Trump tries to calm tensions after Lewis squabble NEW YORK (AP) - Donald Trump spoke of national unity to a son of Martin Luther King Jr., seeking to ease friction over the president-elect's squabble with Rep. John Lewis, a protege of the slain civil rights leader. "He said that he is going to represent all Americans. He said that over and over again," Martin Luther King III told reporters in the lobby of Trump Tower Monday after a nearly hour-long meeting. "I believe that's his intent." Trump met with King's son on the holiday marking the life of the assassinated civil rights icon, just days after the president-elect had gone on Twitter to strike back fiercely at Lewis for questioning the legitimacy of the billionaire businessman's election as president.
Trump's America: Families differ as Reagan country changes WESTMINSTER, Calif. (AP) - The week after Donald Trump was elected president, Dr. Mai-Phuong Nguyen and two dozen other Vietnamese-Americans active in liberal causes gathered in a circle of folding chairs, consoling one another about an America almost beyond comprehension. Now, days before Trump takes the oath of office, Nguyen sits in a restaurant booth in Orange County's neon-lit Little Saigon and studies perhaps the most confounding face of the divide exposed by the election - her father's. "All I know is, if a man makes $100 million he is really something," Son Van Nguyen, 76, says of Trump. Here in a county transformed by waves of newcomers, the elder Nguyen - a government translator airlifted from South Vietnam with his family in 1975 as Communist forces pressed in on the capital - built a new life as a record-setting life insurance salesman, watching people strive and struggle.
Trump's America: Switching sides in struggling Pa. county PLYMOUTH, Pa. (AP) - Towns along the Susquehanna River are filled with people whose grandparents worked in coal mines, garment factories and small manufacturing companies. But those jobs are long gone in Luzerne County, and Wilkes-Barre, the county seat, has seen its population drop by more than half. Dozens of public officials have fallen to scandal. All of which helps explain how Ed Harry - who, at 70, has spent most of his working life as a union president and a Democratic party activist, running phone banks for candidates and even serving as a delegate for Bill Clinton in 1992 - became an unlikely apostle for Donald Trump.
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10 Things to Know for Today Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. MOST ENDURING AVIATION MYSTERY REMAINS UNSOLVED After nearly three years, the hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is called off, as crews complete their Indian Ocean search without a trace. 2. ISTANBUL NIGHTCLUB ATTACKER CAUGHT Turkish authorities capture the gunman who carried out the deadly New Year's assault, with officials saying that the suspect is an Uzbekistan national who trained in Afghanistan and carried out the attack on behalf of IS. 3. TRUMP INHERITS MANY DIFFERENT AMERICAS AP journalists traveled to four corners of the U.S.
MH370 hunt ends, maybe forever, after nearly 3 years, $160M SYDNEY (AP) - The nearly three-year search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 ended Tuesday, possibly forever - not because investigators have run out of leads, but because the countries involved in the expensive and vast deep-sea hunt have shown no appetite for opening another big phase. Late last year, as ships with high-tech search equipment covered the last strips of the 120,000-square kilometer (46,000-square mile) search zone, experts concluded they should have been searching a smaller area immediately to the north. But by then, $160 million had already been spent by Malaysia, Australia and China, who had agreed over the summer not to search elsewhere without pinpoint evidence.
Istanbul gunman captured after more than 2 weeks on run ISTANBUL (AP) - Turkish police captured the gunman who carried out the deadly New Year's nightclub attack in Istanbul, with officials saying Tuesday that he's an Uzbekistan national who trained in Afghanistan and confessed to the massacre. The man was being questioned by police, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim told reporters in Ankara. Yildirim expressed hope that the interrogation would unveil the "forces" behind the attack, which killed 39 people and has already been claimed by the Islamic State group. Hundreds of people were gathered at the swanky Reina nightclub to celebrate the end of a tumultuous 2016 only to become the first victims of 2017.
UK's May signals clean break with EU: No partial membership LONDON (AP) - More than six months after Britain voted to leave the European Union, British Prime Minister Theresa May finally spelled out what it means: The U.K. will make a clean break from the EU and leave its single market of around 500 million people. In her most detailed remarks since the June 23 vote, May said Tuesday that Britain must regain control of its laws and borders, even as she called on the bloc to negotiate a free-trade agreement that will benefit both sides. "We do not seek membership of the single market," she said in a highly anticipated speech.
Orlando nightclub gunman's wife faces charges tied to attack SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The wife of Orlando nightclub gunman Omar Mateen faces a court hearing in California after being arrested there in connection with his Florida shooting rampage that left 49 people dead. Noor Salman, 30, is scheduled to make an initial appearance in federal court Tuesday morning in Oakland, following her arrest a day earlier on Florida charges that authorities said include obstruction of justice and providing material support to a foreign terrorist organization. They gave no further details on her alleged role or what specific actions led to the charges. Salman is from the San Francisco Bay Area and in the aftermath of the Orlando attack that also left her husband dead she returned here with their son, whose name she has since sought to change.
New prescription: Doctor offices that look like Apple stores SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - After a relative suffered a heart attack a few years ago, Silicon Valley entrepreneur Adrian Aoun got an unsettling look at a health-care system that he diagnosed as an inefficient and outdated mess. Now he believes he has a remedy. It's called Forward, a health-management service that charges a $149 per month - roughly $1,800 a year - to tend to all of its patients' primary-care needs. And not just with attentive doctoring, either; Forward plans to deploy body scanners, sensors, giant touch-screen monitors, infrared devices and other high-tech gizmos that could make a doctor's appointment feel more like a trip to an Apple store.
GM announces $1B factory investment, new jobs DETROIT (AP) - General Motors will make a $1 billion investment in its factories that will create or keep around 1,500 jobs. The investment is part of the normal process of equipping factories to build new models, and it's been planned for months, a person briefed on the matter told The Associated Press this week. The Detroit automaker also said Tuesday that it will begin work on insourcing axle production for its next generation full-size pickup trucks, including work previously done in Mexico, to operations in Michigan, creating 450 U.S. jobs. The company also confirmed that a supplier will make components for GM's next-generation full size pick-up trucks in Michigan, moving 100 supplier jobs from Mexico to the U.S.