Holiday Travel Chaos Ahead After Atlanta Airport Outage

By JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr., Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — While power has been restored to the world’s busiest airport, the travel woes will linger for days. Thousands of people were stranded Monday morning at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, where more than 1,000 flights were grounded just days before the start of the Christmas travel rush. A…

Flames Threaten Coastal Communities As Firefighters Mourn

By CHRISTOPHER WEBER, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Thousands of firefighters tried Sunday to shield coastal communities from one of the biggest wildfires in California history while a funeral procession rolled past burn-scarred hillsides in honor of one of their colleagues who was killed battling the flames. Crews cleared brush and dug containment lines above…

Senator McCain Returning Home To Arizona, Will Likely Miss Tax Vote

By JONATHAN LEMIRE, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. John McCain is returning home to Arizona after being hospitalized for the side effects of his brain cancer treatment and likely will miss a crucial vote on the GOP tax package, President Donald Trump said Sunday. Trump told reporters he had spoken to McCain’s wife, Cindy,…

Residents Flee As Flames Approach Wealthy California Enclave

By ROBERT JABLON and CHRIS CARLSON, Associated Press MONTECITO, Calif. (AP) — Residents piled into cars and fled on Saturday, turning downtown Santa Barbara into “a ghost town” as surging winds drove one of the biggest fires in California’s history toward the city and the nearby wealthy enclave of Montecito. The mandatory evacuations around Montecito and…

Moore Tells Supporters ‘Battle Is Not Over’ In Senate Race

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Republican Roy Moore on Friday told supporters that the “battle is not over” in Alabama’s Senate race even though President Donald Trump and others have called on him to concede. Moore sent a fundraising email to supporters asking for contributions to his “election integrity fund’ so he could investigate reports…

White House: FBI Records Show ‘Extreme Bias’ Against Trump

By ZEKE MILLER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House said Friday newly revealed FBI records show there is “extreme bias” against President Donald Trump among senior leadership at the FBI. The accusation came hours before Trump was scheduled to speak at the FBI training academy in Quantico, Va. Trump, who has described the agency…

Rubio Defection Threatens GOP’s Slim Majority On Tax Bill

By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER and MARCY GORDON, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republicans’ razor-thin margin for driving their sweeping tax package through the Senate was thrown into jeopardy Thursday when GOP Sen. Marco Rubio declared he will vote against it unless negotiators expand the tax credit that low-income Americans can claim for their children. Rubio’s potential…