Q&A: Secretary of state pick could affect climate policy

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump this week tapped Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson to serve as his secretary of state. If confirmed by the Senate, where opposition is emerging, the move could have broad consequences for U.S. environmental policy and affect the role the U.S. plays in multinational discussions about climate change.

  • Written by PATRICK WHITTLE, Associated Press; MATTHEW BROWN, Associated Press

Trump's Cabinet selections signal a bold shift after Obama

WASHINGTON (AP) — Propelled by populist energy, President-elect Donald Trump's candidacy broke long-standing conventions and his incoming Cabinet embodies a sharp turn from the outgoing Obama administration.

  • Written by KEN THOMAS, Associated Press

Central American migrants await asylum in southern Mexico

TENOSIQUE, Mexico (AP) — Carlos Mejia sleeps on a bare mattress in an otherwise unfurnished room with his girlfriend and spreads a sheet on the cool tile for their two young children, a small respite from the sweltering heat. Their neighbors on both sides are Hondurans like them.

  • Written by CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN, Associated Press

Judge bars Bergdahl prosecutors from using wounds at trial

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — Prosecutors were rebuffed from harnessing the most contentious issue surrounding the court martial of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl when a judge ruled out any evidence that soldiers were wounded while searching for him.

  • Written by JONATHAN DREW, Associated Press

Jury assures Dylann Roof will never walk free again

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Confederate flag is gone from South Carolina's Statehouse. The bullet holes have been patched in Emanuel AME's fellowship hall. And now Dylann Roof will almost certainly spend the rest of his days in prison for killing nine black worshippers at the Charleston church.

  • Written by JEFFREY COLLINS, Associated Press; MEG KINNARD, Associated Press