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'El Chapo' is hauled off to US jail that has held terrorists

Tom Hays and Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 3:12pm

In a scene U.S. authorities had dreamed of for decades, Mexican drug lord and escape artist Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was hauled into an American courtroom Friday and then taken away to an ultra-secure jail that has held some of the world's most dangerous terrorists and mobsters.

House panel endorses optional foreign language in K-2 grades

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 3:11pm

The House Education Committee has endorsed a bill that would give Wyoming school districts the option of providing foreign language instruction in kindergarten through second grade.

With hopes and fears, a divided America watches inauguration

Mike Householder, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 3:11pm

In living rooms, cafes and offices, people across America watched Donald Trump become the nation's 45th president.

The Latest: Man chased down woman in vehicle,

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 3:03pm

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

Skin cancer cream could kill your pet, FDA warns

Susan Scutti, CNN  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 3:03pm

The Food and Drug Administration warned pet owners Wednesday that dogs, cats and other animals may die if exposed to skin cancer creams. It may be sold under the names Carac, Efudex and Fluoroplex, all of which contain the active ingredient fluorouracil, also known as 5-FU, and it may be a danger to pets.

Woman accused of drugging son, 10, to get him to sleep

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 3:01pm

A Pennsylvania woman is facing child endangerment charges after allegedly drugging her son to calm him.

Shelter for migrant children in Arkansas still possible

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 3:01pm

A former job corps site is Arkansas has been sitting vacant but potential options for its use are an at-risk youth program expansion and a shelter for unaccompanied immigrant children being held at the U.S. border.

Facebook restores page for breast cancer tattoo artist

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 2:44pm

Facebook says it was mistaken in disabling the accounts of woman who aids breast cancer survivors in the St. Louis area by creating tattoos of the nipple and areola after reconstructive surgery.

Charges: Cop left out gun that girl, 8, used to kill herself

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 2:44pm

Authorities say a New Jersey police officer left his personal .357-caliber revolver loaded and unsecured on a shelf before his 8-year-old daughter fatally shot herself.

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Confrontation near parade route escalates, pepper spray used

Jessica Gresko, Michael Biesecker and Jeff Horwitz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 2:44pm

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 route. Scores were arrested for trashing property and attacking officers.

Appeals court tells judge to allow transgender name changes

Kate Brumback, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 2:42pm

Two transgender men may legally change their names, a Georgia appeals court ruled Friday, overturning a judge's orders that said the name changes could be confusing and considered a type of fraud.

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

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 2:34pm

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, the Pentagon said Friday.

Wife of slain California mayor gets 3 months jail in killing

Brian Melley, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 2:31pm

The abused wife of a suburban Los Angeles mayor who gunned him down in their home was sentenced Friday to three months in jail by a judge who called the case a textbook study of domestic violence destined to end tragically.

DeVos finalizes disclosures ahead of vote, but Dems unhappy

Maria Danilova, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 2:31pm

Education Secretary pick Betsy DeVos has finalized her financial and ethics disclosures ahead of her confirmation vote, but Democratic senators still say they need more information.

Taking his exit, Obama says presidency proved hope wins out

Josh Lederman and Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 2:21pm

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.

The Latest: Nearly 2 more feet of snow in Sierra Nevada

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 2:21pm

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Western drought watchers eye Lake Mead water level

Ken Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 2:21pm

Arizona would be the first state to feel the effects of Colorado River cutbacks if the water level continues to fall at drought-stricken Lake Mead, an environmental advocacy group says in a new report.

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.

Man arrested in Ecuador in brazen NYC theft of gold flakes

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 1:54pm

A fugitive wanted for the brazen theft of an 86-pound bucket of gold flakes worth nearly $1.6 million off an armored truck in midtown Manhattan has been arrested in Ecuador, police said Friday.

The Latest: Lawyer for El Chapo: No evidence of wrongdoing

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 1:43pm

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