Obama criticizes Congress for refusing to close Cuba prison
WASHINGTON (AP) ? President Barack Obama on Thursday blamed Congress for his failure to keep a promise to close the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, saying there's "simply no justification beyond politics" to keep it open.
A look at notable dates in Mexico's decade-old drug war
10 promises Trump made for his first dayWASHINGTON (AP) ? Behind in the polls in late October, Donald Trump ventured to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, to give American voters a "contract" detailing what he would achieve during his first day in office. Beneath a list of 18 major actions was the flourish of Trump's familiar signature and a blank space for voters to sign.
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.
Montana beekeeper stung by beehive thieves in California
Wayne Barrett, tenacious NYC reporter of Trump, dead at 71NEW YORK (AP) ? Investigative reporter Wayne Barrett, a scourge of New York City power brokers from Rudolph Giuliani to Mike Bloomberg during a decades-long career with the Village Voice and an early and tenacious chronicler of President-elect Donald Trump, died Thursday at age 71.
GOP governors who turned down Medicaid money have hands out
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) ? Republican governors who turned down billions in federal dollars from an expansion of Medicaid under President Barack Obama's health care law now have their hands out in hopes the GOP-controlled Congress comes up with a new formula to provide insurance for low-income Americans.
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 the incoming president plans to make. Asked his opinion about how filmmaking would be affected after the president-elect's inauguration on Friday, the two-time Oscar winner insisted Sundance doesn't do politics. It always has, it probably always will," Redford, 80, told reporters as he kicked off the annual showcase for independent films at the ski resort of Park City, Utah.
'NCIS: Los Angeles' star Miguel Ferrer dies at 61