Groups document more than 860 hate incidents since elections

WASHINGTON (AP) — Civil rights groups say President-elect Donald Trump should forcefully and publicly denounce racism and bigotry. They are pointing to more than 860 bias-related incidents recorded in the 10 days following his Nov. 8 victory.

  • Written by JESSE J. HOLLAND, Associated Press

Sens. Sanders, Warren call research bill gift to drug firms

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two of the Senate's most liberal lawmakers are assailing a $6.3 billion medical research bill as a gift to drug companies, even as Republican leaders prepare to try pushing the measure through the lame-duck Congress.

  • Written by ALAN FRAM, Associated Press

Stocks turn slightly higher, helped by health care companies

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks were moving slightly higher in midday trading Tuesday, as health-care companies rallied on the results of UnitedHealth Group, outweighing declines in energy companies.

  • Written by KEN SWEET, AP Business Writer

Raging wildfires in South force evacuations in Tennessee

ATLANTA (AP) — Raging wildfires fueled by high winds forced the evacuation of thousands of people and damaged hundreds of buildings in a popular resort town on the border of the Smoky Mountains National Park as National Guard troops arrived early Tuesday to help overwhelmed firefighters.

  • Written by BILL FULLER, Associated Press; JEFF MARTIN, Associated Press