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The Latest: Kasich advises electors against protest votes
02:37 PM, 12.06.2016

President-elect Donald Trump gestures as he arrives in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, to speak to members of the media. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump (all times EST):

Forum: Congress must help Hawaii fishermen confined to boats
02:36 PM, 12.06.2016

From left, National Fisheries Institute President John Connelly; Mark Lagon, Centennial Fellow and Distinguished Senior Scholar at the Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University; Kathryn Xian, executive director of the Pacific Alliance to Stop Slavery; and moderator Paul Greenberg, participate in a forum to improve conditions for hundreds of foreign fishermen working in Hawaii's commercial fleet, Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2016, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Matthew Daly)WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress should act immediately to improve slave-like conditions for hundreds of foreign fishermen working in Hawaii's commercial fleet, speakers at a congressional forum said Tuesday.

Michigan recount expands, Pennsylvania sets federal hearing
02:33 PM, 12.06.2016

Jill Stein, the presidential Green Party candidate, speaks at a news conference in front of Trump Tower, Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, in New York. Stein is spearheading recount efforts in Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)DETROIT (AP) — Michigan's presidential recount expanded to several new counties on Tuesday, including its largest one that includes Detroit. Meanwhile, the fate of a statewide recount push in Pennsylvania must wait at least until Friday, when a federal judge has scheduled a hearing on it.

The Latest: 2007 Times Square hotel killing goes to jury
02:31 PM, 12.06.2016

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on the trial in a murder case surrounding a prostitute's death in a Times Square hotel, a case that became a forum for debate over the scientific validity of bite-mark evidence. All times local:

The Latest: Trump adds to lead in Wisconsin amid recount
02:30 PM, 12.06.2016

Marybeth Kuznik, center, of VotePA, an election integrity advocacy group, leads a rally at the Pennsylvania Capitol in support of a Green Party-backed quest for a recount of Pennsylvania's Nov. 8 presidential election, Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, in Harrisburg, Pa. (AP Photo/Marc Levy)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on the presidential recount efforts in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin (all times local):

Obama says his strategy is 'breaking the back' of extremists
02:28 PM, 12.06.2016

President Barack Obama waves before speaking at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Fla., Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, about the administration's approach to counterterrorism campaign. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — President Barack Obama says the fight he's led against the Islamic State group has been relentless, sustainable and multilateral. He says it demonstrates a shift in how the U.S. takes on terrorists around the world.

Female DJ, music promoter, among warehouse fire victims
02:27 PM, 12.06.2016

Judy Hough, left, and her husband Brian, center, hold a picture of their son Travis, who died in a warehouse fire, during a vigil at Lake Merritt on Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, in Oakland, Calif. Family members and friends are being notified as firefighters continue a painstaking search for victims of the Oakland warehouse fire. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland warehouse fire took the lives of musicians, artists and others trying to break down barriers.

Mistrial in S. Carolina police shooting mystifies observers
02:26 PM, 12.06.2016

FILE- In this Monday, Dec. 5, 2016 file photo, Michael Slager, at right, walks from the Charleston County Courthouse under the protection from the Charleston County Sheriff's Department after a mistrial was declared for his trial in Charleston, S.C. Relatives of Walter Scott, the black motorist fatally shot while fleeing a traffic stop, say they are confident justice will prevail even though a South Carolina jury could not reach a verdict in the murder trial of a white former police officer charged in his death. (AP Photo/Mic Smith, File)COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The video was unambiguous: A white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black man in the back as the man ran away.

Samsung prevails over Apple in $399 mn patent appeal
02:26 PM, 12.06.2016

Samsung is the world's largest producer of smartphonesThe US Supreme Court on Tuesday overturned a $399 million patent infringement penalty imposed on Samsung for copying Apple's iPhone design, in a case watched for its implications for technology innovation. The shorthanded justices ruled 8-0 that Samsung should not be required to forfeit the entire profits from its smartphones for infringement on design components, sending the case back to a lower court.

Parton, Christmas tree lighting, Cowboys give NBC big week
02:26 PM, 12.06.2016

With the help of Dolly Parton, an iconic Christmas tree lighting, "The Voice" and the Dallas Cowboys, NBC enjoyed one of its best weeks in television ratings in years. Aside from times when NBC ...

Pipeline opponents ride out storm in shelters, casino
02:24 PM, 12.06.2016

A camper walks through the Oceti Sakowin camp where people have gathered to protest the Dakota Access oil pipeline in Cannon Ball, N.D., Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016. An overnight storm brought several inches of snow, winds gusting to 50 mph and temperatures that felt as cold as 10 degrees below zero. (AP Photo/David Goldman)MANDAN, N.D. (AP) — Some protesters who have been fighting the Dakota Access pipeline retreated to a nearby casino and area shelters overnight as a blizzard blew through, but many remained at a camp in southern North Dakota, according to protest organizers who say they're committed to maintaining the camp through the winter.

Banks, telecoms lead Wall Street up; another Dow record
02:24 PM, 12.06.2016

Traders work on the floor of the NYSEThe bank's chief executive told an investor conference it will see a near-term profit hit because of the sharp rise in interest rates, but will benefit in the longer term from rising rates. Bank of America , Citigroup and Goldman Sachs also ended higher. Financials have climbed more than 15 percent since the Nov. 8 election and are seen as one of the sectors particularly benefiting as President-elect Donald Trump seeks to pass economic stimulus and reduce corporate taxes and regulations.

Heisman winner Salaam found dead in Colorado park
02:23 PM, 12.06.2016

FILE - In this Dec. 10, 1995, file photo, Chicago Bears running back Rashaan Salaam breaks through the line against the Cincinnati Bengals during an NFL game in Cincinnati. Salaam had a terrific rookie season with the Chicago Bears in 1995, rushing for 1,074 yards and 10 touchdowns. Authorities say 1994 Heisman winner Rashaan Salaam has been found dead in a park in Boulder. The Boulder County coroner’s office said Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, that it is still investigating the death of 42-year-old Salaam. (AP Photo/Mark Lyons)BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Heisman Trophy winner Rashaan Salaam was found dead in a Colorado park, authorities said Tuesday.

EU's Brexit negotiator puts time pressure on Britain
02:22 PM, 12.06.2016

EU's Brexit negotiator puts time pressure on BritainBRUSSELS (AP) — Britain may not have two years to negotiate its divorce from the European Union after all.

Trooper responding to call of erratic driver killed by him
02:21 PM, 12.06.2016

New Jersey State Troopers and police officers work the scene of a crash where a vehicle crashed into a state trooper's vehicle in Millville, N.J., Monday, Dec. 5, 2016. New Jersey State Trooper Frankie Williams, who was injured in the head-on crash, died after he was flown to a hospital. State police said an unidentified driver was pronounced dead at the scene. (WPVI-TV via AP)MILLVILLE, N.J. (AP) — A recently married rookie state trooper responding to an emergency call about an erratic driver was killed in a violent wreck on a highway when the erratic driver, traveling in the opposite direction, crossed a grassy median and slammed into his marked cruiser head-on, authorities said.

Georgia leads US in executions this year, set for ninth
02:20 PM, 12.06.2016

JACKSON, Ga. (AP) — Lawyers seeking to block Tuesday's scheduled execution of a man convicted of killing his father-in-law after a custody fight over a young son have argued a juror lied about her own messy relationship history and swayed fellow jurors to vote for a death sentence.

Mother says slain woman was trying to rebuild her life
02:19 PM, 12.06.2016

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah woman who police say was shot and killed by her ex-boyfriend got a restraining order after a beating that left her badly bruised in a relationship marked by violence, her mother said.

Hacker gets 5 years in prison for stealing scripts, videos
02:18 PM, 12.06.2016

NEW YORK (AP) — A Bahamian man who boasted after his arrest for hacking into celebrities' email accounts that he will someday write a book to "shake up Hollywood" had the book thrown at him Tuesday by a federal judge who said five years in prison was the only way to keep him from harming victims.

Brexit case sees starkly different views of UK constitution
02:15 PM, 12.06.2016

British government legal council James Eadie speaks at the Supreme Court in this image taken from video in London, Monday Dec. 5, 2016 . The Supreme Court began hearing a landmark case Monday about who has the power to trigger Britain's exit from the European Union the government or Parliament. (The Supreme Court via AP)LONDON (AP) — U.K. Supreme Court judges were presented with starkly contrasting views of Britain's largely unwritten constitution Tuesday, as they considered whether government or Parliament has the power to lead the country out of the European Union.

NBC to air some live commercials during 'Hairspray'
02:14 PM, 12.06.2016

This image released by NBC shows, from left, Maddie Baillio as Tracy Turnblad, Jennifer Hudson as Motormouth Maybelle, Harvey Fierstein as Edna Turnblad during a rehearsal for "Hairspray Live!," airing Dec. 7. Sets for the musical were designed by Broadway set designer Derek McLane. (Trae Patton/NBC via AP)NEW YORK (AP) — It's not just the musical "Hairspray" that will air live on NBC Wednesday night. So will a handful of the show's commercials.

Critics worry after Trump security chief fuels conspiracies
02:14 PM, 12.06.2016

K.T. McFarland, Deputy National Security Adviser for President-elect Donald Trump, right, watches as Michael Flynn, President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for National Security adviser, center, takes a selfie with Sukhwinder Sangha of Vancouver, Canada, left, at Trump Tower, Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)WASHINGTON (AP) — On issues of national security and intelligence, no one is likely to have more influence in Donald Trump's White House than retired Gen. Michael T. Flynn.

Dylann Roof's lawyers want delay after officer's mistrial
02:11 PM, 12.06.2016

FILE- In this Monday, Dec. 5, 2016 file photo, Michael Slager, at right, walks from the Charleston County Courthouse under the protection from the Charleston County Sheriff's Department after a mistrial was declared for his trial in Charleston, S.C. Relatives of Walter Scott, the black motorist fatally shot while fleeing a traffic stop, say they are confident justice will prevail even though a South Carolina jury could not reach a verdict in the murder trial of a white former police officer charged in his death. (AP Photo/Mic Smith, File)COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Lawyers for Dylann Roof said the publicity surrounding the mistrial of a police officer in a murder trial across the street from where Roof's trial is set to begin Wednesday should delay the start of his case.

AP Interview: Matt Damon defends being cast for 'Great Wall'
02:07 PM, 12.06.2016

Actor Matt Damon gestures in front of Chinese fans as he arrives at a red carpet event for the movie "The Great Wall" at a hotel in Beijing, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016. Damon said Tuesday that his role in the new China-Hollywood production "The Great Wall" was always intended to be European, responding to criticism that an Asian actor should have been picked for the part. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)BEIJING (AP) — Matt Damon criticized "outrageous" stories in the era of fake news as he responded Tuesday to accusations that his role in the new China-Hollywood co-production "The Great Wall" should have gone to an Asian actor.

Trump trumpets $50bn investment ahead of victory rally
02:05 PM, 12.06.2016

US President-elect Donald Trump stops to talk to the media in the lobby of Trump Tower on December 6, 2016 in New YorkDonald Trump announced Tuesday a $50 billion Japanese telecoms investment designed to create 50,000 US jobs, claiming another high-stakes personal win for the American economy before kicking off the second leg of a victory tour. The US president-elect provided no details on the jobs or investment, which he trumpeted following a meeting with Japanese self-made billionaire Masayoshi Son at his headquarters in New York. The real estate tycoon whose election stunned the world first tweeted the announcement, then strode into the lobby of Trump Tower to brief reporters in person.

Italian president pushes for new voting law before election
02:02 PM, 12.06.2016

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi talks to President Sergio Mattarella before a ceremony led by Pope Francis to close the Holy Door marking the closing of the Catholic Jubilee Year of Mercy in Saint Peter's Basilica at the VaticanBy Giselda Vagnoni and Steve Scherer ROME (Reuters) - Italy's President Sergio Mattarella wants parliament to draft a new electoral law before any ballot is held, a source close to the president said on Tuesday, a move likely to delay any vote after Prime Minister Matteo Renzi resigns. Renzi said he would step down after losing a referendum on constitutional reform on Sunday, but Mattarella asked him to stay on until parliament passes the 2017 budget, a vote scheduled for Wednesday.. The next parliamentary election is not scheduled until 2018 but on Tuesday there was growing consensus among party leaders for it to be held a year earlier. Interior Minister Angelino Alfano said the vote should be held in February.

Baylor names Temple's Matt Rhule as new football coach
02:02 PM, 12.06.2016

FILE - In this Nov. 28, 2015, file photo, Temple head coach Matt Rhule reacts during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Connecticut, in Philadelphia. Rhule is the new coach at Baylor, where he takes over a beleaguered Big 12 Conference program after winning 20 games over the past two seasons at Temple. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola, File)Baylor hired Matt Rhule on Tuesday, hoping the highly successful Temple coach can rebuild the Big 12 Conference program hit hard by scandal and suddenly struggling on the field.

Poll: Racial vulnerability linked to youth vote choice
02:02 PM, 12.06.2016

FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2016 file photo, supporters of President-elect Donald Trump cheer during as they watch election returns during an election night rally in New York. Among the youngest white adult Americans, feelings of racial and economic vulnerability appear to be closely connected to their support for Donald Trump in last month’s election. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Among the youngest white adult Americans, feelings of racial and economic vulnerability appear to be closely connected to their support for Donald Trump in last month's election.

Arctic sea ice hits record monthly low for 7th time in 2016
02:01 PM, 12.06.2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — Though this is when the Arctic is supposed to be refreezing, scientists say sea ice there hit record low levels for November. In the crucial Barents Sea, the amount of floating ice decreased when it would be expected to grow.

U.S. Supreme Court backs Samsung in smartphone fight with Apple
02:01 PM, 12.06.2016

3D-printed Samsung and Apple logos are seen in this picture illustration made in ZenicaThe U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday sided with Samsung in its big-money smartphone patent fight with Apple, throwing out an appeals court ruling that the South Korean company had to pay a $399 million penalty to its American rival for copying key iPhone designs. The 8-0 ruling, written by Justice Sonia Sotomayor, held that a patent violator does not always have to fork over its entire profits from the sales of products using stolen designs, if the designs covered only certain components and not the whole thing. The justices sent the case back to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington to determine how much Samsung must pay.

Utley enters College Football Hall of Fame with no regrets
01:58 PM, 12.06.2016

NEW YORK (AP) — A football injury 25 years ago left Mike Utley paralyzed. The former Washington State and Detroit Lions offensive lineman played before concussion protocol, targeting fouls and rule tweaks intended to make a violent game safer.

Officer won't be charged in shooting that paralyzed Iowa man
01:58 PM, 12.06.2016

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A white police officer will not be charged in a shooting that left an unarmed black motorist paralyzed and sparked protests in Iowa's second largest city, a prosecutor said Tuesday.

High court sides with Samsung in patent dispute with Apple
01:57 PM, 12.06.2016

High court sides with Samsung in patent dispute with AppleThe Supreme Court unanimously sided with smartphone maker Samsung on Tuesday in its high-profile patent dispute with Apple over design of the iPhone. The justices said Samsung may not be required to pay ...

AP reporter deported from South Sudan
01:57 PM, 12.06.2016

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Government agents ordered a journalist working for The Associated Press out of South Sudan on Tuesday, taking him to the airport in Juba and putting him aboard a flight to Uganda.

Q&A: A look at Trump's call to cancel new Air Force One
01:56 PM, 12.06.2016

Air force One, with President Barack Obama aboard, prepares to take off from Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016. President-elect Donald Trump wants the government's contract for a new Air Force One canceled. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump suggested Tuesday that he would cancel Boeing's contract to build a new fleet of presidential aircraft to replace the aging Reagan-era models that currently shuttle the president around the world. Trump cited "out of control" costs of more than $4 billion in a tweet that ended with "Cancel order!"

Trump interjects himself in Air Force One, business deals
01:53 PM, 12.06.2016

President-elect Donald Trump and SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son, right, walk into the lobby to speak to members of the media at Trump Tower in New York, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)NEW YORK (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump, a political newcomer who touts his corporate skills, turned businessman-in-chief Tuesday, first demanding the government cancel a multibillion-dollar order for new presidential planes and then hailing a Japanese company's commitment to invest billions in the U.S.

Red Sox get ace Chris Sale from White Sox
01:51 PM, 12.06.2016

FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2016, file photo, Chicago White Sox starter Chris Sale delivers a pitch during a baseball game against the Minnesota Twins in Chicago. A person familiar with the trade tells The Associated Press that the Boston Red Sox have gotten star pitcher Chris Sale from the Chicago White Sox. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, because the trade hadn't been announced. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty, File)OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — All-Star ace Chris Sale is joining the reloading Boston Red Sox, leaving behind his shredded reputation with the Chicago White Sox.

Cazeneuve is France's new prime minister as Valls steps down
01:49 PM, 12.06.2016

FILE - In this Saturday, March 19, 2016 file picture, French Interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve gives a press conference at the Elysee Palace after an emergency security meeting in Paris, France. French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has stepped down to focus on running for president in next year's election and has been replaced by Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu, File)PARIS (AP) — The man who served as France's top cop during a series of bloody terror attacks became the nation's new prime minister on Tuesday after Manuel Valls stepped down to focus on running for president.

Djokovic, Becker splitting after 3 seasons, 6 major titles
01:49 PM, 12.06.2016

Novak Djokovic says he and coach Boris Becker are splitting up after three seasons together.

Aide says Trump sold stocks in June, provides no evidence
01:44 PM, 12.06.2016

Aide says Trump sold stocks in June, provides no evidencePresident-elect Donald Trump sold all of his stocks in June as he plunged into the costly general election campaign, his transition team abruptly announced Tuesday. His advisers provided no proof of the ...

In age of Trump, GOP learns to embrace government activism
01:43 PM, 12.06.2016

House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., with House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of La., speaks to reporters during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)WASHINGTON (AP) — After eight years of denouncing President Barack Obama as a big-government activist, congressional Republicans suddenly appear eager to welcome a big-government activist to the White House. Facebook Page

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