Grand Old Party? Donald Trump remaking GOP in his image

WASHINGTON (AP) — For eight years, a leaderless Republican Party has rallied around its passionate opposition to President Barack Obama and an unceasing devotion to small government, free markets and fiscal discipline.

No more.

  • Written by STEVE PEOPLES, Associated Press

UN Security Council to vote on Syria cease-fire agreement

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council will vote Saturday on a resolution that would endorse the cease-fire agreement in Syria brokered by Russia and Turkey, and reiterate support for a roadmap to peace that starts with a transitional government.

  • Written by EDITH M. LEDERER, Associated Press

Throngs to pack Times Square for New Year's Eve bash

NEW YORK (AP) — Maybe a million revelers are expected to navigate through high security in the blocks around Times Square to cheer on the new year with entertainers including Mariah Carey and watch the descent of the glittering crystal ball.


Some in Mosul wary of return of Iraq's government

MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — The 19-year-old resident of Mosul pulled up his shirt and showed a festering wound on his back. It came, he said, from Iraqi troops who detained him for three days and beat him, trying to get him to confess to belong to the Islamic State group.