Colson Whitehead, Rep. John Lewis win National Book Awards

NEW YORK (AP) —€” On a night of nervous laughter and cathartic tears and applause, Colson Whitehead's "The Underground Railroad" won the National Book Award for fiction and Democratic U.S. Rep. John Lewis, of Georgia, shared the prize for young people's literature for a graphic novel about his civil rights activism.

  • Written by HILLEL ITALIE, AP National Writer

Officer charged in shooting that was streamed on Facebook

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Prosecutors say that when Philando Castile was pulled over in July, he calmly told the officer he had a gun and was licensed to carry it.

  • Written by KYLE POTTER, Associated Press AMY FORLITI, Associated Press

End Dodd-Frank? Unlikely, but consumer agency in crosshairs

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump pledged in his campaign to throw out what he called stifling regulations, including the stricter financial rules that Congress built to prevent another crisis.

  • Written by MARCY GORDON, AP Business Writer