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The Latest: At least 16 dead as brutal cold keeps grip on US

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - The Latest on winter weather: (all times local):

12:55 p.m.

The number of deaths linked to the relentless cold across much of the United States has risen to at least 16.

Two homeless men were found dead in Houston, police there announced Wednesday. Chief Art Acevedo said the deaths were believed to be the result of "exposure to frigid weather" but the investigation was ongoing.

In Mississippi, 45-year-old Kerry Merritt of Plantersville died Tuesday mo

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