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Trump takes charge as assertive but untested 45th US president

| | Jan 20 2017 - 5:23pm | Comments

WASHINGTON — Pledging emphatically 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 riven nation facing an unpredictable era under his assertive but untested leadership.

  1. | Posted: Jan 11 2017 - 12:05am

    CHARLESTON, S.C. — An unrepentant Dylann Roof was sentenced to death Tuesday for fatally shooting nine black church members during a Bible study session, becoming the first person ordered executed for a federal hate crime.

  2. | Posted: Jan 11 2017 - 12:05am

    BISMARCK, N.D. — The cost of policing the Dakota Access pipeline protests in North Dakota has surpassed $22 million — an amount that would fund the state Treasury Department for two decades and $5 million more than the state set aside last year.

  3. | Posted: Jan 10 2017 - 4:28pm

    ARNOLD, Calif. — Joyce Brown was 12 when her parents first took her to visit the “drive-thru tree,” a giant sequoia in California famous for a car-sized hole carved into the base of its trunk.

  4. Posted: Jan 10 2017 - 12:05am

    Trump son-in-law Kushner to take senior White House role

  5. | Posted: Jan 10 2017 - 12:05am

    VIENNA — Iran is to receive a huge shipment of natural uranium from Russia to compensate it for exporting tons of reactor coolant, diplomats say, in a move approved by the outgoing U.S. administration and other governments seeking to keep Tehran committed to a landmark nuclear pact.

  6. | Posted: Jan 10 2017 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — More Americans feel Barack Obama’s presidency divided the country than feel it brought people together, a new poll shows. Yet he leaves office held in high esteem by a solid majority.

  7. | Posted: Jan 10 2017 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — Backers of marijuana legalization on Monday stepped up their pressure on the U.S. Senate to block the confirmation of Alabama Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions as the next attorney general.

  8. | Posted: Jan 9 2017 - 10:39am

    WASHINGTON — More than half of Americans view President Barack Obama favorably as he leaves office, a new poll shows, but Americans remain deeply divided over his legacy. Fewer than half of Americans say they’re better off eight years after his election or that Obama brought the country together.

  9. | Posted: Jan 9 2017 - 10:37am

    DETROIT — The Chevy Bolt has been named top car in North America, an important milestone for a car General Motors hopes will finally get Americans hooked on electric vehicles.

  10. | Posted: Jan 9 2017 - 10:36am

    VIENNA — Iran is to receive a huge shipment of natural uranium from Russia to compensate it for exporting tons of reactor coolant, diplomats say, in a move approved by the outgoing U.S. administration and other governments seeking to keep Tehran committed to a landmark nuclear pact.

  11. | Posted: Jan 9 2017 - 10:33am

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service released its plan Monday for the recovery of threatened polar bears, acknowledging it will take no direct action for addressing the primary threat — greenhouse gases that contribute to the decline of sea ice habitat.

  12. | Posted: Jan 9 2017 - 12:05am

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — The FBI agent who interrogated Saddam Hussein alone for months after the former Iraqi leader’s capture is now leading the investigation into the Florida airport shooting rampage blamed on an Iraq war veteran.

  13. Posted: Jan 9 2017 - 12:05am

    Questions about hacking swirl as Trump enters critical week

  14. | Posted: Jan 9 2017 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald Trump pledged to step away from his family-owned international real estate development, property management and licensing business before taking office Jan. 20. With less than two weeks until his inauguration, he hasn’t stepped very far.

  15. | Posted: Jan 8 2017 - 12:05am

    PENUELAS, Puerto Rico — The brother of a man accused of killing five people at a Florida airport questioned Saturday why his brother was allowed to keep his gun after U.S. authorities knew he’d become increasingly paranoid and was hearing voices.