Bomb blast kill 18, wounds 51 in northwest PakistanPESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) ? Authorities say a bomb exploded in a market in a northwestern tribal region in Pakistan that borders Afghanistan, killing at least 18 people and wounding 51.
President Trump acts swiftly at dawn of new era
President Donald Trump assumed power with a fiercely nationalistic vow to put "America first," taking a stinging swipe at the legacy of his predecessor hours after reciting the oath of office. "From this day forward, a new vision will govern our land," Trump said, promising an end to business-as-usual in Washington. Adhering to his vow to immediately start dismantling the healthcare reforms passed by outgoing president Barack Obama, Trump signed his first executive order in the Oval Office, targeting Obamacare.
Fires, bricks mark daylong assault on inaugural festivities
WASHINGTON (AP) ? Protesters set fires and hurled bricks in a daylong assault on the city hosting Donald Trump's inauguration, registering their rage against the new president in a series of clashes that led to more than 200 arrests. Police used pepper spray and stun grenades to prevent the chaos from spilling into Trump's formal procession and evening balls.
Melania Trump stuns in first lady fashion stakes
First Lady Melania Trump stunned fashion watchers by donning a sleek, off-the-shoulder cream dress with a daring thigh-high slit to dance with President Donald Trump at the inaugural balls. The new first lady's sartorial picks for the inauguration went some way to silencing critics who have complained in the past that she favored high-end European clothes rather than American creations.
Violence flares in Washington during Trump inauguration
The burst of civil disorder followed a fierce presidential campaign that ended in a stunning victory for Republican Trump over Democrat Hillary Clinton on Nov. 8 and left the country divided. Many of Trump's supporters traveled to Washington to cheer their new president on Inauguration Day.
Elijah Wood: the blockbuster star with an indie heart
Early in the new millennium Elijah Wood was the darling of Hollywood as the star of "The Lord of the Rings," one of the biggest movie series of all time. "Making 'Rings' was like making the world's largest independent film in a way, the spirit of it, and that's kind of what I connect to," he told AFP at the annual Sundance Film Festival in the mountains of Utah. Wood, a Sundance regular, has returned to the ski resort of Park City for his latest movie, "I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore," said to be the only festival entrant with a grammatical sentence as its title.
World jittery about Trump's 'America first' inaugural speech
1 wounded in school shooting, 'could have been much worse'WEST LIBERTY, Ohio (AP) ? A school shooting that left one student hospitalized and others scrambling out classroom windows could have been far worse if not for the heroics of staff members who stopped the shooter and had him pinned down when police arrived, authorities said.
IS wreaks new destruction in Syria's ancient Palmyra
The Islamic State group has demolished more treasured monuments in Syria's ancient Palmyra, a month after recapturing it from government forces, the country's antiquities chief said Friday. The news is a fresh blow for the UNESCO World Heritage site, which had already been ravaged by the jihadist group during the nine months of control before being expelled in March last year. "Local sources told us that 10 days ago Daesh destroyed the tetrapylon," a 16-columned structure that marked one end of the ancient city's colonnade, Maamoun Abdulkarim told AFP using an Arabic acronym for IS.
Pakistan market bomb kills 12, wounds 35: officials