Panel urges better cybersecurity to President-elect Trump
WASHINGTON (AP) — A presidential commission on Friday made 16 urgent recommendations to improve the nation's cybersecurity, including creating a nutritional-type label to help consumers shop wisely and appointing a new international ambassador on the subject — weeks before President-elect Donald Trump takes office.
A Cabinet of generals? Trump's choices get mixed reviews
WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's move to pack his administration with military brass is getting mixed reviews, as Congress and others struggle to balance their personal regard for the individuals he's choosing with a broader worry about an increased militarization of American policy.
What US presidents said about ties with China and Taiwan
President-elect Donald Trump spoke Friday with Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen, a highly unusual and probably unprecedented move since the U.S. broke diplomatic ties with the self-governing island in 1979 and shifted to diplomatic recognition of China under a so-called "one-China" policy.
Trump to nominate retired Gen. James Mattis to lead Pentagon
WASHINGTON (AP) — Breaking once more from presidential custom, Donald Trump is turning to a military man to steer the U.S. military, choosing retired Gen. James Mattis, who will be the first career officer to lead the Pentagon since just after World War II.
Memo: Trump backs pipeline based on policy, not investments
WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump supports completion of the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline in the Midwest, based on policy and not the billionaire businessman's investments in a partnership building the $3.8 billion pipeline, according to an aide's memo.
Trump transition balks at call for nominees' tax returns
WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump's transition team is pushing back on Senate Democrats' calls for all Cabinet nominees to release their tax returns, calling it a "PR stunt" and defending the Republican's picks as selfless, patriotic Americans.