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Inauguration in sight, Trump continues Twitter assault

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 15:17:28 GMT2017-01-16T15:17:28Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- His inauguration days away, President-elect Donald Trump is continuing to lash out at critics in the intelligence community and Democrats in Congress who are vowing to skip his swearing-in ceremony....

King Day highlights transition from Obama to Trump

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 20:06:38 GMT2017-01-16T20:06:38Z

ATLANTA (AP) -- As Americans celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., civil rights leaders and activists are trying to reconcile the transition from the nation's first black president to a president-elect still struggling to connect with most non-white voters....

US official says Orlando shooter's widow has been arrested

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 19:37:54 GMT2017-01-16T19:37:54Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The wife of the Orlando nightclub shooter, who was extensively questioned by federal agents in the days after the massacre, was arrested by the FBI on Monday in connection with the attack, a U.S. law enforcement official told The Associated Press....

Police: 5 killed in shooting at nightclub at Mexican resort

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 18:06:00 GMT2017-01-16T18:06:00Z

CANCUN, Mexico (AP) -- A shooting attack at an electronic music festival in Mexico's Caribbean coast resort of Playa del Carmen on Monday left five people dead, including two Canadians, an Italian and a Colombian, authorities said....

IMF boosts growth forecast for US, cites Trump impact

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 17:46:13 GMT2017-01-16T17:46:13Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The International Monetary Fund on Monday raised its forecast for the U.S. economy over the next two years, saying President-elect Donald Trump's policies should boost economic growth, particularly in 2018. But officials warned that if Trump's protectionist trade proposals set off a trade war, that could be "quite destructive" for the global economy....

DeVos to face questions over schools, conservative activism

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 16:49:52 GMT2017-01-16T16:49:52Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Charter school advocate Betsy DeVos is widely expected to push for expanding school choice programs if confirmed as education secretary, prompting pushback from teachers unions. But Democrats and activists also are raising concerns about how her conservative Christian beliefs and advocacy for family values might impact minority and LGBT students....

Graduate student aims at lofty goals for honoring John Glenn

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 15:14:23 GMT2017-01-16T15:14:23Z

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- A graduate student from suburban New York has made it his mission to fight for a series of tangible honors for the late astronaut John Glenn, including a statue, a portrait and a having Glenn's Ohio birthplace on the National Historic Register....

Ethics watchdog investigating Canadian PM's vacation

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 17:28:48 GMT2017-01-16T17:28:48Z

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) -- Canada's ethics commissioner said Monday she is launching an investigation into Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's recent family holiday at the Aga Khan's private island in the Bahamas....

This time, inaugural fashion is intertwined with politics

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 15:22:40 GMT2017-01-16T15:22:40Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- What'll she be wearing?...

Obama celebrates World Series champion Chicago Cubs

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 19:22:24 GMT2017-01-16T19:22:24Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is celebrating the World Series champion Chicago Cubs before he leaves office....