WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest on President Barack Obama (all times EST):
President Barack Obama says he doesn't think the expansion of LGBT rights in the U.S. is reversible.
Obama said as his final presidential news conference that society's attitudes have changed too much to turn back the clock on these issues.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Earth sizzled to a third-straight record hot year in 2016, government scientists said Wednesday. They mostly blame man-made global warming with help from a natural El Nino, which has since disappeared.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest on President-elect Donald Trump (all times EST):
Donald Trump has been tweeting that his inauguration will bring record numbers of people to Washington — and he's going all-out to make that happen.
The Trump team is posting ads on Facebook and Twitter encouraging people to come to Washington for the inaugural festivities.
ROME (AP) — Four strong earthquakes on Wednesday shook the same region of central Italy that suffered deadly temblors last year, sending quake-rattled residents into panic and further isolating towns that have been buried under more than a meter (3 feet) of snow for days.
Premier Paolo Gentiloni said it appeared no one was killed, but that it was a "difficult day" for Italy.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest on Congress (all times EST):
A Democratic senator is accusing Donald Trump's pick to run the Environmental Protection Agency of collecting "dark money" from anonymous sources to steer his work as Oklahoma attorney general.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sylvia Douglas twice voted for President Barack Obama and last year cast a ballot for Democrat Hillary Clinton. But when it comes to "Obamacare," she now sounds like President-elect Donald Trump. This makes her chuckle amid the serious choices she faces every month between groceries, electricity and paying a health insurance bill that has jumped by nearly $400.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Embracing his clemency powers like never before, President Barack Obama is planning more commutations in his final days in office after a dramatic move to cut short convicted leaker Chelsea Manning's sentence.
PARIS (AP) — Europe's human rights court ruled Tuesday that Russia must pay damages and legal costs to Americans who were barred from adopting Russian children.
Russia has three months to appeal the decision by the European Court of Human Rights.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest on the arrest of the widow of the Orlando nightclub shooter (all times local):
Federal prosecutors have unsealed a two-count indictment against the wife of the Orlando nightclub shooter.
NEW YORK (AP) — Even as the election outcome intensifies America's abortion debate, a comprehensive new survey finds the annual number of abortions in the U.S has dropped to well under 1 million, the lowest level since 1974.