WASHINGTON (AP) — FBI Director James Comey is publicly confirming for the first time that the FBI is investigating Russia's efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election. And it includes any potential coordination between Trump campaign associates and Russia's government. Comey is testifying before Congress. He says he's authorized by the Justice Department to make the disclosure. Typically, the FBI does not discuss or even confirm the existence of ongoing investigations.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House intelligence committee says there was no physical wiretap on Trump Tower. But he says it's possible that "other surveillance activities" were used against President Donald Trump and his associates. Devin Nunes (NOO'-nehs) spoke at the opening of the committee's first public hearing on Russia's interference in the 2016 election. He says the committee has seen no evidence to date that officials from any campaign conspired with Russian agents, but will continue to investigate that question.
WASHINGTON (AP) — As the Senate begins consideration of President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley is describing Neil Gorsuch as the right person to maintain the "preservation of our constitutional order" and the separation of powers under the Constitution. In a prepared statement, Grassley says Gorsuch's "body of professional work is defined by an unfailing commitment to these principles." Republicans have criticized former President Barack Obama for overreach in using executive orders to get around Congress.
NEW YORK (AP) — A billionaire philanthropist who was the last of his generation in the Rockefeller family has died. David Rockefeller was 101 years old. Rockefeller was the sixth child of John D. Rockefeller Jr. and the grandson of Standard Oil co-founder John D. Rockefeller. With the passing of his elder siblings, Rockefeller was at the head of a sprawling network of family interests, both business and philanthropic, that range from environmental conservation to the arts.
NEW YORK (AP) — The search for Tom Brady's missing Super Bowl jersey is over. The NFL says it was in "possession of a credentialed member of the international media." The league did not elaborate in its statement on specifically who had it. Brady said his jersey went missing after the Patriots' 34-28 win last month over the Atlanta Falcons.