Cities, counties plan immigrant legal aid after Trump's win

CHICAGO (AP) — Major U.S. cities and counties are beefing up legal services for immigrants to help them fight deportation and avoid fraudulent lawyers in the wake of Donald Trump's election and his hard-line immigration enforcement promises.

  • Written by SOPHIA TAREEN, Associated Press; AMY TAXIN, Associated Press

Police: Truck attack that killed 12 in Berlin 'intentional'

BERLIN (AP) — The driver who rammed a truck into a crowded Christmas market in the heart of the German capital, killing at least 12 people and injuring nearly 50, did so intentionally, police said Tuesday. Chancellor Angela Merkel said authorities believe it was a terror attack.

  • Written by KIRSTEN GRIESHABER, Associated Press; FRANK JORDANS, Associated Press

Invoking Syria, policeman kills Russian ambassador to Turkey

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A Turkish policeman fatally shot Russia's ambassador to Turkey on Monday in front of a shocked gathering at a photo exhibit and then, pacing near the body of his victim, appeared to condemn Russia's military role in Syria, shouting: "Don't forget Aleppo! Don't forget Syria!"

  • Written by BURHAN OZBILICI, Associated Press; SUZAN FRASER, Associated Press

North Carolina's 'bathroom bill' set on fast path to repeal

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina lawmakers appear poised to repeal a controversial law widely derided as the "bathroom bill" because it requires transgender people to use restrooms corresponding with the sex on their birth certificate in many public buildings.

  • Written by TOM FOREMAN Jr., Associated Press