Posted: Jan 19, 2013 10:48 PM
Updated: Jan 19, 2013 10:49 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) As many as 800,000 people are expected to attend Monday's public inauguration ceremonies in Washington. President Barack Obama will take the oath of office at noon, then deliver an inaugural address. Afterward, Obama will lunch with lawmakers in the Capitol and ride in a parade down Pennsylvania Avenue to the White House.
SANAA, Yemen (AP) Yemeni military officials say eight people have been killed in two suspected U.S. drone strikes in the central part of the country. Residents say at least two of those killed in Saturday evening's strikes were known al-Qaida militants of Saudi nationality. The U.S. has carried out dozens of suspected drone attacks against al-Qaida in Yemen.
UNDATED (AP) Algeria says it was trying to "avoid a bloody turn of events" when its special forces stormed the natural gas complex in the Sahara where al-Qaida-linked militants were holding hundreds of Algerian and foreign hostages. Algerian troops ended the four-day standoff Saturday with an assault that killed all 32 militants involved. But at least 23 hostages died. French President Francois Hollande (frahn-SWAH' oh-LAWND') says Algeria's tough tactics were "the most adapted response to the crisis."
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) France's foreign minister says Mali's neighbors in West Africa "need to take the lead" in the military intervention to oust extremists from northern Mali. However, at a summit in Ivory Coast, the French minister acknowledged it could be weeks before neighbors are able to do so. Neighboring countries are expected to contribute around 3,000 troops to the operation.
LOS ANGELES (AP) The original Batmobile from the 1960s television series has sold at auction for $4.2 million. A spokeswoman for the auction company in Scottsdale, Ariz., says the winning bidder has not been disclosed following Saturday's auction. The 19-foot-long black, bubble-topped car was used in the "Batman" TV show that starred Adam West as the Caped Crusader. The car's owner was famed auto customizer George Barris of Los Angeles.