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Trump Says Retired Gen. Mattis Is His Choice To Lead Pentagon

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 10:12pm

Speaking to a crowd in Cincinnati where he celebrated his win in Ohio, Trump compared Mattis to World War II Gen. George S. Patton and said a formal announcement of his nomination would come Monday.

Trump Picks Gen. James Mattis As His Defense Secretary

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 7:22pm

President-elect Donald Trump has now chosen nominees for nearly half of the Cabinet-level jobs in his incoming administration.

In Idaho Lumber Country, Trump Voters Wait To See If He Can Jumpstart Jobs

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 6:42pm

The state is a Republican stronghold, but even Idahoans have doubts on whether President-elect Donald Trump can help the timber industry recover after job cuts and a series of mill closures.

Starbucks Chairman Howard Schultz Steps Down As CEO

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 5:32pm

Schultz, who joined the coffee chain more than three decades ago, will become executive chairman to focus on innovation and social impact activities. Starbucks President Kevin Johnson will become CEO.

Uber Now Tracks Passengers' Locations Even After They're Dropped Off

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 5:08pm

Its latest update prompts users to allow Uber access to their location, even when the app isn't in use. Uber says the move will improve service and safety, but it raises worries for privacy advocates.

PHOTOS: Gambia Holds Presidential Election Amid Internet Blackout

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 5:05pm

This vote marks the most serious challenge yet to the rule of President Yahya Jammeh. The president has ruled for 22 years since he led a coup, and has a dismal human rights record.

Bringing A Christmas Classic To Wonderful Life — On Stage

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 4:34pm

Librettist Gene Scheer says the drama of George Bailey's life is "an operatic story." So he, along with composer Jake Heggie, turned It's a Wonderful Life into an opera.

Tornado Outbreaks Are On The Rise, And Scientists Don't Know Why

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 4:14pm

A new study looks at clusters of tornadoes, like those that hit the Southeast this week. They are costly in lives and insurance payouts.

Through 'The Eyes of My Mother' We See A Young Woman Grow Into A Vicious Killer

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 4:00pm

This elegant but unsettling horror film implicates the audience by placing us inside the head of the monster at its center, forcing us to see things in ourselves we don't wish to.

A Parisian Woman's Tightly Woven Sense Of Self Begins To Unravel In 'Things To Come'

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 4:00pm

In this rigorously observed French drama, Isabelle Huppert delivers a searing performance. "In Huppert," says critic Ella Taylor, "deadpan meets tumult wreaking havoc within."

When Private Grief Meets Public Duty: The Intimate, Hypnotic 'Jackie'

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 4:00pm

Director Pablo Larraín narrows the focus of his Jackie Kennedy biopic to a handful of days around the JFK assassination, and keeps his camera trained on Natalie Portman's expressive face.

In The Dark Crime Thriller 'Old Stone,' A Taxi Driver Turns Amateur Detective

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 4:00pm

Writer-director Johnny Ma's mordant tale of a taxi driver forced to cover the health costs of a man he ran over "shifts from docudrama to "black-hearted thriller," says critic Mark Jenkins.

Trump Gushes About Pakistan In Call With Its Prime Minister

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 3:56pm

The U.S. and Pakistan have had strained relations for years. But in a phone call between Donald Trump and Pakistan's leader, the president-elect was full of effusive praise.

Trump Warns U.S. Companies Will Be Taxed Very Heavily If They Leave Country

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 3:34pm

Trump appeared at a Carrier plant in Indianapolis that will keep 1,000 jobs rather than moving them to Mexico after he intervened.

Top U.S. AIDS Official Touts Progress, Has Tough Words For Tanzania

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 3:32pm

An interview with Dr. Deborah Birx, the U.S. Global AIDS coordinator. She says this is an "exciting" time in the global fight against the disease.

French President Francois Hollande Says He Won't Seek Re-Election

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 3:27pm

This marks the first time in 60 years that a sitting French president hasn't sought re-election. Hollande is extremely unpopular, and this opens up the candidate field for his Socialist Party.

Aversion To Fidel Castro Spans Generations Of Cuban-American Families

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 3:14pm

In many Cuban-American families, the aversion to Fidel Castro spanned generations. This is true even as children and grandchildren of the original exiles grew more liberal in their political beliefs. It's true in the Ramos family of Miami.

Giving Tuesday Generates Record Number Of Charitable Donations

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 3:14pm

For a few years, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving has been called #GivingTuesday, hashtag included. This is a day where people donate to organizations and give back, in general. But this year, donation records have skyrocketed. For some, President-elect Trump was their primary motive for giving.

Business Leaders In Trump's Cabinet Pledge Commitment To Populist Message

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 3:14pm

This much is clear: Donald Trump is assembling a very wealthy cabinet. Key players Steve Mnuchin and Wilbur Ross, nominees for Treasury and Commerce respectively, are Wall Street veterans, but they say they are committed to Trump's populist message.

Legal Battles Over Abortion Continue In States Across U.S.

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 3:14pm

Whatever a Trump administration does when it comes to abortion, state by state legal battles over the procedure will continue to play out. More lawsuits and another restrictions were announced this week.

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