Trump: US must 'greatly strengthen' nuclear capability

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump on Thursday abruptly called for the United States to "greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability" until the rest of the world "comes to its senses" regarding nuclear weapons.

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

Inquiry says Snowden in contact with Russia's spy services

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden remains in contact with Russian intelligence services, according to a bipartisan congressional report released at a time when Russia is considered a top national security concern.

  • Written by EILEEN SULLIVAN, Associated Press; RICHARD LARDNER, Associated Press

Aleppo city returns to full government control after 4 years

BEIRUT (AP) — The Syrian city of Aleppo returned to government control Thursday after the last remaining opposition fighters and civilians evacuated, ending a four-year rebel hold over parts of the country.

  • Written by ZEINA KARAM, Associated Press

Berlin suspect's fingerprints in truck suggest he drove it

BERLIN (AP) — Tunisian suspect Anis Amri's fingerprints have been found in the cab of the truck that plowed into a Christmas market in Berlin, indicating that he was driving the vehicle, German officials said Thursday.

  • Written by GEIR MOULSON, Associated Press

Researchers: Nearly 400 drug addicts helped in police effort

BOSTON (AP) — A novel drug addiction program developed in a small Massachusetts fishing town and since replicated in dozens of cities nationwide was able to place almost 400 addicts into treatment nearly each time they sought it during the first year of operation, researchers say in a report being published Thursday in the New England Journal of Medicine.

  • Written by PHILIP MARCELO, Associated Press