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

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States Friday, taking the helm of a deeply divided nation and putting Republicans in control of the White House for the first time in eight years.
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Trump retains 50 key Obama aides (for now)

President-elect Donald Trump will keep 50 top aides to President Obama on critical issues like the war on the so-called Islamic State, international sanctions and global counterterrorism efforts, his spokesman announced Thursday....
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Ivanka and Jared can ride in cars on inauguration Shabbat

Ivanka Trump and her hubby, Jared Kushner, have been given a rabbinical waiver to ride in a car following Donald Trump’s inauguration on Friday, according to a new report....
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Trump's Treasury pick just doubled down on a budget trick that would steal from an entire generation

On Thursday, President-elect Donald Trump's pick for Treasury secretary took the hot seat in Washington, and during his confirmation testimony, he endorsed a classic budget trick that could steal from an entire generation....
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Obama warns Trump not to jettison Iran nuclear deal

Washington (AFP) - US President Barack Obama marked the first anniversary of the nuclear deal with Iran by emphasizing its "significant and concrete results" and warning against undoing a pact supported by the world's major powers....
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Donald Trump dossier: Ex-MI6 officer 'fears for his life'

A former British intelligence officer behind the dossier containing explosive but unverified claims about Donald Trump has fled his home fearing for his life, a report says....
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Standing ovations for Hillary Clinton at Broadway play

Hillary Clinton, who has made only a handful of public appearances since her election defeat, received a standing ovation from the audience at the final performance of The Color Purple on New York's Broadway....
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‘It’s going to be a tough fight’: GOP Texas lawmakers champion ‘bathroom bill’

Conservative Texas lawmakers are championing a new “bathroom bill” that makes it illegal for transgender people from using bathrooms they feel match their gender identities....
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US ambassador to Canada resigns, first under Trump overhaul

Montreal (AFP) - The US ambassador to Canada announced his resignation Friday, becoming the first to yield to a demand by Donald Trump that politically appointed ambassadors quit by Inauguration Day....
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Trump Wants All Obama Envoys To Leave By Inauguration: Report

President-elect Donald Trump is breaking with precedent by demanding that politically appointed ambassadors leave their overseas posts by Inauguration Day, a report by the New York Times stated....
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