Election questions leave US distrustful, like other nations

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans' enduring confidence that their elections are unimpeachably fair is teetering. Welcome to what much of the world calls reality, especially Russia's neighbors.

  • Written by BRADLEY KLAPPER, Associated Press

Protesters rip GOP for taking away next governor's 'power'

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Protesters say the North Carolina legislature's actions limiting the next governor's influence before he even takes office were unconstitutional power grabs by GOP legislators unhappy their candidate didn't win re-election.

  • Written by GARY D. ROBERTSON, Associated Press

Obama, rapping Putin, says US could strike back on cyber

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has put Russia's Vladimir Putin on notice that the U.S. could use offensive cyber muscle to retaliate for interference in the U.S. presidential election, his strongest suggestion to date that Putin had been well aware of campaign email hacking.

  • Written by JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press; JULIE PACE, Associated Press

Deal reached that could restart Aleppo evacuation

BEIRUT (AP) — Rebel and government forces agreed Saturday to allow "humanitarian cases" to leave two besieged government-held Shiite villages in northwestern Syria, a step that would allow the resumption of civilian and rebel evacuations from eastern Aleppo which were suspended a day earlier, Hezbollah's media arm and a monitoring group said.

  • Written by BASSEM MROUE, Associated Press

China says it seized US Navy drone to ensure safety of ships

BEIJING (AP) — China said Saturday that its military seized a U.S. Navy unmanned underwater glider in the South China Sea to ensure the "safe navigation of passing ships," in one of the most serious incidents between the two militaries in years.

  • Written by CHRISTOPHER BODEEN, Associated Press