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Guaido boosted by Europe backing in Venezuela standoff
Guaido boosted by Europe backing in Venezuela standoff

International clamor for snap elections in Venezuela intensified Monday as European powers recognized opposition chief Juan Guaido as interim leader, after President Nicolas Maduro rejected an ultimatum to call early voting. Britain, France and Spain were among 16 EU nations to side with Guaido, following in the footsteps of key regional powers and the United States, which has refused to rule out a military intervention in the crisis-wracked country.

Trump to call for unity, face skepticism in State of Union
Trump to call for unity, face skepticism in State of Union

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House says President Donald Trump will call for optimism and unity in Tuesday's State of the Union address, using the moment to attempt a reset after two years of bitter partisanship and deeply personal attacks.

Manafort Gets New Sentencing Date After Closed-Door Hearing
Manafort Gets New Sentencing Date After Closed-Door Hearing

U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson held a hearing of more than four hours Monday in a sealed courtroom to consider secret evidence gathered by the government. Prior to the start of Monday's hearing, thick loose-leaf binders could be seen near lawyers for the government and Manafort. Jackson's decision on Manafort's alleged breach of his deal with Mueller could influence how harshly she sentences him.

Pentagon Says Nearly 4,000 More Troops Heading to Southern Border
Pentagon Says Nearly 4,000 More Troops Heading to Southern Border

The Pentagon announced Sunday that 3,750 troops additional U.S. troops will be sent to the southern border to aid in border security operations. Troops will work with Customs and Border Protection to install 150 miles of razor wiring between ports of entry as well as assist with mobile surveillance. "We will continue to evaluate the force composition required to meet the mission to protect and secure the southern border," the Pentagon said in a statement.

Southern California residents brace for another storm after wet weekend
Southern California residents brace for another storm after wet weekend

Another day of rain is on the way Monday as residents all over Southern California still recover from the strong storm over the weekend.

Ex-Trump campaign head Manafort
Ex-Trump campaign head Manafort's sentencing in Virginia delayed: court

Judge T.S. Ellis in the Eastern District of Virginia said in a court order he wanted to delay the sentencing until the other judge ruled on whether Manafort had knowingly lied to investigators in breach of his plea deal, noting that such a decision "may have some effect on the sentencing decision in this case." Special Counsel Robert Mueller is investigating U.S. allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election and whether Trump campaign members coordinated with Moscow officials. Judge Amy Berman Jackson in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia last week ordered Manafort's lawyers and lawyers from Mueller's office to appear on Feb. 4 for a sealed hearing to...

Donald Trump's team sanctions Venezuela, pushes China trade talks and makes another border wall pitch
Donald Trump's team sanctions Venezuela, pushes China trade talks and makes another border wall pitch

The White House holds its first news conference in 41 days while lawmakers continue to negotiate border security issues.

The Latest: White House threatens executive action over wall
The Latest: White House threatens executive action over wall

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on President Donald Trump, Congress and his proposed border wall (all times local):

Nathan Phillips, veteran and Native American elder taunted by high schoolers, speaks out
Nathan Phillips, veteran and Native American elder taunted by high schoolers, speaks out

"All that anger and wanting to have the freedom to rip me apart, that was scary," Omaha elder and Vietnam veteran Nathan Phillips said.

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