- Trump, in flap with civil rights icon, meets with MLK's son
NEW YORK (AP) — Days before taking office, President-elect Donald Trump attempted to navigate the fallout of his flap with a civil rights leader and colleague of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. while also losing a member of his incoming administration to accusations of plagiarism.
- 6 dismembered bodies found in southern Mexico
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Authorities in southern Mexico have found the severed heads of six men in a plastic bag on the roof of a sport utility vehicle, and six headless bodies inside.
- Actress: 'Macho' persecution followed 'El Chapo' meeting
MIAMI (AP) — Mexican actress Kate del Castillo said Monday that her involvement in actor Sean Penn's interview with drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman has cost her acting jobs and a "macho" Mexican government is persecuting her only because she's a woman.
- Search canceled for father, toddler swept into ocean by wave
NORTH BEND, Ore. (AP) — The Coast Guard has suspended its search for a father and his young son who were swept into the sea by a wave along an Oregon beach.
- Ex-Penn State leader must trim lawsuit against FBI director
BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — A judge has ordered Penn State's former president to pare down his defamation lawsuit against former FBI director Louis Freeh.
- Reports: Istanbul nightclub attacker who killed 39 caught
ISTANBUL (AP) — A gunman who killed 39 people during an attack on a nightclub in Istanbul during New Year's celebrations has been caught in a police operation, Turkish media reports said early Tuesday.
- Gene Cernan, last astronaut to walk on the moon, dies at 82
Former astronaut Gene Cernan, the last person to walk on the moon who returned to Earth with a message of "peace and hope for all mankind," died on Monday in Texas following ongoing heath issues, his family said. He was 82.
- Springsteen cover band changes tune, won't play at gala
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A Bruce Springsteen cover band has changed its tune about performing at a Washington gala the day before Republican Donald Trump's inauguration.
- Egypt says gunmen kill 8 policemen at desert checkpoint
CAIRO (AP) — The Egyptian Interior Ministry says gunmen have attacked a police checkpoint in the country's desert west, killing eight policemen.
- A look at next steps after damning report on Chicago police
CHICAGO (AP) — The release of a damning Department of Justice report, which found civil rights abuses permeate Chicago's 12,000-officer police force, was in many ways just the start of a process that could take a decade or more.
- Syria rebel factions to attend Russia, Turkey-backed talks
BEIRUT (AP) — Representatives of some Syrian rebel groups said Monday they will attend talks sponsored by Russia and Turkey scheduled later this month, despite mounting violations of a cease-fire across the war-ravaged country.
- Officials: FBI arrests widow of Orlando nightclub shooter
WASHINGTON (AP) — The wife of the Orlando nightclub shooter, who was extensively questioned by federal agents in the days after the massacre, has been arrested by the FBI on in connection with the attack, authorities said Monday.
- The Latest: Biloxi changes holiday name to honor MLK Jr.
ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on celebrations across the country for Martin Luther King Jr. Day (all times local):
- Obama celebrates World Series champion Chicago Cubs
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama welcomed the Chicago Cubs to the White House on Monday to celebrate their World Series win and speak to the power of sports to unite a divided nation.
- Rule easing public lands transfer concerns hunters, others
BOISE, Idaho (AP) â A change in U.S. House rules making it easier to transfer millions of acres of federal public lands to states is worrying hunters and other outdoor enthusiasts across the West who fear losing access.