Holiday travel chaos ahead after Atlanta airport outage
ATLANTA (AP) — While power has been restored to the world's busiest airport, the travel woes will linger for days….
Trump says he isn’t considering firing Mueller over emails
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he is not considering firing special counsel Robert Mueller, but that didn't stop him from adding to the growing conservative criticism of Mueller's acquisition of thousands of emails sent and received by Trump officials before the start of his administration….
Trump to unveil ‘America First’ national security strategy
WASHINGTON (AP) — Prioritizing national sovereignty over alliances, President Donald Trump is poised to outline a new national security strategy that envisions nations in a perpetual state of competition, reverses Obama-era warnings on climate change, and de-emphasizes multinational agreements that have dominated the United States' foreign policy since the Cold War….
Report: US soldier fought to end after ambush in Niger
WASHINGTON (AP) — Army Sgt. La David T. Johnson died in a hail of gunfire, hit as many as 18 times as he took cover in thick brush, fighting to the end after fleeing militants who had just killed three comrades in an October ambush in Niger, The Associated Press has learned….
Flames threaten coastal communities as firefighters mourn
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Thousands of firefighters tried Sunday to shield coastal communities from one of the biggest wildfires in California history while a funeral procession rolled past burn-scarred hillsides in honor of one of their colleagues who was killed battling the flames….
Lifesaver or distraction? Police split on anti-overdose drug
BATAVIA, Ohio (AP) — The sheriff of Clermont County firmly believes it's a call of duty for his deputies to carry a nasal spray that brings people back from the brink of death by drug overdose. Less than 50 miles away, his counterpart in Butler County is dead set against it, saying it subjects deputies to danger while making no lasting impact on the death toll….
McCain goes to Arizona for Christmas, will miss tax vote
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. John McCain has returned to Arizona to celebrate Christmas with his family and will miss the vote on the GOP tax bill….
Facing misconduct investigation, Panthers owner selling team
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Facing a growing investigation that accuses him of sexual misconduct and using racist language at work, Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson announced Sunday that he will sell the NFL team after the season….
Mass occupation underscores Brazil’s poverty, creates angst
SAO BERNARDO DO CAMPO, Brazil (AP) — Luciano Oliveira, a bricklayer, gazes at the floor of his tiny wood shack, which is one of thousands of makeshift settlements that comprise a massive squat in this suburb of Sao Paulo….
AP Exclusive: Snow as precious as gold for Olympic hopefuls
SAAS-FEE, Switzerland (AP) — The athletes' half-hour commute in the Swiss Alps – up two gondolas, then through a tunnel in the world's highest underground train to a glacier at 11,000 feet – served up daily grim reminders that global warming is threatening their line of work….