- Obama orders review of election-season hacking
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.
- Trump jovially rejoins campaign trail, tosses hat to a fan
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Appearing jovial and relaxed, Donald Trump plunged back into election politics Friday, a full month after he won the presidency, enthusiastically prodding Louisiana Republicans to turn out for Saturday's Senate runoff election and protect the party's 52-48 margin in Washington.
- Trump deepens Goldman ties as he builds out economic team
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.
- Senate pushes to avert gov't shutdown over miners' benefits
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate pushed to avert a government shutdown at midnight Friday as coal-state Democrats evoked President-elect Donald Trump in pleading for a more generous extension of health care benefits for retired miners.
- Syrian forces squeeze Aleppo, bring new wave of evacuations
BEIRUT (AP) — Nearly two weeks into a crushing blitz, Syrian forces and their allies have taken control of nearly all of what was once an opposition stronghold in eastern Aleppo, touching off a new wave of evacuations Friday and raising concerns about hundreds of men who have disappeared and are feared to have been seized by the government.
- Heisman Trophy: Sooner teammates are rare pair of finalists
NEW YORK (AP) — Together, Baker Mayfield and Dede Westbrook were practically unstoppable for Oklahoma.
- Report: Russian doping involved over 1,000 athletes
LONDON (AP) — Russia's sports reputation was ripped apart again Friday when a new report into systematic doping detailed a vast "institutional conspiracy" that covered more than 1,000 athletes in over 30 sports and corrupted the drug-testing system at the 2012 and 2014 Olympics.
- Column: Clean Olympians deserve a proper medal ceremony
Adam Nelson received his Olympic gold medal in the food court at Atlanta's airport.
- Chiefs keep up dominance of AFC West with win vs Raiders
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — There is an argument to be made that the AFC West is the best division in the NFL.
- Fowler gets $82.5 million, 5-year deal with Cardinals
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Dexter Fowler is headed from the World Series champions to their biggest rival.