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

Jessica Gresko, Michael Biesecker and Jack Gillum, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 5:11pm

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. At least 217 people were arrested for rioting while a burning limousine sent clouds of black smoke into the sky during Trump's procession.

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.

Hatch serves as designated survivor at Trump's inauguration

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 1:56pm

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

George H.W. Bush, wife remain hospitalized in Houston

Michael Graczyk, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 1:32pm

Former President George H.W. Bush and his wife, Barbara, remained hospitalized in Houston on Friday, a family spokesman said.

Land swap for school trust land in Bears Ears on hold

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 10:35am

A land swap for 109,000 acres of state school trust land within the newly created Bears Ears National Monument won't happen before President Barack Obama leaves office and is on indefinite hold, federal and state officials said this week.

Protesters, Trump supporters clash outside 'DeploraBall'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 3:40am

Protesters and supporters of President-elect Donald Trump clashed outside a pro-Trump event in Washington the night before his inauguration. Police used chemical spray on some protesters in an effort to control the unruly crowd.

AP PHOTOS: Long-married Bushes hospitalized together

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 11:11pm

longer than any U.S. presidential couple.

The Latest: Peace Ball an alternative inauguration party

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 10:31pm

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Trump must unify Republicans, Democrats in next few months, Huntsman Jr. says

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 10:26pm

President-elect Donald Trump must unify Republicans and Democrats around a couple of big goals during his first year in office to gain Americans' trust, former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. said Thursday.

Inaugural cheers, fireworks: Trump sweeps in for his big day

Nancy Benac, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 8:42pm

With fireworks heralding his big moment, Donald Trump swept into Washington Thursday on the eve of his presidential inauguration and pledged to unify a nation sorely divided and clamoring for change. The capital braced for an onslaught of crowds and demonstrators — with all the attendant hoopla and hand-wringing.

Obama commutes sentences of 3 Utah drug offenders

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 6:10pm

Three Utahns were among the hundreds of nonviolent drug offenders whose prison sentences were commuted by President Barack Obama in his last week in office.

Lack of Latinos in Trump Cabinet draws ire for 'setback'

Russell Contreras, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 4:43pm

President-elect Donald Trump's decision not to appoint any Latinos to his Cabinet is drawing fierce criticism from Hispanics, who call it a major setback for the nation's largest minority group.

Trump asks some 50 senior Obama appointees to stay on

Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 3:21pm

President-elect Donald Trump has asked roughly 50 senior Obama administration appointees to remain in their posts after his inauguration to ensure continuity in government, his incoming White House press secretary said Thursday.

The presidency is about to change _ as Trump remains Trump

Lisa Lerer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 3:11pm

Donald Trump enters the White House on Friday just as he entered the race for president: defiant, unfiltered, unbound by tradition and utterly confident in his chosen course.

Obama commutes 330 drug sentences on last day as president

Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 2:43pm

In a last major act as president, Barack Obama cut short the sentences of 330 federal inmates convicted of drug crimes on Thursday, bringing his bid to correct what he's called a systematic injustice to a climactic close.

Trump nation eagerly awaits the greatness he promised

Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 2:21pm

President-elect Donald Trump was propelled into power by an army of supporters fed up with the status quo and eager for change.

Democrats in sad shape: Power deficit as Trump era begins

Bill Barrow and Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 2:04pm

Democrats begin the Donald Trump presidency in sad shape. They lack a clear power base, they've got no distinct national leader, and party brokers are searching for a formula to counter the new Republican-dominated government and figure out how to win again.

10 promises Trump made for his first day

Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 1:50am

Behind in the polls in late October, Donald Trump ventured to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, to give American voters a "contract" detailing what he would achieve during his first day in office. Beneath a list of 18 major actions was the flourish of Trump's familiar signature and a blank space for voters to sign.

10 promises Trump made for his first day

Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 4:30pm

Behind in the polls in late October, Donald Trump ventured to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, to give American voters a "contract" detailing what he would achieve during his first day in office. Beneath a list of 18 major actions was the flourish of Trump's familiar signature and a blank space for voters to sign.