- South Korean lawmakers begin presidential impeachment vote
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean lawmakers began an impeachment vote Friday against President Park Geun-hye. Success is widely expected amid a corruption scandal that has left her isolated and loathed.
- Alabama inmate coughs, heaves 13 minutes into execution
ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — A man who killed an Alabama convenience store clerk more than two decades ago was put to death Thursday night, an execution that required two consciousness tests as the inmate heaved and coughed 13 minutes into the lethal injection.
- Defense Secretary Carter makes surprise visit to Afghanistan
BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Friday made an unannounced visit to Afghanistan to consult with military commanders and deliver a pre-holiday pep talk to U.S. troops.
- Trump meets with Ohio State victims, taking on somber duty
DES MOINES, Iowa (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.
- John Glenn, astronaut and US Senator, dies at 95
WASHINGTON (AP) — He became a hero as the first American to orbit the Earth and then served as a longtime U.S. senator. But John Glenn, who died Thursday at age 95, continued to defy gravity decades after his initial flight.
- The Latest: SKorean lawmakers begin vote to impeach leader
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on impeachment of South Korean President Park Geun-hye (all times local):
- All-American John Glenn: Astronaut, fighter pilot, senator
WASHINGTON (AP) — John Glenn was the ultimate all-American hero.
- Russia says Aleppo combat suspended, residents say no let-up
BEIRUT (AP) — Russia said the Syrian army was suspending combat operations in Aleppo late Thursday to allow for the evacuation of civilians from besieged rebel-held neighborhoods, but residents and fighters reported no let-up in the bombing and shelling campaign on the opposition's ever-shrinking enclave.
- Attorney: Dylann Roof's mom had heart attack during trial
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Dylann Roof's mother suffered a heart attack not long after prosecutors described how her son planned a cold and calculated killing of nine black church members in a racially motivated attack, the white man's attorney said in court documents Thursday.
- Right to the end, Trump campaign spent less than Clinton's
WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's campaign spent about $94 million in its final push for the White House, according to new fundraising reports filed Thursday.
- Chiefs come through to take control of division race
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Charcandrick West was playing for Joe McKnight. Tyreek Hill was playing for the fans chanting his name. The Chiefs defense was playing for its injured leader.
- Chiefs' Johnson leaves game vs Raiders with Achilles injury
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Derrick Johnson knew his season was over the moment he hit the frozen turf of Arrowhead Stadium, the Chiefs' veteran linebacker ripping off his helmet in frustration.
- Raiders' Derek Carr once again struggles against the Chiefs
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Oakland quarterback Derek Carr has faced the Kansas City Chiefs enough times in his bright young career to know what he was going up against on a cold night at Arrowhead Stadium.
- Spurs fall to Bulls 95-91 after winning first 13 road games
CHICAGO (AP) — It wasn't that they finally lost a road game and had their shot at a record dashed.
- Full circle: RG3 back as Browns starting quarterback
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Three months later, Robert Griffin III is starting anew with the Browns.