Trump takes charge: Sworn in as nation’s 45th president

WASHINGTON — Pledging to empower America’s “forgotten men and women,” Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States Friday, taking… Continue reading

So long from White House: Obama aims final messages at Trump

WASHINGTON — Barack Obama stepped behind the White House podium for the last time Wednesday, fielding questions from the crush of journalists crammed in for… Continue reading

Interior nominee Zinke disputes Trump on climate change

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump’s choice to head the Interior Department on Tuesday rejected the president-elect’s claim that climate change is a hoax, saying it is… Continue reading

Shooter blamed ‘mind control,’ IS ties

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — The man suspected of fatally shooting five people and wounding six others at a Florida airport told investigators initially he was… Continue reading

GOP targets Endangered Species Act for big changes

BILLINGS, Mont. — In control of Congress and soon the White House, Republicans are readying plans to roll back the influence of the Endangered Species… Continue reading

The bald and the bold: Eagles’ resurgence comes at a price

PORTLAND, Maine — The eagle has landed — on chickens and rare birds, with talons at the ready.The resurgence of the bald eagle is one… Continue reading

What airport shooting tells us about cops, mentally ill

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Just weeks before a gunman opened fire at Fort Lauderdale’s airport, authorities said he walked into an FBI office in Alaska,… Continue reading

King’s shift from dreamer to radical resonates for activists

PHILADELPHIA — For Abdul Aliy-Muhammad, the Martin Luther King Jr. he learned about as a child was a man of love, peace and racial harmony,… Continue reading

Trump State pick irks Beijing, muddles policy on S China Sea

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump’s pick to lead the State Department has stoked confusion over the U.S.’s South China Sea policy by appearing to advocate a… Continue reading

Fact check: Exxon Mobil lobbying at odds with claim

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump’s choice as secretary of state, former Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson, denied Wednesday that he had pressed the U.S. to avoid… Continue reading

Tillerson takes tough line on Moscow

WASHINGTON — Barraged by questions about Russia, Donald Trump’s pick for secretary of state promised a far more muscular approach toward the Kremlin on Wednesday,… Continue reading

US cancels final energy leases in area sacred to tribes

BILLINGS, Mont. — U.S. officials on Tuesday announced the cancellation of the final two oil and gas leases in a wilderness area bordering Glacier National… Continue reading

Airport shooting suspect gets public defender

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — The Iraq war veteran held in the fatal shooting of five people inside Fort Lauderdale’s airport was appointed a federal public… Continue reading

Several Trump cabinet picks’ ethics reviews are incomplete

WASHINGTON — Several of President-elect Donald Trump’s Cabinet choices have not completed a full review to avoid conflicts of interest, the government’s ethics office says,… Continue reading

Alleged airport gunman charged, US seeks death penalty

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — The Iraq war veteran accused of killing five travelers and wounding six others at a busy international airport in Florida was… Continue reading

Alleged airport gunman had several run-ins with Anchorage police

The alleged Florida airport gunman had several run-ins with law enforcement over the last year. Police Chief Chris Tolley in Anchorage detailed the encounters with… Continue reading

US veteran arrested in airport shooting; 5 dead, 8 wounded

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — An Army veteran who complained that the government was controlling his mind drew a gun from his checked luggage on arrival… Continue reading

SeaWorld: Tilikum, orca that killed trainer, has died

ORLANDO, Fla. — Tilikum, an orca that killed a trainer at SeaWorld Orlando in 2010 and was profiled in a documentary that helped sway popular… Continue reading

FAA, airline investigating how worker got left in cargo hold

Federal authorities and airline officials are investigating the odd flight of baggage handler who wound up in the cargo hold of a plane for more… Continue reading

US issuing new rules to curb illegal fishing, seafood fraud

PORTLAND, Maine — The Obama administration is issuing new rules it says will crack down on illegal fishing and seafood fraud by preventing unverifiable fish… Continue reading