At least 39 people, including at least 15 foreigners, have been killed in an attack on a nightclub in Istanbul, Turkey’s interior minister says.
A gunman opened fire in Reina nightclub at about 01:30 local time (22:30 GMT), as revellers marked the new year.
Suleyman Soylu said efforts were continuing to find the attacker, who was believed to have acted alone.
At least 69 people were being treated in hospital, the minister added. Four were said to be in a serious condition.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the attackers were trying to “create chaos” and pledged to “fight to the end” against terrorism.
Within hours of the new Congress convening on Tuesday, the House plans to adopt a package of rules to clear the way for repealing the health care law and replacing it with as-yet-unspecified measures meant to help people obtain insurance coverage.
Then, in the week of Jan. 9, according to a likely timetable sketched out by Representative Greg Walden, Republican of Oregon, the House will vote on a budget blueprint, which is expected to call for the repeal of the Affordable Care Act.
Later, in the week starting Jan. 30, said Mr. Walden, incoming chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, the panel will act on legislation to carry out what is in the blueprint. That bill would be the vehicle for repealing major provisions of the health care law, including the expansion of Medicaid.
100,000+ were without power Friday morning in Maine.
A driver in Vermont was killed in a snowy crash Thursday.
Tens of thousands of people in the Northeast woke up without power Friday morning, after deadly Winter Storm Fortis delivered strong winds and over two feet of snow to portions of the Northeast.
“Winter Storm Fortis brought very heavy snow and strong winds Thursday night into Friday, with snowfall rates of 4 to 6 inches per hour in portions of Maine,” said weather.com meteorologist Linda Lam. “Thundersnow was also reported in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Maine. Snow will linger in northern New England on Friday, especially during the morning.”
The assault at the popular Reina nightclub is the latest in a series of terrorist actions in recent weeks that have shaken Turkey.