Mueller disputes accuracy of BuzzFeed report on Trump, Cohen

Mueller disputes accuracy of BuzzFeed report on Trump, CohenWASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller's office on Friday issued a rare public statement disputing the accuracy of BuzzFeed News' report that said President Donald Trump's former attorney told Mueller that the president directed him to lie to Congress.



Winter storm disturbs travel as it rolls toward U.S. Midwest, Northeast

Winter storm disturbs travel as it rolls toward U.S. Midwest, NortheastA major winter storm was expected to clobber a large swath of the northern United States with heavy snow, gusty winds and frigid temperatures making travel difficult and dangerous starting on Friday and through the weekend, forecasters said. The storm system will dump 6 to 10 inches (15 to 25 cm) of snow in the Plains and Midwest on Friday night and Saturday and as it moves east at least a foot of snow in parts of the Northeast on Saturday and Sunday, the National Weather Service (NWS) said in several advisories. The system was expected to also bring freezing rain, wind gusts of 35 miles (56 km) per hour and quickly dropping temperatures that will to dip into the teens and even below zero Fahrenheit in several areas, the service said.



Video shows Tempe police officer shooting 14-year-old as he runs away

Video shows Tempe police officer shooting 14-year-old as he runs awayPolice say Antonio Arce was burglarizing a truck, and was found to have an airsoft gun, when he was shot by the officer.



Divided over leadership, but united in goals, women march and rally in New York

Divided over leadership, but united in goals, women march and rally in New YorkWomen in New York City on Saturday could march, rally or protest in a variety of locations under different auspices, but the messages, and even one of the messengers, were similar.



Syria says air defence responds to Israeli raids

Syria says air defence responds to Israeli raidsSyrian air defences on Sunday responded to Israeli air raids in the south of the country, state news agency SANA reported quoting a military source. The air defence systems "prevented Israeli air strikes from achieving their objectives in the south" of the country, the report said without giving further details. The head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights war monitor, Rami Abdel Rahman, said the region targeted was south of Damascus near the Kisweh area.



Rescuers crawl across 40 feet of ice to save man and dog from frozen pond

Rescuers crawl across 40 feet of ice to save man and dog from frozen pondFirefighters were already out at the park responding to an alarm at the park's stables, so they immediately responded.



Maga hat boy's mother blames 'black Muslims' for son's confrontation with Native American man

Maga hat boy's mother blames 'black Muslims' for son's confrontation with Native American manThe mother of a boy filmed harassing a Native American man along with his friends at a rally in Washington DC has blamed “black Muslims” for the confrontation, without providing any evidence for the claim. The teenager was among a group of students wearing Make America Great Again (Maga) hats who were criticised for taunting the musician Nathan Phillips, surrounding him and jeering and chanting “build the wall, build the wall”. In an email to the news website heavy.com the mother of a Covington Catholic student, believed to be the boy prominently featured in footage of the incident, wrote: “Did you hear the names of the people were calling these boys?



Tencent weighing bid for holding company behind Korea's Nexon: sources

Tencent weighing bid for holding company behind Korea's Nexon: sourcesHONG KONG/SEOUL (Reuters) - Chinese gaming titan Tencent Holdings Ltd is considering a bid for the holding company that controls South Korean gaming company Nexon, two sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.



Merkel's Bavarian allies elect new head, ushering in new era

Merkel's Bavarian allies elect new head, ushering in new eraBERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel's Bavarian allies elected a new leader Saturday, a change that offers Germany's center-right a chance to move past their persistent bickering over recent years.



Wall Street wary of progressive Democrats on the House finance committee

Wall Street wary of progressive Democrats on the House finance committeeWall Street is bunkering down for a wave of intense scrutiny as a group of progressive Democrats, including social media star Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, have joined a powerful House of Representatives committee overseeing banking activities. "It's a huge victory," said Ocasio-Cortez, at 29 the youngest member of Congress and a self-described socialist -- a word that shocks conservatives, who brandish it as a dire threat. Ocasio-Cortez, often referred to by her initials AOC, will bring public attention to the ordinarily drab committee via her strong social media presence that includes 2.5 million followers on Twitter.



2 dead after 6.7 magnitude earthquake hits Chile's coast

2 dead after 6.7 magnitude earthquake hits Chile's coastDamage has been reported after a strong magnitude 6.7 earthquake struck near Coquimbo in central Chile, prompting a tsunami warning that was canceled a short time later, officials say.



Migrant caravan from Honduras crosses into Mexico after gates were left open

Migrant caravan from Honduras crosses into Mexico after gates were left openMigrant caravan moving closer to U.S. border; National Border Patrol Council vice president Hector Garza weighs in.



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