Trump picks a champion of privatizing Medicare for Cabinet

WASHINGTON (AP) — Reaching deep into conservative territory, President-elect Donald Trump chose Georgia Rep. Tom Price to oversee the nation's health care system on Tuesday, picking a fierce "Obamacare" critic who also has championed efforts to privatize Medicare. Trump selected another veteran Republican, Elaine Chao, to lead the Department of Transportation.

Both have long ties to Washington.

  • Written by STEVE PEOPLES, Associated Press RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press

Young immigrants who came forward now worried about future

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of young immigrants living in the country illegally willingly came out of the shadows and identified themselves to the Obama administration on the promise that they'd be safe from deportation and allowed to work.

  • Written by ALICIA A. CALDWELL, Associated Press

Orders could have little effect on pipeline protest camp

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Government orders for protesters of the Dakota Access pipeline to leave federal land could have little immediate effect on the encampment where scores of people have been gathered for months to oppose the $3.8 billion project.

  • Written by JAMES MacPHERSON, Associated Press

Thailand's parliament invites crown prince to assume throne

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's parliament on Tuesday named Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn as the new king, completing a formal step for the heir to take the throne following the death of his father last month.

  • Written by KAWEEWIT KAEWJINDA, Associated Press GRANT PECK, Associated Press

Moise wins Haiti presidential election in preliminary tally

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A political newcomer who was the chosen successor of Haiti's previous elected leader easily won a presidential election redo against 26 rivals, according to preliminary results announced late Monday that gave Jovenel Moise a whopping 55.6 percent of the votes.

  • Written by DAVID McFADDEN, Associated Press