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Guantanamo prisoner loses bid for release before Trump era

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 12:21pm

A Guantanamo prisoner from Algeria has lost a last-minute legal maneuver to go home before President-elect Donald Trump takes office.

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Earth sets hottest year record for third-straight time

Seth Borenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 12:11pm

Earth sizzled to a third-straight record hot year in 2016, with scientists mostly blaming man-made global warming with help from a natural El Nino that's now gone.

More clemency coming after Obama shortens Manning's sentence

Josh Lederman and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 12:10pm

Embracing his clemency powers like never before, President Barack Obama is planning more commutations in his final days in office after a dramatic move to cut short convicted leaker Chelsea Manning's sentence.

Woman, 85, whose corpse was left in bags had been strangled

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 12:10pm

An investigation has determined that an 85-year-old New York City woman was strangled before her corpse was placed in plastic bags and left inside her home for five months.

AP-NORC Poll: Americans of all stripes say fix health care

Laurie Kellman and Emily Swanson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 12:10pm

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.

Suspect in Florida officer's killing captured after manhunt

Mike Schneider, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 12:04pm

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.

Justices leery of expanding right to sue top officials

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 11:50am

The Supreme Court sounds leery of expanding the right to sue high-ranking officials in a case that dates to the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks.

Texas House speaker pans bathroom bill, exposes GOP divide

Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 11:44am

A powerful Texas Republican says a proposal barring transgender people from using public restrooms of their choice statewide is bad for business.

Teen abducted as newborn still loves only mom she's known

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 11:44am

An 18-year-old woman abducted as a newborn from a hospital in Jacksonville, Florida, says she still loves the only mother she has known.

Rain pounds Houston as flooded roadways strand motorists

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 11:41am

Emergency crews have made dozens of high-water rescues as thunderstorms flood streets in the Houston area and batter other parts of Texas.

Inaugural speech is Trump's time to rise to the moment

Nancy Benac, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 11:41am

Tradition suggests it's time for Donald Trump to set aside the say-anything speaking style and rise to the inaugural moment.

Spokesman: Former President George H.W. Bush admitted to intensive care unit, wife Barbara Bush also hospitalized

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 11:31am

Spokesman: Former President George H.W. Bush admitted to intensive care unit, wife Barbara Bush also hospitalized.

Denver starts work on allowing pot in public, a first in US

Kristen Wyatt, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 11:22am

Denver is starting work Wednesday on becoming the first city in the nation to allow marijuana clubs and public pot use in places such as coffee shops, yoga studios and art galleries.

Robot deliveries are about to hit US streets

Matt McFarland, CNN  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 11:14am

The newest deliveryman in Redwood City, California, and Washington, D.C., isn't a person, but a six-wheeled robot.

Police identify 95-year-old pedestrian fatally struck by car

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 11:11am

Police are identifying a 95-year-old man killed when he was hit by a car in Spanish Fork.

The Latest: Woman charged in infant kidnapping denied bail

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 11:11am

The Latest on the 18-year-old woman who was abducted as a newborn and raised as her captor's daughter (all times local):

Prosecutor who disarmed shooter stops carrying gun to work

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 11:11am

The Vermont prosecutor who disarmed the suspect in a fatal shooting of a social worker says he is no longer carrying a gun to work.

Haley supports moving US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 11:11am

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley pledged her support for moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, a shift firmly endorsed by Donald Trump but one that could trigger more violence in the Middle East.

Killers' lawyers seek more info on Ohio's lethal drug supply

Andrew Welsh-Huggins, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 11:01am

Lawyers for condemned inmates are trying to learn more about Ohio's supply of execution drugs at a time the state prisons agency is reluctant to give out that information.