Sens. Sanders, Warren call research bill gift to drug firms

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two of the Senate's most liberal lawmakers are assailing a $6.3 billion medical research bill as a gift to drug companies, even as Republican leaders prepare to try pushing the measure through the lame-duck Congress.

  • Written by ALAN FRAM, Associated Press

Stocks turn slightly higher, helped by health care companies

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks were moving slightly higher in midday trading Tuesday, as health-care companies rallied on the results of UnitedHealth Group, outweighing declines in energy companies.

  • Written by KEN SWEET, AP Business Writer

Raging wildfires in South force evacuations in Tennessee

ATLANTA (AP) — Raging wildfires fueled by high winds forced the evacuation of thousands of people and damaged hundreds of buildings in a popular resort town on the border of the Smoky Mountains National Park as National Guard troops arrived early Tuesday to help overwhelmed firefighters.

  • Written by BILL FULLER, Associated Press; JEFF MARTIN, Associated Press

Trump drama rolls on: Disputes, falsehoods hit transition

NEW YORK (AP) — The drama, disputes and falsehoods that permeated Donald Trump's presidential campaign are now roiling his transition to the White House, forcing aides to defend his baseless assertions of illegal voting and sending internal fights spilling into public.

  • Written by JULIE PACE, Associated Press; CATHERINE LUCEY, Associated Press

US investigating leak related to Petraeus case

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Defense Department is conducting a new leaks investigation related to the sex scandal that led to the resignation of former CIA Director David Petraeus, The Associated Press confirmed Monday, the same day Petraeus was meeting with President-elect Donald Trump in New York.

  • Written by TED BRIDIS, Associated Press