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Even before taking office, Trump has changed the presidency
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump enters the White House on Friday just as he entered the race for president: defiant, unfiltered, unbound by tradition and utterly confident in his chosen course....



Former President George H.W. Bush and wife hospitalized
HOUSTON (AP) -- Former President George H.W. Bush and his wife, Barbara, remain hospitalized in Houston, where he was in intensive care for pneumonia and she was being watched after complaining of fatigue and coughing....



Carter tells AP more US troops will not fix Iraq or Syria
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sending thousands more American troops into Iraq or Syria in a bid to accelerate the defeat of the Islamic State group would push U.S. allies to the exits, create more anti-U.S. resistance and give up the U.S. military's key advantages, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said in an Associated Press interview....



One more day: Obama in his final hours in the White House
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Eight tumultuous years at the helm of American power have come and gone, and for President Barack Obama, this is finally the end....



Trump expects 'big results' from his choice to lead USDA
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump said Thursday that he expects that former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue, his choice to lead the Agriculture Department, will "deliver big results for all Americans who earn their living off the land."...



Perry says he regrets call to eliminate Energy Department
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Thursday he regrets his infamous statement about abolishing the Energy Department and insisted that the federal agency performs a critical function....



The Latest: White House briefings to be held in usual room
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump (all times EST):...



It's getting harder for a plane to vanish and not be found
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Nearly three years after a Malaysian airliner vanished, it's still possible, if unlikely, for a plane to disappear. But that's changing with new satellites that will soon allow flights to be tracked in real time over oceans....



GOP governors who turned down Medicaid money have hands out
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Republican governors who turned down billions in federal dollars from an expansion of Medicaid under President Barack Obama's health care law now have their hands out in hopes the GOP Congress comes up with a new formula to provide insurance for low-income Americans....



Maine governor won't apologize for criticizing US Rep. Lewis
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) -- Maine Gov. Paul LePage isn't backing down on his statements about John Lewis, a black Georgia congressman who risked his life in the fight for civil rights....