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3-week-old baby giraffe dies at Utah's Hogle Zoo

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 4:05pm

Utah's Hogle Zoo is mourning the death of a three-week-old baby giraffe.

Analysis: Trump speech shows America getting what it ordered

Nancy Benac, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 4:05pm

America is getting what it ordered on Election Day.

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Trump takes charge, assertive but untested 45th US president

Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 4:04pm

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.

The Latest: 4 hurt after tree falls near Chula Vista school

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 4:01pm

The Latest on California's latest storm (all times local):

The Latest: Police drop rope to man on bridge after shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 4:01pm

The Latest on the shooting of a police officer in a town outside New Orleans (all times local):

New charges for Marine colonel accused of sexual abuse

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 3:54pm

Authorities at Camp Lejeune say a Marine colonel accused of sexually assaulting a child is facing more charges.

Michigan says 38 underperforming public schools could close

David Eggert and Corey Williams, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 3:54pm

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.

PHOTOS: Pomp, fanfare and protest for Trump inauguration

Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 3:53pm

Donald Trump became the 45th president of the United States Friday, vowing that "through our loyalty to our country, we will rediscover our loyalty to each other."

Man sought for probation violation after vicious dog mauling

Corey Williams, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 3:41pm

A 63-year-old Detroit man whose pit bulls mauled another man violated his court-ordered probation shortly after sentencing and has been on the run for more than a year, a Michigan Corrections spokesman said Friday.

Facebook restores page for breast cancer tattoo artist

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 3:41pm

Facebook says it was mistaken in disabling the accounts of a woman who aids breast cancer survivors in the St. Louis area by creating tattoos of the nipple and areola after reconstructive surgery.

Obama exits the presidency voicing optimism for the future

Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 3:34pm

Closing out a barrier-breaking chapter in history, former President Barack Obama left the White House on Friday much the way he entered it eight years ago: insisting Americans have reason for optimism despite the national sense of unease.

The Latest: Judge orders ex-UW student to trial in sex case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 3:24pm

The Latest on a suspended University of Wisconsin student accused of sexual assault and harassment involving several woman (all times local):

Senate confirms retired Gen. James Mattis to run Pentagon in President Donald Trump's new administration

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 3:22pm

Senate confirms retired Gen. James Mattis to run Pentagon in President Donald Trump's new administration.

Sheriff: Man fatally shoots wife he thought was a burglar

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 3:21pm

North Carolina authorities say a man fatally shot his wife after he mistook her for a burglar.

Texas court grants appeal after 35 years without conviction

Claudia Lauer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 3:21pm

A Texas inmate who was imprisoned for 35 years while waiting for a new trial after a court overturned his murder conviction should be set free, an appellate court ruled.

Melee near Trump's parade route as police, protesters clash

Jessica Gresko, Michael Biesecker and Jeff Horwitz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 3:21pm

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. Scores were arrested for trashing property and attacking officers while a burning limousine sent clouds of black smoke into the sky during Trump's procession.

'El Chapo' is hauled off to US jail that has held terrorists

Tom Hays and Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 3:12pm

In a scene U.S. authorities had dreamed of for decades, Mexican drug lord and escape artist Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was hauled into an American courtroom Friday and then taken away to an ultra-secure jail that has held some of the world's most dangerous terrorists and mobsters.

House panel endorses optional foreign language in K-2 grades

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 3:11pm

The House Education Committee has endorsed a bill that would give Wyoming school districts the option of providing foreign language instruction in kindergarten through second grade.

With hopes and fears, a divided America watches inauguration

Mike Householder, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 3:11pm

In living rooms, cafes and offices, people across America watched Donald Trump become the nation's 45th president.

Skin cancer cream could kill your pet, FDA warns

Susan Scutti, CNN  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 3:03pm

The Food and Drug Administration warned pet owners Wednesday that dogs, cats and other animals may die if exposed to skin cancer creams. It may be sold under the names Carac, Efudex and Fluoroplex, all of which contain the active ingredient fluorouracil, also known as 5-FU, and it may be a danger to pets.