Airport shooting suspect makes initial court appearance

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Iraq war veteran held in the fatal shooting of five people inside Fort Lauderdale's airport answered questions in a clear voice Monday as he was appointed public defenders and told he could face the death penalty.

  • Written by CURT ANDERSON , AP Legal Affairs Writer

Florida airport victims: World travelers, a social butterfly

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — At least four of the five people killed in the Fort Lauderdale airport shooting were on vacation, headed for cruises that promised sun, sand and fun. They were collecting their luggage when a gunman opened fired in the baggage claim area of Terminal 2 at the airport — a hub for cruisers headed to Port Everglades.

  • Written by TAMARA LUSH, JEFF MARTIN, BEN FINLEY and DAVID PITT , Associated Press

Trump has taken few steps to disentangle from private empire

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump pledged to step away from his family-owned international real estate development, property management and licensing business before taking office Jan. 20. With less than two weeks until his inauguration, he hasn't stepped very far.

  • Written by JULIE BYKOWICZ and CHAD DAY , Associated Press

US Navy ship fired warning shots at Iranian boats

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. Navy destroyer fired multiple warning shots at Iranian patrol boats as they sped toward the destroyer at the entrance to the Persian Gulf, two U.S. defense officials said.

  • Written by ROBERT BURNS , AP National Security Writer