Trump has taken few steps to disentangle from private empire

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump pledged to step away from his family-owned international real estate development, property management and licensing business before taking office Jan. 20. With less than two weeks until his inauguration, he hasn't stepped very far.

  • Written by JULIE BYKOWICZ and CHAD DAY , Associated Press

US Navy ship fired warning shots at Iranian boats

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. Navy destroyer fired multiple warning shots at Iranian patrol boats as they sped toward the destroyer at the entrance to the Persian Gulf, two U.S. defense officials said.

  • Written by ROBERT BURNS , AP National Security Writer

West prepares for flooding while East Coast in deep freeze

As the East Coast waits to thaw out from a weekend icy mess, another storm is bringing rain and the potential of the worst flooding in more than a decade to the West coast.

  • Written by JEFFREY COLLINS , Associated Press