The Latest: Karen Pence hopes to keep advocating art therapy
Washington braces for anti-Trump protests, New Yorkers march
By Ian Simpson and Joseph Ax WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Washington turned into a virtual fortress on Thursday ahead of Donald Trump's presidential inauguration, while thousands of people took to the streets of New York and Washington to express their displeasure with his coming administration. Some 900,000 people, both Trump backers and opponents, are expected to flood Washington for Friday's inauguration ceremony, according to organizers' estimates. The number of planned protests and rallies this year is far above what has been typical at recent presidential inaugurations, with some 30 permits granted in Washington for anti-Trump rallies and sympathy protests planned in cities from Boston to Los Angeles, and outside the U.S. in cities including London and Sydney.
Actors, mayors rally at inauguration eve Trump demonstration
NEW YORK (AP) ? Actors Robert De Niro, Sally Field and Mark Ruffalo joined hundreds of other people outside a Donald Trump building on Thursday for a pre-inauguration demonstration organizers said was meant to energize those concerned about the Republican president-elect's policies.
Silence, mourning since fatal crash turn to hope at Chapeco
Trump expects 'big results' from his choice to lead USDA
WASHINGTON (AP) ? Donald Trump said Thursday that he expects that former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue, his choice to lead the Agriculture Department, will "deliver big results for all Americans who earn their living off the land."
Up to 117 civilians died in strikes during Obama presidencyWASHINGTON (AP) ? As many as 117 civilians have been killed in drone and other counterterror attacks in Pakistan, Yemen and elsewhere during President Barack Obama's presidency, according to a report released late Thursday by U.S. intelligence officials.
Inaugural cheers, fireworks: Trump sweeps in for his big day
WASHINGTON (AP) ? With fireworks heralding his big moment, Donald Trump swept into Washington Thursday on the eve of his presidential inauguration and pledged to unify a nation sorely divided and clamoring for change. The capital braced for an onslaught of crowds and demonstrators ? with all the attendant hoopla and hand-wringing.
China's growth edges up but 2016 weakest year since 1990
BEIJING (AP) ? China's economic growth ticked up in the final quarter of 2016 but its full-year performance was the weakest in three decades as it heads into a potential trade battle with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump.
Former Jets star Gastineau says he has several health issues
Trump wants to ditch 'Obamacare' but keep the gains
Health coverage for all: the promise of President-elect Donald Trump was also the vow of his predecessor Barack Obama, whose signature domestic achievement is now under serious threat of repeal. Since the 2010 passage of the Affordable Care Act, its defunding and eventual repeal have been a top priority for Republicans, who control both chambers of Congress and, beginning with Trump's inauguration Friday, the White House. In their view, Obamacare has marked a costly drift toward socialized, European-style medical care.