Cheers and ceremony: Trump sweeps in for his big day
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ready for his big moment, Donald Trump swept into Washington on a military jet Thursday for three days of inaugural festivities and quickly set about building better ties to the Republican Congress. Washington braced for an onslaught of crowds and demonstrators — with all the attendant hoopla and hand-wringing.
Black Americans weep for the Obama era and uncertain future
WASHINGTON (AP) — On the night in 2008 when Barack Obama was elected the country's first black president, many black Americans wept. Eight years later, they weep again for the end of an era some thought they would never live to see — and for the uncertain future they face without him.
Iran shocked by deadly fire, collapse of Tehran high-rise
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A historic high-rise building in the heart of Iran's capital caught fire and later collapsed Thursday, killing at least 30 firefighters and leaving their stunned colleagues and bystanders weeping in the streets.