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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):

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Promises, subdued pomp and protests pomp as Trump sworn in

Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 12:32pm

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.

Texas Court grants appeal after 35 years without conviction

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 12:31pm

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

Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman appears in NYC court; public defender enters not-guilty plea for him

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 12:31pm

Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman appears in NYC court; public defender enters not-guilty plea for him.

The Latest: Suspect in officer killing: She pulled gun first

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 12:23pm

The Latest on the fatal shooting of an Orlando police officer (all times local):

More than 3 feet of snow on ground in southeastern Oregon

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 12:21pm

Residents in a rural stretch of southeastern Oregon along the Idaho border are struggling with more than 3 feet of snow on the ground after a storm earlier this week.

The Latest: Man on bridge may be connected to officer death

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 12:11pm

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

Bonner County deputy released from hospital after shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 12:11pm

A northern Idaho deputy who was shot three times while trying to arrest a man earlier this week has been released from the hospital.

Bergdahl lawyers: Trump's criticism prevents fair trial

Jonathan Drew, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 12:11pm

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.

Violent clashes by protesters resume with police in downtown Washington blocks from Trump inauguration parade route

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 12:11pm

Violent clashes by protesters resume with police in downtown Washington blocks from Trump inauguration parade route.

US prosecutors: No bond for suspect in Jamaican lottery scam

Blake Nicholson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 12:05pm

U.S. prosecutors want a Jamaican man who's accused of masterminding a multimillion-dollar lottery scam to be held without bond pending trial in North Dakota.

Wife of slain California mayor gets 3 months jail in killing

Brian Melley, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 12:01pm

The wife of a suburban Los Angeles mayor has been sentenced to three months in jail for killing him in their home.

Maryland reducing operations at 75-year-old prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 11:51am

Maryland's prison agency is downsizing the 75-year-old Maryland Correctional Institution near Hagerstown to increase safety and efficiency, a move that reflects an 11 percent decline in the state's inmate population since 2012.

White NYC cop testifies he thought black teen would kill him

Colleen Long, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 11:51am

A white police officer who shot an unarmed black teenager to death in the bathroom of his apartment said Friday that the last thing he wanted to do was pull the trigger.

Judge won't toss charges against Wisconsin college student

Todd Richmond, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 11:43am

A judge refused on Friday to dismiss four charges against a suspended University of Wisconsin student accused of sexually assaulting and harassing several women, despite his attorneys' claims that some of his actions were no worse than "Happy Days" television character Arthur Fonzarelli's antics.

Correction: Police Shoot Teen-California story

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 11:41am

SALINAS, Calif. (AP) — In a Jan. 19 story about police officers shooting and killing a teenager in Salinas, California, The Associated Press reported erroneously the number of officers placed on leave following the shooting. Two officers were put on leave, not seven.

Man who pleaded guilty to killing 4 gets life without parole

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 11:41am

A man who pleaded guilty to fatally shooting four people and trying to kill a fifth during a robbery at an Ohio home in 2015 has been sentenced to four consecutive terms of life in prison without parole.