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  • Even before taking office, Trump has changed the presidency

    WASHINGTON - Donald Trump enters the White House on Friday just as he entered the race for president: defiant, unfiltered, unbound by tradition and utterly confident in his chosen course.
  • 30 missing in central Italy avalanche that buries hotel

    MILAN - An avalanche buried a mountain hotel in an earthquake-hit region of central Italy, leaving at least 30 people missing, authorities said Thursday.
  • Carter tells AP more US troops will not fix Iraq or Syria

    WASHINGTON - Sending thousands more American troops into Iraq or Syria in a bid to accelerate the defeat of the Islamic State group would push U.S. allies to the exits, create more anti-U.S. resistance and give up the U.S. military's key advantages, Defence Secretary Ash Carter said in an Associated Press interview.
  • High-rise tower on fire in Iranian capital collapses

    TEHRAN, Iran - A high-rise building in Tehran engulfed by a fire collapsed on Thursday as scores of firefighters battled the blaze. It wasn't immediately clear if anyone was trapped inside at the time of the collapse.
  • Djokovic out in 2nd-round upset loss to Istomin in Australia

    MELBOURNE, Australia - Six-time Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic has been upset in a shocking second-round loss to Uzbek wild card Denis Istomin.
  • One more day: Obama in his final hours in the White House

    WASHINGTON - Eight tumultuous years at the helm of American power have come and gone, and for President Barack Obama, this is finally the end.
  • Mideast expects big changes under Trump

    CAIRO - Donald Trump's all-but-dismissal of human rights as a foreign policy principle could hit like an earthquake across a Middle East landscape beset by warring factions and beleaguered governments, with some players eyeing the prospect of once unimaginable new alliances.
  • The Latest: Italian authorities: 30 missing in avalanche

    MILAN - The Latest on the avalanche that buried a hotel in central Italy (all times local):
  • Vegemite goes home: Oreo maker sells to Australia's Bega

    CANBERRA, Australia - Vegemite, the salty, brown spread beloved in Australia, is going home, purchased by an Australian dairy company from the maker of Oreos.
  • Trump's Treasury pick facing criticism over foreclosures

    WASHINGTON - Donald Trump's pick to lead the Treasury Department, Stephen Mnuchin, built his reputation and his fortune as a savvy Wall Street investor. But one of those investments has put him in the crosshairs of Democrats as he heads into his confirmation hearing Thursday: sub-prime mortgage lender IndyMac bank.

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