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NEW YORK (AP) — Winter isn't finished with the northeastern United States yet. A powerful storm with high winds and as much as a foot of snow is expected to hit the region next week. Meteorologists at the National Weather Service said Saturday there's a blizzard watch for coastal regions including New York City and Boston for Monday night into Tuesday and a winter storm watch for a larger area, including New England and several other states.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House intelligence committee is asking the executive branch for any evidence that would support President Donald Trump's claim that his phones were tapped at Trump Tower during last year's election. Trump has said his predecessor, Barack Obama, had the phones tapped but has not provided evidence to support his claim and has asked Congress to investigate.

NEW YORK (AP) — Michigan Congressman John Conyers wants a summary of probes linked to President Donald Trump in light of the dismissal of dozens of federal prosecutors. The top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee says yesterday's firing of Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara (buh-RAH'-ruh) is a particular problem. He says Bharara could have been reviewing a range of potential improper activity involving Trump Tower and the Trump campaign.

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — An escalation of deadly clashes seems to be nudging the Philippine government and communist rebels back toward peace talks and the restoration of separate cease-fires. Officials say government and rebel negotiators will resume talks early next month and discuss the terms of a broader cease-fire. Norway, which has been brokering the negotiations, hosted two days of informal talks in the Netherlands.

POTOMAC FALLS, Va. (AP) — President Donald Trump has doled out a 'well done' to the U.S. Secret Service for apprehending what he describes as a "troubled person" who got onto the White House grounds after climbing a fence on the east side of the property. Trump was inside the executive mansion at the time. Trump says the presidential protective agency did a "fantastic job" late Friday. The man was from California.

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