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Floating strip club owner says he was unfairly targeted

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska man convicted of illegally dumping human waste into a harbor while operating a floating strip club said Friday he plans to appeal whatever sentence is imposed Friday afternoon. Hours before his sentencing following his conviction on...

Freeze-dried food and 1 bathroom: 6 simulate Mars in dome

HONOLULU (AP) — Crammed into a dome with one bathroom, six scientists will spend eight months munching on mostly freeze-dried foods – with a rare treat of Spam – and have only their small sleeping quarters to retreat to for solace. The simulated stay on Mars...

Bergdahl lawyers: Trump's criticism prevents fair trial

AP Photo/John Locher RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s scathing criticism of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will prevent the soldier from getting a fair trial on charges he endangered comrades by walking off his post in Afghanistan, Bergdahl’s attorneys...

Michigan says 38 underperforming public schools could close

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan on Friday ordered the closure of 38 chronically underperforming public schools in Detroit and other communities, marking the first time that traditional schools will be closed explicitly for academic reasons under state law. The announcement...

With hopes and fears, a divided America watches inauguration

AP Photo/Lynne Sladky ADRIAN, Mich. (AP) — In living rooms, cafes and offices, Americans watched Donald Trump become the nation’s 45th president on Friday, with many eagerly anticipating the historic transition and others deeply fearing it. Among them was a retired...

Bergdahl lawyers: Trump's criticism prevents fair trial

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s scathing criticism of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will prevent the soldier from getting a fair trial on charges he endangered comrades by walking off his post in Afghanistan, Bergdahl’s attorneys said Friday. In a motion...
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The Latest: Obamas depart Washington after Trump takes oath

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Donald Trump’s inauguration as the 45th president of the United States (all times EST): 12:45 p.m. Former President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, are departing Washington. The Obamas held hands as they walked to a military helicopter...
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Trump takes charge: Sworn in as nation’s 45th president

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pledging to empower America’s “forgotten men and women,” Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States Friday, taking command of a deeply divided nation and ushering in an unpredictable era in Washington. His victory...
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AP VIDEO: Donald J. Trump sworn in as 45th U.S. president

Donald Trump has been sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. The ceremony took place before a crowd of dignitaries at the U.S. Capitol, including former presidents and the woman Trump beat in November, Hillary Clinton. (Jan. 20)  

Prosecutor: Extradition of El Chapo is milestone for justice

AP Photo/Mark Lennihan NEW YORK (AP) — Saying they were bringing the world’s most notorious drug lord to justice, U.S. prosecutors on Friday described Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman as the murderous architect of a 3-decade-long web of violence, corruption and...