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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.