US investigating leak related to Petraeus case

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Defense Department is conducting a new leaks investigation related to the sex scandal that led to the resignation of former CIA Director David Petraeus, The Associated Press confirmed Monday, the same day Petraeus was meeting with President-elect Donald Trump in New York.

  • Written by TED BRIDIS, Associated Press

Cyber Monday transforms as shoppers are more connected

NEW YORK (AP) — The Monday after Thanksgiving is still a time when millions of Americans pause to check out online deals and check off items from their gift list — but a one-day Cyber Monday frenzy appears to be going the way of the dial-up modem.

  • Written by MAE ANDERSON, AP Technology Writer

Fitch warns of 'populist surge' on global growth

LONDON (AP) — A leading credit ratings agency is warning that a surge in populism and anti-establishment sentiment is pushing the world into an era of economic nationalism to the detriment of long-term global growth.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Trump picks a champion of privatizing Medicare for Cabinet

WASHINGTON (AP) — Reaching deep into conservative territory, President-elect Donald Trump chose Georgia Rep. Tom Price to oversee the nation's health care system on Tuesday, picking a fierce "Obamacare" critic who also has championed efforts to privatize Medicare. Trump selected another veteran Republican, Elaine Chao, to lead the Department of Transportation.

Both have long ties to Washington.

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

Young immigrants who came forward now worried about future

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of young immigrants living in the country illegally willingly came out of the shadows and identified themselves to the Obama administration on the promise that they'd be safe from deportation and allowed to work.

  • Written by ALICIA A. CALDWELL, Associated Press