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In challenge to Trump, women protesters swarm streets across U.S

Published: Saturday, January 21, 2017 06:26 PM

Madonna performs at the Women's March in WashingtonWomen took to the streets in unexpectedly large numbers in major U.S. cities on Saturday in mass protests against U.S. President Donald Trump, in an early indication of the strong opposition the Republican may face in office. Hundreds of thousands of women - many wearing pink knit hats to evoke comments by Trump that were triggered outrage among many women - filled long stretches of downtown Washington around the White House and National Mall. Hundreds of thousands more women thronged New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Boston to rebuke Trump on his first full day in office.


Violence flares in Washington during Trump inauguration

Published: Saturday, January 21, 2017 12:09 AM

A protester argues with a bloodied supporter of U.S. President Donald Trump after the Trump supporter confronted protesters as they reacted to the Trump's swearing in in WashingtonThe burst of civil disorder followed a fierce presidential campaign that ended in a stunning victory for Republican Trump over Democrat Hillary Clinton on Nov. 8 and left the country divided. Many of Trump's supporters traveled to Washington to cheer their new president on Inauguration Day.


Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush's health improves

Published: Saturday, January 21, 2017 01:54 PM

FILE PHOTO - File photo of former President Bush smiling as he listens to Republican presidential candidate Romney speak in HoustonFormer U.S. President George H.W. Bush is recovering well from pneumonia but will remain in the intensive care unit at the Texas hospital where he has spent the last week, a spokesman said in a statement. Barbara Bush, his wife, was also taken to the Houston Methodist Hospital this week with bronchitis but may be well enough to be discharged on Sunday, the statement said. "Following another good night's rest, President and Mrs. Bush have both continued to improve over the past 24 hours," Jim McGrath, the spokesman, said in his statement.


Factbox: Women stage marches in cities across North America

Published: Saturday, January 21, 2017 06:35 PM

(Reuters) - Hundreds of thousands of women, supported by a smaller number of men, gathered in dozens of cities across North America on Saturday to march in opposition to U.S. President Donald Trump the day after the maverick Republican took office. Here is a look at how the crowds of protesters, many wearing the marches' signature pink hats, shaped up in some of the largest cities in North America: * WASHINGTON D.C. Organizers of the march in the nation's capital had told police they expected 200,000 people to attend, but reporters covering the event said it appeared bigger than that, with a dense crowd stretching for about a mile (1.6 km) through the heart of the capital. Organizers said early estimates pointed to more than 1 million, while police and the Park Service declined to give numbers.

Woman stabbed to death in Southwest Philadelphia

Published: Saturday, January 21, 2017 06:27 PM

Woman stabbed to death in Southwest PhiladelphiaPolice say a woman was stabbed to death and they are looking for a male relative of that woman.


Women's March on Philly crowd more than doubled prediction

Published: Saturday, January 21, 2017 06:16 PM

Women's March on Philly crowd more than doubled predictionCity officials say the crowd size for the Women's March on Philly more than doubled an earlier prediction.


Over 1 million join anti-Trump women's marches worldwide

Published: Saturday, January 21, 2017 06:15 PM

A crowd fills Independence Avenue during the Women's March on Washington, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)WASHINGTON (AP) — In a global exclamation of defiance and solidarity, more than 1 million people rallied at women's marches in the nation's capital and cities around the world Saturday to send President Donald Trump an emphatic message on his first full day in office that they won't let his agenda go unchallenged.


From London to LA, women's marches pack cities big and small

Published: Saturday, January 21, 2017 06:13 PM

Demonstrators march a Women's March rally Saturday Jan. 21, 2017, in Atlanta. Thousands of people marched through Atlanta one day after President Donald Trump's inauguration. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago. Oklahoma City. London. Los Angeles.


Journalist George Krimsky, who covered Manson arrest, dies

Published: Saturday, January 21, 2017 05:58 PM

WASHINGTON, Conn. (AP) — A journalist and author who covered Charles Manson's arrest, the Lebanese civil war and dissident activities in the Soviet Union and who later wrote about media issues has died in Connecticut. George Krimsky was 75.

The Latest: Police say no arrests at Women's March in DC

Published: Saturday, January 21, 2017 05:30 PM

Betsy Rosen of Charlotte, N.C., hugs muslim girl of Moroccan descent Aya Laoufir, 17, of Arlington, Va., during a women's rally against President Donald Trump in Washington, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017. In a global exclamation of defiance and solidarity, more than 1 million people rallied at women's marches in the nation's capital and cities around the world Saturday to send President Donald Trump an emphatic message on his first full day in office that they won't let his agenda go unchallenged. Rosen is Jewish. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Women's March on Washington and associated protests around the world (all times EST):


LIVE VIDEO: Statement from White House Press Secretary

Published: Saturday, January 21, 2017 04:45 PM

LIVE VIDEO: Statement from White House Press SecretaryWatch live ABC News coverage of President Donald Trump's first full day in office.


Charlie Liteky, who gave back his Medal of Honor, dies

Published: Saturday, January 21, 2017 04:39 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Charlie Liteky, an Army chaplain in Vietnam who won the Medal of Honor for rescuing more than 20 wounded men but later gave it back in protest and became a peace activist, has died.

In challenge to Trump, women protesters swarm streets across U.S.

Published: Saturday, January 21, 2017 04:16 PM

Madonna performs at the Women's March in WashingtonBy Emily Stephenson and Scott Malone WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Women took to the streets in unexpectedly large numbers in major U.S. cities on Saturday to stage mass protests against U.S. President Donald Trump, in an early indication of the strong public opposition the Republican may face in office. Hundreds of thousands of women -- many wearing pink knit hats -- fanned out through downtown Washington around the White House and other landmarks, and also thronged parts of New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Boston to rebuke Trump on his first full day in office. Trump has angered many liberal Americans with comments seen as demeaning to women, Mexicans and Muslims, and worried some abroad with his inaugural vow on Friday to put "America First" in his decision making.


NY gov requires insurance companies to cover contraception

Published: Saturday, January 21, 2017 04:15 PM

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York governor Andrew Cuomo said Saturday said he was requiring health insurance companies to cover medically necessary abortions and most forms of contraception at no cost to women, a move that further protects and safeguards coverage under the federal Affordable Care Act.

Trump assures CIA officials 'I am so behind you'

Published: Saturday, January 21, 2017 04:01 PM

Trump assures CIA officials 'I am so behind you'President Donald Trump moved to mend his tumultuous relationship with America's spy agencies Saturday, traveling to CIA headquarters on his first full day in office and assuring officials, "I am so behind you."


Cyberattack on Sundance briefly shutters box office

Published: Saturday, January 21, 2017 03:34 PM

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Representatives for the Sundance Film Festival say that they their network systems were subject to a cyberattack that caused its box offices to shut down briefly Saturday afternoon.

Wounded Ohio student reported to be critical, but stable

Published: Saturday, January 21, 2017 03:16 PM

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Hospital officials say a student wounded in a school shooting is still listed in critical condition, but is stable.

2 brothers dead after house fire in Chester ID'd

Published: Saturday, January 21, 2017 03:09 PM

2 brothers dead after house fire in Chester ID'dPolice have identified two brothers who died after a house fire in Chester, Pa.


2 dead after house fire in Chester ID'd

Published: Saturday, January 21, 2017 03:01 PM

2 brothers dead after house fire in Chester ID'dPolice have identified the two people who died after a house fire in Chester, Pa.


The Latest: Woman describes losing son, father

Published: Saturday, January 21, 2017 02:54 PM

Donna Thompson, and a friend, salvage some of her possessions Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, after a morning tornado ripped her roof off in Hattiesburg, Miss. The tornado was part of a wall of stormy weather traveling across the region, bringing with it rain and unstable conditions.(AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on a tornado in southern Mississippi (all times local):


Brazil president to wait to replace justice killed in crash

Published: Saturday, January 21, 2017 02:44 PM

Brazil president to wait to replace justice killed in crashSAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's president said Saturday that he would wait to name a replacement for the Supreme Court justice who died in a plane crash until after the court reassigns a major corruption case he was handling.


Police: Woman forced into sex act during home invasion in Chestnut Hill

Published: Saturday, January 21, 2017 02:20 PM

Police: Woman forced into sex act during home invasion in Chestnut HillPolice are investigating a home invasion and sexual assault in Philadelphia's Chestnut Hill section early Saturday morning.


North Dakota tribe formally calls on pipeline protesters to disperse

Published: Saturday, January 21, 2017 01:49 PM

Opponents of the Dakota Access oil pipeline sing during a confrontation with police on Backwater Bridge near Cannon BallBy Terray Sylvester CANNON BALL, N.D. (Reuters) - A Sioux tribal council on Saturday formally asked hundreds of protesters to clear out of three camps near its North Dakota reservation used to stage months of sometimes violent protests against the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe on Friday unanimously passed a resolution calling for the camps to be dismantled, it said on its Facebook page on Saturday. The tribe has been encouraging protesters to go home since the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers agreed to an environmental review of the $3.8 billion project in December.


How Trump's executive order impacts future of 'Obamacare'

Published: Saturday, January 21, 2017 01:48 PM

President Donald Trump, flanked by Vice President Mike Pence and Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, signs his first executive order on health care, Friday, Jan, 20, 2017, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's first executive order targets the sweeping "Obamacare" law by giving federal agencies broad leeway to chip away at the measure. But Trump still needs Congress to do away with the law for good.


Police: New Jersey man owes more than $56,000 in tolls, fees

Published: Saturday, January 21, 2017 01:46 PM

TEANECK, N.J. (AP) — Transit police say they've arrested a New Jersey man who avoided paying tolls nearly 900 times and owes more than $56,000 in unpaid tolls and fees.

360 PHOTOS: What it looks like to be at the Women's March on Washington

Published: Saturday, January 21, 2017 01:41 PM

360 PHOTOS: What it looks like to be at the Women's March on WashingtonSee what it looks like to be in the crowd in Washington D.C. for the Women's March on Washington.


Bogus bongs or bogus lawsuits? Pipe maker sues over fakes

Published: Saturday, January 21, 2017 01:34 PM

Jay Work talks to a reporter at his Grateful J's smoke shop, Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, in Margate, Fla. High-end German glass water pipe maker Roor and its American licensee are filing lawsuits against smoke shops and mom-and-pop convenience stores in Florida, California and New York alleging that they are selling Roor counterfeits, violating its trademark. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — In the rarefied world of high-end bong makers, Roor glass water pipes have long been smoked to impress. The status symbols are so sought after that some models command prices of $1,000. There's even a diamond-studded, gold-gilded Roor that goes for nearly $4,000.


LIVE VIDEO: President Trump speaks at the CIA

Published: Saturday, January 21, 2017 01:31 PM

LIVE VIDEO: Statement from White House Press SecretaryWatch live ABC News coverage of President Donald Trump's first full day in office.


Thousands turn out for Women's March on Philadelphia

Published: Saturday, January 21, 2017 12:57 PM

Thousands turn out for Women's March on PhiladelphiaTens of thousands of people turned out for the Women's March on Philadelphia on Saturday.


Police: Transgender woman assaulted near City Hall, suspect sought

Published: Saturday, January 21, 2017 12:33 PM

Police: Transgender woman assaulted near City Hall, suspect soughtPolice are looking for the man who assaulted a transgender woman near Philadelphia City Hall on Friday.


Transgender woman assaulted near City Hall, suspect sought

Published: Saturday, January 21, 2017 12:27 PM

Police: Transgender woman assaulted near City Hall, suspect soughtPolice are looking for the man who assaulted a transgender woman near Philadelphia City Hall on Friday.



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