AP Interview: New Gambia leader says Jammeh leaving in hours

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Gambia's new president says defeated leader Yahya Jammeh is expected to leave for Guinea within hours, and he plans to return home to take power once the situation is "clear."

  • Written by KRISTA LARSON and CARLEY PETESCH , Associated Press

Rescue crews find some 8 people alive after Italy avalanche

FARINDOLA, Italy (AP) — Rescue crews located up to eight people alive in the kitchen of an avalanche-crushed hotel on Friday, an incredible discovery that boosted spirits two days after the massive snow slide buried around 30 people in the resort.

  • Written by PAOLO SANTALUCIA and GREGORIO BORGIA , Associated Press

Mexican drug kingpin "El Chapo" to appear in US courtroom

NEW YORK (AP) — Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, one of the world's most notorious drug kingpins, is finally headed for a court date the United States sought for two decades while he made brazen prison escapes and spent years on the run in Mexico.

  • Written by TOM HAYS , Associated Press

Protesters make their mark on Trump's inauguration

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bearing signs reading "Let freedom ring" and "Free Palestine," protesters pitching diverse causes but united against the incoming president demonstrated in the early hours of Inauguration Day, intent on making their mark as Donald Trump prepared to take office.

  • Written by JESSICA GRESKO , Associated Press