Behind the smiles, tough reality for Trump and GOP Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — The budding new alliance between Donald Trump and congressional Republicans hides a tougher reality: Even with unified GOP control of Washington, the president-elect's priorities may have trouble getting through Congress.

  • Written by ERICA WERNER, AP Congressional Correspondent

Iran deal endangered if Trump seeks to renegotiate its terms

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump isn't going to rip up the Iran nuclear deal on day one as president, but his vows to renegotiate the terms and increase enforcement could imperil an agreement that has put off the threat of Tehran developing atomic weapons. Emboldened Republican lawmakers are already considering ways to test Iran's resolve to live up to the deal.

  • Written by BRADLEY KLAPPER, Associated Press

Authorities: Deputies fatally shoot man who shot mother

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Sheriff's deputies fatally shot a 53-year-old man after he shot his mother in both legs and pointed a gun at them during a domestic disturbance investigation in Florida, authorities said.


Trump likely to try to reverse Obama environment initiatives

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump has not minced words about his approach to environment and energy policy: He loathes regulation and wants to increase the use of coal, offshore drilling and fracking.

  • Written by JASON DEAREN, Associated Press

Gunman kills officer, self; woman found dead after fight

CANONSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A gunman with a history of domestic abuse fatally shot a police officer and wounded another on Thursday before he and a woman were found dead following a fight at their apartment, authorities said.