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Michigan says 38 underperforming public schools could close

David Eggert and Corey Williams, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 11:31am

Michigan on Friday ordered the closure of 38 chronically underperforming public schools in Detroit and other communities, marking the first time that traditional schools will be closed explicitly for academic reasons under state law.

UW president opposes bill allowing concealed guns on campus

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 11:21am

University of Wyoming Laurie Nichols says the school is opposing a bill that would allow people to carry concealed weapons on campuses of public colleges.

Bergdahl lawyers: Trump's criticism prevents fair trial

Jonathan Drew, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 11:21am

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.

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Trump takes charge: Sworn in as nation's 45th president

Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 11:12am

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.

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Prosecutor: Extradition of El Chapo is milestone for justice

Tom Hays, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 11:11am

Saying they were bringing the world's most notorious drug lord to justice, U.S. prosecutors on Friday described Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman as the murderous architect of a 3-decade-long web of violence, corruption and drug addiction and announced they were seeking a $14 billion forfeiture from him.

Wisconsin student wants sex charges dismissed

Todd Richmond, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 11:04am

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.

School district to handcuff students only as last resort

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 11:03am

A Kentucky school district has reached a settlement with the Justice Department to change how unruly students are subdued.

President Obama shortens sentences of 3 Utah drug offenders

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 11:01am

President Barack Obama commuted the sentences of three Utah drug offenders in one of his final acts in office.

1 student hurt, another in custody in Ohio school shooting

Andrew Welsh-Huggins, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 10:51am

A male student who was shot and wounded at an Ohio school was hospitalized Friday, and another student suspected in the shooting was in custody, officials 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.

Woman charged in teen's shooting says she felt unsafe

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 10:22am

A central Georgia woman charged with shooting a teenage boy in the head said she and her husband had been terrorized by young people throwing rocks for days before she opened fire.

Decorated officer accused of beating girlfriend's 5-year-old

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 10:21am

A decorated Massachusetts police officer has been charged with beating his girlfriend's 5-year-old son.

Maryland reducing operations at 75-year-old prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 10:21am

Maryland's prison agency says it's reducing operations at the 75-year-old Maryland Correctional Institution near Hagerstown.

President Trump says in inaugural address, 'When you open your heart to patriotism, there is no room for prejudice'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 10:21am

President Trump says in inaugural address, 'When you open your heart to patriotism, there is no room for prejudice'

Canadians plead guilty to violations at parks across US West

Matthew Brown and Matt Volz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 10:15am

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.

Bogus doctor performed physicals at Philadelphia high school

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 10:11am

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

President Donald Trump tells American people in his inaugural address, 'This moment is your moment. It belongs to you'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 10:11am

President Donald Trump tells American people in his inaugural address, 'This moment is your moment. It belongs to you'

Donald Trump takes oath of office as the 45th president of the United States

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 10:01am

Donald Trump takes oath of office as the 45th president of the United States.

The Latest: Officer, woman killed; search on for boyfriend

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 9:57am

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