Violence flares in Washington during Trump inauguration
The burst of civil disorder followed a fierce presidential campaign that ended in a stunning victory for Republican Trump over Democrat Hillary Clinton on Nov. 8 and left the country divided. Many of Trump's supporters traveled to Washington to cheer their new president on Inauguration Day.
Elijah Wood: the blockbuster star with an indie heart
Early in the new millennium Elijah Wood was the darling of Hollywood as the star of "The Lord of the Rings," one of the biggest movie series of all time. "Making 'Rings' was like making the world's largest independent film in a way, the spirit of it, and that's kind of what I connect to," he told AFP at the annual Sundance Film Festival in the mountains of Utah. Wood, a Sundance regular, has returned to the ski resort of Park City for his latest movie, "I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore," said to be the only festival entrant with a grammatical sentence as its title.
World jittery about Trump's 'America first' inaugural speech
1 wounded in school shooting, 'could have been much worse'WEST LIBERTY, Ohio (AP) ? A school shooting that left one student hospitalized and others scrambling out classroom windows could have been far worse if not for the heroics of staff members who stopped the shooter and had him pinned down when police arrived, authorities said.
IS wreaks new destruction in Syria's ancient Palmyra
The Islamic State group has demolished more treasured monuments in Syria's ancient Palmyra, a month after recapturing it from government forces, the country's antiquities chief said Friday. The news is a fresh blow for the UNESCO World Heritage site, which had already been ravaged by the jihadist group during the nine months of control before being expelled in March last year. "Local sources told us that 10 days ago Daesh destroyed the tetrapylon," a 16-columned structure that marked one end of the ancient city's colonnade, Maamoun Abdulkarim told AFP using an Arabic acronym for IS.
Pakistan market bomb kills 12, wounds 35: officials
Turkey moves closer to expanding Erdogan powers
The Turkish parliament early Saturday approved a draft bill that would dramatically expand the powers of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, meaning the country will vote on changing the constitution later this year. The government insists the proposals to create an executive presidency will ensure simpler and more effective administration but critics say it will give Erdogan more power that is unchecked. Each article was put to a vote in the 550-seat parliament, where the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) enjoys a comfortable majority.
Fires, bricks mark daylong assault on inaugural festivities
WASHINGTON (AP) ? Protesters set fires and hurled bricks in a daylong assault on the city hosting Donald Trump's inauguration, registering their rage against the new president in a series of clashes that led to more than 200 arrests. Police used pepper spray and stun grenades to prevent the chaos from spilling into Trump's formal procession and evening balls.
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Trump executive order first strike at ending 'Obamacare'
WASHINGTON (AP) ? In an opening salvo against "Obamacare," President Donald Trump signed an executive order Friday night that appears aimed squarely at undoing the unpopular requirement that individuals carry insurance or face fines.