After weeks of deals, stores aim to draw Black Friday crowds


NEW YORK (AP) — Shoppers were out before dawn in the U.S. for fun and for deals, as retailers that have had a tough year were hoping to bring customers to their stores and websites for Black Friday, one of the biggest shopping days of the year.


  • Written by By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO and JOSEPH PISANI , AP Retail Writers

AP FACT CHECK: Man dissed by Trump has put felons in prison


MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Democrat who was disparaged by President Donald Trump as "soft on crime" is a former U.S. attorney who prosecuted church bombers and domestic terrorist Eric Rudolph.



Flynn may be moving to cooperate with Mueller's Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a move that could signal cooperation with the government, lawyers for former national security adviser Michael Flynn have told President Donald Trump's lawyers that they are no longer communicating with them about special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian election interference.

Russia Flynn

  • Written by By ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press

Committees looking into Russian meddling not done yet


WASHINGTON (AP) — Some Republicans are hoping lawmakers will soon wrap up investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 election that have dragged on for most of the year. But with new details in the probe emerging almost daily, that seems unlikely.

RussiaInvest Mueller

  • Written by By MARY CLARE JALONICK , Associated Press

Trump wants to end welfare as Bill Clinton knows it


WASHINGTON (AP) — Overhauling welfare was one of the defining goals of Bill Clinton's presidency, starting with a campaign promise to "end welfare as we know it," continuing with a bitter policy fight and producing change that remains hotly debated 20 years later.

  • Written by By CATHERINE LUCEY , Associated Press