Obama, Pence to Capitol as health care overhaul fight begins

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is traveling to the Capitol to give congressional Democrats advice on how to combat the Republican drive to dismantle his health care overhaul. Vice President-elect Mike Pence is meeting with GOP lawmakers to discuss the best way to send Obama's cherished law to its graveyard and replace it with — well, something.

  • Written by By ALAN FRAM , Associated Press

Tillerson and Exxon part ways; $180M retirement package

NEW YORK (AP) — Rex Tillerson, the nominee of President-elect Donald Trump for secretary of state, is severing ties with Exxon Mobil through a $180 million retirement package one week before his Senate confirmation hearing begins.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Police end NAACP sit-in against attorney general nominee

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The national president of the NAACP and five others were arrested after staging a sit-in Tuesday at the Alabama office of Sen. Jeff Sessions, the nominee for U.S. attorney general, the civil rights group said.

  • Written by By KIM CHANDLER , Associated Press

Turkey identifies club gunman; Erdogan speaks to nation

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey has identified the gunman in the Istanbul nightclub massacre, the foreign minister said Wednesday as the president vowed that the country won't surrender to terrorists or become divided.

  • Written by By DUSAN STOJANOVIC , Associated Press