Larry Neumeister, Associated Press | Posted Jan 18th - 6:11pm
A federal judge scolded the government on Wednesday for being overprotective of potentially disturbing images of how the military treated prisoners in Iraq and Afghanistan and proceeding as if court review of its decisions about the pictures should not exist.
Two former top officials with Salt Lake County's firefighting agency may have violated state ethics laws and misused public funds, citing purchases of iPads and Apple watches and trips to spring training in Arizona, Utah's state auditor said Wednesday.
Laurie Kellman and Emily Swanson, Associated Press | Posted Jan 18th - 5:41pm
Sylvia Douglas twice voted for President Barack Obama and last year cast a ballot for Democrat Hillary Clinton. But when it comes to "Obamacare," she now sounds like President-elect Donald Trump. This makes her chuckle amid the serious choices she faces every month between groceries, electricity and paying a health insurance bill that has jumped by nearly $400.
Steve Karnowski, Associated Press | Posted Jan 18th - 5:34pm
Supporters of American Indian activist Leonard Peltier, who has spent most of his life in prison in the killing of two FBI agents in South Dakota in 1975, hope President Barack Obama will grant him clemency and shorten his sentence to the four decades he has already served before Obama leaves office Friday.
Julie Pace, Associated Press | Posted Jan 18th - 5:30pm
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.
John Antczak, Associated Press | Posted Jan 18th - 5:20pm
The worst area of drought in California has significantly narrowed to a small region northwest of Los Angeles that has stubbornly failed to benefit from Pacific storms that have drenched much of the state since the fall and were lining up again Wednesday.
Ivan Moreno, Associated Press | Posted Jan 18th - 5:02pm
A Milwaukee man says a tough-talking, cowboy-hat wearing Wisconsin sheriff detained him after a flight because the man shook his head at the lawman, who has gained a national prominence for his outspoken support of Donald Trump.
Don Ryan and Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press | Posted Jan 18th - 5:00pm
An ice storm shut down major highways Wednesday in Oregon and Washington state and paralyzed towns in the Columbia River Gorge with up to 2 inches of ice at the same time rising temperatures in Portland raised the prospect of flooding after the largest snowstorm in years.
Robert Burns, Associated Press | Posted Jan 18th - 4:50pm
Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Wednesday he had opposed commuting the prison sentence of convicted leaker Chelsea Manning, who was convicted in 2013 of espionage and other crimes for leaking classified information while deployed in Iraq.
Bob Christie, Associated Press | Posted Jan 18th - 4:50pm
An Arizona lawmaker's proposal to penalize colleges and universities that teach ethnic studies classes has essentially died after getting widely panned by Democrats and liberal commentators across the nation.