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  • The Latest: Trump returns to White House after celebrations
  • President Donald Trump dances with first lady Melania Trump at the Liberty Ball, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)WASHINGTON (AP) ? The Latest on Donald Trump's inauguration as the 45th president of the United States (all times EST):



  • Trump executive order first strike at ending 'Obamacare'
  • Vice President Mike Pence watches at left as President Donald Trump prepares to sign his first executive order, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)WASHINGTON (AP) ? In an opening salvo against "Obamacare," President Donald Trump signed an executive order Friday night that appears aimed squarely at undoing the unpopular requirement that individuals carry insurance or face fines.



  • Chen dominates men's short program at US nationals
  • Nathan Chen waves to the crowd after his score was announced in the men's short program at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) ? Hyped as the future of men's skating, Nathan Chen put the sport on notice that his time is now.



  • World reacts to Trump's 'America first' inaugural speech
  • A private security tries to prevent the media from taking pictures as protesters picket the Trump Tower hours after Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, in the financial district of Makati city east Manila, Philippines. Pledging emphatically to empower America's "forgotten men and women," Donald Trump was sworn in as President of the United States on Friday, taking command of a riven nation facing an unpredictable era under his assertive but untested leadership. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)President Donald Trump's inaugural speech promised "America first" policy, but offered no specifics about America's place in the world.



  • El Chapo's new home: a jail that held mobsters, terrorists
  • FILE- This March 12, 2009 photo shows the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York City. The high security section of the facility where high-risk inmates that included Mafia boss John Gotti and several close associates of Osama bin Laden spent their time awaiting trial, will now house accused Mexican drug lord and escape artist Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)NEW YORK (AP) ? In the heart of bustling lower Manhattan sits one of the country's most secure federal lockups ? and the new home of Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman.



  • Serena Williams reaches 4th round without dropping a set
  • United States' Serena Williams hits a backhand return to compatriot Nicole Gibbs during their third round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) ? Serena Williams is still on track in her bid to win a record 23rd Grand Slam title.



  • Warriors get 6th straight win, 125-108 over Rockets
  • Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant reacts after drawing a foul during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Houston Rockets, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, in Houston. Golden State won 125-108. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)HOUSTON (AP) ? The Golden State Warriors wanted to make sure the Houston Rockets wouldn't beat them from the 3-point line.



  • Rick Hendrick rises from tobacco farmer to Hall of Famer
  • NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee Rick Hendrick talks about his career as a team owner, during the NASCAR Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) ? Rick Hendrick, owner of the most successful organization in NASCAR, grew up on a Virginia tobacco farm knowing that wasn't the life he wanted.



  • World reacts to Trump's 'America first' inaugural speech
  • A private security tries to prevent the media from taking pictures as protesters picket the Trump Tower hours after Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, in the financial district of Makati city east Manila, Philippines. Pledging emphatically to empower America's "forgotten men and women," Donald Trump was sworn in as President of the United States on Friday, taking command of a riven nation facing an unpredictable era under his assertive but untested leadership. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)President Donald Trump's inaugural speech promised "America first" policy, but offered no specifics about America's place in the world.



  • Trump takes charge, assertive but untested 45th US president
  • Trump takes charge, assertive but untested 45th US presidentPledging emphatically 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 riven nation facing an unpredictable ...



  • Melania Trump wears sky-blue cashmere Ralph Lauren ensemble
  • Melania Trump wears sky-blue cashmere Ralph Lauren ensembleIncoming first lady Melania Trump wore a sky-blue cashmere jacket and mock turtleneck dress by Ralph Lauren, the brand that designed so many Hillary Clinton pantsuits, on Inauguration Day. "It was ...



  • James Mattis sworn in as Trump's defense secretary
  • US Vice President Mike Pence (R) swears in James Mattis as Secretary of DefenseRetired Marine general James Mattis was sworn in as US defense secretary, praising intelligence agencies and calling for stronger ties with allies in a break from positions taken by President Donald Trump. Mattis was confirmed by a 98-1 vote earlier Friday in the first action taken by US senators after Trump took the oath of office, and was sworn in by Vice President Mike Pence. "Together with the intelligence community we are the sentinels and guardians of our nation," Mattis said in a statement to the Department of Defense -- tipping his cap to the agencies that Trump has sharply criticized as they investigate claims of Russian interference in the US election.



  • S. Korea minister resigns after arrest over arts blacklist
  • South Korea's Culture Minister Cho Yoon-Sun (C) arrives to be questioned at the office of the independent counsel on a corruption scandal case that led to the impeachment of President Park Geun-Hye in Seoul on January 17, 2017South Korea's culture minister resigned after being arrested Saturday for allegedly creating a "blacklist" of nearly 10,000 artists who voiced criticism of impeached President Park Geun-Hye. Cho Yoon-Sun, who is the first minister in active service to be arrested in South Korea, is accused of creating the vast catalogue to starve the artists of government subsidies and private investments and place them under state surveillance. The list's existence has sparked widespread anger, raising the spectre of Seoul's 1960-80s army-backed rule -- including under dictator Park Chung-Hee, the impeached leader's late father -- when the news, arts and entertainment were heavily censored.



  • The skin cure fad threatening Myanmar's elephants
  • At Myanmar's "Golden Rock" slices of skin from the country's fast disappearing wild elephants are sold as a cure for skin diseases"Elephant's skin can cure skin diseases like eczema," one shop owner, who requested anonymity, told AFP next to a counter brimming with porcupine quills and snake skins. Another young man touting his wares nearby promised a paste made from ground up elephant teeth would "cure pimples and remove black spots".



  • Violence mars anti-Trump protests in Washington
  • A protest sign is pictured before the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DCMasked, black-clad protesters carrying anarchist flags smashed windows, lit fires and scuffled with riot police Friday in downtown Washington, blocks from the parade in honor of newly sworn-in President Donald Trump. Just before the parade started, clashes broke out between 400 to 500 stone-throwing protesters and riot police, who responded with tear gas -- the second violent flare-up in the space of a few hours. As Trump's motorcade wound its way up Pennsylvania Avenue in the parade to the White House, protesters just a few blocks away set a parked limousine on fire after smashing its windows.



  • Police: Suspect in double slaying in critical condition
  • Sylvester Holt, bottom right, pleads with officers as while standing on the ledge of the Crescent City Connection Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, in New Orleans. Holt was wanted in the connection with the shooting of his wife and a Westwego police officer. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman)GRETNA, La. (AP) ? A man accused of killing his pregnant ex-girlfriend and a police officer was in critical condition after ending an hourslong standoff by shooting himself in the chest, the sheriff of a New Orleans suburb said Friday.



  • Le Pen headlines 'European counter-summit' in Germany
  • French National Front (FN) leader Marine Le Pen said a gathering of eurosceptic and far-right leaders in Germany aimed to "outline the Europe of tomorrow"French presidential hopeful Marine Le Pen will headline a European gathering of eurosceptic and far-right leaders in Germany on Saturday as they seek to put on a united front in a year of high-stakes elections. Billed as a "counter-summit", organisers said the parties would use the event in the historic Rhine river city of Koblenz to set out their joint "vision for a Europe of freedom". National Front (FN) leader Le Pen will share the stage with Frauke Petry of the anti-immigration Alternative for Germany (AfD), Geert Wilders of the Dutch anti-Islam Freedom Party and Matteo Salvini of Italy's anti-EU Northern League.



  • Trump trade strategy starts with quitting Asia pact: White House
  • Newly inaugurated U.S. President Donald Trump pumps his fist at the conclusion of his inaugural address during ceremonies swearing him in as the 45th president of the United States on the West front of the U.S. Capitol in WashingtonBy David Brunnstrom WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The new U.S. administration of President Donald Trump said on Friday its trade strategy to protect American jobs would start with withdrawal from the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade pact. A White House statement issued soon after Trump's inauguration said the United States would also "crack down on those nations that violate trade agreements and harm American workers in the process." The statement said Trump was committed to renegotiating another trade deal, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which was signed in 1994 by the United States, Canada and Mexico.



  • The Latest: Sheriff: Suspect admits shooting officer, woman
  • Sylvester Holt pleads with officers while standing on a ledge of the Crescent City Connection Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, in New Orleans. Holt was wanted in the connection with the shooting of his wife and a Westwego police officer. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman)MARRERO, La. (AP) ? The Latest on the shooting of a police officer in a town outside New Orleans (all times local):



  • President Trump acts swiftly at dawn of new era
  • US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump dance at the Liberty Ball at the Washington DC Convention CenterPresident 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.



  • Turkish assembly passes polemic bill to boost Erdogan powers
  • Turkey's Prime Minister, Binali Yildirim, centre, accompanied by some of his lawmakers cast their votes following Turkey's parliament debate proposing amendments to the country's constitution that would hand President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's largely ceremonial presidency sweeping executive powers, in Ankara, Turkey, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)ANKARA, Turkey (AP) ? Turkey's parliament on Saturday approved a contentious constitutional reform package, paving the way for a referendum on a presidential system that would greatly expand the powers of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's office.



  • Gambia's Jammeh declares he will stand down
  • People celebrate the inauguration of Gambia's new President Adama Barrow in BanjulGambian leader Yahya Jammeh said Saturday he would step down to keep peace in his country after 22 years in power, following last-chance talks with west African leaders before a military intervention. Jammeh spent hours with Guinea and Mauritania's presidents on Friday in Banjul, where agreement was reached that he would hand power to Adama Barrow, the declared winner of elections last month. "I have decided today in good conscience to relinquish the mantle of leadership of this great nation with infinite gratitude to all Gambians," Jammeh said in a statement broadcast on state television.



  • On first day, Trump signs health care executive order
  • President Donald Trump leaves the President's Room of the Senate on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Jan. 20, 2107, after he formally signed his cabinet nominations into law. He is joined at far left by his wife, first lady Melania Trump and daughter Tiffany Trump. At far right is Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, with White House counsel Donald McGahn, second from right. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, Pool)WASHINGTON (AP) ? President Donald Trump quickly assumed the mantle of the White House on Friday, making his first executive order one aimed at his predecessor's signature health care law and swearing-in members of his national security team to his Cabinet.



  • Apple antitrust suit: Qualcomm overcharged 'billions'
  • In its court filing, Apple said it has been overcharged "billions of dollars" by Qualcomm's "illegal scheme"Apple on Friday sued Qualcomm, accusing the California chipmaker of abusing its market power to demand unfair royalties, echoing charges filed days earlier by US antitrust regulators. The company also claimed Qualcomm owes it a billion dollars but is refusing to pay in retaliation for the iPhone maker's cooperating with South Korean antitrust regulators looking into the chipmaker's actions in that country. "For many years Qualcomm has unfairly insisted on charging royalties for technologies they have nothing to do with," Apple said in an email statement.



  • Panel delays vote on DeVos nomination as education secretary
  • Education Secretary-designate Betsy DeVos testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, at her confirmation hearing before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)WASHINGTON (AP) ? Education Secretary-nominee Betsy DeVos has pledged to divest her interests in more than 100 companies and has resigned positions with school choice advocacy groups to avoid possible conflicts of interest, according to documents released Friday by the Office of Government Ethics.



  • Michigan says 38 underperforming public schools could close
  • Students walk outside Pershing High School, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, in Detroit. Pershing is one of up to 38 schools in Detroit and other urban communities that the state hopes to close, potentially affecting 18,000 students and marking the first time that the state could close traditional public schools explicitly for academic reasons. Despite the announcement, some schools likely will remain open. State officials next will determine whether a closure would be an "unreasonable hardship" for children with no better schools to attend (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)LANSING, Mich. (AP) ? Michigan announced Friday that it plans to close up to 38 underperforming schools in Detroit and other urban communities, potentially affecting 18,000 students and marking the first time that the state could close traditional public schools explicitly for academic reasons.



  • Fires, bricks mark daylong assault on inaugural festivities
  • A parked limousine burns during a demonstration after the inauguration of President Donald Trump, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, in Washington. Protesters registered their rage against the new president Friday in a chaotic confrontation with police who used pepper spray and stun grenades in a melee just blocks from Donald Trump's inaugural parade route. Scores were arrested for trashing property and attacking officers. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)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.



  • Trump, in Oval Office, signs first order on Obamacare
  • President Donald Trump is joined by the Congressional leadership and his family before formally signing his cabinet nominations into law, in the President's Room of the Senate, at the CapitolBy Jeff Mason and Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump directed government agencies on Friday to freeze regulations and take steps to weaken Obamacare, using his first hours in the White House to make good on a campaign promise to start dismantling his predecessor's healthcare law. Heading into the Oval Office shortly after the conclusion of his inaugural parade, Trump signed an order on the Affordable Care Act that urged government departments to "waive, defer, grant exemptions from, or delay the implementation" of provisions that imposed fiscal burdens on states, companies or individuals.



  • Violence flares in Washington during Trump inauguration
  • An activist stands amid smoke from a stun grenade while protesting against U.S. President Donald Trump on the sidelines of the inauguration in WashingtonThe 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.



  • Hudson Swafford shoots second 65, leads in rainy La Quinta
  • Hudson Swafford chips to the 11th hole during the second round of the CareerBuilder Challenge golf tournament on the Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course at PGA West Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, in La Quinta, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) ? Hudson Swafford beat the rain Friday in the CareerBuilder Challenge, and Phil Mickelson played his best in the worst of the conditions.



  • New White House look: Trump gives the Oval Office a makeover
  • President Donald Trump hands over his pen after signing his first executive order, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)WASHINGTON (AP) ? It took just a few hours for President Donald Trump to give the Oval Office a makeover, including some fresh gold trim.



  • Trump's inauguration day of ritual upends tradition
  • US President Donald Trump rocked tradition by delivering an inaugural address at times jarring for its staunchly nationalist tone and dark vision of the nationDonald Trump awoke as your everyday American billionaire. By noon he was sworn in as the nation's 45th president, on a whirlwind day that saw him thrust into the spotlight like never before. Trump, 70, began his Inauguration Day as many American leaders-to-be have done before him: with a visit to St John's Episcopal Church near the White House.



  • Gambia's defeated leader agrees to cede power, leave
  • Gambia's defeated leader agrees to cede power, leaveGambia's defeated leader Yahya Jammeh announced early Saturday he has decided to relinquish power, after hours of last-ditch talks with regional leaders and the threat by a regional military force to make ...



  • Turkish parliament backs bill boosting Erdogan powers
  • Turkey's Prime Minister Binali Yildirim (C) accompanied by lawmakers votes following a parliament debate on proposed amendments to the country's constitutionTurkey's parliament early Saturday backed a controversial bill that would dramatically expand the powers of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The parliament in a late-night session approved the seven final sections of the 18-article constitution and in a final vote the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) received 339 "yes" votes for the bill as a whole. The party needed at least 330 or more votes -- a three-fifths majority -- for the adoption of the constitutional change and to send it to a referendum for final approval.



  • Sentencing reset for Alaska strip club owner in dumping case
  • ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) ? A sentencing hearing has been canceled for a second day in a row in the case of an Alaska man who was convicted of illegally dumping human waste into a harbor while operating a floating strip club.

  • Apple depicts Qualcomm as a shady monopolist in $1B lawsuit
  • Apple is suing mobile chip maker Qualcomm for $1 billion in a patent fight pitting the iPhone maker against one of its major suppliers. The 100-page complaint filed Friday in a San Diego federal court ...

  • Trump signs executive order against Obamacare health law
  • US President Donald Trump signs an executive order as Vice President Mike Pence looks on at the White House in Washington, DC on January 20, 2017President Donald Trump signed an executive order aimed at limiting the "burden" of the Obamacare health law that the incoming US leader has vowed to repeal. Doing away with Barack Obama's signature domestic achievement is a top priority for Republicans, who control both chambers of Congress and, since Trump's inauguration Friday, the White House.



  • The Latest: Defeated Gambia leader says relinquishing power
  • A Senegal soldier patrols at the Gambia border with Senegal in the town of Karang, Senegal, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. 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, West African officials said. (AP Photo/Sylvain Cherkaoui)BANJUL, Gambia (AP) ? The Latest on Gambia's political crisis, sparked by defeated leader Yahya Jammeh's refusal to leave office (all times local):



  • Trump, now president, pledges to put 'America First' in nationalist speech
  • U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump walk along Pennsylvania Avenue during the inaugural parade from the U.S. Capitol in WashingtonBy Steve Holland and Emily Stephenson 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 American workers have been devastated by the outsourcing of jobs abroad. "From this day forward it?s going to be only America First,? the Republican told thousands of people gathered on the National Mall to see him take over from Democrat Barack Obama.



  • Senate confirms Trump's picks for defense, homeland security
  • Senate confirms Trump's picks for defense, homeland securityThe Republican-led Senate, taking little time to fill two critical national security posts, overwhelmingly confirmed a pair of retired Marine generals tapped by President Donald Trump to run the Pentagon ...