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Trump at Capitol, poised to take historic oath

Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 9:42am

Capping a morning of inaugural pomp and pageantry, Donald Trump stepped before a sprawling crowd at the U.S. Capitol Friday, poised to be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. His ascent puts Republicans in control of the White House for the first time in eight years.

Sheriff in Louisiana tells local media that a police officer shot outside of a school has died; woman also killed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 9:41am

Sheriff in Louisiana tells local media that a police officer shot outside of a school has died; woman also killed.

Michigan says 38 underperforming public schools could close

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 9:41am

For the first time, the state of Michigan is planning to close public schools for academic reasons.

1 student hurt, another in custody in Ohio school shooting

Andrew Welsh-Huggins, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 9:41am

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.

DeVos finalizes ethics disclosure ahead of confirmation vote

Maria Danilova, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 9:41am

Education Secretary pick Betsy DeVos has finalized her financial and ethics disclosures, paving the way for senators to vote on her confirmation next week.

US airstrike said to kill 100-plus al-Qaida in Syria

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 9:41am

U.S. warplanes bombed an al-Qaida training camp in Syria, killing more than 100 militants, marking the second major U.S. counterterrorism strike in the final hours of Barack Obama's presidency, a defense official said Friday.

The Latest: US found out about El Chapo extradition Thursday

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 9:31am

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

Appeals court tells judge to allow transgender name changes

Kate Brumback, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 9:31am

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

The Latest: Gas station worker: Woman ran in screaming

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 9:31am

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

Study finds Wyoming values supplying schools with internet

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 9:21am

A nonprofit organization aimed at improving internet activity for schools has found that Wyoming is a leader in supplying internet to its campuses.

Georgia school bus crashes into car; child, car driver hurt

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 9:11am

Authorities say a child and driver have been injured after a school bus carrying about two dozen students crashed with a car southwest of Atlanta in Coweta County.

Man sought for probation violation after vicious dog mauling

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 9:11am

Authorities say a 63-year-old Detroit man whose pit bulls mauled another man has violated his court-ordered probation.

Medical examiner: 3 of 6 victims from plane crash identified

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 8:41am

The recovered remains of three of the six people killed when a plane crashed into Lake Erie off Cleveland last month have been identified, the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner said Friday.

Woman charged in teen's shooting says she felt unsafe

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 8:33am

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 for days before she opened fire.

Suspect in Orlando officer's slaying interrupts judge

Mike Schneider, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 8:32am

A day after an expletive-laced court appearance on charges he killed his pregnant ex-girlfriend, a fugitive was more subdued but still interrupted and refused to answer questions when he went before a judge Friday on five new charges filed against him in the death of Orlando police officer.

Navajo leaders consider switching name to Dine Nation

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 8:31am

Navajo Nation leaders are considering changing the name of the tribal government from Navajo to Dine (dih-NEH').

Police: Deputy fatally shoots armed man in Virginia

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 8:31am

Virginia State Police say a Caroline County sheriff's deputy fatally shot a man who threatened to harm himself and deputies and refused to drop a handgun during a domestic call.

UCLA's Ball, Villanova's Josh Hart lead list of top players

Aaron Beard, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 7:51am

It didn't take long to spot college basketball's top performers this season, not with star UCLA freshman Lonzo Ball flirting with a triple-double and Kansas' Frank Mason III scoring 30 on opening night.

Pedestrian dead after being hit by Mississippi police car

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 7:51am

Authorities in Mississippi are investigating after a pedestrian was struck and killed by a police vehicle in Gulfport.