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The Latest: Leonardo DiCaprio, Trump discuss green jobs

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 8:11pm

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

Federal judge halts recount, sealing Trump's Michigan win

Ed White, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 7:31pm

A federal judge who ordered Michigan to begin its recount effectively ended it on Wednesday, tying his decision to a state court ruling that found Green Party candidate Jill Stein had no legal standing to request another look at ballots.

Michigan recount over; Pennsylvania sets hearing

Roger Schneider and Ed White, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 6:50pm

Michigan's presidential recount was halted Wednesday after three days, assuring Republican Donald Trump's victory in the state, when a federal judge said he'll abide by a court ruling that found the Green Party candidate Jill Stein couldn't seek another look at the vote.

The Latest: Federal judge agrees to end Michigan recount

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 5:51pm

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

Trumps taps retired Marine general for homeland security

Lolita C. Baldor and Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 4:11pm

Retired Marine Gen. John Kelly carved out a reputation as a highly respected, but often outspoken commander who could roil debate with blunt assessments or unpopular directives on issues ranging from women in combat to the treatment of detainees at the Guantanamo Bay detention center.

The Latest: Michigan wants recount halted if judge rules

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 3:50pm

The Latest on recounts in Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania (all times local):

Study: 'Obamacare' repeal-only would make 30M uninsured

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 1:39pm

Repealing President Barack Obama's health care law without a replacement risks making nearly 30 million people uninsured, according to a study released Wednesday.

Trump: Romney still in running for secretary of state

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 10:35am

In the latest will he or won't he become secretary of state, Mitt Romney remains a solid maybe.

The Latest: Finland president has telephone chat with Trump

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 9:01am

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Recount ends in Michigan after 3 days; ongoing in Wisconsin

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 8:42am

Michigan's recount of presidential votes is over after a judge lifted an order that forced a statewide review of millions of ballots.

Michigan recount over; Pennsylvania sets hearing

Roger Schneider and Ed White, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 11:30pm

A federal judge's ruling that effectively halted Michigan's presidential recount after three days assures Republican Donald Trump's narrow victory in the state.

Somali-American lawmaker says she was harassed by cab driver

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 6:50pm

The nation's first elected Somali-American lawmaker says she was harassed and called "ISIS" by a taxicab driver in Washington, D.C.

Federal judge lifts order that had allowed Michigan's recount, effectively ending it.

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 5:50pm

Federal judge lifts order that had allowed Michigan's recount, effectively ending it.

Michigan GOP elector launches website urging vote for Trump

Jeff Karoub, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 4:04pm

A Republican member of the Electoral College from Michigan has created a website urging Donald Trump supporters to rally electors around the president-elect amid a flurry of anti-Trump lobbying.

Branstad's move to China means Iowa's first female governor

Barbara Rodriguez, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 3:31pm

The likely departure of the nation's longest-serving governor to become U.S. ambassador to China means Iowa could soon be led by its first female governor, just as the state shifts to full Republican control of its Legislature.

NY Gov. Cuomo: Trump didn't win election, Democrats lost

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 1:11pm

Donald Trump didn't win the presidential election, Democrats lost by not paying enough attention to a fearful middle class, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo told an audience at a New York City fundraiser.

Trump picks Oklahoma AG Scott Pruitt, longtime EPA critic, to head environmental agency, source close to Pruitt says

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 1:00pm

Trump picks Oklahoma AG Scott Pruitt, longtime EPA critic, to head environmental agency, source close to Pruitt says.

Trump's search for diplomat revives Romney, Huntsman rivalry

Laurie Kellman and Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 11:20am

They are distant cousins, courtly would-be presidents and scions of Mormon dynasties once enmeshed in long and unsuccessful races to the White House. Now Donald Trump, the brash Manhattanite who got there first, may have revived the rivalry between Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman by considering each of them for secretary of State.

Ex-House Speaker Boehner compares Trump to Teddy Roosevelt

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 10:41am

Former U.S. House Speaker John Boehner sees President-elect Donald Trump as a modern-day Teddy Roosevelt, a populist who wants to do "big things."