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CHICAGO (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration halted all flights for hours in and out of Chicago's O'Hare Airport — one of the nation's busiest — due to a sprawling winter storm. The alert on the agency's website was lifted at 9:45 p.m. CST. By then, hundreds of flights already were canceled Friday at the airport. Earlier in the day, a plane slid off an icy taxiway in Kansas City, Missouri.

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials have announced they will begin screening airline passengers from central China for a new virus that is making people sick. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Friday it would begin the screening immediately. People traveling from Wuhan, China, will have their temperature checked and be asked about symptoms. The CDC said it's part of an effort to better detect and prevent a newly identified virus that emerged in China last month and has sickened dozens of people and been tied to two deaths. The CDC started a similar screening program at U.S. airports in 2014 during a large outbreak of Ebola in West Africa.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will consider allowing the Trump administration to enforce rules that allow more employers to deny insurance coverage for contraceptives to women. The justices have agreed to yet another case stemming from President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, this time about cost-free birth control. The high court will review an appeals court ruling that blocked the rules because the Trump administration did not follow proper procedures. The new policy on contraception was issued by the Department of Health and Human Services and would allow almost any employer to opt out of providing no-cost birth control to women by claiming religious objections.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Police in Georgia say three men linked to a violent white supremacist group have been charged with conspiring to commit murder. Friday's announcement comes a day after three other members of The Base who were believed to be planning to attend a pro-gun rally in Virginia were arrested on federal charges. The arrests are adding to rising fears that Monday’s rally in Richmond will turn violent and could potentially become a repeat of the deadly 2017 “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville. Experts say members of The Base train in military-style camps, want to create a white ethno-state and have pledged violence against minorities.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is taking another step toward dismantling Michelle Obama's school nutrition guidelines, proposing a new rule that could lead to more pizza and fries and less fruit and a smaller variety of vegetables on school menus. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue says the rule changes are needed to give schools more flexibility and reduce waste while still providing nutritious and appetizing meals. But Sam Kass, who served as executive director of Obama's “Let's Move” campaign to combat childhood obesity, called them "a shameless, embarrassing capitulation to lobbyists at the expense of American children and their well-being.” The programs serve about 30 million students, most from low-income families.

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