes up to deep snow, power outages


NEW YORK (AP) — The Northeast is digging out after the second powerful nor'easter in less than a week left some areas with more than 2 feet of snow, hundreds of thousands without power, schools closed and travel a mess.


  • Written by By KAREN MATTHEWS and DAVID PORTER , Associated Press

Conway won't say if she was punished over Hatch Act issue


WASHINGTON (AP) — White House counselor Kellyanne Conway says she's spoken with President Donald Trump about a federal watchdog's finding that she violated a federal law that bars government officials from using their positions to influence political campaigns.


US mortgage rates climb to 4-year high


WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates climbed this week to their highest average in more than four years, ratcheting up affordability pressures at the start of the traditional spring home buying season.

  • Written by By JOSH BOAK , AP Economics Writer