"The work begins!":Trump to be sworn in as U.S. president
By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Donald Trump began the ceremonial events leading up to his swearing-in later on Friday as the 45th president of the United States, as black-clad activists smashed windows in downtown Washington to protest his inauguration. 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. Trump, a Republican, will take power in a country divided after a bitter election campaign.
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Prosecutor: Extradition of El Chapo is milestone for justice
NEW YORK (AP) ? Saying they were bringing the world's most notorious drug lord to justice, U.S. prosecutors on Friday described Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman as the murderous architect of a 3-decade-long web of violence, corruption and drug addiction and announced they were seeking a $14 billion forfeiture from him.
Anti-Trump protesters smash windows in inauguration protest
By David Lawder and Scott Malone WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Black-clad activists protesting U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration smashed store and car windows in Washington on Friday and fought with police in riot gear who responded with pepper spray and stun grenades. About 900,000 people were expected to pack the grassy National Mall facing the Capitol, where Trump will be sworn in, as well as the parade route along Pennsylvania Avenue to the White House and other parts of central Washington. Earlier, liberal activists with a separate group called Disrupt J20 intermittently blocked multiple security checkpoints leading to the largest public viewing area for the ceremony.
Melania Trump's hometown in Slovenia marks inauguration
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Italian firefighting spokesman: Total of 10 people found alive in avalanche hotel rubble so farFARINDOLA, Italy (AP) ? Italian firefighting spokesman: Total of 10 people found alive in avalanche hotel rubble so far.
Presidential Limo: Trumps, Obamas on their way to Capitol
WASHINGTON (AP) ? Following the path of inaugurations past, Donald Trump and Barack Obama rode together to the U.S. Capitol Friday as the real estate mogul and reality TV star who upended American politics prepared to be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. His ascent puts Republicans in control of the White House for the first time in eight years.
Samsung probe 'finds faulty batteries triggered fires'
A Samsung probe into the exploding batteries that forced the electronics giant to scrap its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones has found irregularly sized batteries caused overheating, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday. The South Korean conglomerate was forced to discontinue its flagship Note 7 after a chaotic recall that saw replacement phones also catching fire, with the debacle costing the company billions in lost profit and reputational damage. Samsung is set to unveil the results of its investigation Monday, but sources told the WSJ that the findings indicated some of the problematic batteries were irregularly sized, causing overheating, while others had manufacturing problems.
Briton falls to death at 2022 Qatar World Cup stadium site
A British man fell to his death this week at a World Cup stadium building site in Qatar, where construction conditions have come under sharp scrutiny since the country was awarded the 2022 soccer tournament.