- Promises, pomp and protests as Trump sworn in
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pledging to empower America's "forgotten men and women," Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States Friday, taking command of a deeply divided nation and ushering in an unpredictable era in Washington. His victory gives Republicans control of the White House for the first time in eight years.
- Confrontation near parade route escalates, pepper spray used
WASHINGTON (AP) — Protesters registered their rage against the new president Friday in a chaotic confrontation with police who used pepper spray and stun grenades in a melee just blocks from Donald Trump's inaugural parade route. Scores were arrested for trashing property and attacking officers.
- FACT CHECK: Trump starts on familiar note: with exaggeration
WASHINGTON (AP) — 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:
- The Latest: Trump riding down Constitution Avenue
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Donald Trump's inauguration as the 45th president of the United States (all times EST):
- With hopes and fears, a divided America watches inauguration
ADRIAN, Mich. (AP) — In living rooms, cafes and offices, people across America watched Donald Trump become the nation's 45th president on Friday, with many eagerly anticipating the historic transition and others deeply fearing it.
- 'Miracle underway': Rescuers pull out avalanche survivors
FARINDOLA, Italy (AP) — With cheers of "Bravo! Bravo!" rescue crews pulled survivors from the debris of an avalanche-crushed hotel in central Italy on Friday, boosting spirits two days after the massive snow slide buried some 30 people. Four children were among the 10 people found alive — and one asked for cookies when she got out.
- The Latest: Lawyer for El Chapo: No evidence of wrongdoing
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman facing drug trafficking and other charges in the United States (all times local):
- Gambia's defeated leader agrees to cede power: Official
BANJUL, Gambia (AP) — Longtime Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh agreed Friday to yield power to the man who defeated him in last month's presidential election, a Senegalese government official said.
- Taking his exit, Obama says presidency proved hope wins out
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Barack Obama exited the presidency on Friday with a message of gratitude to Americans and a plea to his supporters not to be bowed by the inauguration of President Donald Trump.
- Ailing George H.W. Bush, wife, showing improvement
HOUSTON (AP) — Doctors removed former President George H.W. Bush's breathing tube on Friday and he was breathing well on his own at a Houston hospital, his spokesman said.
- Falcons don't belong in such elite company? Guess again.
If you're wondering what the Falcons are doing in the NFL's version of the Final Four with the Patriots, Steelers and Packers, you aren't alone.
- Las Vegas teen charged as adult in football player slaying
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 17-year-old suspected of shooting and killing a Missouri State University football player during a fight involving their sisters in Las Vegas has been charged as an adult with murder.
- Matchups for the NFC championship game
Matchups for the NFC championship game Sunday between the Green Bay Packers and Atlanta Falcons:
- Matchups for the AFC championship game
Matchups for the AFC championship game Sunday between the Pittsburgh Steelers and New England Patriots:
- Power 5 conferences vote to stop spring practices off campus
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Any coaches wanting to follow Jim Harbaugh's lead and take a team off-campus just for practice to build their brand name and boost recruiting likely have missed that opportunity.