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Clapper dismisses Trump claim...Chicago came close a milestone... Police find no vandalism at NY cemetery

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper says no wiretapping of Donald Trump or his campaign was carried out on his watch. Clapper tells NBC that nothing matching President Donald Trump's claims had taken place. Press secretary Sean Spicer says the White House wants the congressional committees to "exercise their oversight authority to determine whether executive branch investigative powers were abused in 2016."

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago nearly went a full week without a fatal shooting. The Chicago Sun-Times and the Chicago Tribune report the city had passed such a milestone this morning for the first time in more than five years. However, that was before the Cook County Medical Examiner's office this afternoon reported the homicide of a 22-year-old man from multiple gunshot wounds. Police say they found him lying face down Saturday in a vacant lot.

NEW YORK (AP) — New York police say no evidence of vandalism has been found at a predominantly Jewish cemetery where more than 40 tombstones were toppled over. The NYPD says after consultation with the management of the Washington Cemetery in Brooklyn, it was determined the 42 tombstones came down as a result of several factors, including long-term neglect or lack of maintenance, as well as environmental factors such as soil erosion.

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Victims of child sex abuse in New York say the political power of the Roman Catholic Church and other institutions is preventing lawmakers from passing a law that would relax one of the nation's tightest statutes of limitations on filing criminal charges and lawsuits. The law allso would create a one-year window for lawsuits otherwise barred by the statute of limitations.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Agriculture officials say a commercial chicken breeding facility in south-central Tennessee has been hit by a strain of bird flu. The state Agriculture Department says tests confirmed the presence of the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza, or HPAI, at a facility in Lincoln County. Officials say HPAI poses no risk to the food supply, and no affected chickens entered the food chain.

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