Trump takes office, vows to stop 'American carnage'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pledging emphatically to empower America's "forgotten men and women," Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States on Friday, taking command of a riven nation facing an unpredictable era under his assertive but untested leadership.

  • Written by JULIE PACE , Associated Press

16 killed in fiery bus crash on Italian highway

ROME (AP) — A bus carrying Hungarian school students home from a skiing trip to France slammed into a highway barrier in northern Italy and caught fire, killing at least 16 people, police said Saturday. Thirty-nine people survived, though some were seriously injured.

  • Written by NICOLE WINFIELD and PABLO GORONDI, Associated Press

Blast in camp for displaced Syrians near Jordan kills 4

BEIRUT (AP) — A large explosion rocked a camp for displaced Syrians along the Syrian-Jordanian border Saturday, killing at least four, and wounding many others, opposition activists and a resident said.

  • Written by SARAH EL DEEB, Associated Press

World jittery about Trump's 'America first' inaugural speech

President Donald Trump's inaugural speech promised "America first" policy led by a forceful executive, in contrast to the coalition building and international conferences which have featured strongly in past administrations.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Analysis: Infrastructure upgrades unlikely to be speedy

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Flint's man-made water crisis and a football field-sized sinkhole in suburban Detroit have exposed flaws in aging underground pipes that mostly are out of sight, out of mind for a public that is more attuned to the sorry state of Michigan's roads.

  • Written by DAVID EGGERT , Associated Press