Trump expands list of candidates to head State Dep't

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump is expanding his pool of candidates for secretary of state, leaving unclear whether former CIA Director David Petraeus' guilty plea for leaking classified information disqualifies him to serve as the nation's top diplomat.

  • Written by LAURIE KELLMAN, Associated Press

Russian field hospital hit in Syria's Aleppo, nurse killed

ALEPPO, Syria (AP) — Rebel shelling of the Syrian government-held part of Aleppo killed a Russian nurse in a makeshift Russian hospital in the city on Monday while the Defense Ministry in Moscow said a Russian fighter jet crashed into the Mediterranean Sea after returning from a sortie over Syria.

  • Written by ALBERT AJI, Associated Press HOWARD AMOS, Associated Press

Gun-rights backers vow to 'go on offense' during Trump years

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Firearms enthusiasts who embraced Donald Trump's campaign and his full-throated support of the Second Amendment are expecting a sweeping expansion of gun rights under his administration and a Congress firmly in Republican hands.

  • Written by RYAN J. FOLEY, Associated Press

Focus of recount effort shifts to Michigan, Pennsylvania

Presidential candidate Jill Stein's fight to force ballot recounts in three states focuses Monday on Pennsylvania, where her Green Party is seeking an emergency federal court order for a statewide recount, and Michigan, where a federal judge has ordered a hand recount to begin by noon.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS