Toy sellers and makers offer more options for autistic kids

NEW YORK (AP) — Toy stores, with bright lights, loud sounds and crowded aisles, can be hard to manage for children with autism or other sensory issues. For parents, finding toys that match their kids' skill sets and will hold their attention can be a process of trial and error. Big toy sellers and specialists are both trying to provide some better options.

  • Written by JOSEPH PISANI, AP Business Writer

Clinton wins popular vote by nearly 2.9 million

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton received nearly 2.9 million more votes than President-elect Donald Trump, giving her the largest popular vote margin of any losing presidential candidate.

  • Written by LISA LERER, Associated Press

Trump: US must 'greatly strengthen' nuclear capability

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump on Thursday abruptly called for the United States to "greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability" until the rest of the world "comes to its senses" regarding nuclear weapons.

  • Written by JONATHAN LEMIRE, Associated Press; JULIE PACE, Associated Press

Inquiry says Snowden in contact with Russia's spy services

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden remains in contact with Russian intelligence services, according to a bipartisan congressional report released at a time when Russia is considered a top national security concern.

  • Written by EILEEN SULLIVAN, Associated Press; RICHARD LARDNER, Associated Press

Aleppo city returns to full government control after 4 years

BEIRUT (AP) — The Syrian city of Aleppo returned to government control Thursday after the last remaining opposition fighters and civilians evacuated, ending a four-year rebel hold over parts of the country.

  • Written by ZEINA KARAM, Associated Press