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WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says it expects the Justice Department to comply with a request to provide lawmakers with evidence on President Donald Trump's accusation that his predecessor wiretapped his New York skyscraper. The House intelligence committee set a deadline today for the Justice Department to provide materials. White House spokesman Sean Spicer says he expects the department to meet the request. Trump tweeted his unproven accusation about President Barack Obama earlier this month. The president and his advisers have provided no evidence to support that claim and instead have asked congressional committees to investigate the matter.
SEATTLE (AP) — Washington and four other states trying to block President Donald Trump's revised travel ban targeting predominantly Muslim nations are seeking a hearing tomorrow before a federal judge in Seattle. In a new complaint filed today in U.S. District Court, Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson says the new travel ban is unconstitutional and harms state residents, universities and businesses, especially tech companies like Microsoft and Amazon who rely on foreign workers. California, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York and Oregon joined Washington in the legal action.
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. airlines have already canceled about 5,300 flights today and tomorrow as a late-winter storm is expected to dump enough snow to disrupt travel in the Northeast. Tracking service FlightAware.com says more than 1,400 flights today and more than 3,900 tomorrow had been canceled. Chicago is bearing the largest share of today's cancellations, while tomorrow's disruptions are hitting hardest from Washington to Boston including the New York City area.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The mother of a woman who authorities say was kidnapped by her estranged husband says her daughter has been found alive near Tampa. Donna Waryga tells the Tampa Bay Times that Alisa Summers "is safe and not harmed." Local news outlets report the Tampa mother of five was found in Ruskin, near Tampa this morning. Investigators say witnesses saw a woman whose hands were tied behind her back being forced into her SUV outside a Tampa pharmacy on Saturday night. The witnesses say the woman was screaming.
BOSTON (AP) — The chief marshal of Boston's St. Patrick's Day parade says he's back on board now that parade organizers have voted to allow a group of gay veterans to participate. Dan Magoon says in addition to resuming the ceremonial role, he will march Sunday with OutVets. Magoon said last week he wouldn't participate this year after the South Boston Allied War Veterans Council voted to exclude OutVets over the use of the rainbow symbol, a sign of gay unity. After outcry, the council reversed course Friday.
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