In Macedonia's fake news hub, teen shows AP how it's done

VELES, Macedonia (AP) — On the second floor of a noisy sports center in the Macedonian town of Veles, a teenage purveyor of fake news cracked open his laptop and laid out his case for why lying is more lucrative than the truth.

  • Written by ZANA CIMILI, Associated Press; RAPHAEL SATTER, Associated Press

Emails: LGBT law cost N. Carolina project with 700 jobs

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Internal emails show that city and state officials blame a North Carolina law limiting LGBT protections for a company's decision to pick another state for a new project that includes 700 jobs.


Next test for pipeline protesters: the North Dakota winter

CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) — So far, the hundreds of protesters fighting the Dakota Access pipeline have shrugged off the heavy snow, icy winds and frigid temperatures that have swirled around their large encampment on the North Dakota grasslands.

  • Written by JAMES MacPHERSON, Associated Press

Lawsuits seek to block or halt Wisconsin, Michigan recounts

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Supporters of Republican Donald Trump filed a federal lawsuit trying to halt Wisconsin's ongoing presidential recount, and Michigan's attorney general on Friday sued to stop a recount from happening in his state.

  • Written by DAVID EGGERT, Associated Press; SCOTT BAUER, Associated Press

Residents line up to see wildfire-ravaged city; 13 dead

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) —€” People in cars and trucks rolled into the wildfire-ravaged city of Gatlinburg on Friday to get a first look at what remained of their homes and businesses, and a mayor raised the death toll to 13, including a woman who died of a heart attack during the firestorm.

  • Written by ADAM BEAM, Associated Press; JONATHAN MATTISE, Associated Press