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

Kelly says it's important people learn of Trump's actions

NEW YORK (AP) — Megyn Kelly said Tuesday she didn't want to reveal much about President-elect Donald Trump's treatment of her the past year so as to not be accused of trying to tip the election, but now believes it's important for people to know the story in case the new administration is hostile to the press.

  • Written by DAVID BAUDER, AP Television Writer

Report: Cities passing more laws making homelessness a crime

HONOLULU (AP) — Cities across the country are enacting more bans on living in vehicles, camping in public and panhandling, despite federal efforts to discourage such laws amid a shortage of affordable housing, a new report said.

  • Written by CATHY BUSSEWITZ, Associated Press COLLEEN SLEVIN, Associated Press

Trump breaks protocol _ again _ on press access

NEW YORK (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump emerged from his New York skyscraper Tuesday night for the first time in days, moving about the nation's largest city without a pool of journalists on hand to ensure the public has knowledge of his whereabouts.

  • Written by JULIE PACE, Associated Press KEN THOMAS, Associated Press