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Trump starts on familiar note: With exaggeration
WASHINGTON — Donald Trump’s inaugural address held familiar echoes of the campaign speeches that led to his presidential win: downbeat about the state of the nation, to the point of hyperbole. A look at some of his assertions Friday: TRUMP: “The jobs left, and the factories closed ... the wea...
By Paul Wiseman and Christopher S. Rugaber The Associated Press FULL STORY
With hopes and fears, a divided America watches inauguration
ADRIAN, Mich. — In living rooms, cafes and offices, people across America watched Donald Trump become the nation’s 45th president. Among them were a retired autoworker in Michigan who was awe-struck by the inauguration and an immigrant in Phoenix worried about the future. Others avoided watchi...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
On his first day, Donald Trump signs health care executive order
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump quickly assumed the mantle of the White House on Friday, making his first executive order one aimed at his predecessor’s signature health care law and swearing-in members of his national security team to his Cabinet. Hours after delivering a stinging rebuke o...
By Ken Thomas and Josh Boak The Associated Press FULL STORY
Gambia’s defeated leader agrees to cede power, leave
BANJUL, Gambia — Gambia’s defeated leader Yahya Jammeh announced early Saturday he has decided to relinquish power, after hours of last-ditch talks with regional leaders and the threat by a regional military force to make him leave. “I think it is not necessary that a single drop of blood be ...
By Carley Petesch and Babacar Dione The Associated Press FULL STORY
California flood sweeps cabins, cars down coastal canyon
LOS ANGELES — More than 20 people escaped injury Friday when a flood swept cabins and vehicles down a coastal canyon as the second in a trio of storms drenched California with heavy rain and brought more snow to the mountains. The dramatic scene about 115 miles northwest of Los Angeles came durin...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Delaware welcomes Biden home after decades in Washington, D.C.
WILMINGTON, Del. — On his last day as vice president, Joe Biden briefly revived a tradition he had followed faithfully as a U.S. senator for Delaware: He rode the commuter train home from Washington. Biden and his wife, Jill, hopped aboard an Amtrak train bound for Wilmington after attending the ...
By Randal Chase The Associated Press FULL STORY
El Chapo hauled off to U.S. jail that has held terrorists
NEW YORK — In a scene U.S. authorities had dreamed of for decades, Mexican drug lord and escape artist Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was hauled into an American courtroom Friday and then taken away to an ultra-secure jail that has held some of the world’s most dangerous terrorists and mobsters. ...
By Tom Hays and Jennifer Peltz The Associated Press FULL STORY
Appeals court tells judge to allow transgender name changes
ATLANTA — Two transgender men may legally change their names, a Georgia appeals court ruled Friday, overturning a judge’s orders that said the name changes could be confusing and considered a type of fraud. Columbia County Superior Court Judge J. David Roper abused his discretion when he denied...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
George H.W. Bush, wife remain hospitalized in Houston
HOUSTON — Former President George H.W. Bush and his wife, Barbara, remained hospitalized in Houston on Friday, a family spokesman said. The 92-year-old former president is being treated for breathing difficulties stemming from pneumonia. He was admitted to Houston Methodist Hospital last weekend ...
The Associated Press FULL STORY

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