• In this Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015, file photo, Portuguese Socialist leader Antonio Costa addresses supporters following the announcement of the results of Portugal's general elections, in Lisbon. There are many similarities in the economies of Greece and Portugal, but Costa intends to scale back on many austerity measures, saying his goal is to put more money in Portuguese pockets to fire up the economy. (AP Photo/Steven Governo, File)

    Is Portugal about to go down the same road as Greece?

    LISBON, Portugal (AP) — An anti-austerity alliance including radical leftist parties takes power. A shaky economy and huge debts menace the national economy. The rest of Europe watches with a wary eye.

  • Louisiana Gov.-elect John Bel Edwards hugs his wife Donna Edwards as he arrives to greet supporters at his election night watch party in New Orleans, Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015. At right is his daughter Sarah Ellen Edwards. Edwards won the runoff election for Louisiana governor Saturday, defeating the once-heavy favorite, Republican David Vitter, and handing the Democrats their first statewide victory since 2008. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

    After victory, Edwards starts piecing together transition

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Fresh off a strong victory in the Louisiana governor’s race, Democrat John Bel Edwards began to work Sunday on his plans for the transition into his new office and an upcoming term in which he’ll have to grapple with a hefty state financial crisis.

  • In this Aug. 18, 2009 file photo, former South Korean President Kim Young-sam visits the memorial room for the late former South Korean President Kim Dae-Jung at a hospital in Seoul, South Korea.  A South Korean hospital official says Kim Young-sam has died. He was 87. The chief of Seoul National University Hospital, Oh Byung-Hee, said Kim died there early Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015.(AP Photo/Yonhap, Chou Jae-koo)

    Former South Korean President Kim Young-sam dies at age 87

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Former President Kim Young-sam, who formally ended decades of military rule in South Korea and accepted a massive international bailout during the 1997-1998 Asian financial crisis, died Sunday. He was 87.