Line between transition, company blurred by Trump children

NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly every morning since their father's stunning victory on Election Day, three of Donald Trump's grown children walk through the Trump Tower lobby and board an elevator. But are Don Jr., Ivanka and Eric going to the campaign office on the fifth floor? Their business offices on the 25th floor? The president-elect's penthouse on the 56th floor?

  • Written by JONATHAN LEMIRE, Associated Press

Americans who live near border say Trump's wall is unwelcome

LOS EBANOS, Texas (AP) — All along the winding Rio Grande, the people who live in this bustling, fertile region where the U.S. border meets the Gulf of Mexico never quite understood how Donald Trump's great wall could ever be much more than campaign rhetoric.

  • Written by FRANK BAJAK, Associated Press

Education Secretary King calls for end to paddling students

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Education Secretary John B. King Jr. is urging governors and school leaders in states that allow student paddling to end a practice he said would be considered "criminal assault or battery" against an adult.

  • Written by CAROLYN THOMPSON, Associated Press

Trump rejection of Pacific Rim trade pact rued in Asia

TOKYO (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump's announcement that he plans to quit the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal may spell the end of the dozen-nation trade pact — at least in its original form.

  • Written by ELAINE KURTENBACH, AP Business Writer