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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."

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 3:51pm

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

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.

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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.

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'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.

The Latest: Man chased down woman in vehicle,

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 3:03pm

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

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.

Woman accused of drugging son, 10, to get him to sleep

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 3:01pm

A Pennsylvania woman is facing child endangerment charges after allegedly drugging her son to calm him.

Shelter for migrant children in Arkansas still possible

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 3:01pm

A former job corps site is Arkansas has been sitting vacant but potential options for its use are an at-risk youth program expansion and a shelter for unaccompanied immigrant children being held at the U.S. border.

Charges: Cop left out gun that girl, 8, used to kill herself

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 2:44pm

Authorities say a New Jersey police officer left his personal .357-caliber revolver loaded and unsecured on a shelf before his 8-year-old daughter fatally shot herself.

Appeals court tells judge to allow transgender name changes

Kate Brumback, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 2:42pm

Two transgender men may legally change their names, a Georgia appeals court ruled Friday, overturning a judge's orders that said the name changes could be confusing and considered a type of fraud.