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This Dec. 11, 2016, file image made from militant video posted online by the Aamaq News Agency, a media arm of the Islamic State group, purports to show a general view of the ancient ruins of the city of Palmyra, in Homs province, Syria. Islamic State militants destroyed a landmark ancient Roman monument and parts of the amphitheatre in Syria’s historic town of Palmyra, the Syrian government and opposition monitoring groups said Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. (Militant Video via AP, File)

ISIS destroys part of Roman theatre

Islamic State militants destroyed parts of the second-century Roman theatre in Syria’s historic town of Palmyra and the site’s landmark ancient Tetrapylon, the government and opposition activists said Friday.

Moments later, this massive gator leapt into the boat.

Gator launches self at boat, terrifies passengers

MIAMI — Less than a week after naturists discovered "Humpback" -- a massive, 12-foot gator near Lakeland, Fla. -- a Missouri couple vacationing in the Sunshine State had a close encounter with an alligator when it leapt into their airboat and became wedged in the boat’s railing.

President-elect Donald Trump waves as he walks to his vehicles at a church service at St. John’s Episcopal Church across from the White House in Washington, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

10 promises Trump made for his first day

Behind in the polls in late October, Donald Trump ventured to Gettysburg, Pa., to give American voters a “contract” detailing of what he would achieve during his first day in office. Beneath a list of 18 major actions was the flourish of Trump’s familiar signature and a blank space for voters to sign.

US President-elect Donald Trump and his wife Melania arrive to attend an inauguration concert at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC, on Jan. 19, 2017. (GETTY IMAGES/PHOTO)

Trump is Mr. President now

Pay no attention to that scruffy-looking man standing on the corner with the sandwich board proclaiming, “The end is nigh.”

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'(Pedestrians) were flying like skittles'

A man with a history of mental health and drug abuse issues drove into a street crowded with pedestrians in Australia’s second-largest city on Friday, killing at least four people, including a child, and injuring around 15 others, police said.

Italian firefighters search for survivors after an avalanche buried a hotel near Farindola, central Italy, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017. (Italian Firefighters/ANSA via Italian Firefighters)

5 reported alive in rubble of Italian hotel

Five people were found alive in the rubble of an Italian hotel Friday, two days after an avalanche tore through the mountain resort and trapped an estimated 30 people inside, rescue crews reported.

President-elect Donald Trump, accompanied by his wife Melania Trump, waves as they arrive at Andrews Air Force Base, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, in Andrews Air Force Base, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump sweeps in for his big day in Washington

Ready for his big moment, Donald Trump traded in his beloved private plane for a military jet Thursday and swooped into Washington for three days of inaugural festivities. As the president-elect left New York behind, the capital braced for an onslaught of inaugural crowds and demonstrators numbering in the hundreds of thousands.

Markeith Loyd, suspected of fatally shooting a Florida police officer, attends his initial court appearance Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, at the Orange County Jail, in Orlando, Fla. Loyd spoke out of turn and was defiant during the appearance on charges of killing his pregnant ex-girlfriend. He was injured during his arrest Tuesday night following a weeklong manhunt. (Red Huber/Orlando Sentinel via AP, Pool)

Suspected cop killer spews expletives at judge

Hours after a fugitive in the slaying of a police officer told a judge he was brutalized during his arrest, Orlando’s police chief released a video of his surrender and described the suspect as “extremely violent, dangerous and very unpredictable.”

In this Aug. 10, 2015, file photo, municipal workers search Reunion Island beaches where expected debris of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 could be washed up onto the shore near Saint-Andre, on the French Island of Reunion. While search crews spent years trawling in futility through a remote patch of the Indian Ocean for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, people wandering along beaches on the other side of the ocean began spotting debris that washed ashore. Those pieces provided key information and raised questions whether Malaysia, Australia and China - who funded the hunt for the underwater wreckage - missed key opportunities by failing to organize coastal searches for plane parts. (AP Photo/Fabrice Wislez, File)

Were clues from MH370 debris missed?

Three nations shelled out around $160 million and years’ worth of work on the underwater search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. The result: No plane. The only tangible — and arguably most important — clues into what happened to the aircraft have come courtesy of ordinary citizens, who bore the costs themselves.

This image taken from video released by Qatar's Al-Jazeera televison broadcast on Friday Oct. 5, 2001 is said to show Osama bin Laden, the prime suspect in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the U.S., at an undisclosed location. Al-Jazeera did not say whether the image was taken before or after the Sept. 11 attacks or how they obtained it. The Obama administration is releasing the last of three installments of documents belonging to Osama bin Laden that were found in the terrorist’s secret compound in 2011. (AP Photo/Al-Jazeera via APTN)

Final batch of bin Laden documents released

In its final hours, the Obama administration on Thursday released the last of three installments of documents belonging to Osama bin Laden that were seized in a 2011 raid that killed the al-Qaida leader in his secret compound.

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during his final presidential news conference, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, in the briefing room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama aims final messages at Trump

Barack Obama stepped behind the White House podium for the last time Wednesday, fielding questions from the crush of journalists crammed in for the occasion and offering assurances to Americans watching on TV.