2 Yazidi women accept EU's Sakharov Prize for human rights

BRUSSELS (AP) — Two Yazidi women who escaped sexual enslavement by the Islamic State group have accepted the European Union's Sakharov Prize for human rights and said they would continue to be a voice for others suffering a similar fate.


Accused shooter had list of other black churches in his car

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — When he was arrested, the man accused of killing nine people during a Bible study in a Charleston church had a list of other area black churches in his car, law enforcement officials testified Monday.

  • Written by MEG KINNARD, Associated Press

Trump picks Exxon Mobil's Tillerson to lead State Department

NEW YORK (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump announced Tuesday he has picked Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson to be secretary of state, calling the oil executive with close to ties to Russia one of the most accomplished "international dealmakers in the world."

  • Written by JULIE PACE, Associated Press; CATHERINE LUCEY, Associated Press

AP Interview: Gorbachev says US was short-sighted on Soviets

MOSCOW (AP) — As the Soviet Union was breaking up 25 years ago, Mikhail Gorbachev expected the United States and its Western allies to provide vital aid. The former Soviet president thinks their failure to offer significant help wasted a chance to build a safer world and resulted from short-sighted gloating at a Cold War rival's demise.

  • Written by KATE DE PURY, Associated Press; VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV, Associated Press

Chubby babies on the decline in aid program serving millions

CHICAGO (AP) — Chubby babies and toddlers at risk for later obesity are on the decline in a government food program serving millions of kids, a glimmer of good news in the nation's fight to slim down.

  • Written by LINDSEY TANNER, AP Medical Writer