Lawmakers ask if states or feds should alert about missiles

President Donald Trump, accompanied by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., speaks to members of the media as they arrive for a dinner at Trump International Golf Club in in West Palm Beach, Fla., Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

HONOLULU (AP) — Nearly 40 terrifying minutes passed between the time Hawaii officials fired off a bogus alert about an incoming missile over the weekend and the moment the notice was canceled.

Democrats dig in on immigration, shutdown risk or no

Sen. Robert Menedez, D-N.J., speaks with reporters after attending a Congressional Hispanic Caucus meeting with White House Chief of Staff John Kelly on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

NEW YORK (AP) — Congressional Democrats on Wednesday dug in on their threats to reject any government funding bill that isn’t paired with protection for thousands of young immigrants — a hard-line stance celebrated by liberal groups who have shrugged off risks of a government shutdown.

Pope has tough words for indigenous, Chile during Mass

ALTERNATIVE CROP TO ALT114 - A child reaches out to embrace Pope Francis in the offertory of a Mass at the Maquehue Air Base, in Temuco, Chile, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. Francis is paying homage to Chileans who were tortured or killed at the air base. Francis said the area is "the site of grave violations of human rights," and that the Mass was being offered for all those who have suffered or died. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

TEMUCO, Chile (AP) — Pope Francis took the Chilean state and the country’s largest indigenous group to task Wednesday over their failure to forge a truly unified nation, saying the government must do more than just negotiate “elegant” agreements and radical Mapuche factions must stop violence.

52 people die in bus fire in Kazakhstan

In this Kazakhstan Ministry for Emergency Situations photo, made available on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, a bus burns on a road in near the village of Kalybai in Kazakhstan. Kazakhstan's emergency officials say 52 people of 57 on the bus died on the fire. (Kazakhstan Ministry for Emergency Situations via AP)

MOSCOW (AP) — A bus fire in Kazakhstan killed 52 people on Thursday in a vast snow-covered steppe, officials said.

Strong storm blasts northern Europe causing transport chaos

A snow plow clears the road up to the Feldberg mountain near Frankfurt, Germany, after snowfalls on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Scores of flights and trains were canceled in the Netherlands and drivers were warned to stay off the roads Thursday as the country took a powerful hit from a storm that was set to lash large parts of Europe.

Israel kills Palestinian sought in deadly shooting of rabbi

Palestinians clash with Israeli troops in the West Bank city of Jenin, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. Israeli police say special forces killed a Palestinian gunman in the West Bank who allegedly killed an Israeli in a drive-by shooting earlier this month. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli forces hunting the killers of a rabbi raided a West Bank home before dawn Thursday, killing a wanted Palestinian in a firefight that also wounded two Israeli officers, one seriously, officials said.

GOP senator denounces Trump attacks on media

Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., talks to reporters just after a blistering speech on the Senate floor aimed at President Donald Trump, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. In a speech on the Senate floor, Flake called Trump’s repeated attacks on the media “shameful” and “repulsive” and said Trump “has it precisely backward.’’ Flake said despotism is the enemy of the people, while a free press is the despot’s enemy and a guardian of democracy. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s use of the terms “fake news” and “enemy of the people” is “shameful” and reminiscent of words infamously used by Soviet dictator Josef Stalin to describe his enemies, Republican Sen. Jeff Flake said Wednesday.

Science panel backs lower drunken driving threshold

In this Dec. 29, 2011 file photo, a car approaches a sobriety checkpoint set up along a busy street in Albuquerque, N.M. A prestigious scientific panel is recommending that states significantly lower their drunken driving thresholds as part of a blueprint to eliminate the “entirely preventable” 10,000 alcohol-impaired driving deaths in the United States each year. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)

WASHINGTON (AP) — A prestigious scientific panel is recommending that states significantly lower their drunken driving thresholds as part of a blueprint to eliminate the “entirely preventable” 10,000 alcohol-impaired driving deaths in the United States each year.

House panel subpoenas Bannon in Russia probe showdown

Former White House strategist Steve Bannon leaves a House Intelligence Committee meeting where he was interviewed behind closed doors on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon on Tuesday refused to answer a broad array of queries from the House Intelligence Committee about his time working for President Donald Trump, provoking a subpoena from the panel’s Republican chairman.

South wakes up to snow, ice and frigid temperatures

Emergency personnel remove patients for transport to area hospitals at the scene of a multi-vehicle wreck on Interstate 65 near Bonnieville, Ky., Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. The wreck shut down the southbound lanes for several hours. Several people were transported from the scene to at least two different hospitals. (Neal Cardin/The News-Enterprise via AP)

ATLANTA (AP) — The South awoke on Wednesday to a two-part Arctic mess. First came a thin blanket of snow and ice, and then came the below-zero wind chills.



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