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Trump appointments and nominations

Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-NY, on selection of Ben Carson as HUD secretary: 'Americans deserve to know that their potential HUD Secretary is well versed' - ABC

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Ponchatoula, LA, US

Photo: Tree falls on home during storm in Ponchatoula, La. - @philbank

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Iowa, US

Iowa announces it disbands state forfeiture team; agrees to $60,000 settlement with California gamblers who had $100,000 seized - Des Moines Register

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North Charleston, SC, officer shoots Walter Scott

Prosecutor in trial against former North Charleston, SC, officer Michael Slager responds to defense, saying: 'Murder is the ultimate charge here in SouthCarolina. Anything other than murder is lesser' - Post and Courier

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Trump appointments and nominations

Report: Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., expected to meet with President-elect Trump later this week regarding possible secretary of energy nomination, sources tell @KellyO

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North Charleston, SC, officer shoots Walter Scott

Defense attorney for former North Charleston, SC, officer Michael Slager's takes issue with describing manslaughter to jury as 'lesser charge' - Post and Courier

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St. Louis, MO, US

Photo: Authorities on scene after fatal shooting closes portion of southbound Interstate 55 in St. Louis - @stltoday

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St. Louis, MO, US

Stretch of southbound Interstate 55 in closed in St. Louis closed after at least 1 person fatally shot in vehicle - St. Louis Today

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Grand Central Station, New York, NY, US

Officials: Off-duty New York City Transit employee injured at Grand Central Terminal after suspect allegedly called her a 'terrorist,' pushed her down the stairs - ABC 7

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Warehouse fire in Oakland, Calif., Dec. 3, 2016

More: Officials say they are going to turn power off in area for up to 12 hours to facilitate moving a crane into area to help with recovery efforts at site of warehouse fire in Oakland, Calif.

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2016 US elections

Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein files lawsuit in Pennsylvania federal court as part of recount push - The Hill

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Warehouse fire in Oakland, Calif., Dec. 3, 2016

Authorities working Oakland warehouse fire site says search and work resumed in building at 9 am PT, no additional victims recovered

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2016 US elections

President of North Carolina Senate Sen. Phil Berger on Gov. Pat McCrory's defeat: 'McCrory leaves a tremendous positive legacy for our state and deserves a great deal of credit for graciously conceding an election that brought much-needed attention to the potential for fraud' - @dominicholden

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Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Israeli legislature passes controversial settlement bill in preliminary reading, 60-49; measure now goes to committee - Times of Israel

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Syrian Civil War

UN Security Council attempt for 7-day ceasefire in Aleppo, Syria, fails after Russia and China vetoes; Venezuela voted no, Angola abstained - @mbesheer

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Taiwan

Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, named as possible Trump nominee for secretary of state, on Trump's Taiwan call: 'I'm sure he's got a broader strategy' - @rickklein

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business

More: Mexico awards 3rd offshore oil deposit contract to consortium that includes Chevron, Pemex and Inpex; block contains 1.304 billion barrels of crude - Reuters

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Mccarran International Airport, Paradise, NV, US

Allegiant Air flight to Knoxville, Tenn., lands safely in Las Vegas after having to turn around due to navigation issue, KTNV reports

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Hawaii, US

White House confirms President Obama will meet with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Hawaii to strengthen US-Japan alliance; pair will visit Pearl Harbor memorial

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Italian constitutional referendum, December 2016

More: Italy's president told Prime Minister Renzi he should stay in place until budget passed to prevent emergency funding rules from kicking in on Jan. 1 - Reuters

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