Trump takes charge, assertive but untested 45th US president
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Pledging 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 era under his assertive but untested leadership....
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'Miracle underway': Rescuers pull out avalanche survivors
FARINDOLA, Italy (AP) -- After two days huddled in freezing cold, tons of snow surrounding them in the wreckage of the avalanche-demolished hotel, survivors greeted their rescuers Friday as "angels." Among the 10 people pulled out alive was a plucky 6-year-old who just wanted her favorite cookies....
Gambia's defeated leader agrees to cede power: Official
BANJUL, Gambia (AP) -- 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 offensive....
Timing of Mexico drug lord's extradition seen as political
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's abrupt exit to face charges in the U.S. marks the probable end of the career of Mexico's most notorious drug cartel boss, and a delicately timed gesture by Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, who faces a new and hostile U.S. administration....
Major interstate bridge over Delaware River shut over crack
BRISTOL, Pa. (AP) -- A major interstate bridge linking New Jersey and Pennsylvania has been shut down after workers spotted a crack in it....
Prosecutor: Burglars fenced stolen goods on Jewelers Row
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- A business owner on Philadelphia's historic Jewelers Row was charged on Friday with fencing jewelry and other items stolen from luxury homes in the suburbs....
The Latest: Sentencing hearing begins for 'Dance Moms' star
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The Latest on a two-day sentencing hearing for "Dance Moms" star Abby Lee Miller (all times local):...
Man who laughed as toddler was burned by mother gets prison
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A Pittsburgh man who laughed while his girlfriend tortured her toddler son by burning him with cigarettes is headed to prison....
Wolf marks 2nd anniversary as governor with populist themes
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Marking his second anniversary as governor, Pennsylvania's Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf is acknowledging a key populist theme that helped get President Donald Trump elected, namely economic anxiety in this hard-hit rust belt state....
Pennsylvania treasurer reduces department's vehicle fleet
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania's treasurer is reducing the size of his department's automobile fleet and won't use a state car himself in what he says is an effort to keep a campaign promise....
As Pennsylvania's inmate ranks drop, parole population grows
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A 2012 state law that has contributed to Pennsylvania's shrinking inmate population is also helping fuel a growing population of parolees, long managed by an understaffed contingent of parole agents....
Pennsylvania jobless rate, labor force and payrolls shrink
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania's unemployment rate dropped in December for the second straight month. But it remained well above the national rate as the labor force contracted and payrolls shrank....
Bogus doctor performed physicals at Philadelphia high school
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Authorities are investigating how a woman with phony medical credentials ended up giving physicals last year at a Philadelphia public high school....
Woman accused of drugging son, 10, to get him to sleep
CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania woman is facing child endangerment charges after allegedly drugging her son to calm him....
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Was Donald Trump wrong to say John Lewis is "all talk and no action" after Lewis questioned the legitimacy of his presidency?