McConnell to lead Senate GOP, Schumer new Democratic leader

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans re-elected Mitch McConnell on Wednesday to be majority leader next year while Democrats picked Chuck Schumer to lead them, setting the chief actors as the chamber prepares for an agenda that will be dominated by Donald Trump and the GOP.

  • Written by ALAN FRAM, Associated Press

College students protest Donald Trump's deportation plans

College students at campuses around the United States marched and rallied Wednesday, urging administrators to protect students and employees against immigration action under a Donald Trump presidency.

  • Written by CAROLYN THOMPSON, Associated Press

Police: Airport shooting likely case of workplace revenge

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A man who gunned down a Southwest Airlines employee outside of Oklahoma City's airport likely did so in retaliation for having lost his own job with the airline last year, police said Wednesday.

  • Written by TIM TALLEY, Associated Press

Pipeline company seeks federal court OK to proceed with plan

CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) — The company building the $3.8 billion Dakota Access oil pipeline has asked a federal judge's permission to circumvent President Barack Obama's administration and move ahead with a disputed section of the project in North Dakota, as opponents held protests across the country against the pipeline.

  • Written by JAMES MacPHERSON, Associated Press BLAKE NICHOLSON, Associated Press