January 20th, 2017

World News

Gambian leader told to cede power or be forced out

By Carley Petesch And Babacar Dione, The Associated Press on January 20th, 2017

BANJUL, Gambia – Gambia’s defeated President Yahya Jammeh must cede power by noon Friday or he will be dislodged by a regional force that has already moved into the country, West African officials said. If Jammeh refuses to leave Gambia by midday the regional troops will force him out, said Marcel Alain de Souza, chairman ... Read More »

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Roberts, target of Trump jabs, meeting Trump at Capitol

By Mark Sherman, The Associated Press on January 20th, 2017

WASHINGTON – Donald Trump and John Roberts are not likely to rehash Trump’s criticism of the chief justice when they meet outside the Capitol at noon. Instead, they will take part in a venerable pas de deux of American political life. A Bible between them, Roberts will administer the presidential oath, the two men will ... Read More »

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10 promises Trump made for his first day

By Josh Boak, The Associated Press on January 20th, 2017

WASHINGTON – 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. But ... Read More »

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Freeze-dried food and 1 bathroom: 6 simulate Mars in dome

By Caleb Jones, The Associated Press on January 20th, 2017

HONOLULU – Crammed into a dome with one bathroom, six scientists will spend eight months munching on mostly freeze-dried foods – with a rare treat of Spam – and have only their small sleeping quarters to retreat to for solace. The simulated stay on Mars with a carefully selected crew of researchers embarked on a ... Read More »

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Syria: IS destroys part of Roman amphitheatre in Palmyra

By The Associated Press on January 20th, 2017

BEIRUT – Syria’s state run news agency says the Islamic State group has destroyed parts of the Roman amphitheatre in Syria’s historic town of Palmyra. SANA says the militants destroyed “the facade” of the second-century amphitheatre along with the tetrapylon, a cubic shaped ancient Roman monument. The agency did not give further details or say ... Read More »

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Russian political elites revel in Trump’s inauguration

By The Associated Press on January 20th, 2017

MOSCOW – Russian officials and lawmakers are lauding Donald Trump’s inauguration as a start of what they hope will be a period of better ties with the United States. Trump’s promises to fix the ravaged relations with Moscow have elated Russia’s political elite amid spiraling tensions with Washington over the Ukrainian crisis, the war in ... Read More »

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NTSB releases preliminary report on Lake Erie plane crash

By The Associated Press on January 20th, 2017

CLEVELAND – The pilot of a plane that crashed into Lake Erie last month received his certification to fly that type of aircraft just 21 days before the fatal crash, according to the National Transportation Safety Board’s preliminary report. The NTSB report issued Thursday night provides a timeline for the Dec. 29 crash, but does ... Read More »

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Protesters, Trump supporters clash outside ‘DeploraBall’

By The Associated Press on January 20th, 2017

WASHINGTON – 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. Hundreds of protesters gathered outside the National Press Club in downtown Washington, where the “DeploraBall” was being held. The ... Read More »

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Inauguration Day: Trump to become America’s 45th president

By Julie Pace, The Associated Press on January 20th, 2017

WASHINGTON – Donald Trump upended American politics and energized voters angry with Washington, and now the real estate mogul and reality television star will be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. Republicans will be in control of the White House for the first time in eight years. Ebullient Trump supporters have ... Read More »

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Rescuers searching for victims of Iran building collapse

By The Associated Press on January 20th, 2017

TEHRAN, Iran – Rescue teams worked overnight to try and reach trapped firefighters and other victims after a commercial building collapsed and killed at least 30 firefighters. Scores of workers and dozens of trucks were searching the ruins for victims Friday, a day after a historic high-rise building in the heart of Iran’s capital caught ... Read More »

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