Trump names Priebus, Bannon to senior White House roles

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump made his first two key personnel appointments on Sunday, one an overture to Republican circles by naming GOP chief Reince Priebus as his White House chief of staff, the other a shot across the bow of the Washington establishment by tabbing Breitbart news executive Stephen Bannon as chief strategist and senior counselor.

  • Written by JONATHAN LEMIRE, Associated Press LAURIE KELLMAN, Associated Press

Prisons fight opioids with $1,000 injection: Does it work?

SHERIDAN, Ill. (AP) — U.S. prisons are experimenting with a high-priced monthly injection that could help addicted inmates stay off opioids after they are released, but skeptics question its effectiveness and say the manufacturer has aggressively marketed an unproven drug to corrections officials.

  • Written by CARLA K. JOHNSON, AP Medical Writer

Rocker Leon Russell dies in Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Leon Russell, who performed, sang and produced some of rock 'n' roll's top records, has died. He was 74.


EU ministers reaffirm Iran deal, seek more regional security

BRUSSELS (AP) — Top EU diplomats are calling for more robust European defense and a greater European voice in world affairs as Donald Trump — whose isolationist, protectionist promises have worried many in Europe — prepares to assume the U.S. presidency.

  • Written by LORNE COOK, Associated Press ANGELA CHARLTON, Associated Press