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WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite appearances to the contrary, President-elect Donald Trump tweets that the transition is a "Very organized process." He also wrote that he is "the only one who knows who the finalists are?" A White House spokeswoman says Vice President-elect Mike Pence signed a transition document late Tuesday that had been made moot by the departure of former transition team leader Chris Christie, who was replaced days ago by Pence. Trump and his entourage ducked out to dinner tonight without the press pool.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Arizona Sen. John McCain, a leading voice on national security matters, says he'll oppose any effort to reset relations with Russia. McCain says President Vladimir Putin and Syrian President Bashar Assad are engaged in the "butchery of the Syrian people." In Syria, Russian missiles pounded opposition targets at the start of a new offensive. The blitz began hours after Putin and President-elect Donald Trump discussed Syria in a phone call.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The jury in the murder trial of a white former North Charleston, South Carolina, patrolman who shot an unarmed black motorist has seen the prosecution's most critical evidence. The panel saw a bystander's cellphone video of the shooting frame by frame. The video shows the 50-year-old motorist being shot five times in the back as he ran from a traffic stop.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Police say a suspect in the fatal shooting of a Southwest Airlines employee at Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City was found dead in a pickup truck in an airport parking garage. The suspect appears to have died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Police say the attack was premeditated.
NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter is expanding ways to curb the amount of abuse users see -- and it's making it easier to report such conduct. Twitter says it's expanding a "mute" function that lets people mute accounts they don't want to see tweets from. Now, users will be able to mute keywords, phrases and conversations they don't want to get notifications about. Twitter has been trying to get a handle on its Wild West reputation as a haven for online harassment and abuse.
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