Trump picks Mulvaney to be next chief of staff
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday picked budget director Mick Mulvaney to be his next chief of staff, ending a chaotic search for a new chief of staff that had been inching forward with the feel of an unfolding reality TV show.
As sentencing looms, Flynn is upbeat, has adoring fans
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Days away from being sentenced in the Russia probe, former national security adviser Michael Flynn is not exactly hiding his face in shame.
The Latest: Trump names Mulvaney acting chief of staff
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's search for a White House chief of staff (all times local): 5:24 p.m. President Donald Trump is announcing that budget director Mick Mulvaney will be his next chief of staff.
Stocks plunge to 8-month lows on growth fears; J&J nosedives
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks staggered to eight-month lows Friday after weak economic data from China and Europe set off more worries about the global economy.
Wisconsin's Walker signs sweeping lame-duck GOP bills
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signed a sweeping package of Republican legislation Friday that restricts early voting and weakens the incoming Democratic governor and attorney general, brushing aside complaints that he is enabling a brazen power grab and ignoring the will of voters.
Bug may have exposed photos from 7M Facebook users
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook's privacy controls have broken down yet again, this time through a software flaw affecting nearly 7 million users who had photos exposed to a much wider audience than intended.
Markets Right Now: S&P 500 sinks to lowest level since April
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Stocks ended the week with a steep loss on Wall Street as the S&P 500 dropped to its lowest level since April.
Mueller: FBI is not to blame for Flynn's false statements
WASHINGTON (AP) — The special counsel's office pushed back Friday at the suggestion that the FBI acted improperly in its interview of former national security adviser Michael Flynn, saying he agreed on his own to meet with federal agents and did not need a warning that it was against the law to lie to them.
Detentions raise fears, cast doubt on China's policies
WASHINGTON (AP) — By detaining two Canadians in an apparent act of retaliation, China is looking like the country its harshest critics say it is: one unbound by the laws, rules and procedures that govern other major industrial nations.
Macron urges calm, Paris police prepare for more violence
PARIS (AP) — French President Emanuel Macron called Friday for calm as authorities prepared to deploy armored vehicles and thousands of security forces for a possible fifth-straight weekend of violent protests on the streets of Paris.
US says 7-year-old who died in custody had not appeared ill
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. immigration officials on Friday defended their actions in the detention of a 7-year-old Guatemalan girl who died two days after she and her father were taken into custody along a remote stretch of the U.S.
Michael Cohen claims Trump knew hush money payments wrong
WASHINGTON (AP) — Shaken and facing a prison term, President Donald Trump's longtime personal lawyer said Friday that Trump directed him to buy the silence of two women during the 2016 campaign because he was concerned their stories of alleged affairs with him "would affect the election."
Beto O'Rourke still undecided as 2020 White House buzz grows
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — When it comes to a 2020 presidential run, Beto O'Rourke is still playing hard to get — even as the buzz around him intensifies.
With blockbuster effects, Peter Jackson brings WWI to life
NEW YORK (AP) — Peter Jackson has used digital wizardry to conjure J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle Earth and King Kong's 1930s New York, but he has now — in perhaps his most acclaimed film — employed all his technical powers to bring to life the Western Front of the first World War.
May aims to rescue Brexit plan; EU says ball's in UK's court
BRUSSELS (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May launched a rescue mission for her ailing Brexit deal Friday, after the European Union rebuffed her request to sweeten the divorce agreement so she can win over hostile lawmakers at home.
The debt threat: Business debt, and worries about it, are up
NEW YORK (AP) — Homeowners appear to have learned the lesson of the Great Recession about not taking on too much debt. There is some concern that Corporate America didn't get the message.
'Young miracle:' Baby recovers from Ebola in Congo outbreak
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — They call her the "young miracle." A baby who was admitted to an Ebola treatment center just six days after birth has now recovered from the virus.
Dutch suspect kept in custody in slaying of US student
ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — A suspect in the slaying of a 21-year-old American psychology student living in the Dutch port of Rotterdam appeared before a judge Friday and was ordered detained for two more weeks while the investigation continues.
AP PHOTOS: Urgency of climate talks seen in coal plants, ice
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — As politicians haggle at a U.N. climate conference in Poland over ways to limit global warming, the industries and machines powering our modern world keep spewing their pollution into the air and water.
10 Things to Know for Today
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. SENATE REBUKES TRUMP, SAUDI ARABIA OVER KHASHOGGI'S DEATH The Senate delivered an unusual rebuke of President Donald Trump's response to the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and signaled new skepticism from Capitol Hill toward the longtime Middle East ally.
Analysis: In democracies' political chaos, new model emerges
LONDON (AP) — Bickering in the Oval Office. Shouting at the Houses of Parliament. Rioting on the Champs-Elysees. It's a chaotic moment for the countries that have long underpinned the global order, a time of instability for the balance of power that has reigned for decades.
Canada caught between 2 powers, feeling alone in the world
TORONTO (AP) — First U.S. President Donald Trump attacked Canada on trade. Then Saudi Arabia punished it for speaking up for human rights.
Rivers leads Chargers to last-second comeback win over KC
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Arrowhead Stadium was already emptying by the time Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers jogged to the locker room, triumphantly waving his hand as a satisfying cascade of boos washed over him.
Pelosi's triumph: A reminder why she's set to be speaker
WASHINGTON (AP) — It has been quite a week for Nancy Pelosi. The televised meeting with President Donald Trump. The deal with restless Democrats to secure their votes to become House speaker.
7-year-old immigrant girl dies after Border Patrol arrest
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A 7-year-old girl who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border with her father last week died after being taken into the custody of the U.S.

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