Inauguration Day: Trump to become America's 45th president
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump, a real estate mogul and reality television star who upended American politics and energized voters angry with Washington, will be sworn in Friday as the 45th president of the United States, putting Republicans in control of the White House for the first time in eight years....
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Timing of Mexico drug lord's extradition seen as political
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's abrupt exit to face charges in the U.S. marks the end of an era in which he was Mexico's most notorious drug cartel boss and, for some, the stuff of folk legend....
Mexican drug lord El Chapo lands in New York to face charges
NEW YORK (AP) -- Infamous Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, who twice escaped from maximum-security prisons in his country, was extradited at the request of the United States to face drug trafficking and other charges and arrived in New York late Thursday....
Gambian leader told to cede power or be forced out
BANJUL, Gambia (AP) -- Gambia's defeated President Yahya Jammeh must cede power by noon Friday or he will be dislodged by a regional force that has already moved into the country, West African officials said....
'Dance Moms' star's 2-day sentencing hearing set to begin
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A federal judge will decide if "Dance Moms" reality TV star Abby Lee Miller should be sentenced to prison or probation for concealing hundreds of thousands of dollars' worth of income during her Chapter 11 bankruptcy....
Authorities: Detective expedited requests for $24K in bribes
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A Philadelphia police detective has been charged with accepting $24,000 in bribes in exchange for expediting requests to get recovered rental cars on the national registry of stolen vehicles back on the road....
Man charged in fatal heroin overdose near Philadelphia
SHARON HILL, Pa. (AP) -- A man has been charged with drug delivery resulting in death stemming from a fatal overdose near Philadelphia last fall....
Pennsylvania gets 4 more months to comply with Real ID law
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Federal authorities have given Pennsylvania a few more months to comply with a 2005 federal law that requires people to prove they are legal U.S. residents in order for their driver's licenses to be valid for federal purposes, Gov. Tom Wolf's administration said Thursday....
Cops: Screaming man who attacked officer dies after scuffle
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Philadelphia police say a screaming man attacked an officer and then died in a subsequent scuffle....
Obama commutes drug, weapons sentences of 11 Pennsylvanians
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- In his last major act as president, Barack Obama has commuted the sentences of 11 former Pennsylvania residents imprisoned for drug and weapons offenses....
Ex-probation officer gets prison for leaking probe info
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Officials say a former federal probation officer in Pittsburgh has been sentenced to five months behind bars for leaking information to the sister of a drug suspect....
10-digit dialing in 717 area code to start in August
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Mandatory 10-digit dialing will begin later this year in 16 counties in south-central Pennsylvania that are getting a new area code to overlay the existing 717 area code....
Man charged with threatening to kill Obama in Facebook post
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A former New Jersey man who thought President Obama had an affair with his fiancee has been charged with threatening to kill the president....
Police: On-duty Pennsylvania cop met prostitute, covered up
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A small-town Pennsylvania police officer has been charged with meeting a prostitute on duty, then trying to cover it up, state police announced Thursday....
According to the 20th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution the terms of the President and the Vice President shall end at noon on the 20th day of January, and the terms of their successors shall then begin. Before entering Execution of the Office, the successor shall take the following Oath:--"I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."
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