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

Watchdog probe to bring new scrutiny for FBI's Comey

WASHINGTON (AP) — FBI Director James Comey, already under fierce public scrutiny for his handling of the election-year probe of Hillary Clinton, faces a new internal investigation into whether he and the Justice Department followed established protocol in the email server case.

  • Written by KEN THOMAS, Associated Press

CIA nominee agrees Russia tried to interfere in election

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's pick to run the CIA told Congress on Thursday that he accepts the findings in an intelligence assessment that Russia interfered in the U.S. election with the goal of helping Trump win, even though the president-elect has been skeptical of some of the report's conclusions.

  • Written by EILEEN SULLIVAN and DEB RIECHMANN, Associated Press