Beyond rooms and homes: Airbnb adding tours and activities

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Not content with just renting out spare rooms and vacant homes, Airbnb is adding local tours and activities like surfing lessons and pub crawls to its travel services in major cities around the world.

  • Written by BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writer

APNewsBreak: Report: Mall attack suspect had violent history

SEATTLE (AP) — New documents released in a deadly shooting at a Washington state mall reveal the man accused of killing five people had a history of violence against his family and girlfriend.

  • Written by MARTHA BELLISLE, Associated Press

As Trump talks wall, China builds bridges to Latin America

LIMA, Peru (AP) — An expected U.S. economic retreat from Latin America under Donald Trump is causing the region's leaders to look halfway around the world, to China, for help weathering the possible financial headwinds.

  • Written by JOSHUA GOODMAN, Associated Press

Trump taps Sessions, Flynn, Pompeo for top positions

NEW YORK (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump is announcing his choices for three key administration jobs Friday, naming Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions for attorney general, Kansas Rep. Mike Pompeo to head the CIA and former military intelligence chief Michael Flynn as his national security adviser.

  • Written by JULIE PACE, Associated Press; JONATHAN LEMIRE, Associated Press

China astronauts return from monthlong space station stay

BEIJING (AP) — Two Chinese astronauts returned Friday from a monthlong stay aboard the country's space station, China's sixth and longest crewed mission and a sign of the growing ambitions of its rapidly advancing space program.

  • Written by CHRISTOPHER BODEEN, Associated Press