Storm dumps snow, rain on U.S. Northeast; search on for Georgia toddler
The storm, known as a nor'easter, dumped from 6 to 8 inches (15 to 20 cm) of snow on New York's Catskills as well as mountains in Pennsylvania and New England, along with a heavy mix of freezing rain and sleet, said Brian Hurley, a National Weather Service meteorologist. Wind gusts of more than 60 miles per hour (97 km per hour) also were recorded all along the East Coast, Hurley said.
The Latest: Spicer cites 'studies' to back Trump voter claim
The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 2 p.m. A spokesman says President Donald Trump's belief that there were millions of illegal votes cast in the November election is based on "studies ...
Cyberconscripts: Baltic draftees can choose IT over infantry
LILLE, France (AP) ? The tiny Baltic nation of Estonia is experimenting with the idea of cyberconscription, a move that gives draftees with tech skills the chance to work shoring up their military's electronic infrastructure, an Estonian defense official said Tuesday.
Trump signs order to move controversial oil pipelines forward
By Steve Holland and Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump signed two executive orders on Tuesday to move forward with construction of the controversial Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines, rolling back key Obama administration environmental actions in favor of expanding energy infrastructure. While oil producers in Canada and North Dakota are expected to benefit from a quicker route for crude oil to U.S. Gulf Coast refiners, a revival of the projects would mark a bitter defeat for Native American tribes and climate activists, who vowed to fight the decisions through legal action.
Scotland's Sturgeon raises independence specter after court rulingBy Elisabeth O'Leary EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Nicola Sturgeon raised the specter of another Scottish independence referendum after Britain's Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that the devolved assembly in Edinburgh did not need to be consulted on triggering Brexit. "This raises fundamental issues above and beyond that of EU membership," the Scottish First Minister said. "Is Scotland content for our future to be dictated by an increasingly right-wing Westminster government with just one MP (lawmaker) here," she asked.
Syria powerbrokers endorse cease-fire deal at talks
ASTANA, Kazakhstan (AP) ? Russia, Iran and Turkey presented a united front at the conclusion of two days of talks in Kazakhstan between the Syrian government and the armed opposition, pledging support for the country's shaky cease-fire and a joint mechanism to ensure compliance.
Comerica Bank appointed to run Prince's estateMINNEAPOLIS (AP) ? The Minnesota judge overseeing Prince's estate has ruled that Comerica Bank and Trust will take over running the estate, according to a court order made public Tuesday.
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Iraqi PM: Eastern Mosul 'fully liberated' from Islamic State
MOSUL, Iraq (AP) ? Iraq's prime minister on Tuesday declared eastern Mosul "fully liberated" from Islamic State group militants after a day of fierce fighting and more than three months after a massive U.S.-backed operation to retake the city began.
Chicago Trump signs that were taken down have gone missing