January 21, 2017 RSS feed / Nation

Promises, subdued pomp and protests as Trump sworn in &nbsp

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 command of a deeply divided nation and ushering in an unpredictable era in Washington. More...

Twain children's story, recently discovered, coming in fall

NEW YORK (AP) — More than a century after his death, Mark Twain's publishing life continues. More...

Freeze-dried food and 1 bathroom: 6 simulate Mars in dome &nbsp

HONOLULU — Crammed into a dome with one bathroom, six scientists will spend eight months munching on mostly freeze-dried foods — with a rare treat of Spam — and have only their small sleeping quarters to retreat to for solace. More...

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

HOUSTON — Doctors removed former President George H.W. Bush's breathing tube on Friday and he was breathing well on his own at a Houston hospital, his spokesman said. More...

With hopes and fears, a divided America watches inauguration &nbsp

ADRIAN, Mich. — In living rooms, cafes and offices, people across America watched Donald Trump become the nation's 45th president on Friday, with many eagerly anticipating the historic transition and others deeply fearing it.   More...

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