- Trump speaks directly with Taiwan's leader, irking China
BEIJING (AP) — In a break with decadeslong diplomatic tradition, President-elect Donald Trump spoke directly with the president of Taiwan, a move that drew an irritated response from China on Saturday and looked set to cast uncertainty over U.S. policy toward Asia.
- The "Two Trumps" surface in president-elect's transition
NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump's skeptics hope the presidency will reveal a serious side of the brash businessman. His supporters want him to keep the freewheeling style that rattled Washington.
- Supreme Court hears cases about use of race in redistricting
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is returning to the familiar intersection of race and politics, in a pair of cases examining redistricting in North Carolina and Virginia.
- For Russia, Trump presidency offers hope of sanctions relief
WASHINGTON (AP) — Russia's government staunchly denies reports that it tampered in the U.S. election or supported either candidate, but once the results were in, members of President Vladimir Putin's United Russia party didn't hold back.
- Ruins of homes in Kirkuk a sign of divisions to come in Iraq
IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — All along the street, houses have been reduced to rubble in the central Iraqi city of Kirkuk. The work of Kurdish security forces retaliating against Sunni Arabs after a recent Islamic State group attack, residents say.
- Texas officials: 8 hurt when bus with cheerleaders crashes
BIG SPRING, Texas (AP) — Officials say eight people were injured when a bus carrying high school cheerleaders crashed with a tractor-trailer rig in Texas.
- Dazed Tennessee residents get first look at wildfire rubble
GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — Charlotte Moore needed a phone charger.
- San Bernardino recalls terror attack with silence, speakers
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — Exactly a year to the moment that a pair of shooters unleashed a terrorist attack on San Bernardino, a bell rang 14 times Friday at the city's Inland Regional Center in honor of the people who died there.
- Road rage ends in McKnight's death; criticism of case looms
HARVEY, La. (AP) — A road rage incident possibly sparked by a driver cutting off another on a nearby bridge spiraled into a shooting that left an ex-NFL player dead, authorities said, amid criticism the shooter was allowed to go free.
- Madonna raises $7.5M for Malawi, slams Trump in Miami show
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Madonna kissed Ariana Grande, repeatedly criticized President elect Donald Trump and said she was ashamed to be an American in a magnetic performance in Miami on Friday night where she raised more than $7.5 million for the African nation of Malawi.
- Kerr tells Comcast SportsNet Bay Area he smoked pot for pain
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Steve Kerr, the reigning NBA Coach of the Year with the Golden State Warriors, acknowledged he tried marijuana twice in the past 18 months while dealing with debilitating back pain.
- No. 4 Washington beats No. 9 Colorado 41-10 for Pac-12 title
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Washington's opportunistic defense and dominant running game most likely ended any debate about whether the Huskies' weak nonconference schedule would keep them out of the College Football Playoff.
- Butler, Wade lead Bulls to 111-105 win over Cavaliers
CHICAGO (AP) â LeBron James wasn't holding back.
- APNewsBreak: Union backed out of deal to add 26th player
NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball players and owners had a deal to expand active rosters from 25 to 26 players for most of the season, but the union backed away in the final stages of collective bargaining.
- Alabama-Florida for SEC title looks like massive mismatch
ATLANTA (AP) — Talk about a mismatch. Alabama's defense is the best in the nation. Florida's offense looks like one of the worst.