Josh Lederman, Associated Press | Posted Jan 17th - 3:11pm
President Barack Obama commuted the prison sentence of Chelsea Manning on Tuesday, allowing the convicted Army leaker to go free nearly three decades early as part of a sweeping move to offer clemency in the final days of his administration.
Adriana Gomez Licon and Jennifer Kay, Associated Press | Posted Jan 17th - 3:10pm
In a hotel room in suburban Miami, Luis Alberto Rodriguez wept when he heard that a government policy granting residency to Cubans who arrive on U.S. soil was ending. That means it could take two years or more before his wife and two children still in Cuba can legally join him here.
Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press | Posted Jan 17th - 2:55pm
A Salt Lake City-area teenager declared mentally incompetent for trial on murder and sexual assault charges in the death of a 12-year-old neighbor girl will stay in juvenile detention during treatment, a judge said Tuesday.
David Pitt, Associated Press | Posted Jan 17th - 2:50pm
Former Iowa Sen. Kent Sorenson, who accepted money for endorsing presidential candidate Ron Paul in 2012, was sentenced to 15 months in prison Tuesday — even though prosecutors had sought only probation.
David Crary, Associated Press | Posted Jan 17th - 2:41pm
Even as the election outcome intensifies America's abortion debate, a comprehensive new survey finds the annual number of abortions in the U.S has dropped to well under 1 million, the lowest level since 1974.
Paul J. Weber, Associated Press | Posted Jan 17th - 2:30pm
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.