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US ambassador to Canada resigns, first under Trump overhaul

Montreal (AFP) - The US ambassador to Canada announced his resignation Friday, becoming the first to yield to a demand by Donald Trump that politically appointed ambassadors quit by Inauguration Day.
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Trump Wants All Obama Envoys To Leave By Inauguration: Report

President-elect Donald Trump is breaking with precedent by demanding that politically appointed ambassadors leave their overseas posts by Inauguration Day, a report by the New York Times stated....
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Trump selects former Sen. Coats for top intelligence post

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump has selected former Indiana Sen. Dan Coats to lead the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, a role that would thrust him into the center of the intelligence community that Trump has publicly challenged, a person with knowledge of the decision said Thursday....
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Coming Soon to the U.S. Army: Turbans, Beards, Hijabs, and Dreadlocks

...It’s possible that the Army felt it had no options and wanted to put the issue to rest, but also possible the directive reflects some other unstated motive.......
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New York train crash injures more than 100 commuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York City train derailed at a downtown Brooklyn terminal during Wednesday's morning rush hour, injuring more than 100 commuters in the metropolitan area's second major rail accident since late September....
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Rough start for U.S. Republicans on first day of Trump-era Congress

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican-led U.S. Congress had a rough start to its first session of the Donald Trump era on Tuesday when a public outcry that included a dressing-down from the president-elect prompted the House of Representatives to backtrack on its plans to defang an ethics watchdog....
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[US] Pay to rise for millions as 19 states increase minimum wage

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- It will be a happy New Year indeed for millions of the lowest-paid U.S. workers. Nineteen states, including New York and California, will ring in the year with an increase in the minimum wage....
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Factbox: Trump to meet heads of Carlyle Group, Marvel, World Jewish Congress

(Reuters) - Republican U.S. President-elect Donald Trump resumed meetings at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, following the Christmas holiday as he prepares to take over the White House from Democrat Barack Obama on Jan. 20....
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Trumps’ Hanukkah Greetings Draw anti-Semitic Attacks From Disappointed Supporters

Donald Trump found himself on the unlikely side of the 'War on Christmas' debate, when neo-Nazi supporters raged at Hanukkah greetings from Trump’s family, with the notable exception of Ivanka. ...
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US Citizenship Becomes Expensive

Immigrants have to shell out more cash to become U.S. citizens after the Department of Homeland Security imposed a price hike across a range of administrative services. ...
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