-- President-elect Donald Trump says after two days of job interviews for his administration, he says he's "met tremendous talent" over the course of about 20 meetings. Inauguration day is a little less than 2 months away.
-- President-elect Donald Trump on Saturday defended his decision to settle lawsuits over his Trump University real estate seminars for $25 million, saying he does not have time to fight the fraud cases in court now that he is headed to the White House.
-- Trump launched a Twitter tirade against the musical "Hamilton" this weekend, demanding that the cast apologize to V-P elect Mike Pence, who was called out when he attended the show Friday. They asked him to protect the rights of the diverse America they represent. Pence says he wasn't bothered by the comments, Trump called the hit musical "overrated" and said Pence was being "harassed".
-- Are there blurred lines between the Trump business empire and his transition into the presidency? The Trump Organization confirmed to ABC News that Trump met briefly last week with three Indian business partners involved with expanding Trump's real estate involvement in India. The organization downplayed the meeting as a "congratulatory exchange in passing," but the three men have expressed interest in expanding their partnership with Trump's organization, now that he will be president. This after Ivanka Trump, who is set to take over parts of the family empire after her father's inauguration, sat in on her father's first bilateral meeting with a foreign leader, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
President Obama is back in Washington after his last foreign trip as president. After an APEC Summit in Peru, the President said he met briefly with Russia's President Putin and highlighted their "strong differences" on policies in Ukraine and Syria.
TX OFFICER KILLED
A cop killer on the loose in Texas is being called "extremely dangerous and a clear threat." San Antonio police say 50-year-old Detective Benjamin Marconi, a 20-year-veteran, was sitting in his squad car writing a ticket when a vehicle pulled up behind him, a gunman approached and shot the officer twice in the head at point blank range. It happened near police headquarters. Police released a surveillance image of a person of interest, and a reward of 10-thousand dollars is offered for info leading to an arrest. Investigators are trying to determine if there is link to an officer-involved shooting earlier in the day. President-elect Donald Trump called the shooting "terrible, terrible."
OTHER POLICE SHOOTINGS
There were three other non-fatal police shootings on Sunday.
- In St. Louis, Missouri: A police officer was shot while in patrol car in what they are describing as an "ambush". He's in the hospital and expected to survive. Police shot and killed the suspect after a manhunt.
- In Gladstone, Missouri: An officer was shot on the highway. The officer is in hospital recovering from his injuries. The suspect was also shot.
- In Sanibel, Florida: An officer was shot during a traffic stop in what was described as a "drive-by". He's been treated and released from hospital. The suspect in custody.
Two teenagers were charged as adults Sunday in the fatal shooting of the grandson of Congressman Danny Davis, D-Chicago. Police Say 15-year-old Javon Wilson was fatally shot in his Englewood home Friday evening when the suspects came into the home and started an argument over gym shoes.
--The travel industry group Airlines for America estimates more than 27 million people will take a flight during the Thanksgiving travel period, up 2.5 percent from last year.
--Janitorial employees at Chicago's O'Hare Airport have voted to strike for $15 an hour pay on the day before Thanksgiving, one of the busiest travel days of the year. The union head suggests there may be disruptions. Airlines and the airport don't expect serious issues.
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell will be announcing plans to block new mining claims outside Yellowstone National Park today as the Obama administration races to keep industry out of national parks and environmentally sensitive areas.The plan would prohibit mining claims on 30,000 acres north of the nation's first national park for at least two years while a long-term ban is considered. Interior officials blocked new oil drilling in the Arctic Ocean and cancelled 25 oil and gas leases in western Colorado and 15 in northwestern Montana last week. Republicans in Congress have vowed to roll back the restrictions.
Winter is a month away, but parts of the nation's midsection have been getting socked by snow.
French anti-terror police arrested seven men in the cities of Strasbourg and Marseille overnight on Saturday/Sunday. They are French, Moroccan and Afghan citizens, six were unknown to French intelligence services. French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said the investigation started 8 months ago, and they are connected to five people arrested back in June on June, believed to be part of a terror network. French terror alert remains at its highest level.
One of the latest aerial bombardments in the eastern section of the Syrian city of Aleppo leaves more dead...Local activists say multiple airstrikes hit residential buildings. It's unclear if the airstrikes are from Syrian or Russian fighter jets. The World Health Organization reports there are no working hospitals left in rebel-held eastern Aleppo...leaving 250-thousand people without health services.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel will seek re-election for a 4th term, despite her party’s losses in local polls due to anger over Germany’s refugee policy. The 62-yea-old Chancellor became Germany’s first female head of government in 2005. She is often hailed as a stabilizing force in a post-Brexit Europe.
Jimmie Johnson makes NASCAR history, tying Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt as a seven-time premier series champion. The 41-year-old won Sunday's Sprint Cup Championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS
Voted by fans, the 2016 American Music Awards celebrated music’s best and brightest, at L.A.’s Microsoft Theater. Those vying for the biggest prize, Artist of the Year, include: Drake, Justin Bieber, Adele, Beyoncé, 21 Pilots, Rihanna and Carrie Underwood.
Kanye West, who has garnered attention for a recent onstage rant about President-elect Trump, Jay Z and Beyonce, canceled his show at The Forum in Inglewood, California hours before it was set to begin Sunday evening, according to Ticketmaster. Fans at his Saturday night show in Sacramento say he abruptly ended it after about 30 minutes.