At least 49 people have died as a result of the mammoth snowstorm that pounded the Eastern U.S. The deaths resulted from car accidents, carbon monoxide poisoning and heart attacks while shoveling snow.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's anti-corruption agency said Wednesday it will appeal the attorney general's decision to clear Prime Minister Najib Razak of criminal charges over a $681 million financial scandal.
Texas plans to execute on Wednesday a man who led game wardens on a high-speed chase in 2007 before getting into a gun battle with them, where he fatally shot one of the officers. James Freeman is scheduled to be put to death by lethal injection at the state's death chamber in Huntsville at 6 p.m. local time (0000 GMT). If the execution goes ahead, it will be the second in Texas this year and the 533rd in the state since the U.S. Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1976.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Milwaukee man arrested on a charge of trying to buy machine guns to carry out an attack on a Masonic temple also wanted to travel to the Middle East and kill Israelis but abandoned that plan as unworkable, federal agents said in court documents.