January 20, 2017 RSS feed / Nation/World

Russian political elites revel in Donald Trump’s inauguration

MOSCOW Russian officials and lawmakers lauded Donald Trump’s inauguration Friday, hoping it will herald a period of better ties with the United States, while revelers in Moscow and elsewhere gathered for celebrations as bar and club owners sou More...

‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ star Miguel Ferrer dies

NEW YORK (AP) — Miguel Ferrer, who brought stern authority to his featured role on CBS’ hit “NCIS: Los Angeles” and, before that, to NBC crime drama “Crossing Jordan,” has died.  CBS said Ferrer died Thursday More...

Despite campaign to-do list, Trump team remains coy about his plans

WASHINGTON Donald Trump campaigned on a detailed and extensive todo list for his first day in office. A day before his swearing in, his team was being coy about when and how he plans to cross items off it. More...

Timeline of events for Friday’s inauguration

Timeline of Friday’s events as Donald Trump is inaugurated president of the United States:  BEFORE THE CEREMONY   More...

Former president’s breathing tube indicates severe pneumonia

Former President George H.W. Bush is being treated for pneumonia in intensive care at a Houston hospital where doctors are evaluating him before removing a breathing tube.  More...

Protesters planning to disrupt Donald Trump’s big day

WASHINGTON   Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to fill the nation’s capital for the inauguration of Donald Trump, and while the majority of those expected in Washington on Friday will be there to celebrate, some protesters say t More...

Mexican drug kingpin ‘El Chapo’ to appear in U.S. courtroom

NEW YORK Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, one of the world’s most notorious drug kingpins, is finally headed for a court date the United States sought for two decades while he made brazen prison escapes and spent years on the run in Mexi More...

Obama cuts 330 federal drug sentences short in his last major act as president

WASHINGTON In a last major act as president, Barack Obama cut short the sentences of 330 federal inmates convicted of drug crimes on Thursday, bringing his bid to correct what he’s called a systematic injustice to a climactic close. More...

5 reported alive in Italian hotel hit by avalanche

FARINDOLA, Italy Five people were found alive in the rubble of an Italian hotel Friday, two days after an avalanche tore through the mountain resort and trapped an estimated 30 people inside, rescue crews reported. More...

Syria: IS destroys part of Roman theater in Palmyra

BEIRUT Islamic State group militants destroyed the landmark ancient Tetrapylon and parts of the 2nd century Roman theater in Syria’s historic town of Palmyra, the government and opposition monitoring groups said Friday. More...

British man dies at 2022 World Cup stadium site in Qatar

A British man has died working on World Cup stadium building site in Qatar, where construction conditions have come under sharp scrutiny since the country was awarded the 2022 soccer tournament. More...

Bush ‘41’ and wife hospitalized

HOUSTON   Former President George H.W. Bush and his wife, Barbara, remain hospitalized in Houston, where he was in intensive care for pneumonia and she was being watched after complaining of fatigue and coughing.  More...

4 officers suspended for dashcam failures in McDonald death

CHICAGO (AP) — Four Chicago police officers who were at the scene of the 2014 fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald have been suspended for failing to ensure the dashboard cameras in their squad cars were operating properly.  More...

Even before taking office, Trump has changed the presidency

WASHINGTON Donald Trump enters the White House on Friday just as he entered the race for president: defiant, unfiltered, unbound by tradition and utterly confident in his chosen course. More...

NASA study in Hawaii paving way for human travel to Mars

HONOLULU   A group of NASA-funded researchers are poised to enter an isolated geodesic dome on a remote Hawaii volcano to study human behavior in long-term space exploration, including a planned voyage to Mars.  The six scientists enter the More...

Collapse of burning Tehran high-rise kills 30 firefighters

TEHRAN, Iran A high-rise building in Tehran engulfed by a fire collapsed day, killing at least 30 firefighters and injuring some 75 people, state media reported. More...

Inaugural speech is Trump’s time to rise to the moment

WASHINGTON Tradition suggests it’s time for Donald Trump to set aside the say-anything speaking style and rise to the inaugural moment. But bucking tradition, or ignoring it altogether, is what got Donald Trump to his inaugural moment. More...

More clemency is on the way after Obama shortens Manning’s sentence

WASHINGTON Embracing his clemency powers like never before, President Barack Obama is planning more commutations in his final days in office after a dramatic move to cut short convicted leaker Chelsea Manning’s sentence. More...

Were opportunities for clues from MH370 debris missed?

SYDNEY Three nations shelled out around $160 million and years’ worth of work on the underwater search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. The result: No plane. More...

Prosecutor: Orlando gunman’s widow knew about the attack

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