'Miracle underway': Rescuers pull out avalanche survivors
With cheers of joy, rescue crews pulled survivors from the debris of an avalanche-crushed hotel in central Italy on Friday, boosting spirits two days after the massive snow slide buried some 30 people ...
Spring League invites Rice, Manziel, adds former NFL playersAn independent football league debuting in April is embracing high-profile NFL players who were shunned, extending invitations to Johnny Manziel and Ray Rice and lining up several former draft picks with the promise of a shot to display their talent.
Trump takes first actions on Cabinet, declares day of patriotism: spokesman
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Donald Trump took his first official actions as U.S. president on Friday, sending his Cabinet nominations to the Senate and calling for a national day of patriotism, his spokesman said. Trump, who was sworn into office earlier on Friday, also signed into a law a waiver to allow Defense Secretary-designate James Mattis, a retired U.S. Marine Corps general, to serve, Sean Spicer said. (Reporting by Richard Cowan; Writing by Susan Heavey; Editing by Chris Reese)
Bergdahl lawyers: Trump's criticism prevents fair trialRALEIGH, N.C. (AP) ? President Donald Trump's scathing criticism of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will prevent the soldier from getting a fair trial on charges he endangered comrades by walking off his post in Afghanistan, Bergdahl's attorneys said Friday.
Elder Bush and wife both doing better in Houston hospital
Former President George H.W. Bush is now able to breathe unaided, and he watched the Trump inauguration on television from a Houston hospital along with his wife Barbara, a patient in the same hospital. A statement released by the former president's office said he was "breathing well on his own" after a breathing tube was removed. Bush, who is 92, remained in stable condition at Houston Methodist Hospital, where he has been treated for pneumonia.
Protesters, police clash in Washington as Trump assumes presidency
By Ian Simpson and Scott Malone WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Black-clad activists angry about U.S. President Donald Trump's inauguration smashed store car windows and blocked traffic in Washington on Friday and fought with police in riot gear who responded with tear gas and stun grenades. The incident occurred about 90 minutes before Trump was sworn in at the Capitol a mile and a half (2.4 km) away. The group of detainees became a flash point after Trump was sworn in, when a crowd of several hundred that had formed to call for their release turned violent, with some throwing bottles and rocks at police who responded with tear gas and stun grenades.
The Latest: DC police clashing with protesters in streets
Smashed windows, chaotic confrontation near inauguration
WASHINGTON (AP) ? Police deployed pepper spray and made numerous arrests in a chaotic confrontation blocks from Donald Trump's inauguration Friday as protesters registered their rage against the new president.
Donald Trump sworn in as 45th US president
Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of United States on Friday, issuing a staunchly nationalist vow to put "America first" in his opening address to a country -- and a world -- watching a page of history turn. "From this day forward, a new vision will govern our land," Trump said, pronouncing an end to business as usual in Washington. "Together we will make America strong again.
Trump, sworn in as U.S. president, vows to end 'American carnage' in defiant speech
By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Donald Trump took power as the 45th president of the United States on Friday and pledged to end "American carnage" of social and economic woes in an inaugural address that was a populist and nationalist rallying cry. Sketching a bleak vision of a country he said was ravaged by rusted-out factories, crime, gangs and drugs, Trump indirectly blamed his predecessors in the White House for policies that helped Washington at the expense of struggling families. "From this moment on, it's going to be America First," the Republican told thousands of people gathered on the grounds of the National Mall as he took over the presidency from Democrat Barack Obama.