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LIMA, Peru (AP) — President Barack Obama faces the continuing task this weekend of calming down nervous world leaders concerned about what Donald Trump will do after he's inaugurated. Obama is in Peru to close his final overseas tour at an Asia Pacific summit. He's expected to reassure leaders that U.S. democracy isn't broken and that everything will be fine when Trump succeeds him next year.

NEW YORK (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump's choices for attorney general and CIA chief herald a more hard line stance on issues like immigration and Islam. Trump has picked Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions for attorney general and Kansas Rep. Mike Pompeo to head the CIA. On another matter, Trump has settled the Trump University fraud suit for $25 million.

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — Federal authorities are beginning an investigation into a plane crash in Elko, Nevada. A Federal Aviation Administration spokesman says the plane carrying four people crashed yesterday evening under unknown circumstances. The Elko Daily Free Press reports that the plane crashed into a parking lot while transporting a heart patient, causing multiple explosions and casualties. The FAA says no one on the ground was hurt.

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States is seeking to impose sanctions on South Sudan's rebel leader, army chief of staff, and information minister for fueling conflict and obstructing peace in the world's newest nation. An annex to the U.S. resolution calling for an arms embargo and new sanctions, obtained by The Associated Press, would slap travel bans and freeze assets if approved. Russia won't say if it would cast a veto.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The trains will keep running in Philadelphia. A union representing transit workers says it members overwhelmingly approved a five-year labor contract — the same one that ended a weeklong strike when proposed earlier this month. Transport Workers Union Local 234 says the contract was ratified Friday. Expectations of a close vote proved to be unfounded.

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