Lawsuits seek to block or halt Wisconsin, Michigan recounts

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Supporters of Republican Donald Trump filed a federal lawsuit trying to halt Wisconsin's ongoing presidential recount, and Michigan's attorney general on Friday sued to stop a recount from happening in his state.

  • Written by DAVID EGGERT, Associated Press; SCOTT BAUER, Associated Press

Residents line up to see wildfire-ravaged city; 13 dead

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) —€” People in cars and trucks rolled into the wildfire-ravaged city of Gatlinburg on Friday to get a first look at what remained of their homes and businesses, and a mayor raised the death toll to 13, including a woman who died of a heart attack during the firestorm.

  • Written by ADAM BEAM, Associated Press; JONATHAN MATTISE, Associated Press

US employers add 178K jobs as unemployment sinks to 4.6 pct.

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added a solid 178,000 jobs in November, reflecting the steady economy President-elect Donald Trump will inherit. And the unemployment rate hit a nine-year low of 4.6 percent, though mainly because many people stopped looking for jobs and were no longer counted as unemployed.

  • Written by CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, AP Economics Writer