Congress takes first steps to dismantle health care law

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Republicans are taking the first steps toward dismantling President Barack Obama's health care law, facing pressure from President-elect Donald Trump to move quickly on a replacement.

  • Written by ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press

Carson defends his qualifications to be housing chief

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson defended his experience and credentials to serve as the nation's new housing secretary Thursday, turning to his life story to show that he understands the needs of the country's most vulnerable.

  • Written by JENNIFER C. KERR, Associated Press

Trump's HHS pick will sell off stock to avoid conflicts

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump's nominee to be the nation's top health official will sell off stock holdings to avoid potential conflicts of interest, according to government documents released Thursday.

  • Written by RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press

US gov't accuses Fiat Chrysler of cheating on emissions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government accused Fiat Chrysler on Thursday of failing to disclose software in some of its pickups and SUVs with diesel engines that allows them to emit more pollution than allowed under the Clean Air Act.

  • Written by TOM KRISHER and MICHAEL BIESECKER , Associated Press

Biden: Intel officials told us Trump allegations might leak

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday that top intelligence leaders told him and President Barack Obama they felt obligated to inform them about uncorroborated allegations about President-elect Donald Trump out of concern the information would become public and catch them off-guard.

  • Written by JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press