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BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump says his hour-long meeting with Mitt Romney "went great." His meeting with the 2012 Republican presidential nominee was just one of a series the president-elect has scheduled today at his golf course in Bedminster, New Jersey. Trump also met with a pair of education activists, and he's expected to sit down with a retired general, James Mattis, who's considered a contender for the job of defense secretary.

LIMA, Peru (AP) — President Barack Obama is trying to ease concerns in Latin America that President-elect Donald Trump will wipe out trade deals and create other international problems. Obama told a town-hall audience in Peru to "wait until the administration's in place" before drawing conclusions. He said Trump might see trade deals differently once he's in office. Trump made opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership a centerpiece of his campaign.

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (AP) — Sen. John McCain says he doesn't care what President-elect Donald Trump says, the United States will not reinstate waterboarding. The Arizona Republican told a security forum in Canada that harsh interrogation techniques such as waterboarding are banned under U.S. law and the Geneva Conventions, and any attempt to bring them back would be quickly challenged in court. During the campaign, Trump said he would push to change laws that prohibit waterboarding used against suspected terrorists.

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities say federal forces have arrested an alleged leader of a band of assassins in the Pacific coast resort city of Acapulco. The government alleges that the man identified as "Benito N" was responsible for a significant amount of the bloodshed in the popular beach destination. Authorities say killings are up 5 percent this year in Acapulco, with 790 homicides from January through October.

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — A police chief in Mississippi is upset that students watching a fight decided to film it and post it to social media instead of trying to break it up. The Sun Herald quotes Gulfport Police Chief Leonard Papania as saying he will arrest those who took part in Tuesday's brawl. He says about 60 juveniles and young adults were at the fight at a park, which apparently started as an argument at a high school.

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