Mother of Texas baby on life support talks amid court battleA woman awaiting a court decision in her battle against a Texas hospital’s plan to end life-sustaining treatment for her 11-month-old daughter spoke out Monday after revoking the medical center’s permission to talk about her child’s treatment. “This situation takes away my job as a mother and lets other people who don’t even know her decide whether her life is worth living,” Trinity Lewis said during a news conference outside the hospital. Doctors at Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth insist Tinslee Lewis is in pain and will never recover.

Australia commits billions of dollars to wildfire recoveryAustralia’s government on Monday said it was willing to pay “whatever it takes” to help communities recover from deadly wildfires that have ravaged the country. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the government was committing an extra 2 billion Australian dollars ($1.4 billion) toward the recovery effort in addition to the tens of millions of dollars that have already been promised. Morrison’s announcement of the funds, which will go toward rebuilding towns and infrastructure destroyed by the fires, came as authorities said two more people were missing in remote parts of New South Wales.

Iran ex-Guards chief vows to turn Tel Aviv 'to dust'A former head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards threatened on Sunday to turn the Israeli cities of Haifa and Tel Aviv “to dust” if the US attacks targets in Iran. “If America takes any measures after our military response, we will turn Tel Aviv and Haifa to dust,” Mohsen Rezai, who currently heads the Expediency Council, a top state body, said in a Tweet.

'The best chance we have to elect a real progressive since FDR’: on the phone with Elizabeth WarrenWarren believes she’s the candidate who can win Iowa – and the country. Here’s her argument The cellphone declared “No Caller ID” but I answered on the off chance it wasn’t a vehicle warranty robocall.“Hi. This is Elizabeth Warren,” the unmistakable voice on the other end hailed. This was no recording.The senator from Massachusetts dialed up Iowa just a month before the 3 February lead-off caucuses, while campaigning in New Hampshire on Thursday.She is known for ringing local politicians, activists or voters she has bumped into on the trail. She called us to thank the Storm Lake Times, the Iowa …

With hours' notice, US fast-response force flies to MideastHundreds of U.S. soldiers deployed Saturday from Fort Bragg, North Carolina, to Kuwait to serve as reinforcements in the Middle East amid rising tensions following the U.S. killing of a top Iranian general. Lt. Col. Mike Burns, a spokesman for the 82nd Airborne Division, told The Associated Press 3,500 members of the division’s quick-deployment brigade, known officially as its Immediate Response Force, will have deployed within a few days. A loading ramp at Fort Bragg was filled Saturday morning with combat gear and restless soldiers.