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President-elect Donald Trump shut down some of his companies in the days after the election, including four that appeared connected to a possible Saudi Arabia business venture, according to corporate registrations in Delaware
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President-elect Donald Trump shut down some of his companies in the days after the election, including four that appeared connected to a possible Saudi Arabia business venture, according to corporate registrations in Delaware....

The Associated Press has learned that President-elect Donald Trump's choice for defense secretary was among several military officials whom the FBI concluded received anonymous letters from the woman who had an affair with then-CIA Director David Petraeus
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President-elect Donald Trump's choice for defense secretary was among U.S. military officials who the FBI concluded received anonymous emails from the woman whose affair with then-CIA director David Petraeus led to his downfall, The Associated Press has learned....

In the heat of the presidential campaign, Donald Trump accused primary rival Ted Cruz of being controlled by Goldman Sachs because his wife previously worked for the Wall Street giant
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In the heat of the presidential campaign, Donald Trump accused primary rival Ted Cruz of being controlled by Goldman Sachs because his wife, Heidi, previously worked for the Wall Street giant. He slammed Hillary Clinton for receiving speaking fees from the bank....

Donald Trump plunged back into election politics Friday, a full month after he won the presidency, thanking voters in Michigan and enthusiastically prodding Louisiana Republicans to turn out for Saturday's Senate runoff election
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) -- Appearing jovial and relaxed, Donald Trump plunged back into election politics Friday, a full month after he won the presidency, thanking Michigan voters and prodding Louisiana Republicans to turn out for Saturday's Senate runoff election....

President-elect Donald Trump's transition team is probing the Energy Department for information about the agency's operations and personnel
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President-elect Donald Trump's transition team is asking Energy Department employees for information about the agency's operations and personnel, including a list of employees and contractors who attended international meetings on climate change over the past five years....

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani formally withdrew from consideration for a post in President-elect Donald Trump's administration Friday, putting an end to his ill-fated bid to lead the State Department
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani formally withdrew from consideration for a post in President-elect Donald Trump's administration Friday, putting an end to his ill-fated bid to lead the State Department. Trump is now seriously considering Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson for the post....

President Barack Obama has ordered intelligence officials to conduct a broad review of election-season cyberattacks, including the email hacks that rattled the presidential campaign
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama has ordered intelligence officials to conduct a broad review of election-season cyberattacks, including the email hacks that rattled the presidential campaign and raised fresh concerns about Russia's meddling in U.S. elections, the White House said Friday....

The Senate headed to a vote averting a government shutdown at midnight Friday as coal-state Democrats promised to continue their fight to extend health care benefits for retired miners
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate headed to a vote averting a government shutdown at midnight Friday as coal-state Democrats beat a tactical retreat and promised to continue their fight next year for months-long health care benefits for retired miners....

A federal judge has allowed Wisconsin's presidential recount to move forward as another federal judge in Pennsylvania is considering a Green Party recount request
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A federal judge allowed Wisconsin's presidential recount to move forward Friday as a another federal judge in Pennsylvania planned to take the weekend to decide on a Green Party-backed request to recount paper ballots and examine election computer systems for signs of hacking....

Afghanistan has fallen so far from Americans' consciousness that some may have forgotten it's called the forgotten war
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghanistan has fallen so far from Americans' consciousness that some may have forgotten it's called the forgotten war....

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Donald Trump's transition team is dismissing a report that the CIA believes Russia tried to intervene in the U.S. election because it wanted Trump to win

President Barack Obama has used his executive powers to add protections to waters off Alaska's west coast

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Friday his government and the majority of Canada's provinces had come to an agreement on a national carbon price

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The Senate headed to a vote averting a government shutdown at midnight Friday as coal-state Democrats promised to continue their fight to extend health care benefits for retired miners

Democratic Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia says coal-state Democrats won't shut down the government over health benefits for retired miners

North Carolina's next governor is finally celebrating his election victory with supporters after it took four extra weeks to finalize what the outcome would be

Howard Dean is taking himself out of the race to become chairman of the Democratic National Committee

Democratic members of the electoral college who are trying to stop Donald Trump are raising money off their efforts