GOP adds measure to aid Mattis' confirmation to stopgap bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Republicans on Tuesday unveiled a stopgap spending bill that would also expedite the likely confirmation of President-elect Donald Trump's pick for defense secretary next year.

  • Written by ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press

Georgia executes ninth inmate this year, most in US

JACKSON, Ga. (AP) — With the execution Tuesday of a man convicted of killing his father-in-law, Georgia has put to death nine inmates this year — more than any other state.

  • Written by KATE BRUMBACK, Associated Press

Official: Refrigerator potential source of deadly fire

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Investigators zeroed in on a refrigerator and other electrical appliances as possible causes of the fire at a warehouse in Oakland that killed 36 people, as crews were set to finish their search for bodies.

  • Written by PAUL ELIAS, Associated Press; SUDHIN THANAWALA, Associated Press