• ‘Historic’ snow blankets parts of Midwest, disrupts travel

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A major winter storm dumped more than a foot of snow on parts of the middle of the country while another system blanketed areas of the Southwest, disrupting travel for a second consecutive day Tuesday and shuttering many schools.

    Updated: 3:33 pm

  • Governor reboots speech on legislative agenda for New Mexico

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s governor is urging legislators to approve increased spending on public schools, health care and aid to small businesses in her annual State of the State address.

    Updated: 3:02 pm

  • Vatican clears retired US bishop of multiple abuse claims

    DENVER (AP) — The Vatican has cleared a retired U.S. bishop of multiple allegations he sexually abused minors and teenagers, rejecting lay experts’ determination that a half-dozen claims were credible and instead slapping him on the wrist for what it called “flagrant” imprudent behavior.

  • Colorado sports gambling industry reports over $1B in wagers

    DENVER (AP) — Colorado’s new sports betting industry reported nearly $1.2 billion in wagers from May to December 2020.

  • Widespread internet outages hit northeast U.S.

    Internet users across the northeast U.S. experienced widespread outages for several hours Tuesday, interrupting work and school because of an unspecified Verizon network issue.

    Updated: 2:20 pm

  • New Mexico city to invest $1M more in homeless shelter

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Officials in New Mexico’s largest city are investing more money in a homeless shelter west of Albuquerque as they continue researching options for establishing a new, more accessible shelter to address the growing needs of a vulnerable population amid the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Washington Post’s Marty Baron says he’s retiring next month

    NEW YORK (AP) — Washington Post Executive Editor Marty Baron, who has led the newspaper on a resurgence in recent years, said Tuesday that he will retire at the end of February.

  • Who goes first? Vaccine rollout forces stark moral choices

    HOOD RIVER, Ore. (AP) — As COVID-19 surged, retired attorney Susan Crowley did some simple math and discovered a chilling fact: people over 60 made up 91% of coronavirus deaths in Oregon. So the 75-year-old was shocked when the state started vaccinating teachers this week before senior citizens in a push to get children back into classrooms.

    Updated: 1:30 pm

  • EU urges US to draft joint rule book to rein in tech giants

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union called Tuesday on U.S. President Joe Biden to help draw up a common rule book to rein in the power of big tech companies like Facebook and Twitter and combat the spread of fake news that is eating away at Western democracies.

  • Navalny ally vows to press for his freedom despite crackdown

    MOSCOW (AP) — A top ally of Alexei Navalny vowed Tuesday to keep up the fight to free the jailed Russian opposition leader and his battle to influence this year’s parliamentary election despite a government crackdown on nationwide protests and its attempts to create a climate of fear.

    Updated: 1:02 pm