Homeland Security pick faces questions on wall, immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators are expected to use Tuesday's confirmation hearing for John Kelly, Donald Trump's choice to head the Homeland Security Department, to raise questions about the president-elect's plans to build a border wall and take other steps to boost immigration security.

  • Written by ALICIA A. CALDWELL , Associated Press

Roof's fate soon will rest in hands of 12 federal jurors

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The assault on Emanuel AME Church left a total of 12 victims: Nine who were killed that June night and three who survived the hail of bullets in the basement of the beautiful, historic structure in downtown Charleston.

  • Written by MEG KINNARD , Associated Press

Valeant sells $2B in assets to begin paying down debt

NEW YORK (AP) — Valeant will sell just over $2 billion in assets as it pays down debts after a year and a half of bruising backlash against some of its drug prices and government probes into the way it does business.


Comcast threatens to sue Philly over salary history ban

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Cable TV giant Comcast is threatening a costly legal battle if Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney doesn't veto a bill that would ban employers from asking job applicants for their salary history.