January 21st, 2017

World News

The Latest: Madonna curses President Trump at Women’s March

By The Associated Press on January 21st, 2017

WASHINGTON – The Latest on the Women’s March on Washington and associated protests around the world (all times EST): 3 p.m. Madonna says it took “this horrific moment” of Donald Trump’s inauguration as president to wake up the United States. The pop singer used several obscenities during a speech at the Women’s March on Washington ... Read More »

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The Latest: Chicago protesters spill into city’s downtown

By The Associated Press on January 21st, 2017

WASHINGTON – The Latest on the Women’s March on Washington and associated protests around the world (all times EST): 2:50 p.m. The tens of thousands of people who turned out for the women’s march in Chicago have spilled into the city’s downtown streets. Officially, organizers cancelled the march portion of the Chicago rally due to ... Read More »

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Hundreds of thousands of women around the world decry Trump

By Nancy Benac And Ben Nuckols, The Associated Press on January 21st, 2017

WASHINGTON – Wearing pink, pointy-eared “pussyhats” to mock the new president, hundreds of thousands of women took to the streets in the nation’s capital and cities around the world Saturday to send Donald Trump an emphatic message that they won’t let his agenda go unchallenged over the next four years. “We march today for the ... Read More »

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European nationalists flaunt strength, buoyed by Trump win

By Geir Moulson, The Associated Press on January 21st, 2017

KOBLENZ, Germany – European nationalist leaders came together Saturday in a show of strength at the start of a year of big election tests, celebrating Donald Trump’s inauguration as U.S. president and declaring themselves a realistic alternative to the continent’s governments. Right-wing populist leaders from France, the Netherlands, Germany, Italy and elsewhere strode confidently into ... Read More »

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Nigeria group: 20 die, many missing after pro-Trump rally

By Associated Press, The Associated Press on January 21st, 2017

WARRI, Nigeria – A Nigerian separatist group says the death toll has risen to 20 after a demonstration in support of U.S. President Donald Trump turned into clashes with police. Friday’s demonstration in southern Rivers state was organized by the Indigenous People of Biafra, which wants Trump to support the creation of an independent Biafran ... Read More »

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Police: New Jersey man owes more than $56,000 in tolls, fees

By The Associated Press on January 21st, 2017

TEANECK, N.J. – Transit police say they’ve arrested a New Jersey man who avoided paying tolls nearly 900 times and owes more than $56,000 in unpaid tolls and fees. Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police say an officer stopped Alesandel Rodriguez’s car Friday morning after it failed to post a payment in ... Read More »

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The Latest: Protesters fill entire march route in Washington

By The Associated Press on January 21st, 2017

WASHINGTON – The Latest on the Women’s March on Washington and associated protests around the world (all times EST): 1:20 p.m. A massive turnout at the Women’s March on Washington has forced a change of plans. With the entire planned route filled with hundreds of thousands of protesters, organizers can’t lead a formal march toward ... Read More »

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George H.W. Bush, wife Barbara, recovering from illnesses

By Michael Graczyk, The Associated Press on January 21st, 2017

HOUSTON – A spokesman for former President George H.W. Bush and his wife, Barbara, says both are improving and had a good night as they recover from illnesses at Houston Methodist Hospital. Bush family spokesman Jim McGrath says the 92-year-old former president is likely to remain in intensive care for a few more days as ... Read More »

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Blast in camp for displaced Syrians near Jordan kills 6

By Sarah El Deeb, The Associated Press on January 21st, 2017

BEIRUT – A large explosion rocked a camp for displaced Syrians along the Syrian-Jordanian border Saturday, killing at least six, and wounding many others, opposition activists said. The explosion near the border came despite the fragile Dec. 30 cease-fire, sponsored by Russia and Turkey who back opposite sides of the conflict. Syria continues to be ... Read More »

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Big crowds turn out for women’s marches around the world

By Sara Burnett And Gregory Katz, The Associated Press on January 21st, 2017

CHICAGO – Legions of women flooded streets and city squares from Sydney to South Carolina on Saturday, marching in solidarity as a show of empowerment and a stand against Donald Trump. More than 600 “sister marches” were planned across the country and abroad in conjunction with the Women’s March on Washington, which drew hundreds of ... Read More »

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