Yet another winter storm
State and local officials across parts of the Southwere urging Americans to take caution as forecasters warned of another fierce storm expected to bring ice, freezing rain and snow from Texas through to Maine.
For the first time in Olympic history, an alpine skiing race ended in a dead heat for the gold medal – or gold medals, in this case. Slovenian superstar Tina Maze and unheralded Swiss racer Dominique Gisin had identical times of 1 minute, 41.57 seconds in Wednesday's race. Julia Mancuso couldn't find the same magic she had on the hill Monday and finished out of the money. U.S. speedskater Shani Davis could make Olympics history as he tries to win the men's 1,000 meters for the third straight Winter Games. Follow all the action in Sochi at usatoday.com/sports.
Obama to sign minimum wage order
The White House says President Obama will sign an executive order today increasing the minimum wage for federal contractors. Obama first announced the measureduring his State of the Union address. He has cast the move as a way to spur Congress to increase the hourly minimum wage for all workers from $7.25 to $10.10. The president will sign the order at a White House event.
Deliberations in ex-mayor Nagin's case delayed
Deliberations in the federal corruption case against former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin were delayed for a day Tuesday because of a juror's unspecified problem, but are scheduled to resume at 9 a.m. today. The 12-member jury is tasked with deciding whether Nagin is guilty of the crimes alleged in a complex, 21-count indictment. Prosecutors say Nagin took bribes worth more than $500,000 in a string of criminal acts that began before Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005 and continued during the recovery from the catastrophic storm.
Wire fox terrier wins Best in Show at Westminster
A female wire fox terrier named Sky won the 2014 Westminster Kennel Club Best in Show honor on Tuesday night. She beat out a field of six runners-up in the event's final round, including a standard poodle that earned the Reserve Best in Show nod for second place and a bloodhound that consistently drew the loudest applause.
Contributing: Associated Press