Trump wraps up ceremony, turns to governing

WASHINGTON/January 20, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — As President Donald Trump wrapped up the ceremony of his inauguration and shifted to governing, he signaled he intends to move quickly to make a clean break from the Obama administration. Trump spent his first night in the White House and was slated to start his first full day in … Continue reading Trump wraps up ceremony, turns to governing

Obama exits the presidency voicing optimism for the future

WASHINGTON/January 20, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Closing out a barrier-breaking chapter in history, former President Barack Obama left the White House on Friday much the way he entered it eight years ago: insisting Americans have reason for optimism despite the national sense of unease. He was gracious to President Donald Trump to the end, warmly welcoming … Continue reading Obama exits the presidency voicing optimism for the future

The Latest: Protesters say police used rubber projectiles

WASHINGTON/January 20, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on Donald Trump’s inauguration as the 45th president of the United States (all times EST): 8:15 p.m. Protesters and an Associated Press photographer say police fired rubber projectiles at them during demonstrations against President Donald Trump in downtown Washington. An AP photographer says he was hit three times … Continue reading The Latest: Protesters say police used rubber projectiles

Trump takes charge, assertive but untested 45th US president

WASHINGTON/January 20, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) Trump takes charge — 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. Under cloudy, threatening skies at the West Front … Continue reading Trump takes charge, assertive but untested 45th US president

FACT CHECK: Trump starts on familiar note: with exaggeration

  WASHINGTON/January 20, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Donald Trump’s inaugural address held familiar echoes of the campaign speeches that led to his presidential win: downbeat about the state of the nation, to the point of hyperbole. A look at some of his assertions Friday: ___ TRUMP: “The jobs left, and the factories closed … the wealth, … Continue reading FACT CHECK: Trump starts on familiar note: with exaggeration

Stocks edge higher, snapping a 5-day losing streak for Dow

January 20, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) Materials companies led U.S. stocks modestly higher Friday, recouping much of the market’s loss from a day earlier and snapping a 5-day losing streak for the Dow Jones industrial average. Another crop of encouraging company earnings news helped lift the market, but investors were mostly focused on events in Washington as … Continue reading Stocks edge higher, snapping a 5-day losing streak for Dow

Smashed windows, chaotic confrontation near inauguration

WASHINGTON/January 20, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Police deployed pepper spray in a chaotic confrontation blocks from Donald Trump’s inauguration Friday as protesters registered their rage against the new president. Spirited demonstrations unfolded peacefully at various security checkpoints near the Capitol as police helped ticket-holders get through to the inaugural ceremony. Signs read, “Resist Trump Climate Justice … Continue reading Smashed windows, chaotic confrontation near inauguration

The Latest: Trump takes oath of office

WASHINGTON/January 20, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on Donald Trump’s inauguration as the 45th president of the United States (all times EST): 12 p.m. Donald Trump is now the 45th president of the United States. He’s just taken the oath of office on the West Front of the Capitol. The combative billionaire businessman and television … Continue reading The Latest: Trump takes oath of office