--Violent storms and tornadoes killed 19 people in Georgia and Mississippi over the weekend. The latest round of strong storms caused deaths around Albany, Georgia, and will be dumping a lot of rain up the East Coast as a Nor'easter. Georgia's governor has declared a state of emergency in seven counties.
-- In California, a major storm brought heavy rain, strong winds, mountain snow, and rough surf. Flash flooding, mudslides, and some wind damage will all be possible. The rain comes to an end on Monday and drier weather moves in, but the threat for mudslides will continue over the next few days.
-- In his first full work week as Commander-in-Chief, President Donald Trump's team says to expect a “flurry of activity.” Monday morning the President hosts a listening session for key business leaders. He then will sign executive orders in the Oval Office. Later he holds a listening session with union workers. In the evening he will meet with Speaker of the House Paul Ryan.
--Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway said she "didn't see the point" of the Women's March on Washington on Saturday. "I mean you have a day after [President Trump] is uplifting and unifying, and you have folks here being on a diatribe where I think they could have requested a dialogue. Nobody called me and said, 'Hey, could we have a dialogue?'" Conway told ABC News' George Stephanopoulos on "This Week" on Sunday.
--White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer will hold his first briefing with reporters since blasting members of the media Saturday about their reporting of crowd size at President Trump's Inauguration and refusing to take questions. The briefing is scheduled for 1:30PM Monday.
On Monday Senate action is expected on two of President Trump's cabinet nominees. Congressman Mike Pompeo for CIA Director and Rex Tillerson for Secretary of State. Tillerson on Sunday getting the backing of Senator John McCain and Senator Lindsey Graham, despite their concerns about how Tillerson will deal with Russia. Florida Senator Marco Rubio clashed with Tillerson during the confirmation hearing, and has yet to say whether he will support the president's pick.
United Airlines travelers endured a two and a half hour ground stop Sunday night, because of what the airline said was an IT problem. The domestic ground stop delayed 481 flights.
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A deadly shooting at the Rolling Oaks shopping mall in San Antonio, Texas, Sunday. Police Chief William McManus says one of two robbery suspects shot dead someone trying to intervene. Another bystander shot and wounded one suspect; the other suspect opened fire as he fled, injuring other people.
Samsung says the reason why their Galaxy Note 7 smartphones overheated and burst into fire was due to the design and manufacturing of the batteries. The South Korean company announced results of their investigation Monday three months after the flagship phone was discontinued.
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A spokesman for former President George H.W. Bush says doctors are encouraged by his improving health, adding that the 92 year-old's vital signs are normal and he could be moved out to the ICU at Houston Methodist Hospital in a couple days. The former president has been battling pneumonia. His wife Barbara has been treated for bronchitis, but has elected to stay at the hospital to be by her husband's side.
The New England Patriots will meet the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl 51 in two weeks in Houston. Both teams advanced Sunday by knocking off the Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers respectively.
Another attempt at ending the six-year-long Syrian war is set to get underway on Monday. For the first time in a year, Syrian rebels planned to meet with the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for talks to resolve the Syrian crisis. Sponsored by Russia, Turkey, and Iran, the meetings will take place in Kazakhstan’s capital. The Trump was invited but will have one observer - the US ambassador to Kazakhstan - because of the, quote, “demands of the transition.”
Moviegoers came for Split - M. Night Shyamaln’s creepy flick starring James McAvoy as a guy with multiple personalities. It took the top spot at the weekend box office hauling in an estimated $40.2 million. It's the the fourth best January debut of all time.