Records show Trump EPA pick crusading for industry donors

WASHINGTON (AP) — When President-elect Donald Trump's choice to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency first took office as Oklahoma's attorney general, he disbanded the unit responsible for protecting the state's natural resources.

  • Written by SEAN MURPHY and MICHAEL BIESECKER , Associated Press

Iraq military: Troops have 'full control' of eastern Mosul

BAGHDAD (AP) — U.S.-backed Iraqi government troops announced on Wednesday they were in "full control" of eastern Mosul after routing Islamic State militants from that part of the northern city, three months since the major operation started.

  • Written by SINAN SALAHEDDIN , Associated Press

Orlando gunman's widow due in court for talks on transfer

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The widow of the Orlando nightclub gunman knew about the attack ahead of time and then hindered the criminal investigation when she lied to FBI agents after the shooting, say prosecutors who will be in a California court Wednesday to discuss transferring her to Florida.

  • Written by ERIC TUCKER and PAUL ELIAS , Associated Press

Final Ringling Bros. show at Nassau Coliseum sells out

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Officials with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey say the iconic traveling circus' final show at the newly renovated Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Long Island is sold out.