Lin-Manuel Miranda named AP Entertainer of the year

The “Hamilton” writer-composer picked up those honors and also earned a Golden Globe nomination, won the Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History, and wrote music for a top movie.

Mormon Tabernacle Choir to perform at Trump inauguration

The 360-member volunteer choir will sing at Trump’s swearing-in ceremony on Jan. 20. The group has performed at a handful of other presidential inaugurals, including those of presidents George H. W. Bush, George W. Bush and Ronald Reagan.

4 Washington state electors to be fined $1,000 for vote

Clinton won the state’s popular vote last month, earning her 12 electoral votes. Under state law, presidential electors — who are chosen by their party at their state convention — sign a pledge to vote for their party’s nominees for president and vice president.

Clinton wins popular vote by nearly 2.9 million

Certified results in all 50 states and the District of Columbia show Clinton winning nearly 65,844,610 million votes — 48 percent __ to Trump’s 62,979,636 million votes __ 46 percent.

In bitter divide, repeal of North Carolina LGBT law fails

The North Carolina General Assembly was called into a special session about nine months after they passed the law, which tarnished the state’s national image as major corporations decided to pull up stakes, entertainers canceled concerts and the NCAA and ACC moved sporting events away.