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Pence plays Trumps explainer-in-chief role to nervous Republicans

WASHINGTON—Officially, Mike Pence is the vice president-elect, the head of President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team and the governor of Indiana.Unofficially, some Republicans see a few more titles in front of his name.“It seems like he’s…




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Terminally ill 5-year-old boy dies in Santas arms

KNOXVILLE, TENN.—A Tennessee Santa Claus says a terminally ill 5-year-old boy died in his arms after he gave the child a present in the hospital.The Knoxville News-Sentinel reports Eric Schmitt-Matzen, who does about 80 events…


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Donald Trumps Wisconsin, Pennsylvania wins secure

Presidential election recount efforts came to an end Monday in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, with both states certifying Republican Donald Trump as the winner in contests that helped put him over the top in the Electoral…



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Accused raises the volume in murder trial: DiManno

Theatre of the absurd. Or maybe theatre of the macabre.But definitely vaudevillian in exposition — the month-long first-degree murder trial from which a captive audience of 12, the jury, was mercifully released on Monday afternoon,…


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Australia debates future of U.S. alliance as Trump era nears

SYDNEY—Donald Trump’s election has triggered an uncomfortable debate in one of America’s most loyal allies, Australia, over the future of its alliance with the United States, which has been the foundation of its national security…


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12 lessons from Donald Trumps eventful transition: Analysis

WASHINGTON—Democratic and Republican leaders called Monday for a bipartisan investigation into Russia’s meddling in the presidential election in the wake of the sensational revelation this weekend that the Central Intelligence Agency believes the country’s hackers…