• For now, Trump bears signs of a dealmaker, not a policymaker

    President-elect Donald Trump reacts after speaking at Carrier Corp Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

    WASHINGTON (AP) — He phones. He kibitzes. He cajoles. He threatens. He rewards.

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  • Lawyers awarded $438,694 in football players’ beating case

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Lawyers for two former University of Memphis football players beaten by police have been awarded nearly $440,000 in attorney fees and costs.

  • Job deals like Carrier’s often fall short of political hype

    President-elect Donald Trump talks with workers during a visit to the Carrier factory, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, in Indianapolis, Ind. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — When President-elect Donald Trump announced a deal to save hundreds of jobs at a Carrier plant in Indiana, it came with a cost to state taxpayers of about $7 million in tax breaks and grants.

  • House passes $611 billion policy defense bill by wide margin

    In this Nov. 14, 2016, file photo, President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference in the Brady press briefing room at the White House in Washington. The Reublican-led House is pushing ahead with a $611 billion defense policy bill that prohibits closing the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, forbids the Pentagon from trimming the number of military bases and awards U.S. troops their largest pay raise in six years. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led House on Friday overwhelmingly backed a $611 billion defense policy bill that rejects a number of President Barack Obama’s key proposals for managing the nation’s vast military enterprise.

  • China court clears man 21 years after his execution

    BEIJING (AP) — China’s supreme court ruled Friday that a young man executed 21 years ago for rape and murder had been innocent, in a case that has drawn attention to problems in the legal system as well as the frequent application of the death penalty.

  • For Americans, Trump’s tariffs on imports could be costly

    FILE- In this Aug. 5, 2010, file photo, a container is loaded onto a cargo ship at the Tianjin port in China. American consumers and businesses would pay, literally, if President-elect Donald Trump follows through on his campaign pledge to slap big taxes on imports from China and Mexico. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)

    WASHINGTON (AP) — American consumers and businesses would pay — literally — if President-elect Donald Trump followed through on his campaign pledge to slap big taxes on imports from China and Mexico.

  • For Americans, Trump’s tariffs on imports could be costly

    FILE- In this Aug. 5, 2010, file photo, a container is loaded onto a cargo ship at the Tianjin port in China. American consumers and businesses would pay, literally, if President-elect Donald Trump follows through on his campaign pledge to slap big taxes on imports from China and Mexico. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)

    WASHINGTON (AP) — American consumers and businesses would pay — literally — if President-elect Donald Trump followed through on his campaign pledge to slap big taxes on imports from China and Mexico.

  • Trump to take victory lap at factory, rally

    President-elect Donald Trump reacts after speaking at Carrier Corp Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Donald Trump saluted workers, owners and himself Thursday at a Carrier plant in Indiana, declaring that a deal to keep a local plant open instead of moving operations to Mexico was only the first of many business victories to come in the U.S. with him as president.

  • Lithuanian civilians fearing Russian attack train for worst

    Young Lithuanian civilians in military fatigues practice insurgency tactics that they fear could be needed given Russia's resurgence, in the village of Pomarazai, some 25 km (15 miles) from the capital Vilnius, Lithuania, Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016. Many Lithuanians are increasingly fearful that Russia, after military interventions over the past years in Georgia, Ukraine and Syria, could turn to them next. (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis)

    VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Rasa Miskinyte spent last Saturday in a freezing forest near Lithuania’s capital learning to gather water from a pond with a condom, to filter it through sand, charcoal and cloth, and to make her own stove from a beer can. She thought some basic survival skills would be helpful if Russian troops ever entered Vilnius and her family escaped into the woods.

  • Trump’s Cabinet: ‘Draining the swamp’ or diving right in?

    Steven Mnuchin, President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for Treasury Secretary, gets on an elevator after speaking with reporters in the lobby of Trump Tower, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump promised to “drain the swamp” in the nation’s capital. Instead, he’s diving right in.