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 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
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.
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 untested leadership.
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. 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.
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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 attention.
Report: 'Net neutrality' foe Ajit Pai is new FCC head
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 followers.
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 Friday as an adult with murder.
Hawaii bill compels mediation for Zuckerberg-type land deals