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ALPINE, N.J. (AP) — Senior White House adviser Kellyanne Conway is suggesting that alleged government surveillance of President Donald Trump during his campaign may have gone beyond phone tapping. She tells New Jersey's Bergen County Record "you can surveil someone through their phones, certainly through their television sets — any number of ways." Meanwhile, Republican Sen. John McCain is telling the Trump administration to either provide evidence by today that the Obama administration tapped Trump Tower or issue a retraction.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Senate Democrats are warning the Republican-controlled Congress against adding billions of dollars for President Donald Trump's U.S.-Mexico border wall to an upcoming $1 trillion-plus catchall spending package. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and others sent a letter today to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, which also warns against adding other "poison pills" such as provisions to roll back environmental or consumer protections.
NEW YORK (AP) — A big snowstorm is expected to hit parts of the Northeast tonight and tomorrow. New York City and Boston could get up to 18 inches of snow, with wind gusts in New York of up to 50 mph. Philadelphia could see up to 12 inches of snow, but forecasters say the snow could change over to a wintry mix or rain Tuesday morning. The nation's capital is expected 6 to 10 inches of snow.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A safety regulation to prevent rechargeable batteries from exploding on planes has stalled under the Trump administration. Last year the Obama administration persuaded a U.N. agency that sets aviation safety standards to ban lithium-ion battery shipments on passenger planes because the batteries can self-ignite. Regulations extending the international rules to domestic flights were on the verge of being published when Trump signed an executive order freezing the publication of new regulations.
PARIS (AP) — A man who was once the world's most-wanted fugitive is in a French courtroom today for a deadly 1974 attack on a Paris shopping arcade. The Venezuelan-born Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, known as Carlos the Jackal, is accused of throwing a hand grenade from a mezzanine restaurant onto a shopping area in Paris' Latin Quarter, killing two people and wounding 34. The 67-year-old already is serving a life sentence in France for a series of attacks committed on behalf of the Palestinian cause in the 1970s and '80s.
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