Lack of Latinos in Trump Cabinet draws ire for 'setback'
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) ? President-elect Donald Trump's decision not to appoint any Latinos to his Cabinet is drawing fierce criticism from Hispanics, who call it a major setback for the nation's largest minority group.
UK court rejects bid for bridge to be recognized as sport
Redford: a popular 'movement' will fight Trump cuts
Robert Redford refused to be drawn on Donald Trump as the Sundance Film Festival opened Thursday, but vowed a popular "movement" would fight funding cuts made by the incoming president. It always has, it probably always will," Redford told reporters as he kicked off the annual gathering -- a showcase for independent films -- in the ski resort of Park City, Utah.
'NCIS: Los Angeles' star Miguel Ferrer dies at 61
Falcons' Shanahan will have another meeting with 49ers
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) ? Kyle Shanahan plans to talk again with the San Francisco 49ers about their head coaching vacancy, with all signs pointing to the Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator landing the job.
Mexico says drug lord 'El Chapo' Guzman extradited to US
MEXICO CITY (AP) ? Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, Mexico's most notorious cartel kingpin who twice made brazen prison escapes and spent years on the run as the country's most wanted man, was extradited to the United States on Thursday to face drug trafficking and other charges.
China seen posting steady fourth quarter GDP growth of 6.7 percent
By Kevin Yao BEIJING (Reuters) - Boosted by higher government spending and record bank lending, China is expected to report on Friday that its economy grew by a steady 6.7 percent in the fourth quarter, giving it a solid tailwind heading into what is expected to be a turbulent 2017. China's sluggish exports also could come under freshpressure this year if U.S. President-elect Donald Trump follows through on pledges to impose tough protectionist measures. China?s total government and private sectordebt will likely surpass 285 percent of GDP this year, a 90percent increase since 2008." While China's economy appears to be on much better footing than a year ago, the expected fourth-quarter growth rate would still be near the weakest since the global crisis.
Hastert wants assault victim to return $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.
Italy crews work through night after avalanche hits hotel
FARINDOLA, Italy (AP) ? Rescue crews who reached the four-star mountain resort on skis found only eerie silence Thursday after a huge avalanche flattened the hotel, trapping more than 30 people inside. Two bodies were recovered, but the search for survivors was hampered by heavy snowfall and fears the buildings would collapse.
Wayne Barrett, tenacious NYC reporter of Trump, dead at 71.NEW YORK (AP) ? Journalist Wayne Barrett, whose tenacious coverage of New York City politicians and personalities ? including a 1992 biography of Donald Trump ? earned him a reputation as a tough but fair investigative reporter, died on Thursday. He was 71.