Actors, mayors rally at inauguration eve Trump demonstration
NEW YORK (AP) ? Actors Robert De Niro, Sally Field and Mark Ruffalo joined hundreds of other people outside a Donald Trump building on Thursday for a pre-inauguration demonstration organizers said was meant to energize those concerned about the Republican president-elect's policies.
Graceland Black Lives Matter protest prompts lawsuitMEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) ? Five people have filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the city of Memphis and Elvis Presley's Graceland, saying they were discriminated against at a protest by a coalition associated with the Black Lives Matter movement during the annual vigil commemorating the singer's death.
Different era, different drug question for Rodriguez, Raines
Las Vegas Sands paying $7M to settle corrupt practices probeLAS VEGAS (AP) ? U.S. authorities say billionaire Sheldon Adelson's casino company is paying almost $7 million to settle a foreign corrupt practices investigation of the firm's former relationship with a consultant in Macao and China.
Conflicted U.S. capital prepares to host Trump's inauguration
By Peter Eisler, Melissa Fares and Dustin Volz WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Rob Cortis calls it the ?Trump Unity Bridge? - a bulky, metal 45-foot structure welded to two wheels and bedecked with red, white and blue signs echoing President-elect Donald Trump?s campaign themes. Things are no smoother for Washington - a city with a history of welcoming its White House occupants - following one of the most polarizing elections in modern U.S. politics. Nowhere in the country did the Republican Trump get less support, winning just 4 percent of the vote in the District of Columbia in the Nov. 8 election.
Suspect in officer's slaying spews expletives at judge
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) ? Hours after a fugitive in the slaying of a police officer told a judge he was brutalized during his arrest, Orlando's police chief released a video of his surrender and described the suspect as "extremely violent, dangerous and very unpredictable."
Canadians plead guilty to violations at parks across US WestBILLINGS, Mont. (AP) ? Three Canadians have been banned from federal lands for five years after pleading guilty to walking on a sensitive hot spring in Yellowstone National Park and other crimes at parks across the Western U.S.
Hastert to assault victim: Pay back $1.7M in hush moneyCHICAGO (AP) ? Imprisoned former House speaker Dennis Hastert wants one of his sexual abuse victims to return the $1.7 million in hush money the Illinois Republican paid him over several years, according to a court filing this week in an ongoing civil case.
Uber to pay $20 mn to settle charge it misled drivers
Uber has agreed to pay $20 million to settle charges that the ride-sharing company exaggerated claims about driver pay and new car financing, US regulators said. The money paid by San Francisco-based Uber Technologies will be used to provide refunds to affected drivers in the United States, according to the Federal Trade Commission. "Many consumers sign up to drive for Uber, but they shouldn't be taken for a ride about their earnings potential or the cost of financing a car through Uber," FTC bureau of consumer protection director Jessica Rich said in a release.
Bills agree to hire Rick Dennison as offensive coordinatorORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) ? Newly hired Bills coach Sean McDermott is placing his trust in former Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Rick Dennison to oversee Buffalo's run-heavy attack.