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    Melee near Trump's parade route as police, protesters clash

    Melee near Trump's parade route as police, protesters clash


    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. At least 217 people were...

    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. At least 217 people were arrested for rioting while a burning limousine sent clouds of black smoke into the sky during Trump's procession.


    The Latest: Parade over, celebration switches to balls

    The Latest: Parade over, celebration switches to balls


    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Donald Trump's inauguration as the 45th president of the United States (all times...

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Donald Trump's inauguration as the 45th president of the United States (all times EST):


    Violence flares in Washington during Trump inauguration

    Violence flares in Washington during Trump inauguration


    America's political divisions turned violent on Washington's streets during U.S. President Donald Trump's inauguration on Friday, as black-clad anti-establishment activists set fires and clashed with police, while Trump supporters cheered the new chief...

    America's political divisions turned violent on Washington's streets during U.S. President Donald Trump's inauguration on Friday, as black-clad anti-establishment activists set fires and clashed with police, while Trump supporters cheered the new chief executive. At one flash point, a protester hurled an object through the passenger window of a police van, which sped away in reverse as demonstrators cheered.


    With hopes and fears, a divided America watches inauguration

    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...

    ADRIAN, Mich. (AP) — In living rooms, cafes and offices, people across America watched Donald Trump become the nation's 45th president.


    'Miracle underway': Rescuers pull out avalanche survivors

    'Miracle underway': Rescuers pull out avalanche survivors


    FARINDOLA, Italy (AP) — After two days huddled in freezing cold, tons of snow surrounding them in the wreckage of the avalanche-demolished hotel, survivors greeted their rescuers Friday as "angels." Among the 10 people pulled out alive was a plucky...

    FARINDOLA, Italy (AP) — After two days huddled in freezing cold, tons of snow surrounding them in the wreckage of the avalanche-demolished hotel, survivors greeted their rescuers Friday as "angels." Among the 10 people pulled out alive was a plucky 6-year-old who just wanted her favorite cookies.


    Apple depicts Qualcomm as a shady monopolist in $1B lawsuit


    Apple is suing mobile chip maker Qualcomm for $1 billion in a patent fight pitting the iPhone maker against one of its major suppliers. The 100-page complaint filed Friday in a San Diego federal court...

    Apple is suing mobile chip maker Qualcomm for $1 billion in a patent fight pitting the iPhone maker against one of its major suppliers. The 100-page complaint filed Friday in a San Diego federal court ...
    Germany must prepare for 'rough ride' under Trump: Vice Chancellor

    Germany must prepare for 'rough ride' under Trump: Vice Chancellor


    By Joseph Nasr BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany will need a new economic strategy geared toward Asia should the new U.S. administration start a trade war with China, Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel said on Friday, warning against protectionism hours after...

    By Joseph Nasr BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany will need a new economic strategy geared toward Asia should the new U.S. administration start a trade war with China, Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel said on Friday, warning against protectionism hours after President Donald Trump was sworn in. "I think we have to prepare for a rough ride," Gabriel said in an interview with the public broadcaster ZDF, in the first official German reaction to Trump's inauguration.


    Trump, now president, vows to put 'America First' in nationalist speech

    Trump, now president, vows to put 'America First' in nationalist speech


    By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Donald Trump took power as the 45th president of the United States on Friday and pledged to end what he called an "American carnage" of rusted factories and crime in an inaugural address that was a populist and...

    By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Donald Trump took power as the 45th president of the United States on Friday and pledged to end what he called an "American carnage" of rusted factories and crime in an inaugural address that was a populist and nationalist rallying cry. Striking a defiant tone, Trump said American workers have been devastated by the outsourcing of jobs abroad. "From this day forward it’s going to be only America First,” the Republican told thousands of people gathered on the National Mall to see him take over from Democrat Barack Obama.


    Pope urges Trump to show concern for poor, be guided by ethical values


    Pope Francis urged U.S. President Donald Trump to be guided by ethical values and as he took office on Friday, saying he must take care of the poor and the outcast during his time in office. "At a time when our human family is beset by grave humanitarian...

    Pope Francis urged U.S. President Donald Trump to be guided by ethical values and as he took office on Friday, saying he must take care of the poor and the outcast during his time in office. "At a time when our human family is beset by grave humanitarian crises demanding farsighted and united political responses, I pray that your decisions will be guided by the rich spiritual and ethical values that have shaped the history of the American people and your nation’s commitment to the advancement of human dignity and freedom worldwide," Francis said in a message sent to Trump minutes after he was inaugurated. "Under your leadership, may America's stature continue to be measured above all by its concern for the poor, the outcast and those in need ...," Francis said in the message released by the Vatican.
    Trump administration condemns America's 'dangerous anti-police atmosphere'

    Trump administration condemns America's 'dangerous anti-police atmosphere'


    The Trump administration condemned what it called the "anti-police atmosphere" in America and called for more law enforcement and more effective policing in a statement on the White House website after President Donald Trump's inauguration. "The...

    The Trump administration condemned what it called the "anti-police atmosphere" in America and called for more law enforcement and more effective policing in a statement on the White House website after President Donald Trump's inauguration. "The dangerous anti-police atmosphere in America is wrong. The Trump administration will end it," said the statement on (www.whitehouse.gov) after it was taken over by the new administration.


    Factbox: Trump's presidency prompts some notes of caution from foreign leaders


    (Reuters) - Donald Trump's inauguration as U.S. president on Friday was greeted with notes of caution by some foreign leaders. Here is some of the reaction: Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto congratulated Trump on his inauguration, saying he would...

    (Reuters) - Donald Trump's inauguration as U.S. president on Friday was greeted with notes of caution by some foreign leaders. Here is some of the reaction: Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto congratulated Trump on his inauguration, saying he would like to strengthen ties, but that sovereignty, national interest and protection of Mexicans would be paramount. Pena Nieto, criticized for meeting Trump last year even after the New York businessman had insulted Mexicans in his election campaign, said on Twitter he would seek "respectful" dialogue with the new U.S. government.[nL1N1FA1G8] Canada's government, eager to sidestep potentially protectionist U.S. policies, said it was confident Trump would see that working closely with Canada benefited both nations.
    Trump takes first actions on Cabinet, declares day of patriotism: spokesman

    Trump takes first actions on Cabinet, declares day of patriotism: spokesman


    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Donald Trump took his first official actions as U.S. president on Friday, sending his Cabinet nominations to the Senate and calling for a national day of patriotism, his spokesman said. Trump, who was sworn into office earlier on...

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Donald Trump took his first official actions as U.S. president on Friday, sending his Cabinet nominations to the Senate and calling for a national day of patriotism, his spokesman said. Trump, who was sworn into office earlier on Friday, also signed into a law a waiver to allow Defense Secretary-designate James Mattis, a retired U.S. Marine Corps general, to serve, Sean Spicer said. (Reporting by Richard Cowan; Writing by Susan Heavey; Editing by Chris Reese)


    Premiere of 'A Dog's Purpose' canceled amid treatment issue

    Premiere of 'A Dog's Purpose' canceled amid treatment issue


    LOS ANGELES (AP) — This weekend's premiere of "A Dog's Purpose" has been canceled following the release of a video that appears to show a frightened dog being forced into churning water during production of the...

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — This weekend's premiere of "A Dog's Purpose" has been canceled following the release of a video that appears to show a frightened dog being forced into churning water during production of the film.


    'It's made in Vietnam!' At inauguration, origin of red Trump hats shocks many

    'It's made in Vietnam!' At inauguration, origin of red Trump hats shocks many


    By Melissa Fares and Dustin Volz WASHINGTON (Reuters) - One of the biggest cheers President Donald Trump received from supporters watching his inaugural address on Friday was his call to "buy American and hire American." It was a moment rich in irony....

    By Melissa Fares and Dustin Volz WASHINGTON (Reuters) - One of the biggest cheers President Donald Trump received from supporters watching his inaugural address on Friday was his call to "buy American and hire American." It was a moment rich in irony. Many of those supporters were sporting Trump's trademark red "Make America Great Again" baseball caps that were made in China, Vietnam and Bangladesh. Some were horrified when they discovered their Trump hats were foreign made.


    Hudson Swafford shoots second 65, leads in rainy La Quinta

    Hudson Swafford shoots second 65, leads in rainy La Quinta


    LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) — Hudson Swafford shot his second straight 7-under 65 on Friday to take a one-stroke lead in the CareerBuilder Challenge, finishing as an afternoon storm hit the desert...

    LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) — Hudson Swafford shot his second straight 7-under 65 on Friday to take a one-stroke lead in the CareerBuilder Challenge, finishing as an afternoon storm hit the desert layouts.


    Trump backers' disparate hopes coalesce around promise of change

    Trump backers' disparate hopes coalesce around promise of change


    By Melissa Fares and Dustin Volz WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The pomp and circumstance were like any big Washington celebration: a regal backdrop, the patriotic music, the military precision of the ceremony. Some came to hear about changes in America’s...

    By Melissa Fares and Dustin Volz WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The pomp and circumstance were like any big Washington celebration: a regal backdrop, the patriotic music, the military precision of the ceremony. Some came to hear about changes in America’s world view or a desire for stronger borders. Trump, like President Barack Obama in 2008, tapped into a desire for change and cast himself as a challenger to the Washington establishment.


    Senate confirms Trump's picks for defense, homeland security

    Senate confirms Trump's picks for defense, homeland security


    WASHINGTON (AP) — Wasting little time to fill two critical national security posts, the Republican-led Senate overwhelmingly confirmed the two retired Marine generals President Donald Trump tapped to run the Pentagon and secure America's...

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Wasting little time to fill two critical national security posts, the Republican-led Senate overwhelmingly confirmed the two retired Marine generals President Donald Trump tapped to run the Pentagon and secure America's borders.


    Trump takes charge, assertive but untested 45th US president

    Trump takes charge, assertive but untested 45th US president


    WASHINGTON (AP) — Pledging emphatically 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 riven nation facing an unpredictable era under his assertive but...

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Pledging emphatically 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 riven nation facing an unpredictable era under his assertive but untested leadership.


    On his first day, Trump begins to set up his administration

    On his first day, Trump begins to set up his administration


    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump quickly assumed the mantle of the White House and began setting up his new administration on Friday, signing a bill that allows retired Gen. James Mattis to serve as his defense secretary, as well as the...

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump quickly assumed the mantle of the White House and began setting up his new administration on Friday, signing a bill that allows retired Gen. James Mattis to serve as his defense secretary, as well as the nomination papers for his other Cabinet choices.


    Texas judge cited after allegedly making obscene gesture


    EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A state district judge in El Paso is accused of shaking his middle finger at another judge in a fit of anger and now has a court date after being charged with disorderly...

    EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A state district judge in El Paso is accused of shaking his middle finger at another judge in a fit of anger and now has a court date after being charged with disorderly conduct.
    Santiago Casilla returns to A's on $11M, 2-year contract

    Santiago Casilla returns to A's on $11M, 2-year contract


    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — No hard feelings about leaving San Francisco for Santiago Casilla. He is focused on his second stint with Oakland, the place the hard-throwing reliever received his big league...

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — No hard feelings about leaving San Francisco for Santiago Casilla. He is focused on his second stint with Oakland, the place the hard-throwing reliever received his big league start.


    Grown-up Paris Jackson hits her namesake city for Givenchy

    Grown-up Paris Jackson hits her namesake city for Givenchy


    PARIS (AP) — Colorful fall-winter menswear shows in Paris mixed high culture, androgyny and streetwear, as Paris Jackson, the daughter of the late pop icon Michael Jackson, stepped out for the cameras at Givenchy's library show— fittingly in the City...

    PARIS (AP) — Colorful fall-winter menswear shows in Paris mixed high culture, androgyny and streetwear, as Paris Jackson, the daughter of the late pop icon Michael Jackson, stepped out for the cameras at Givenchy's library show— fittingly in the City of Light.


    Trumbo, Orioles finalize $37.5 million, 3-year deal

    Trumbo, Orioles finalize $37.5 million, 3-year deal


    For the second year in a row, the Orioles negotiated a deal to keep the major league home run champion in...

    For the second year in a row, the Orioles negotiated a deal to keep the major league home run champion in Baltimore.


    Trump takes office with 'America first' vow

    Trump takes office with 'America first' vow


    President Donald Trump assumed power Friday with a fiercely nationalistic vow to put "America first," declaring a new political era after being sworn in as the 45th US head of state. "From this day forward, a new vision will govern our land," Trump said,...

    President Donald Trump assumed power Friday with a fiercely nationalistic vow to put "America first," declaring a new political era after being sworn in as the 45th US head of state. "From this day forward, a new vision will govern our land," Trump said, promising an end to business-as-usual in Washington. "Today we are not merely transferring power from one administration to another or from one party to another, but we are transferring power from Washington, DC.


    Trump is now president, but he still sees himself as leading an insurgency

    Trump is now president, but he still sees himself as leading an insurgency


    By James Oliphant WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Donald Trump took over as U.S. president on Friday in the same way he conducted his upstart campaign, with a mixture of blustery salesmanship and naked contempt for the established political order. In doing so, he...

    By James Oliphant WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Donald Trump took over as U.S. president on Friday in the same way he conducted his upstart campaign, with a mixture of blustery salesmanship and naked contempt for the established political order. In doing so, he sent a clear signal to the country and the world: He plans to govern as he campaigned, refusing to align himself even with his own Republican Party and taking his message directly to the American people. A former reality TV star, Trump offered an apocalyptic vision of reality: an America besieged by crime, immigration, terrorism and unfair trade deals.


    IS in Syria destroys part of Roman theater in Palmyra

    IS in Syria destroys part of Roman theater in Palmyra


    BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State militants have destroyed parts of the second-century Roman amphitheater and an iconic monument known as the Tetrapylon in Syria's historic town of Palmyra, the government and experts said...

    BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State militants have destroyed parts of the second-century Roman amphitheater and an iconic monument known as the Tetrapylon in Syria's historic town of Palmyra, the government and experts said Friday.


    US Senate confirms James Mattis as Trump's defense secretary

    US Senate confirms James Mattis as Trump's defense secretary


    The US Senate on Friday overwhelmingly voted to confirm retired Marine general James Mattis as defense secretary for President Donald Trump. Mattis's confirmation, the first action taken by senators after Trump was sworn in, passed by a 98-1 majority....

    The US Senate on Friday overwhelmingly voted to confirm retired Marine general James Mattis as defense secretary for President Donald Trump. Mattis's confirmation, the first action taken by senators after Trump was sworn in, passed by a 98-1 majority. Lawmakers had first passed a special waiver allowing Mattis, who retired in 2013, to serve before a customary seven-year limit on former military personnel assuming the Pentagon's top post.


    Harry Belafonte talks Trump, women's march, peaceful protest

    Harry Belafonte talks Trump, women's march, peaceful protest


    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Entertainer and activist Harry Belafonte, who's been advising organizers of Saturday's Women's March on Washington, says peaceful protest is the best way to show political leaders that the electorate is paying...

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Entertainer and activist Harry Belafonte, who's been advising organizers of Saturday's Women's March on Washington, says peaceful protest is the best way to show political leaders that the electorate is paying attention.


    Report: 'Net neutrality' foe Ajit Pai is new FCC head

    Report: 'Net neutrality' foe Ajit Pai is new FCC head


    President Donald Trump has reportedly picked a fierce critic of the Obama-era "net neutrality" rules to be chief regulator of the nation's airwaves and internet connections. Citing unidentified...

    President Donald Trump has reportedly picked a fierce critic of the Obama-era "net neutrality" rules to be chief regulator of the nation's airwaves and internet connections. Citing unidentified ...


    Trump gets Obama's house, title _ even his Twitter handle

    Trump gets Obama's house, title _ even his Twitter handle


    Donald Trump built his campaign on early morning tweet storms and hashtag-worthy slogans. Now president, he's in control of the White House's powerful social media arsenal, including the official @POTUS Twitter account that has nearly 14 million...

    Donald Trump built his campaign on early morning tweet storms and hashtag-worthy slogans. Now president, he's in control of the White House's powerful social media arsenal, including the official @POTUS Twitter account that has nearly 14 million followers.


    Las Vegas teen charged as adult in football player slaying

    Las Vegas teen charged as adult in football player slaying


    LAS VEGAS (AP) — A fight over name-calling between girlfriends promoted a fight that resulted in the death of a Missouri State University football player outside his Las Vegas home, according to a police report about the arrest of a teenager charged...

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — A fight over name-calling between girlfriends promoted a fight that resulted in the death of a Missouri State University football player outside his Las Vegas home, according to a police report about the arrest of a teenager charged Friday as an adult with murder.


    Hawaii bill compels mediation for Zuckerberg-type land deals

    Hawaii bill compels mediation for Zuckerberg-type land deals


    HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii lawmaker said Friday he plans to introduce legislation that could force Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg into mediation before he is allowed to buy real estate on Kauai...

    HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii lawmaker said Friday he plans to introduce legislation that could force Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg into mediation before he is allowed to buy real estate on Kauai island.


    Apple antitrust suit: Qualcomm overcharged 'billions'

    Apple antitrust suit: Qualcomm overcharged 'billions'


    Apple on Friday sued Qualcomm, accusing the California chipmaker of abusing its market power to demand unfair royalties, echoing charges filed days earlier by US antitrust regulators. Apple also claimed Qualcomm owes it a billion dollars but is refusing...

    Apple on Friday sued Qualcomm, accusing the California chipmaker of abusing its market power to demand unfair royalties, echoing charges filed days earlier by US antitrust regulators. Apple also claimed Qualcomm owes it a billion dollars but is refusing to pay in retaliation for the iPhone maker's cooperating with South Korean antitrust regulators looking into the chipmaker's actions in that country. "For many years Qualcomm has unfairly insisted on charging royalties for technologies they have nothing to do with," Apple said in an email statement.


    FACT CHECK: Trump starts on familiar note: with exaggeration

    FACT CHECK: Trump starts on familiar note: with exaggeration


    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...

    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 ...


    Michigan says 38 underperforming public schools could close

    Michigan says 38 underperforming public schools could close


    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan announced Friday that it plans to close up to 38 underperforming schools in Detroit and other urban communities, potentially affecting 18,000 students and marking the first time that the state could close traditional...

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan announced Friday that it plans to close up to 38 underperforming schools in Detroit and other urban communities, potentially affecting 18,000 students and marking the first time that the state could close traditional public schools explicitly for academic reasons.


    Paris fashion takes on the great men's suit conundrum

    Paris fashion takes on the great men's suit conundrum


    Designers wrestled with how to reinvent the boring old jacket and pants combo for skate-kid millennials at the Paris menswear shows Friday. With everyone wondering if Haider Ackermann would take his scissors to the classic lines of Berluti in his debut...

    Designers wrestled with how to reinvent the boring old jacket and pants combo for skate-kid millennials at the Paris menswear shows Friday. With everyone wondering if Haider Ackermann would take his scissors to the classic lines of Berluti in his debut show for the Italian brand, much brainpower is being expended on trying to make the classic two-piece relevant. Purists need not panic, not as far as Ackermann is concerned in any case.


    Obama exits the presidency voicing optimism for the future

    Obama exits the presidency voicing optimism for the future


    WASHINGTON (AP) — Closing out a barrier-breaking chapter in history, former President Barack Obama left the White House on Friday much the way he entered it eight years ago: insisting Americans have reason for optimism despite the national sense of...

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Closing out a barrier-breaking chapter in history, former President Barack Obama left the White House on Friday much the way he entered it eight years ago: insisting Americans have reason for optimism despite the national sense of unease.


    Taiwan dismisses 'petty' concerns of China over US inaugural


    WASHINGTON (AP) — The leader of Taiwan's delegation to the U.S. presidential inauguration dismissed as "small-minded" China's strong objections to his attendance...

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The leader of Taiwan's delegation to the U.S. presidential inauguration dismissed as "small-minded" China's strong objections to his attendance Friday.
    Violence mars anti-Trump protests in Washington

    Violence mars anti-Trump protests in Washington


    Masked, black-clad protesters carrying anarchist flags smashed windows, lit fires and scuffled with riot police Friday in downtown Washington, blocks from the parade in honor of newly sworn-in President Donald Trump. Washington police arrested more than...

    Masked, black-clad protesters carrying anarchist flags smashed windows, lit fires and scuffled with riot police Friday in downtown Washington, blocks from the parade in honor of newly sworn-in President Donald Trump. Washington police arrested more than 90 people over acts of vandalism committed on the fringe of peaceful citywide demonstrations being held against Trump's inauguration. Just before the parade started, clashes broke out between 400 to 500 stone-throwing protesters and riot police, who responded with tear gas -- the second violent flare-up in the space of a few hours.