AP Explains: Things to know about S. Korean scandal

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A scandal that has captivated a nation took a new twist this weekend when prosecutors directly linked South Korea's president to alleged misdeeds by a shadowy confidante seen as pulling government strings.

  • Written by HYUNG-JIN KIM, Associated Press

Trump's staff picks alarm minorities: 'Injustice to America'

Republican President-elect Donald Trump's choices for leadership posts threaten national unity and promise to turn back the clock on progress for racial, religious and sexual minorities, civil rights leaders and others said Friday after his nomination of Alabama U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions for attorney general.

  • Written by ERRIN HAINES WHACK, Associated Press

Trump shifts to right by tapping Sessions, Pompeo, Flynn

NEW YORK (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump has picked Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions for attorney general and Kansas Rep. Mike Pompeo to head the CIA, signaling a sharp rightward shift in U.S. security policy as he begins to form his Cabinet.

  • Written by JULIE PACE, Associated Press JONATHAN LEMIRE, Associated Press