With hopes and fears, a divided America watches inauguration
ADRIAN, Mich. (AP) ? In living rooms, cafes and offices, people across America watched Donald Trump become the nation's 45th president on Friday, with many eagerly anticipating the historic transition and others deeply fearing it.
The Latest: DC drivers caught in protest skirmishes
The Latest on Donald Trump's inauguration as the 45th president of the United States (all times EST): 2:40 p.m. The large Inauguration Day demonstration in downtown Washington is taking place at the edge ...
Promises, pomp and protests as Trump sworn in
Washington police chief says violent protest an isolated incidentWASHINGTON (Reuters) - A violent protest that erupted in Washington on U.S. President Donald Trump's inauguration day is a small, isolated incident, Interim Chief of Police Peter Newsham told CNN in an interview on Friday, adding that about 90 people have been arrested. Newsham said the violent group consisted of a couple hundred protesters, while thousands of others are peacefully demonstrating elsewhere across the national's capital city. (Reporting by Susan Heavey and Tim Ahmann; Editing by Chris Reese)
Kingpin 'El Chapo' faces US authority; it faces securing him
The Latest: Jammeh agrees to cede power: Senegalese officialBANJUL, Gambia (AP) ? The Latest on Gambia's political crisis, sparked by defeated leader Yahya Jammeh's refusal to leave office (all times local):
Trump admin makes defeating Islamic terrorism top foreign policy goal
By Yeganeh Torbati WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration will make defeating "radical Islamic terror groups" its top foreign policy goal, according to a statement posted on the White House website moments after Donald Trump's inauguration as U.S. president. Trump, a Republican, used his inaugural address on Friday to promise to "unite the civilized world against radical Islamic terrorism, which we will eradicate completely from the face of the earth." In the statement, titled "America First Foreign Policy," the Trump administration said, "Defeating ISIS and other radical Islamic terror groups will be our highest priority." ISIS is an acronym for Islamic State. In order to "defeat and destroy" Islamic State and similar groups, the new administration said it "will pursue aggressive joint and coalition military operations when necessary," work to cut off funding for terrorist groups, expand intelligence sharing, and use "cyberwarfare" to disrupt propaganda and recruitment efforts.
Bergdahl lawyers: Trump's criticism prevents fair trial
RALEIGH, 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.
Trump, takes over 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 the "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.
Bogus doctor performed physicals at Philadelphia high schoolPHILADELPHIA (AP) ? Authorities are investigating how a woman with phony medical credentials ended up giving physicals last year at a Philadelphia public high school.