Colombia's congress ratifies peace accord with rebels

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — After five decades of war, more than four years of negotiations and two signing ceremonies, Colombia's congress late Wednesday formally ratified a peace agreement allowing leftist rebels to enter politics.

  • Written by JOSHUA GOODMAN, Associated Press

Presidential election recount set to begin in Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The first candidate-driven statewide recount of a presidential election in 16 years is set to begin Thursday in Wisconsin, a state that Donald Trump won by less than a percentage point over Hillary Clinton after polls long predicted a Clinton victory.

  • Written by SCOTT BAUER, Associated Press

Blame wages and turtle doves: '12 Days' now costs $34,363

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The slow recovery of the U.S. economy is continuing to keep the cost of Christmas — or at least the gifts listed in "The Twelve Days of Christmas" — from spiraling out of control.

  • Written by JOE MANDAK, Associated Press

Creator of McDonald's flagship sandwich, the Big Mac, dies

PITTSBURGH (AP) — You probably don't know his name, but you've almost certainly devoured his creation: two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions, on a sesame seed bun.

  • Written by JOE MANDAK, Associated Press

Prosecutor: Officer acted lawfully in black man's killing

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A Charlotte police officer whose fatal shooting of a black man outside an apartment complex touched off several nights of unrest in the city was justified in opening fire and will not face charges, a prosecutor announced Wednesday.

  • Written by JEFFREY COLLINS, Associated Press; TOM FOREMAN Jr., Associated Press