Kevin McGill and Janet McGonnaughey, Associated Press | Posted Jan 20th - 9:21pm
A man accused of killing his pregnant ex-girlfriend and a police officer was in critical condition after ending an hourslong standoff by shooting himself in the chest, the sheriff of a New Orleans suburb said Friday.
Matthew Brown and Matt Volz, Associated Press | Posted Jan 20th - 9:12pm
Three Canadians will be banned from federal lands for five years after pleading guilty to walking on a sensitive hot spring in Yellowstone National Park and other crimes at parks across the Western U.S., park officials said Thursday.
Julie Pace, Associated Press | Posted Jan 20th - 8:39pm
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.
David Eggert and Corey Williams, Associated Press | Posted Jan 20th - 8:01pm
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.
John Antczak, Associated Press | Posted Jan 20th - 8:01pm
More than 20 people escaped injury Friday when a flood swept cabins and vehicles down a coastal canyon as the second in a trio of storms drenched California with heavy rain and brought more snow to the mountains.
Maria Danilova, Associated Press | Posted Jan 20th - 8:01pm
Education Secretary-nominee Betsy DeVos has pledged to divest her interests in more than 100 companies and has resigned positions with school choice advocacy groups to avoid possible conflicts of interest, according to documents released Friday by the Office of Government Ethics.
Jessica Gresko, Michael Biesecker and Jack Gillum, Associated Press | Posted Jan 20th - 7:52pm
Protesters set fires and hurled bricks in a daylong assault on the city hosting Donald Trump's inauguration, registering their rage against the new president in a series of clashes that led to more than 200 arrests. Police used pepper spray and stun grenades to prevent the chaos from spilling into Trump's formal procession and evening balls.
Richard Lardner, Associated Press | Posted Jan 20th - 6:31pm
The Republican-led Senate, taking little time to fill two critical national security posts, overwhelmingly confirmed a pair of retired Marine generals tapped by President Donald Trump to run the Pentagon and secure America's borders.
Todd Richmond, Associated Press | Posted Jan 20th - 5:40pm
A judge refused on Friday to dismiss four charges against a suspended University of Wisconsin student accused of sexually assaulting and harassing women, rejecting his attorneys' claim that some of his actions were no worse than "Happy Days" television character Arthur Fonzarelli's flirtatious antics.