Obama scraps registry for some immigrant men, mostly Muslims

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Thursday officially scrapped the last vestiges of a U.S. registration system for Muslim immigrants. If President-elect Donald Trump now wants to introduce an expanded version of the program, he will have to start from scratch.

  • Written by ALICIA A. CALDWELL, Associated Press

Syrian government takes full control of Aleppo after 4 years

BEIRUT (AP) — The Syrian government took full control of Aleppo on Thursday for the first time in four years after the last opposition fighters and civilians were bused out of war-ravaged eastern districts, sealing the end of the rebellion's most important stronghold.

  • Written by ZEINA KARAM, Associated Press

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