Dakota Access pipeline protesters told to leave by Dec. 5

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has set an early December deadline for American Indians and others to leave an encampment in North Dakota where they've been entrenched for months protesting the Dakota Access pipeline. Tribes including the Standing Rock and Cheyenne River Sioux are fighting the Dakota Access project because they fear it will harm drinking water and cultural sites. Texas-based pipeline developer Energy Transfer Partners says the 1,200-mile pipeline through the Dakotas, Iowa and Illinois will be safe.

  • Written by JAMES MacPHERSON, Associated Press

Analysis: Much uncertainty ahead in US-Cuba relationship

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fidel Castro's passing removes what was long the single greatest psychological barrier to a warmer U.S.-Cuba relationship. But it also adds to the uncertainty ahead with the transition from an Obama to a Trump administration.

  • Written by BRADLEY KLAPPER, Associated Press

Trump charges, without evidence, millions voted illegally

NEW YORK (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump is claiming, without evidence, that millions of people voted illegally in the election he won, issuing the baseless claim as part of his angry response to a recount effort led by the Green Party and joined by Hillary Clinton's campaign.

  • Written by JULIE PACE, Associated Press STEVE PEOPLES, Associated Press

Syrian army Aleppo advance displaces thousands

BEIRUT (AP) — Simultaneous advances by Syrian government and Kurdish-led forces into eastern Aleppo on Sunday set off a tide of displacement inside the divided city, with thousands of residents evacuating their premises, and threatened to cleave the opposition's enclave.

  • Written by PHILIP ISSA, The Associated Press

New HIV vaccine trial to start in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A new vaccine against HIV, to be tested in a trial to be launched in South Africa Wednesday, could be "the final nail in the coffin" for the disease if it is successful, scientists say.

  • Written by STUART GRAHAM, Associated Press