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WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior White House adviser Kellyanne Conway tells ABC's "Good Morning America" that she doesn't have any evidence to support President Donald Trump's claim that Barack Obama wiretapped Trump Tower phone lines during the election. Instead, Conway is pointing to recent revelations about other government surveillance to suggest it was possible Obama used a different technique. Republican Sen. John McCain is calling on Trump to either retract his claim or to provide evidence that it's true.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A veteran Republican congressman isn't backing away from his statement that America can't restore "our civilization with somebody else's babies." Steve King of Iowa was paying tribute to a Dutch politician who opposes immigration and has spoken against Islam. King today tells CNN, "I meant exactly what I said." And he says he delivers the same message in Europe -- where he says "we need to get our birth rates up or Europe will be entirely transformed" within decades. As for whether he's promoting white nationalism, King says it's about advancing American culture and Western civilization.
GRAETTINGER, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say three tanker cars carrying ethanol remain in a rural creek, three days after a fiery train derailment in northwestern Iowa. The blaze erupted after the derailment around 1 a.m. Friday on a trestle bridge about 160 miles northwest of Des Moines. Federal safety officials say 15 of 20 tanker cars filled with ethanol left the tracks, with five plunging into the creek. A state official says two of the five cars have been pulled out, but three were left in the creek yesterday after recovery work was suspended because of a snowstorm. Authorities say checks of creek water downstream found no obvious signs of a spill.
MIAMI (AP) — Lawyers for the Alaska man charged in a Florida airport shooting rampage say he's definitely mentally ill but is also competent to stand trial. The attorneys say in court papers that Esteban Santiago has been diagnosed with schizophrenia and schizo-affective disorder. He's accused in the Jan. 6 shooting that killed five and wounded six at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. A hearing is set for Wednesday on Santiago's mental condition. He previously told the FBI he acted under government mind control, then claimed inspiration by the Islamic State extremist group.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man charged with killing three women and attempting to kill a fourth has pleaded not guilty. An attorney entered the plea today for 20-year-old Khalil Wheeler-Weaver. He was charged last month in the deaths and sexual assaults of the three women between September and November. His attorney has said the evidence is circumstantial.
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