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CNN: Huntsman in the running for secretary of state as Trump mulls more options

Eric Bradner, CNN  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 10:01am

Donald Trump is now considering more than four people for secretary of state, senior adviser Kellyanne Conway said Sunday.

Salt Lake County deputy mayor resigns

Katie McKellar  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 7:52am

Salt Lake County Deputy Mayor Lori Bays announced this week that she will be resigning from her position, hoping to be of more "direct" influence in the community.

Brexit leader: I'll do 'whatever I can' to make US, UK closer under Trump

Eugene Scott, CNN  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 1:28pm

One of the most prominent supporters of the Brexit movement Nigel Farage said Saturday he wants to use his close connection to President-elect Donald Trump to improve the relationship between the United State and the United Kingdom.

Bishop to meet with Trump transition team to discuss overturning monument decisions

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 11:06am

Rep. Rob Bishop is meeting Monday with President-elect Donald Trump's transition team to discuss public lands issues. Bishop believes Trump can overturn past controversial designations, including the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.

Focus of recount effort shifts to Michigan, Pennsylvania

Scott Bauer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 8:41am

Presidential candidate Jill Stein's fight to force ballot recounts in three states focuses Monday on Pennsylvania, where her Green Party is seeking an emergency federal court order for a statewide recount, and Michigan, where a federal judge has ordered a hand recount to begin by noon.

The Latest: Green Party sues for Pennsylvania vote recount

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 8:30am

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

Carson rose from poor childhood to acclaimed neurosurgeon

Michael Biesecker, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 8:20am

Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, picked by Donald Trump to run the Housing and Urban Development Department, has often recounted his childhood as the son of a single mother in inner-city Detroit.

Trump renews defense of his call with Taiwan leader

Jonathan Lemire and Gillian Wong, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 6:51am

President-elect Donald Trump is using Twitter to renew his defense of his engagement with the leader of Taiwan, a breach of diplomatic protocol as the U.S. shifted recognition from Taiwan to China nearly 40 years ago.

Democrats looking to reclaim Midwestern supporters

Thomas Beaumont, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 1:30am

With the dust now settled from the election, Democrats are looking to rebuild the political "blue wall" of traditionally Democratic upper Midwest and Great Lakes states that Republican Donald Trump captured with an appeal to white, working-class voters.

North Carolina governor's race could reach conclusion

Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 1:10am

The undecided election for North Carolina governor could reach a conclusion Monday as a recount of thousands of votes wraps up.

Judge orders Michigan recount to begin at noon Monday

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 12:30am

Michigan must begin its presidential recount at noon Monday, a federal judge ruled in a late-night order that could make it more likely the state will complete the count ahead of a Dec. 13 deadline.

Latest: Judge orders Michigan recount to begin Monday

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 10:43pm

The Latest on a federal judge's ruling on the start of a hand recount of Michigan presidential election ballots (all times local):

Trump continues to defend his call with Taiwan's leader

Jonathan Lemire and Gillian Wong, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 6:01pm

President-elect Donald Trump continued to use Twitter Sunday to defend his engagement with the leader of Taiwan, a breach of diplomatic protocol as the U.S. shifted recognition from Taiwan to China nearly 40 years ago.

Trump faces pushback from base, allies over Romney musings

Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 3:01pm

As President-elect Donald Trump stood onstage during the debut night of his "thank you" tour and teased that he was about to announce a surprise Cabinet pick, some in the Ohio crowd bellowed: "No Romney! No Romney!"

Trump expands list of candidates to head State Dep't

Laurie Kellman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 2:42pm

President-elect Donald Trump is expanding his pool of candidates for secretary of state, leaving unclear whether former CIA Director David Petraeus' guilty plea for leaking classified information disqualifies him to serve as the nation's top diplomat.

Democrats aim to rebuild the blue political wall in Midwest

Thomas Beaumont, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 8:10am

With the dust now settled from the election, Democrats are looking to rebuild the political "blue wall" of traditionally Democratic upper Midwest and Great Lakes states that Republican Donald Trump captured with an appeal to white, working-class voters.

Green Party taking bid for election recount to federal court

Marc Levy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 5:40am

Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein is taking her bid for a statewide recount of Pennsylvania's Nov. 8 presidential election to federal court.

Trump shrugs off fuss over Taiwan call

Gillian Wong and Johnson Lai, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 9:11pm

President-elect Donald Trump is unapologetic about roiling diplomatic waters with his decision to speak on the phone with Taiwan's leader, a breach of long-standing tradition that risks enmity from China.

Trump heads to Long Island for lavish costume party

Jonathan Lemire and Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 8:31pm

President-elect Donald Trump, still mulling key Cabinet positions, attended a lavish costume party Saturday night hosted by some of his most influential donors at their palatial Long Island mansion.