Mars investigating Skittles said to be intended for cattleNEW YORK (AP) ? A mysterious Skittles spill on a rural highway in Wisconsin is taking another twist, with Mars Inc. saying it doesn't know why the discarded candy might have been headed to become cattle feed.
Gambia's defeated leader agrees to cede power: Official
Gambia's new president declared late Friday that "the rule of fear" had ended, while word emerged that longtime leader Yahya Jammeh was finally stepping aside under the threat of a regional military ...
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Children saved in Italy avalanche hotel miracle
A woman and four children were pulled alive Friday from the ruins of an Italian hotel and five other survivors were located under the snow, two days after the building was buried under an avalanche. The rescues mean all four children known to have been in the Rigopiano hotel when it was hit by a wall of snow on Wednesday have been saved. Giampiero Parete had feared the worst after he avoided being swamped by the avalanche because he had gone to the family car to get his wife's headache tablets.
It's now President Trump, vowing 'America First' in nationalist speech
By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Donald Trump took power as the 45th president of the United States on Friday and pledged to end what he called an "American carnage" of rusted factories and crime in an inaugural address that was a populist and nationalist rallying cry. Striking a defiant tone, Trump said the American middle class has been devastated by the outsourcing of jobs abroad. "From this moment on, it's going to be America First," the Republican told thousands of people gathered on the National Mall to see Trump take over from Democrat Barack Obama.
Pope urges Trump to show concern for poor, be guided by ethical valuesPope Francis urged U.S. President Donald Trump to be guided by ethical values and as he took office on Friday, saying he must take care of the poor and the outcast during his time in office. "At a time when our human family is beset by grave humanitarian crises demanding farsighted and united political responses, I pray that your decisions will be guided by the rich spiritual and ethical values that have shaped the history of the American people and your nation?s commitment to the advancement of human dignity and freedom worldwide," Francis said in a message sent to Trump minutes after he was inaugurated. "Under your leadership, may America's stature continue to be measured above all by its concern for the poor, the outcast and those in need ...," Francis said in the message released by the Vatican.
DeVos finalizes disclosures ahead of vote, but Dems unhappy
'Miracle underway': Rescuers pull out avalanche survivors
FARINDOLA, Italy (AP) ? With cheers of "Bravo! Bravo!" 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. Four children were among the 10 people found alive ? and one asked for cookies when she got out.
Taking his exit, Obama says presidency proved hope wins out
WASHINGTON (AP) ? Former President Barack Obama exited the presidency on Friday with a message of gratitude to Americans and a plea to his supporters not to be bowed by the inauguration of President Donald Trump.
Trump draws far smaller inaugural crowd than Obama