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Nation/World

The latest: 58 tech companies opposed to Trump's travel ban

The latest on legal challenges to the Trump administration's revised travel ban (all times Eastern):

10:50 a.m.

Airbnb, Lyft and Wikimedia are among 58 technology companies backing a lawsuit seeking to block the Trump administration's revised travel ban from taking effect.

The latest: More than 12 million signed up for Obamacare this year

WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest on the health care debate in Washington (all times local):

10:31 a.m.

The government says more than 12 million people have signed up for coverage this year under former President Barack Obama's health care law, even as the Republican-led Congress debates its repeal.

Northeast facing icy mess as plunging temps follow storm

NEW YORK (AP) — Plunging temperatures ushered in by the storm that plastered the Northeast turned the snow and sleet into rock-solid ice, leaving roads and sidewalks treacherous Wednesday and making shoveling seem like hard labor.

Tillerson makes 1st Asia trip amid anxiety over N. Korea

TOKYO (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday began a three-nation tour of Asia where anxiety is rising over North Korea's nuclear and missile programs, along with questions over how the Trump administration will tackle one of its sternest national security challenges.

Officials: Russian hackers to be charged in massive Yahoo breach

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is preparing to announce charges against four defendants, including two Russian security services officers, in a mega data breach at Yahoo that affected at least a half billion user accounts, according to a federal law enforcement official.

Ukraine announces transport blockade of rebel-held areas

MOSCOW (AP) — Ukraine on Wednesday announced a transport blockade of rebel-held areas that is likely to cause serious economic disruption and could threaten a precarious cease-fire in the east of the country.

Polish court issues arrest warrant for Minnesota man in Nazi case

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A court in eastern Poland has issued an arrest warrant for a Minnesota man sought in a Nazi massacre, opening the way for Poland to seek his extradition from the United States.

The Associated Press had previously identified the man as 98-year-old Michael Karkoc, an ex-commander in an SS-led unit that burned Polish villages and killed civilians in World War II.

Trump adviser: Secret warrant may have caught hacker contact

WASHINGTON (AP) — Longtime Trump adviser Roger Stone says he believes his contacts with a Russian-linked hacker who took credit for breaching the Democratic National Committee may have been obtained through a FISA warrant, which allows the government to collect the communications of individuals suspected of being agents of a foreign power.

The latest: On Broadway, show must go on, despite winter storm

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on a strong winter storm hitting the Northeast (all times local):

11 a.m.

Broadway producers in New York City have decided to keep theaters open Tuesday night for the hardy folks willing to brave snow and sleet from a late-season storm hitting the Northeast.

U.S. applications for New Zealand citizenship jump post-Trump

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — It's one thing to talk about changing allegiance to another country when a new president is elected. It's another thing to go ahead and do it.

But that's exactly what seems to be happening, on a small scale, in at least in one distant corner of the world.