Singer-Songwriter and poet Leonard Cohen dead at age 82

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Leonard Cohen, the baritone-voiced Canadian singer-songwriter who seamlessly blended spirituality and sexuality in songs like "Hallelujah," ''Suzanne" and "Bird on a Wire," has died at age 82.

  • Written by ANDREW DALTON, Associated Press Writer ROBERT JABLON, Associated Press Writer

Trump lawyers to begin settlement talks on Trump University

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Donald Trump's attorneys on Thursday agreed to enter settlement talks in a class-action fraud lawsuit involving the president-elect and his now-defunct Trump University, raising the possibility of a quick end to the 6 ½-year-old case just before it goes to trial.

  • Written by ELLIOT SPAGAT, Associated Press

Rule would boost solar and wind energy on public lands

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration took action Thursday to boost development of solar and wind energy on public lands, part of President Barack Obama's strategy to develop cleaner domestic energy and reduce emissions blamed for global warming.

  • Written by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press

Oregon is epicenter as Trump protests surge across nation

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Another night of nationwide protests against Donald Trump's election came to a head in Portland, where thousands marched and some smashed store windows, lit firecrackers and sparked a dumpster blaze. Police termed the protest a riot and used "less lethal munitions" to help clear the streets.

  • Written by TERRENCE PETTY, Associated Press ROBERT JABLON, Associated Press