- Harry Reid bids farewell to Senate after 30 years
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Harry Reid bid farewell to the Senate Thursday after 30 years in the chamber and more than a decade as top Democrat, a remarkable run during which he shepherded key Obama administration legislation including the sweeping health care law.
- Gov't proposes letting airline passengers make phone calls
WASHINGTON (AP) — The government is proposing that airlines be allowed to permit their passengers to make phone calls during flights using Wi-Fi despite complaints from flight attendants and others that the calls could be disruptive.
- Chief of staff Priebus? Some Trump loyalists still dubious
WASHINGTON (AP) — When President-elect Donald Trump tapped Reince Priebus as his chief of staff, Republican leaders cheered the prospect of a close ally having a top White House job.
- Trump meets with Ohio State victims, taking on somber duty
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — In the midst of his Cabinet deliberations, President-elect Donald Trump flew to Ohio Thursday to meet with victims and families after the latest U.S. outbreak of violence, a somber duty that became all too familiar to his predecessor.
- US official warns of North Korean nuclear capabilities
WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea now has the capability to launch a nuclear weapon, a senior U.S. military official said Thursday, adding that while the U.S. believes Pyongyang can mount a warhead on a missile, it's not clear that it can hit a target.
- The Latest: Trump calls OSU survivors 'amazing people'
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump (all times EST):
- House passes stopgap measure as senators raise objections
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House on Thursday cleared bills to keep the government running through April and authorize hundreds of water projects, but a Senate fight over benefits for retired coal miners threatened to lead to a government shutdown this weekend.
- Carrier factory union chief standing ground against Trump
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A local union president slammed by Donald Trump on Twitter stood his ground Thursday, maintaining the president-elect gave false hope to hundreds of workers by inflating the number of jobs being saved at a Carrier Corp. factory in Indianapolis.
- Trump picks fast food executive Andrew Puzder for Labor
WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump plans to add another wealthy business person and elite donor to his Cabinet, saying he would nominate fast-food executive Andrew Puzder as labor secretary.
- The Latest: Hillary Clinton calls fake news a 'danger'
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the final days of the congressional session (all times EST):