Trump will face tough questions on future of nuclear arsenal

WASHINGTON (AP) — For all the concerns raised in the presidential campaign about Donald Trump's fitness to command America's nuclear arsenal, the immediate questions he's likely to face as president aren't about launching these weapons, but modernizing them.

  • Written by ROBERT BURNS, AP National Security Writer

Colombia's congress ratifies peace accord with rebels

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — After five decades of war, more than four years of negotiations and two signing ceremonies, Colombia's congress late Wednesday formally ratified a peace agreement allowing leftist rebels to enter politics.

  • Written by JOSHUA GOODMAN, Associated Press

Presidential election recount set to begin in Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The first candidate-driven statewide recount of a presidential election in 16 years is set to begin Thursday in Wisconsin, a state that Donald Trump won by less than a percentage point over Hillary Clinton after polls long predicted a Clinton victory.

  • Written by SCOTT BAUER, Associated Press

Blame wages and turtle doves: '12 Days' now costs $34,363

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The slow recovery of the U.S. economy is continuing to keep the cost of Christmas — or at least the gifts listed in "The Twelve Days of Christmas" — from spiraling out of control.

  • Written by JOE MANDAK, Associated Press