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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana is offering Carrier $7 million in incentives to keep some jobs in Indiana that the company had planned to shift to Mexico. A company spokesman says the offer was made to the air conditioning and furnace maker after negotiations with President-elect Donald Trump. He and Vice President-elect Mike Pence are announcing the deal today in Indianapolis. The Associated Press previously reported the deal will involve keeping about 800 union positions in Indianapolis that were to be outsourced. Trump made Carrier's plans to shutter the Indianapolis plant a central issue of his campaign.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee says he'll wait until Donald Trump becomes president before looking at potential conflicts of interest involving Trump's business empire. Republican Jason Chaffetz (CHAY'-fits) of Utah says it's too early for lawmakers to look into Trump's financial ties with foreign businesses and governments, or to deal with other questions. Democrats have called for investigations into Trump's holdings, as well as his lease with the federal government for a luxury hotel near the White House.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has unanimously approved legislation to renew a law letting the government impose sanctions on companies for doing business with Iran. The House already approved the extension of the law, which is decades old. The bill now goes to President Barack Obama. He's expected to sign it. Lawmakers say it allows the U.S. to punish Iran should Iran fail to live up to the terms of the landmark nuclear deal.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is renewing the agency's call for seat belts on school buses in the aftermath of a crash in Chattanooga that killed six students. Administrator Mark Rosekind (ROHZ'-kynd) said at a transportation safety conference in Washington today that while school buses remain the safest way for children to get to and from school, there are ways to make them safer. He noted that the bus that crashed in Tennessee was not equipped with seat belts.

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the moon, is recuperating at a New Zealand hospital after being evacuated from the South Pole. Aldrin, who's 86, was visiting Antarctica as a tourist when he fell ill. He was flown to Christchurch from McMurdo Station, a U.S. research center on the Antarctic coast. The tour company says Aldrin has fluid in his lungs, but is responding well to antibiotics and in stable condition. He'll remain hospitalized overnight for observation. Aldrin and Neil Armstrong became the first men on the moon, on July 20, 1969.

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