IS in Syria destroys part of Roman theater in Palmyra
BEIRUT (AP) ? Islamic State militants destroyed parts of the second-century Roman theater in Syria's historic town of Palmyra and the site's landmark ancient Tetrapylon, the government and opposition activists said Friday.
New Mexico targets Takata, auto makers over faulty air bags
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) ? New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas has announced a lawsuit against Japanese manufacturer Takata and a long list of automakers in connection with the sale of cars with dangerous air bag inflators.
Eight survivors found in Italy avalanche hotel
Two young children were among eight people pulled alive Friday from the ruins of a mountain hotel in central Italy, nearly two days after it was buried under a devastating avalanche. The rescues raised hopes of finding more survivors with efforts under way to locate between 17 and 24 others thought to have been in the hotel when the avalanche struck on Wednesday afternoon. Marco Bini, an officer with the mountain rescue wing of the GDF financial police, told AFP the survivors seemed to have been able to light fires to keep themselves warm as temperatures plummeted at 1,200 metres altitude.
The Latest: Trump backers from NC up early for trip to DC
The Latest on Donald Trump's inauguration as the 45th president of the United States (all times EST): 8:50 a.m. It was still dark when Jeff McNeely and Rob Wyatt woke up and caught an early train to Washington ...
The Latest: Unclear how many people found alive in hotel
Trump's big day underway: First, church before swearing-in
WASHINGTON (AP) ? Donald Trump, the real estate mogul and reality television star who upended American politics and energized voters angry with Washington, will be sworn in Friday as the 45th president of the United States, putting Republicans in control of the White House for the first time in eight years.
'The work begins!': Trump to be sworn in as U.S. president
By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Donald Trump will be sworn in on Friday as the 45th president of the United States, taking power over a divided country after a savage campaign and setting the country on a new, uncertain path at home and abroad. In a ceremony likely to draw 900,000 people, including protesters, Trump and his vice president, Mike Pence, will take the oath of office at midday (1700 GMT) outside the domed U.S. Capitol, with U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts presiding. "It all begins today!" Trump wrote in a note on Twitter at about 7:30 a.m. "I will see you at 11:00 A.M. for the swearing-in.
Trump readies to be sworn in as 45th US president
Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States Friday -- winning vindication for his bare-knuckle White House bid and beginning a four-year term that promises to shake up Washington and the world. THE MOVEMENT CONTINUES - THE WORK BEGINS!" Trump tweeted from his overnight lodgings at Blair House, just steps from the White House. In the cool Washington dawn, his most ardent supporters ignored forecasts of rain and began to make their way by metro, car and on foot to take part in history.
'The Hobbit' book returned after 38-year unexpected journeyITHACA, N.Y. (AP) ? A hardbound edition of "The Hobbit" is back on the shelves at a New York library nearly 40 years after it was checked out by a reader who traveled the world as a Marine.
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