- AP Sources: WH directed Bannon silence in House interview
WASHINGTON (AP) — Steve Bannon's attorney relayed questions, in real time, to the White House during a House Intelligence Committee interview of the former Trump chief strategist, people familiar with the closed-door session told The Associated Press.
- Ryan presses Dems to back bill keeping government open
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan tried pressuring Democrats on Wednesday to back legislation preventing a weekend federal shutdown. But he gave little ground on the partisan battle over immigration, an issue many Democrats say must be resolved before they'll vote to keep agencies functioning.
- GOP senator denounces Trump attacks, recalls Stalin rhetoric
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.
- Snow, ice and record cold grip the South; at least 5 dead
ATLANTA (AP) — A thin layer of snow and ice across the South closed runways, highways, schools and government offices and sent cars sliding off roads Wednesday, while a blast of cold air broke records as far south as the Gulf Coast. At least five deaths were blamed on the weather.
- AP FACT CHECK: Trump's alternate reality marks presidency
WASHINGTON (AP) — For all his errant swings at the facts, President Donald Trump sometimes gets it just right.
- Oregon AD Mullens new playoff selection committee chairman
Oregon athletic director Rob Mullens will become the new chairman of the College Football Playoff selection committee starting next season, and three new Power Five ADs will join the 13-member panel.
- Rival Koreas agree to form first unified Olympic team
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The rival Koreas agreed Wednesday to form their first unified Olympic team and have their athletes parade together for the first time in 11 years during the opening ceremony of next month's Winter Olympics in South Korea, officials said.
- Violinists and cheering squads: North Korea's Olympic lineup
TOKYO (AP) — North Korea won't be dominating any medal counts when the Winter Olympics come to Pyeongchang in South Korea next month. But it's hoping to grab as much of the spotlight as it can with what might be an Olympic first in ice hockey and a flamboyantly crowd-pleasing all-female cheering section to liven up the stands.
- The Latest: US hopes joint Olympic team helps NKorea change
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on talks between North and South Korea (all times local):
- AP source: Steelers part ways with Todd Haley
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A person with direct knowledge of the decision says the Pittsburgh Steelers will not renew offensive coordinator Todd Haley's contract.