In eastern Mosul, small signs of progress amid the fighting

MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — Small stalls and carts have sprung up outside the bombed-out buildings in eastern Mosul, selling meat and vegetables, cigarettes and cellphones to the thousands of civilians still living in neighborhoods where the Iraqi military has driven out the Islamic State group.

  • Written by MSTYSLAV CHERNOV, Associated Press

VW pleads guilty in emissions scandal; 6 employees indicted

WASHINGTON (AP) — Six high-level Volkswagen employees have been indicted by a grand jury in the company's emissions cheating scandal, as the company admitted wrongdoing and agreed to pay a record $4.3 billion penalty.


  • Written by MICHAEL BIESECKER, TOM KRISHER and DEE-ANN DURBIN , AP Business Writers

Trump's HHS pick faces calls for probe of stock trades

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump's nominee to be the nation's top health official is facing calls for investigation of whether his stock picks were guided by insider knowledge gleaned as a senior member of Congress.


  • Written by RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR , Associated Press