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

Nancy Benac, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 2:00am

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

More clemency coming after Obama shortens Manning's sentence

Josh Lederman and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 1:50am

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.

Virginia to execute man convicted in family's 2006 slaying

Alanna Durkin Richer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 1:40am

Virginia is planning to execute a man convicted of killing a well-known family of four in their Richmond home on New Year's Day 2006.

Chief of staff: George H.W. Bush hospitalized in Houston

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 1:30am

Houston-area media are quoting former President George H.W. Bush's chief of staff as saying that Bush has been hospitalized in Houston.

DeVos: Won't dismantle public schools as education secretary

Maria Danilova and Jennifer C. Kerr, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 1:30am

In a sometimes contentious confirmation hearing, education secretary pick Betsy DeVos pledged that she would not seek to dismantle public schools amid questions by Democrats about her qualifications, political donations and long-time work advocating for charter schools and school choice.

Amid packing boxes and tears, staffers leaving White House

Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 1:20am

They line up near the Oval Office, down the hallway toward the Cabinet Room, trailed by their spouses and young kids in their finest clothes. When it's their turn, the White House staffers enter for a few private moments with President Barack Obama, a photo and a farewell hug from the boss.

Mom charged with taking her kids 3 decades ago to face judge

Michelle R. Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 11:20pm

A mother charged with snatching her two daughters from Rhode Island in 1985 is scheduled to appear before a judge Wednesday after police found the three living in the Houston area.

A half-century later, questions cloud Boston Strangler case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 11:12pm

Fifty years ago Wednesday, a factory worker who claimed he was the notorious Boston Strangler was sentenced to prison.

Obama commutes sentence of Chelsea Manning

Laura Jarrett, CNN  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 10:54pm

President Barack Obama on Tuesday overruled his secretary of defense to commute the sentence of former Army soldier Chelsea Manning, who was convicted of stealing and disseminating 750,000 pages of documents and videos to WikiLeaks.

Father of man killed by police sues California department

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 10:01pm

The father of a mentally distressed black man shot and killed by police who thought he was armed sued the San Diego-area department on Tuesday.

Wyoming inmate dies of terminal illness in Torrington

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 9:41pm

Corrections officials say a 60-year-old Wyoming inmate died of a terminal illness at a hospital in Torrington.

North Texas police officer killed, suspect later found dead

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 9:41pm

A police detective has died after being shot while answering a report of an armed man outside a house in a suburban Dallas neighborhood.

Wyoming cowboy loses thumb at national stock show in Denver

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 9:41pm

A Wyoming cowboy has got his thumb back after losing the finger while roping a steer at the National Western Stock Show in Denver.

Trump meets with Supreme Court candidate

Vivian Salama and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 9:31pm

President-elect Donald Trump has met with one of the judges on his short list for potential Supreme Court nominees, less than two weeks before he is expected to announce his choice for the nation's highest court.

Orlando releases new photos of Pulse after attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 8:51pm

New photos released by the city of Orlando show where officers breached one of Pulse nightclub's walls to free people trapped inside during the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

Police: Fugitive wanted in officer's fatal shooting captured

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 8:41pm

The suspect in the fatal shooting of an Orlando police officer was captured Tuesday night after eluding a massive manhunt for more than a week, authorities said.

Evidence against Florida officer charged in killing released

Terry Spencer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 8:12pm

An undercover police officer is never heard identifying himself before he fatally shot a black drummer whose car had broken down on the interstate, according to evidence released Tuesday by prosecutors who have charged him with manslaughter.

With clemency for Manning, attention turns to WikiLeaks head

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 8:03pm

President Barack Obama's decision Tuesday to commute Chelsea Manning's sentence brought fresh attention to another figure involved in the Army leaker's case: Julian Assange.

Janet Napolitano in hospital over side effect of cancer care

Kristin J. Bender, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 7:31pm

University of California President Janet Napolitano, a former U.S. Homeland Security secretary and governor of Arizona, has been undergoing cancer treatment for five months and was hospitalized after suffering complications, the school system revealed Tuesday.