Eleven hours and just a few minutes after Donald J. Trump officially became the 45th president, 11-year-old Siana Akauola and her grandmother, Valerie Akaoula, boarded a bus in Buffalo headed for the nation's capital. In eight hours they would join a massive crowd of at least 500,000 protesters determined to show the new president that they don't support his ideas about…

Eleven hours and just a few minutes after Donald J. Trump officially became the 45th president, 11-year-old Siana Akauola and her grandmother, Valerie Akaoula, boarded a bus in Buffalo headed for the nation's capital. In eight hours they would join a massive crowd of at least 500,000 protesters determined to show the new president that they don't support his ideas about…

Not every Western New Yorker concerned about women's issues in the era of President Donald J. Trump could make it to the nation's capital Saturday. Some came to Buffalo's Niagara Square instead. There was Megan Vaughan of Lancaster, accompanied by her son, Rocco,  8. "We should respect everyone," Rocco said. There was Leah Schwab, 36,  of Kenmore, walking with …

WASHINGTON – This was the day they worked for and waited for, the day the pollsters and pundits and other people they don’t trust said would never come. And Donald J. Trump’s supporters from Western New York reveled in the moment as their hero was inaugurated as the nation’s 45th president on Friday. Braving occasional chilly rain showers and a security prese…

WASHINGTON – Nine Buffalo State students traveled to the capital Friday for President Donald J. Trump’s inauguration and a lesson in democracy, but the first thing they learned is that freedom of movement is not fully guaranteed in the Constitution. Arriving in the morning with their professor, Peter Yacobucci, the students encountered roadblocks and detours that le…

WASHINGTON – Sen. Charles E. Schumer of New York – the lone Democrat to speak at President Donald J. Trump’s inauguration Friday – delivered a subtle rebuke to the new commander in chief, reveling in America’s diversity. Speaking moments before Trump took to the podium in front of the U.S. Capitol, Schumer paid tribute to a host of groups that may have felt in…

As more than 300 Buffalo area residents board buses tonight bound for the Women's March on Washington, Buffalo News reporter Maki Becker and photographer Robert Kirkham will travel with them. The two  will ride through the night on a chartered bus to provide live coverage Saturday of  the protest against President Donald Trump in Washington, one day after Trump was in…

By Theresa Vargas, Taylor Hartz and Arelis R. Hernandez WASHINGTON - Protesters made themselves heard in the nation’s capital Friday, leaving shattered property along some city blocks and disrupting security checkpoints to President Donald Trump’s inauguration, where they slowed crowds from entering onto the National Mall and, in at least one spot, stopped them comp…

By David Fahrenthold, Philip Rucker and John Wagner WASHINGTON -- Donald John Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States, taking office on a day that has featured smaller crowds and more subdued ceremony than previous inaugurations -- but still ushers in a transformative shift in the country's leadership. Trump, 70, was administered the oath by Chi…

By Paul Kane WASHINGTON — This is Donald Trump’s day, without question, but in addition to the president-elect and Vice President-elect Mike Pence taking their oaths of office, Americans will see a fair bit of pomp and circumstance that come with any big political event. Two prominent figures on display will be Sens. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., and Charles E. Schumer, D-N.…

WASHINGTON – When reporters overheard Rep. Chris Collins bragging last week about “how many millionaires I've made in Buffalo the past few months," he appears to have been talking about letting friends and business colleagues know about a company he knows well. The largest shareholder in an obscure Australian biotech company called Innate Immunotherapeutics as well …

ALBANY – The top Republican in state government says New York stands poised to benefit from President-elect Donald Trump's ascendancy to the White House. “President-elect Trump is actually a born and bred New Yorker, and that’s something we should be focusing on,’’ said Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan, a Long Island Republican who is in Washington with ot…

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo had shared the story before. In a “State of the State” speech last week at the University at Buffalo, a speech in which the governor promised another $500 million in state investment in Western New York, Cuomo spoke of the late Tim Russert as “the first person who used to bring me out to Buffalo.” That was in the early 1980s, Cuomo said, whe…

Can I put a parking pad in my front yard? Requests for front yard parking pads seem to be among the most popular proposals before the city Zoning Board. At least, that's how it often seems at the meetings I've attended lately. It was the case again Wednesday. There were three requests. The first request, from a St. James Place homeowner, was turned down. It wou…