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Trump chooses hardliners but talks softer on immigration

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 05:18:49 GMT2016-12-08T05:18:49Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Donald Trump embraced new Cabinet officers Wednesday whose backgrounds suggest he's primed to put tough actions behind his campaign rhetoric on immigration and the environment, even as he seemed to soften his yearlong stance on immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children....

APNewsBreak: Military targets handling of misconduct cases

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 03:28:50 GMT2016-12-08T03:28:50Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Military leaders are trying to fix the lengthy, inconsistent process for investigating senior officers accused of misconduct, The Associated Press has learned. They are seeking to change a hodgepodge system in which investigations can drag on for years while taxpayers pay six-figure salaries to officers relegated to mid-level administrative posts....

DiCaprio meets with Trump on green jobs to boost economy

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 04:09:38 GMT2016-12-08T04:09:38Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Leonardo DiCaprio and the head of his foundation met Wednesday with President-elect Donald Trump to discuss how jobs centered on preserving the environment can boost the economy....

Trumps taps retired Marine general for homeland security

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 23:07:43 GMT2016-12-07T23:07:43Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Retired Marine Gen. John Kelly carved out a reputation as a highly respected, but often outspoken commander who could roil debate with blunt assessments or unpopular directives on issues ranging from women in combat to the treatment of detainees at the Guantanamo Bay detention center....

Trump chooses former WWE exec McMahon for small business

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:48:57 GMT2016-12-08T00:48:57Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President-elect Donald Trump is adding former wrestling executive Linda McMahon to his Cabinet as leader of the Small Business Administration....

Michigan recount over; Pennsylvania sets hearing

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 01:45:14 GMT2016-12-08T01:45:14Z

DETROIT (AP) -- Michigan's presidential recount was halted Wednesday after three days, assuring Republican Donald Trump's victory in the state, when a federal judge said he'll abide by a court ruling that found the Green Party candidate Jill Stein couldn't seek another look at the vote....

AP source: Trump to tap Oklahoma AG Pruitt to head EPA

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 22:27:23 GMT2016-12-07T22:27:23Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President-elect Donald Trump is expected to nominate Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, a source close to Pruitt said Wednesday....

House measure extends reviews of unsolved racial murders

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 03:11:13 GMT2016-12-08T03:11:13Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The House has voted to renew a law that would extend federal and state reviews of cold cases of racially motivated killings during the civil rights era....

The Latest: Federal judge agrees to end Michigan recount

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:50:14 GMT2016-12-08T00:50:14Z

DETROIT (AP) -- The Latest on the presidential recount efforts in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin (all times local):...

You're Hired? Inside the interviews as Trump picks Cabinet

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 20:22:45 GMT2016-12-07T20:22:45Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- When Robert Johnson, the founder of Black Entertainment Television, arrived to a recent meeting with Donald Trump, the president-elect greeted him with a blunt question....