AP Source: Trump aide in frequent contact with Russia envoy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is aware of frequent contacts between President-elect Donald Trump's national security adviser Michael Flynn and Russia's ambassador to the United States, including on the day President Barack Obama hit Moscow with sanctions in retaliation for election-related hacking, a senior U.S. official said Friday.

  • Written by JULIE PACE , AP White House Correspondent

Surge in traffic deaths outpaces increase in travel

WASHINGTON (AP) — Traffic deaths surged about 8 percent in the first nine months of last year, continuing an alarming upward spiral that began in late 2014, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates released Friday.

  • Written by JOAN LOWY , Associated Press

House Republican summons ethics chief over Trump criticism

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top House Republican is accusing the head of a federal ethics office of abusing his position for having the temerity to challenge President-elect Donald Trump's ethics.


  • Written by STEPHEN OHLEMACHER , Associated Press

Report: FAA not prepared for major air traffic outages

WASHINGTON (AP) — A government watchdog says that the Federal Aviation Administration isn't prepared to handle major air traffic control outages. That's despite promises to update contingency plans made after extended disruptions in 2014 and 2015.

  • Written by JOAN LOWY , Associated Press