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The Latest: Judge allows recount to continue in Wisconsin

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 3:10pm

The Latest on presidential recount efforts in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania (all times local):

A Cabinet of generals? Trump's choices get mixed reviews

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 2:41pm

Donald Trump's move to pack his administration with military brass is getting mixed reviews, as Congress and others struggle to balance their personal regard for the individuals he's choosing with a broader worry about an increased militarization of American policy.

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Donald Trump goes off on Evan McMullin at Ohio victory rally

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 2:41pm

President-elect Donald Trump went off on independent candidate and Utah native Evan McMullin without mentioning his name during the first stop on his "thank you" victory tour in Ohio.

Poll: Only about 1 in 4 wants Trump to repeal health law

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 10:33am

Only about 1 in 4 people in the United States wants President-elect Donald Trump to entirely repeal his predecessor's health care law that extended coverage to millions, according to a poll.

The Latest: Trump narrows Supreme Court picks to '3 or 4'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 1st - 8:51pm

The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump (all times EST):

Trump salutes Carrier – and himself – for saving jobs

Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 1st - 7:58pm

Donald Trump saluted workers, owners and himself Thursday at a Carrier plant in Indiana, declaring that a deal to keep a local plant open instead of moving operations to Mexico was only the first of many business victories to come in the U.S. with him as president.

Trump to nominate retired Gen. James Mattis to lead Pentagon

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 1st - 7:21pm

President-elect Donald Trump said Thursday he will nominate retired Gen. James Mattis to be his defense secretary, making the announcement at a post-election victory rally in Cincinnati.

Petraeus will have to notify his probation officer if Trump taps him as secretary of state

Daniella Diaz, CNN  |  Posted  Dec 1st - 6:31pm

If President-elect Donald Trump taps former Gen. David Petraeus to be his secretary of state, Petraeus has three days to notify his probation officer about his new job. He also needs to tell the probation officer before he leaves North Carolina — and his work travel would have to be approved by his probation officer, too.

New law to make it easier for government to hack your devices

Josh Furlong  |  Posted  Dec 1st - 2:39pm

The government's ability to remotely hack into electronic devices has been given the green light following a controversial update to the United States criminal code.

Trump's pick to lead health agency to confront immigration

Alicia A. Caldwell and Amy Taxin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 1st - 11:42am

The congressman named by Donald Trump to oversee the country's health care system would also have an impact on another top issue: immigration.

Dean takes himself out of the race for chairman of DNC

Nicholas Riccardi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 3:10pm

Howard Dean took himself out of the race to become chairman of the Democratic National Committee, warning that the race could become contentious but vowing to support whoever is elected.

Court rejects pro-Trump request for immediate halt to Wisconsin presidential recount, but allows lawsuit to proceed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 3:01pm

Court rejects pro-Trump request for immediate halt to Wisconsin presidential recount, but allows lawsuit to proceed.

Maine Gov. LePage casts doubt on election results

Marina Villeneue, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 10:30am

Republican Maine Gov. Paul LePage is telling state legislators he will rubber-stamp their election certification certificates, despite his concerns about the accuracy of the state's official results.

Trump the campaign trail showman returns on 'Thank you' tour

Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 2:00am

The pugnacious, brawling Donald Trump voters got to know during the presidential campaign is back.

AP EXPLAINS: Why officers can't easily become Pentagon heads

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 1:40am

Retired Marine Gen. James Mattis, President-elect Donald Trump's pick for defense secretary, will need more than the usual Senate confirmation before being able to take office.

AP EXPLAINS: Why officers can't easily become Pentagon heads

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 1st - 8:51pm

Retired Marine Gen. James Mattis, President-elect Donald Trump's pick for defense secretary, will need more than the usual Senate confirmation before being able to take office.

Trump, Clinton campaign managers hash out election at forum

Steve Leblanc, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 1st - 7:22pm

The campaign managers for Republican President-elect Donald Trump and Democratic rival Hillary Clinton clashed as they offered their behind-the-scenes perspectives on the 2016 presidential contest at a forum, with Clinton's aide saying interference from the FBI's director cost her the White House.

Donald Trump says he will nominate retired Gen. James Mattis as defense secretary

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 1st - 6:21pm

Donald Trump says he will nominate retired Gen. James Mattis as defense secretary.

Democratic anti-Trump electors raising money off the effort

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 1st - 2:21pm

Democratic members of the electoral college trying to stop Donald Trump from becoming president are raising money off their efforts.