Protesters, Trump supporters clash outside 'DeploraBall'
Protesters and supporters of President-elect Donald Trump clashed outside a pro-Trump event in Washington the night before his inauguration. Police used chemical spray on some protesters in an effort to ...
NTSB releases preliminary report on Lake Erie plane crashCLEVELAND (AP) ? The pilot of a plane that crashed into Lake Erie last month received his certification to fly that type of aircraft just 21 days before the fatal crash, according to the National Transportation Safety Board's preliminary report.
Desperate search for trapped Iran firefighters
Rescue workers pressed a desperate search on Friday for around 20 firefighters trapped under the rubble of a Tehran high-rise that collapsed the previous day. One firefighter, who had managed to escape the 15-storey Plasco building before it fell, died in hospital from severe burns, the official IRNA news agency reported. The building, which was Iran's oldest high-rise and contained a shopping centre and hundreds of clothing suppliers, came down after a four-hour blaze.
West African military force enters Gambia to install new president
By Tim Cocks and Emma Farge BANJUL/DAKAR (Reuters) - West African nations launched a military operation in Gambia on Thursday, Senegal's army said, aiming to install its new President Adama Barrow and remove longtime ruler Yahya Jammeh, who refuses to step down despite an election loss. Barrow took the oath of office on Thursday at Gambia's embassy in Senegal, calling for international support from West Africa's ECOWAS bloc, the African Union and the United Nations.
Tough break: Ducks nip Avalanche 2-1 after long glass delay
Johnson to visit Myanmar, says democratic transition not yet complete
British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, who will visit Myanmar on Friday, said the former British colony's transition to democracy was not yet complete but that Britain would offer its full support as a friend. "Burma?s transition to democracy is not yet complete but it is worth reflecting on just how far Burma has come since Aung San Suu Kyi?s National League for Democracy party took office just nine months ago," Johnson said in a statement.
Murray, Wawrinka advance to 4th round at Australian Open
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) ? Andy Murray showed no signs of trouble with his sore ankle as he advanced to the round of 16 at the Australian Open for the ninth straight year, avoiding an upset against Sam Querrey on a mild Friday afternoon.
China's growth edges up but 2016 weakest year since 1990
BEIJING (AP) ? China's economic growth ticked up in the final quarter of 2016 but its full-year performance was the weakest in three decades as it heads into a potential trade battle with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump.
Timing of Mexico drug lord's extradition seen as political
MEXICO CITY (AP) ? Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's abrupt exit to face charges in the U.S. marks the end of an era in which he was Mexico's most notorious drug cartel boss and, for some, the stuff of folk legend.
Gambian leader told to cede power or be forced out
If Jammeh refuses to leave Gambia by midday the regional troops will force him out, said Marcel Alain de Souza, chairman of the West African regional bloc, ECOWAS. A West African regional force including ...