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Cleveland submits new police crisis intervention policy

Mark Gillispie, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 1:31pm

City police officers with specialized training will be able to refer anyone having a mental health or substance abuse crisis to a hospital or treatment facility rather than arrest them for minor crimes, according to federal court documents filed late Thursday.

In opening act, Trump's light side on display with lawmakers

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 1:31pm

President Donald Trump turned on the charm with congressional leaders as they witnessed him nominating his Cabinet.

The Latest: Slain officer was veteran of Afghanistan

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 1:24pm

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

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Promises, pomp and protests as Trump sworn in

Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 1:22pm

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 gives Republicans control of the White House for the first time in eight years.

Hatch serves as designated survivor at Trump's inauguration

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 1:22pm

Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch stayed away from Donald Trump's inauguration at the new president's request.

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Confrontation near parade route escalates, pepper spray used

Jessica Gresko, Michael Biesecker and Jeff Horwitz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 1:14pm

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.

Autopsy suggests Orlando officer on back when fatally shot

Mike Schneider, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 1:11pm

An autopsy shows that an Orlando police officer gunned down outside a Wal-Mart last week was struck four times and the fatal shot hit her neck, apparently as she lay on her back, according to an arrest affidavit filed Friday.

Sheriff: Officer, woman killed; search on for boyfriend

Janet McConnaughey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 1:02pm

An off-duty police officer and a woman he was helping were shot and killed Friday in a New Orleans suburb, and authorities were searching for a man who had been involved with the woman, officials said.

Texas Court grants appeal after 35 years without conviction

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 1:01pm

A Texas appellate court says an inmate imprisoned for more than 35 years after his murder conviction was overturned should go free.

Appeals court tells judge to allow transgender name changes

Kate Brumback, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 1:01pm

A Georgia appeals court on Friday overturned a lower court judge's orders denying legal name changes to two transgender men.

With hopes and fears, a divided America watches inauguration

Mike Householder, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 1:01pm

In living rooms, cafes and offices, people across America watched Donald Trump become the nation's 45th president on Friday, with many eagerly anticipating the historic transition and others deeply fearing it.

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Kingpin 'El Chapo' faces US authority; it faces securing him

Tom Hays and Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 12:54pm

It's a scene U.S. authorities have dreamed of for decades: One of history's most infamous drug lords, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, facing justice in an American court.

Bergdahl lawyers: Trump's criticism prevents fair trial

Jonathan Drew, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 12:51pm

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.

Bogus doctor performed physicals at Philadelphia high school

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 12:50pm

Authorities are investigating how a woman with phony medical credentials ended up giving physicals last year at a Philadelphia public high school.

Navajo leaders consider switching name to Dine Nation

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 12:45pm

Navajo Nation leaders are considering changing the name of the tribal government from Navajo to Dine.

Animals struggle with heavy snow, winter weather in Idaho

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 12:41pm

While Idaho residents are lamenting heavy snowpack and icy roads, wildlife in the state has been struggling in the backcountry.

Taking his exit, Obama says presidency proved hope wins out

Josh Lederman and Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 12:40pm

Former President Barack Obama exited the presidency on Friday with a message of gratitude to Americans and a plea to his supporters not to be bowed by the inauguration of President Donald Trump.

Texas court hearing case to limit gay marriage legalization

Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 12:34pm

The Texas Supreme Court agreed Friday to hear a Houston case that top conservatives hope will provide an opening to challenge the landmark 2015 ruling legalizing gay marriage nationwide.

The Latest: Drug kingpin El Chapo appears in New York court

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 12:33pm

The Latest on Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman facing drug trafficking and other charges in the United States (all times local):