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Senate confirms Trump's picks for defense, homeland security

Published Jan. 21 2017

The Republican-led Senate, taking little time to fill two critical national security posts, overwhelmingly confirmed a pair of retired Marine...

Fires, bricks mark daylong assault on inaugural festivities

Published Jan. 21 2017

Protesters set fires and hurled bricks in a daylong assault on the city hosting Donald Trump's inauguration, registering their rage...

Trump takes charge, assertive but untested 45th US president

Published Jan. 21 2017

Pledging emphatically to empower America's "forgotten men and women," Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the...

Obama exits the presidency voicing optimism for the future

Published Jan. 21 2017

Closing out a barrier-breaking chapter in history, former President Barack Obama left the White House on Friday much the way...

Ailing George H.W. Bush, wife, showing improvement

Published Jan. 21 2017

Doctors removed former President George H.W. Bush's breathing tube on Friday and he was breathing well on his own at...

'I thought I was about to be shot,' white NYC officer says

Published Jan. 21 2017

A white police officer who shot an unarmed black teenager to death in the bathroom of his apartment said Friday...

1 wounded in school shooting, 'could have been much worse'

Published Jan. 21 2017

A school shooting that left one student hospitalized and others scrambling out classroom windows could have been far worse if...

California flood sweeps cabins, cars down coastal canyon

Published Jan. 21 2017

More than 20 people escaped injury Friday when a flood swept cabins and vehicles down a coastal canyon as the...

Floating strip club owner says he was unfairly targeted

Published Jan. 21 2017

An Alaska man convicted of illegally dumping human waste into a harbor from his floating strip club said he plans...

Mother sues to stop Bible classes in W. Virginia schools

Published Jan. 21 2017

A kindergartner's mother sued her public school system in West Virginia, saying a 75-year practice of putting kids in Bible...

Jackie Evancho, Mormon Tabernacle Choir perform at inaugural

Published Jan. 20 2017

The new president called out "Great job, Jackie!" after 16-year-old Jackie Evancho delivered a soft-voiced rendition of the national anthem...

Madonna on Trump: 'We have gone as low as we can go'

Published Jan. 20 2017

Madonna, an outspoken critic of President-elect Donald Trump, is trying to put a positive spin on his Friday inauguration.

Prosecutor: 'Dance Mom' should be imprisoned for fraud

Published Jan. 20 2017

A prosecutor on Friday urged a federal judge to sentence "Dance Moms" star Abby Lee Miller to prison instead of...

Melania Trump wears sky-blue cashmere Ralph Lauren ensemble

Published Jan. 20 2017

Incoming first lady Melania Trump wore a sky-blue cashmere jacket and mock turtleneck dress by Ralph Lauren, the brand that...

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

Published Jan. 20 2017

Pledging to empower America's "forgotten men and women," Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United...

The Latest: Inauguration Day developments

Published Jan. 20 2017

Here is "The Latest" coverage from Associated Press on Donald Trump's inauguration as the 45th president of the United States.

Obama commutes 330 drug sentences on last day as president

Published Jan. 20 2017

In a last major act as president, Barack Obama cut short the sentences of 330 federal inmates convicted of drug...

Lack of Latinos in Trump Cabinet draws ire for 'setback'

Published Jan. 20 2017

President-elect Donald Trump's decision not to appoint any Latinos to his Cabinet is drawing fierce criticism from Hispanics, who...

Inaugural cheers, fireworks: Trump sweeps in for his big day

Published Jan. 20 2017

With fireworks heralding his big moment, Donald Trump swept into Washington Thursday on the eve of his presidential inauguration and...

How to watch inauguration events, with or without TV

Published Jan. 20 2017

The lack of a TV set shouldn't prevent you from following today's presidential inauguration ceremony, the pomp and circumstance surrounding...

Doctors consider removing tube for 41st President Bush

Published Jan. 20 2017

Doctors treating former President George H.W. Bush for pneumonia considered Thursday whether to take out a breathing tube while his...

In Alaska, minus 59 takes toll on cars, pipes, state of mind

Published Jan. 19 2017

Cynthia Erickson woke up early, hoping her four furnaces were working.

For driverless cars, a moral dilemma: Who lives or dies?

Published Jan. 19 2017

Imagine you're behind the wheel when your brakes fail.