Ordinary people trained to save lives in shootings, attacks

STONY BROOK, N.Y. (AP) — It's become a hallmark of terror attacks and school shootings: the fateful minutes or hours when the wounded are hunkered down, waiting for the violence to play out and for help to arrive.

  • Written by MICHAEL BALSAMO, Associated Press

Trump tapping Washington, Wall Street veterans for top jobs

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump is enlisting a trio of nominees with deep ties to Washington and Wall Street to fill out his Cabinet, including former Goldman Sachs executive Steven Mnuchin as secretary of the Treasury Department.

  • Written by STEVE PEOPLES, Associated Press; RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press; JULIE PACE, Associated Press

Trump says he's leaving businesses to focus on presidency

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump said Wednesday that he's leaving his business empire to focus on being the nation's 45th president, bowing to pressure to avoid potential conflicts of interest between governing and profiting in the private sector.

  • Written by JULIE PACE, Associated Press LAURIE KELLMAN, Associated Press

Clinton team sees recount effort as waste of resources

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton's aides and supporters are urging dispirited Democrats to channel their frustrations about the election results into political causes — just not into efforts to recount ballots in three battleground states.

  • Written by LISA LERER, Associated Press