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  • The Senate confirmed President Donald Trump's first Cabinet members Friday, formally approving his defense secretary and secretary of homeland security. The final vote to confirm retired Marine Gen. James Mattis to run the Department of Defense was 98-1.

    Senate confirms Trump’s first two Cabinet members

    The Senate confirmed President Donald Trump’s first Cabinet members Friday, formally approving his defense secretary and secretary of homeland security. The final vote to confirm retired Marine Gen. James Mattis to run the Department of Defense was 98-1. New York Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand was the only senator to vote against him, with Alabama Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions — Trump’s pick for attorney general — abstaining. Retired Marine Gen. John Kelly similarly sailed through for Homeland Security, though he had […]

  • An on-set monitor with American Humane, an organization that ensures the safety and well being of animals used in film and TV productions, has been placed on leave following the unauthorized release of a video allegedly from the set of "A Dog's Purpose" showing a dog in apparent distress while filming a stunt.

    ‘A Dog’s Purpose’ author: ‘Shocking’ leaked video ‘mischaracterizes’ on-set animal safety

    “A Dog’s Purpose” author W. Bruce Cameron is defending the movie against claims of animal mistreatment after he said he viewed additional footage from the incident portrayed in a leaked, now-viral video. “I have since viewed footage taken of the day in question, when I wasn’t there, and it paints an entirely different picture,” he said in a statement via a representative and posted on the novel’s official Facebook page. “The written commentary accompanying the edited video mischaracterizes what happened.” […]

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    Trump signs executive order on Obamacare

    President Donald Trump signed an executive order Friday night “to ease the burden of Obamacare as we transition from repeal and replace,” White House press secretary Sean Spicer told reporters. Spicer did not respond when asked for further details. Trump also signed papers confirming the appointments of James Mattis as secretary of defense and John Kelly as secretary of homeland security, Spicer said.

  • WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 18:  U.S. President Barack Obama holds the last news conference of his presidency in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House January 18, 2017 in Washington, DC. This was Obama's final question-and-answer session with reporters before New York real estate mogul and reality television personality Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th president of the United States on Friday.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

    Here’s how much Obama’s pension is worth

    At noon on Friday, 55-year old Barack Obama became a federal retiree. His pension payment will be $207,800 for the upcoming year, about half of his presidential salary. Obama and every other former president also get seven months of “transition” services to help adjust to post-presidential life. The ex-Commander in Chief also gets get lifetime Secret Service protection as well as allowances for things such as travel, office expenses, communications and health care coverage. All those extra expenses can really […]

  • Drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, a legend in Mexico through his dramatic prison escapes and years of staying just ahead of the law, arrived late Thursday in New York after his extradition to the United States.

    ‘El Chapo’ Guzman pleads not guilty

    [Update: 2:51 p.m. ET] Drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman entered a plea of not guilty through his attorney at arraignment Friday in federal court in Brooklyn, New York. Guzman, who was extradited to the US from his native Mexico one day earlier, is named in a 17-count indictment accusing him of running a continuing criminal enterprise responsible for importing and distributing narcotics, conspiring to murder rivals, firearm violations and money laundering. [Previous story, posted at 1:33 p.m. ET] Drug kingpin […]

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    Boston Police say propane tank ‘deliberately’ caused police car to catch fire

    A propane tank planted next to a Boston police car caused the vehicle to catch fire on Friday morning in what appears to be a “deliberate” attempt “to blow up one of our cruisers,” law enforcement officials said. A police spokesperson said the tank was wedged between the cruiser and a bridge on West Broadway in South Boston, near a Boston police station. While the item was initially described as a “device,” Boston Police Commissioner William Evans said it was […]

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    Pope Francis sends best wishes to President Trump

    Pope Francis congratulated President Trump on his inauguration in a letter. The Pope extended the new President good wishes and hoped that his decisions would be guided by the values that have helped shape the country. Upon your inauguration as the forty-fifth President of the United States of America, I offer you my cordial good wishes and the assurance of my prayers that Almighty God will grant you wisdom and strength in the exercise of your high office. At a […]

  • President Barack Obama tweeted the American people in his final hours as head of state promising to continue his work with them, and unveiling a new website.

    Obama tweets final message from White House, announces new website

    President Barack Obama tweeted the American people in his final hours as head of state promising to continue his work with them, and unveiling a new website. “It’s been the honor of my life to serve you. You made me a better leader and a better man,” he said. His post-White House website, Obama.org, features a request form for scheduling events and a page for fundraising. “As we look forward, I want our first steps to reflect what matters most […]

  • WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20:  President Donald Trump kisses his son Eric Trump after his inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. In today's inauguration ceremony Donald J. Trump becomes the 45th president of the United States.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

    Trump becomes 45th President of the United States

    Donald Trump became the 45th President of the United States Friday during a time-honored inauguration ceremony that encapsulated the peaceful transfer of power that is a hallmark of American democracy. On a raised platform on the flag-draped West Front of the Capitol, Trump placed his left hand on one Bible that dates from his childhood and another that belonged to Abraham Lincoln and raised his right hand in the air as he promised to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution. […]