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The Latest: Obama says daughters disappointed by election

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 1:43pm

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Wyoming Guard sends 15 members to help at DC inauguration

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 1:41pm

Fifteen members of the Wyoming National Guard will be helping with security and other duties at Donald Trump's inauguration this week.

Mississippi man pleads guilty in slaying of 5-year-old girl

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 1:41pm

A Mississippi man has pleaded guilty to capital murder in the 2014 death of a 5-year-old girl.

Indian activist Peltier's supporters hope for clemency

Steve Karnowski, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 1:41pm

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.

Supreme Court nominee returns to bench as judge, not justice

Jessica Gresko, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 1:41pm

President Barack Obama's Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland has put on his judge's robes again.

Mom: Please honor kids killed in Baltimore house fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 1:41pm

A woman injured in a fire that killed six of her nine children is thanking people for their support and asking them to honor her children.

Ice storm paralyzes parts of Oregon, Washington state

Don Ryan and Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 1:41pm

An ice storm shut down parts of major highways and interstates Wednesday in Oregon and Washington state and paralyzed the hardest hit towns along the Columbia River Gorge with up to 2 inches of ice coating the ground in some places.

Suspect in Florida officer's killing captured after manhunt

Mike Schneider, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 1:41pm

Authorities asked the courts on Wednesday to deny bond for the suspect in last week's fatal shooting of an Orlando police officer as he remained hospitalized for injuries he got during his arrest.

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For third-straight time, Earth sets hottest year record

Seth Borenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 1:31pm

Earth sizzled to a third-straight record hot year in 2016, government scientists said Wednesday. They mostly blame man-made global warming with help from a natural El Nino, which has since disappeared.

Committee decisively approves Mattis for defense secretary

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 1:31pm

The Senate Armed Services Committee voted decisively Wednesday to approve Donald Trump's pick for defense secretary, clearing the way for retired Marine Gen. James Mattis to be confirmed shortly after the president-elect is sworn in.

Obama defends decision to commute Chelsea Manning's sentence

Julie Pace and Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 1:31pm

President Barack Obama firmly defended his decision to cut nearly three decades off convicted leaker Chelsea Manning's prison term Wednesday, arguing in his final White House news conference that the former Army intelligence analyst had served a "tough prison sentence" already.

Texas House speaker pans bathroom bill, exposes GOP divide

Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 1:23pm

A proposal barring transgender people in Texas from using the bathroom of their choice is unequivocally bad for business, a powerful state Republican legislator said Wednesday, in defiance of conservative leaders who have applauded the measure amid North Carolina's economic upheaval due to a similar law.

Obama calls threat of voter fraud 'fake news,' says US is only democracy that makes it harder and not easier to vote

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 1:21pm

Obama calls threat of voter fraud 'fake news,' says US is only democracy that makes it harder and not easier to vote.

School CPR bill delayed by Senate panel

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 1:01pm

A Senate committee has delayed acting on a proposed bill that would require Wyoming students to receive basic instruction in CPR in order to graduate.

Obama says he worries 'moment may be passing' for a two-state solution to Israeli-Palestinian conflict

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 1:01pm

Obama says he worries 'moment may be passing' for a two-state solution to Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Rogue cow injures Mississippi woman before being recaptured

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 1:01pm

Police have recaptured a rogue cow that roamed near Natchez, Mississippi, for three months, but not before the runaway animal seriously injured a woman.

Bobcat that attacked 3 women tests positive for rabies

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 12:55pm

Authorities say a bobcat that jumped on a Connecticut woman and scratched two others who were trying to help her has tested positive for rabies.

Orlando gunman's widow pleads not guilty to aiding husband

Paul Elias, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 12:52pm

The widow of the Orlando nightclub gunman pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges of aiding and abetting her husband's support of the Islamic State group and hindering the investigation of the attack that killed 49 people and injured 53 others.

Chicago mom charged after 5-year-old daughter shoots herself

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 12:51pm

Police say a 5-year-old Chicago girl is in serious condition after she shot herself in the abdomen with a handgun that she found in her mother's purse.

Man accused of planting note on plane warning of bomb

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 12:51pm

An airline passenger has been arrested on charges of planting a note on a plane en route from San Diego to Denver that falsely claimed a bomb was on board.