Flights Canceled, Offices Close Amid Frigid Midwest Weather

By BLAKE NICHOLSON , Associated Press BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A deadly arctic deep freeze enveloped the Midwest with record-breaking temperatures on Wednesday, triggering widespread closures of schools and businesses, and the canceling of more than 1,500 flights from Chicago’s airports. The cold even prompted the U.S. Postal Service to suspend mail delivery to a…

Firefighters Search Mud After Brazil Dam Collapse; 58 Dead

By MARCELO SILVA DE SOUSA and PETER PRENGAMAN , Associated Press BRUMADINHO, Brazil (AP) — Firefighters on Monday carefully moved over treacherous mud, sometimes walking, sometimes crawling, in search of survivors or bodies, four days after a dam collapse that buried mine buildings and surrounding neighborhoods with iron ore waste. The confirmed death toll rose…

Trump Associate Stone Arrested, Faces Obstruction Charge

By ERIC TUCKER and CHAD DAY , Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Roger Stone, a confidant of President Donald Trump, was arrested Friday morning on several criminal charges stemming from the special counsel’s Russia investigation. Stone is charged in a seven-count indictment with witness tampering, obstruction and false statements about his interactions related to the…