Cleanup, power restoration begin after 3rd nor'easter

BOSTON (AP) — Storm cleanup and the restoration of power to the tens of thousands of residents and businesses without electricity were the focus Wednesday, a day after a fierce nor'easter lashed the Northeast with hurricane-force winds and heavy snow.

U.S. students stage school walkouts to protest gun violence

Young people in the U.S. walked out of class to demand action on gun violence Wednesday in what activists hoped would be the biggest demonstration of student activism yet in response to last month's massacre in Florida.

Physicist Stephen Hawking dies at age 76

LONDON (AP) — Stephen Hawking, whose brilliant mind ranged across time and space though his body was paralyzed by disease, has died. He was 76.

Hawking died at his home in Cambridge, England, according to a statement by the University of Cambridge.

Pennsylvania Dem claims win for House seat

MOUNT LEBANON, Pa. (AP) — A razor's edge separated Democrat Conor Lamb and Republican Rick Saccone early Wednesday in their closely watched special election in Pennsylvania, where a surprisingly strong bid by first-time candidate Lamb severely tested Donald Trump's sway in a GOP stronghold.

The latest: Danish leader says British spy case recalls Cold War

LONDON (AP) — The latest on the poisoning of a former Russian spy in Britain (all times local):

3:10 p.m.

Denmark's prime minister has said "the use of chemical weapons in a peaceful English town ... brings back memories of the Cold War."

Lars Loekke Rasmussen was commenting Tuesday on the poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter in southern England.

House GOP report sees no collusion between Trump, Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee have completed a draft report concluding there was no collusion or coordination between Donald Trump's presidential campaign and Russia, a finding that pleased the White House but enraged Democrats who were expected to see the document for the first time on Tuesday.

Blizzard warnings up for 3rd nor'easter hitting Northeast

BOSTON (AP) — A nor'easter that could bring blizzard conditions and nearly 2 feet of snow to some areas of New England quickly intensified Tuesday morning, covering highways with snow and knocking out power to tens of thousands.

Sanctions, cyberattack among possible British moves against Russia

LONDON (AP) — Britain has given Moscow until midnight Tuesday to explain how a Russian-made nerve agent came to poison a former spy in Britain. If none is given, Prime Minister Theresa May says Russia will be hit by "extensive" retaliatory measures.

Protesters await Trump's visit to California border

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Rallies for and against Donald Trump's "big beautiful border wall" with Mexico are expected to mark his first visit to California as president amid growing tensions between his administration and the state over immigration enforcement.

1 killed, many hurt as bus plunges into Alabama ravine

LOXLEY, Ala. (AP) — A bus carrying Texas high school band members home from a spring break trip to Disney World plunged into a ravine before dawn Tuesday in Alabama, killing one person and injuring many others.