Before Trump's presidency, US privacy board in disarray

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal board responsible for protecting Americans against abuses by spy agencies is in disarray just weeks before President-elect Donald Trump takes office.

  • Written by TAMI ABDOLLAH, Associated Press

Deep divide stops effort to repeal North Carolina LGBT law

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A supposedly bipartisan deal to repeal North Carolina's anti-LGBT law collapsed when both sides balked and started blaming each other, likely meaning the state will remain a pariah shunned by corporations, entertainers and high-profile sporting events.

  • Written by GARY D. ROBERTSON, Associated Press; EMERY P. DALESIO, Associated Press

White nationalists raise millions with tax-exempt charities

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The federal government has allowed four groups at the forefront of the white nationalist movement to register as charities and raise more than $7.8 million in tax-deductible donations over the past decade, according to an Associated Press review.

  • Written by MICHAEL KUNZELMAN, Associated Press

Berlin Christmas market reopens as hunt for attacker goes on

BERLIN (AP) — The Berlin Christmas market that was ripped apart by a deadly truck attack reopened Thursday in a signal of the German capital's resilience, while authorities across Europe kept up the hunt for a Tunisian suspect whose fingerprints were reportedly on the truck.

  • Written by GEIR MOULSON, Associated Press