Estimated read time: 2-3 minutes
This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Democratic National Committee is criticizing President-elect Donald Trump for not doing more to address potential conflicts of interest. Trump said today he'll dissolve the Donald J. Trump Foundation amid efforts to eliminate any conflicts of interest. But the DNC is dismissing the move as-- quote -- "a wilted fig leaf to cover up his remaining conflicts of interest and his pitiful record of charitable giving."
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — One of President-elect Donald Trump's senior communications staffers says he will not be taking the job of White House communications director after all. Jason Miller says he and his wife are expecting their second daughter in January and "this is not the right time to start a new job." Miller says he has handed all of his responsibilities to incoming press secretary Sean Spicer, who will also serve as communications director.
MILAN (AP) — The husband of the Czech woman who was killed in the Berlin Christmas market truck attack says he's relieved that the attacker no longer poses a threat to the people in Europe. Petr Cizmar says he's not after revenge but, in his words, "I needed to know that he was removed from our society one way or another and could not cause further harm." Anis Amri, a Tunisian, was killed early Friday in a shootout with police in Milan, Italy.
BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) — The top Roman Catholic cleric in the Holy Land says he's glad that "at least the military war" in the Syrian city of Aleppo is over and that Christians there can celebrate Christmas "without fear." The cleric (Rev. Pierbattista Pizzaballa) traveled from Jerusalem in a traditional Christmas Eve procession ahead of midnight Mass in Bethlehem where he joined thousands of pilgrims and tourists in Manger Square.
HONOLULU (AP) — After having lunch at Side Street Inn, President Barack Obama, his daughters, and family friends took a short drive over to Breakout Waikiki for some afternoon fun. The venue, described as "Hawaii's first live-action escape room," is located on block away from the famous Waikiki Beach on the south shore of Oahu. Breakout rooms are realistic puzzle-based spaces where patrons are "trapped" in a room and must work as a team to break out.
Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.