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60-year-old gorilla, 1st to be born in a zoo, dies in Ohio

Andrew Welsh-Huggins and Kantele Franko, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 5:03pm

The world's first gorilla born in a zoo, a female named Colo who became the oldest known living gorilla in the U.S., has died at age 60, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium said Tuesday.

Man seeking new trial in 1971 rape claims state hid evidence

Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 5:03pm

A Louisiana man serving a life sentence for the rape of a nurse in 1971 claims authorities concealed evidence that the crime was committed by another man linked to two similar attacks.

The Latest: Neighbors in Texas shocked at charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 4:50pm

The Latest on two sisters reported missing in 1985 being found and their mother being charged (all times local):

Ex-deputy found not guilty of murder charge in Ohio shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 4:50pm

A former Ohio deputy sheriff accused of fatally shooting an unarmed man after a chase has been found not guilty of murder and reckless homicide.

Man, 44, accused of killing, dismembering Louisiana roommate

Janet McConnaughey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 4:50pm

A 44-year-old man is accused of killing and dismembering another man who was living with the suspect's ex-girlfriend in an apartment where detectives found evidence of blood spatters, a big pool of blood and a struggle, authorities in a New Orleans suburb said Tuesday.

Evidence against Florida officer charged in killing released

Terry Spencer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 4:42pm

An undercover police officer is never heard identifying himself before he fatally shot a black drummer whose car had broken down on the interstate, according to evidence released Tuesday by prosecutors who have charged him with manslaughter.

Police: Kids taken 3 decades ago are found, mom is arrested

Michelle R. Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 4:41pm

Two sisters who disappeared from Rhode Island with their mother in 1985 have been located in the Houston area, and their mother was charged with snatching them, police announced Tuesday.

The Latest: WikiLeaks hails commutation of Manning sentence

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 4:32pm

The Latest on commutations and pardons issued by President Barack Obama on Tuesday (all times EST):

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Obama commutes sentence of Chelsea Manning

Laura Jarrett, CNN  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 4:28pm

President Barack Obama on Tuesday commuted the sentence of Chelsea Manning, who was convicted of stealing and disseminating 750,000 pages of documents and videos to WikiLeaks.

No residencies yet for proposed Idaho osteopathic school

Rebecca Boone, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 4:24pm

Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter and backers of a proposed for-profit osteopathic medical school have been touting the 78 new medical residency positions the proposed school says it has created.

Teary farewells as Obama aides pack up, make way for Trump

Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 4:23pm

They line up near the Oval Office, down the hallway toward the Cabinet Room, with their spouses and young kids in tow. When it's their turn, the White House staffers enter for a few private moments with President Barack Obama, a photo and a farewell hug from the boss.

Obama shortens Manning's term, grants clemency to hundreds

Josh Lederman and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 4:22pm

President Barack Obama commuted the prison sentence of Chelsea Manning on Tuesday, allowing the Army intelligence officer who leaked scores of classified documents to go free nearly three decades early.

Navajo leaders meet with feds over oil, gas lease sale

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 4:11pm

The leaders of several Navajo communities are asking federal officials to cancel an upcoming oil and natural gas lease sale over concerns about the protection of cultural resources in northwestern New Mexico.

Judge: Planned Parenthood videos 'baloney' in Medicaid fight

Paul J. Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 4:11pm

A federal judge deciding whether Texas can block Planned Parenthood from receiving Medicaid dollars scolded attorneys Tuesday for rehashing the debate over secretly recorded videos that Republicans across the U.S. — Texas included — have used to try defunding the nation's largest abortion provider.

University of California's Napolitano in hospital for cancer

Kristin J. Bender, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 4:10pm

University of California President Janet Napolitano, a former U.S. Homeland Security secretary, has been undergoing cancer treatment for five months and has been hospitalized after suffering complications, the school system said Tuesday.

Bill to lift protections for wolves introduced in US Senate

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 4:10pm

Senators from three states have introduced legislation to lift federal protections for gray wolves in Wyoming, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan and return responsibility for managing those populations to the states.

Woman suspected of 1998 kidnapping of baby jailed in Florida

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 4:01pm

Authorities say a woman arrested on suspicion of kidnapping a baby girl from a Florida hospital 18 years ago and raising her as her own daughter is now being held in Jacksonville.

Orlando releases new photos of Pulse after attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 4:01pm

New photos released by the city of Orlando show where officers breached one of Pulse nightclub's walls to free people trapped inside during the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

30 pronghorn die trying to cross frozen S. Idaho reservoir

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 3:51pm

Ten pronghorn antelope died attempting to cross a frozen south-central Idaho reservoir and 20 more had to be euthanized due to injuries.

NYC police hold trial for officer who killed unarmed man

Tom Hays, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 3:51pm

Lawyers in a disciplinary case for a police officer accused of killing an unarmed 18-year-old in a New York City home in 2012 agreed Tuesday that the officer had reason to suspect the victim had a gun, but clashed sharply over the officer's response.