The Associated Press

Inaugural cheers, fireworks: Trump sweeps in for his big dayWASHINGTON (AP) -- With fireworks heralding his big moment, Donald Trump swept into Washington Thursday on the eve of his presidential inauguration and pledged to unify a nation sorely divided and clamoring for change. The capital braced for an onslaught of crowds and demonstrators - with all the attendant hoopla and hand-wringing....

Timing of Mexico drug lord's extradition seen as politicalMEXICO 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....

After oath, Trump faces ambitious Day 1 to-do listWASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump campaigned on a detailed and extensive to-do list for his first day in office. A day before his swearing-in, his team was being coy about when and how he plans to cross items off it....

As Trump takes the oath, many voters still can't believe itOn the morning 19 months ago when Donald Trump descended the escalator in his glitzy Manhattan tower, waving to onlookers who lined the rails, many Americans knew little about him beyond that he was very rich and had a thing for firing people on a reality television show....

Mexican drug lord El Chapo lands in New York to face chargesNEW 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....

Japan PM pledges 'unchanging' allegiance to US under TrumpTOKYO (AP) -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Friday that he plans to visit the U.S. as soon as possible to meet with incoming U.S. President Donald Trump....