2016 results put new focus on Electoral College

WASHINGTON (AP) — The fact that Hillary Clinton most likely won the U.S. popular vote but won't be president has some people wondering, "Wait, why do we do it this way?"

  • Written by NANCY BENAC, Associated Press

Still fighting: Vietnam vets seek help for rare cancer

DANVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Mike Baughman considered himself one of the lucky ones, returning from Vietnam without any major injuries or psychological scars. But after falling ill nearly a half-century later, he found out he did not escape the war after all.

  • Written by ROBIN McDOWELL, Associated Press MARGIE MASON, Associated Press

Singer-Songwriter and poet Leonard Cohen dead at age 82

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Leonard Cohen, the baritone-voiced Canadian singer-songwriter who seamlessly blended spirituality and sexuality in songs like "Hallelujah," ''Suzanne" and "Bird on a Wire," has died at age 82.

  • Written by ANDREW DALTON, Associated Press Writer ROBERT JABLON, Associated Press Writer

Trump lawyers to begin settlement talks on Trump University

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Donald Trump's attorneys on Thursday agreed to enter settlement talks in a class-action fraud lawsuit involving the president-elect and his now-defunct Trump University, raising the possibility of a quick end to the 6 ½-year-old case just before it goes to trial.

  • Written by ELLIOT SPAGAT, Associated Press

Rule would boost solar and wind energy on public lands

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration took action Thursday to boost development of solar and wind energy on public lands, part of President Barack Obama's strategy to develop cleaner domestic energy and reduce emissions blamed for global warming.

  • Written by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press