Gamian leader told to cede power or be forced out
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) ? West African officials say Gambia's defeated President Yahya Jammeh must cede power by noon Friday or he will be dislodged by a regional force that has already moved into the country.
Philippine protesters ask Duterte to stay away from Trump
MANILA, Philippines (AP) ? Left-wing and Muslim activists urged Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte in a noisy protest to keep his promise of charting a foreign policy independent of America by staying away from Donald Trump who after he is sworn in as president on Friday.
Leonard, Murray power Spurs past Nuggets
All-star game starter Kawhi Leonard scored 34 points and rookie Dejounte Murray added a career-high 24 as the San Antonio Spurs defeated the Denver Nuggets 118-104 on Thursday. Leonard, who earlier in the day was named an NBA all-star starter for the second straight year, posted his fifth consecutive game with at least 30 points while Murray, 20, becomes the youngest player in franchise history to score 24 or more points in a game. Hopefully I can keep it going," said Leonard of the all-star nod.
Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' to appear in New York court on Friday
Mexican cartel kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is expected to appear in a court in New York on Friday, shortly after his surprise extradition from Mexico ended a decades-long career in drug-trafficking, dare-devil jail breaks and murder. A Justice Department spokesman said El Chapo, or Shorty, once one of the world's most wanted drug lords, was set to appear for an arraignment at the federal court in Brooklyn. Guzman, 59, arrived in a small jet at Long Island's MacArthur Airport after nightfall Thursday, from a prison in the city of Juarez in the northern state of Chihuahua, where his Sinaloa cartel crushed the rival Juarez gang.
Pageantry, protests to mark the start of Trump's U.S. presidency
By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Donald Trump will be sworn in on Friday as the 45th president of the United States, taking power over a divided country after winning a savage campaign and setting the country on a new, uncertain path at home and abroad. In a ceremony likely to be attended by 900,000 people, some of them protesters, Trump and his vice president, Mike Pence, will take the oath of office at midday (1700 GMT) outside the domed U.S. Capitol, with U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts presiding. Trump, 70, enters the White House with work to do to bolster his image.
Ducks hold off Avalanche 2-1 in game delayed by glass break
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) ? Nick Ritchie scored the tiebreaking goal with 2:02 to play, and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Colorado Avalanche 2-1 on Thursday night in a game featuring a 45-minute delay and an early second intermission due to broken glass.
'Dance Moms' star's 2-day sentencing hearing set to begin
PITTSBURGH (AP) ? A federal judge will decide if "Dance Moms" reality TV star Abby Lee Miller should be sentenced to prison or probation for concealing hundreds of thousands of dollars' worth of income during her Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
Las Vegas Sands paying $7M to settle corrupt practices probe
LAS VEGAS (AP) ? U.S. authorities say billionaire Sheldon Adelson's casino company is paying almost $7 million to settle a foreign corrupt practices investigation of the firm's former relationship with a consultant in Macao and China.
Mexican drug kingpin "El Chapo" to appear in US courtroom
Facts about the inauguration of Donald Trump as U.S. presidentThe National Weather Service predicts temperatures nearing 47 degrees Fahrenheit (8 degrees Celsius) and rain tapering off by midafternoon. * After breakfast and a church service, Trump and his wife, Melania, will meet outgoing President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama at the White House. Following tradition, Trump and Obama will ride together down Pennsylvania Avenue to the Capitol.