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Pentagon chief says he opposed cutting Manning's prison term

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 4:20pm

Defense Secretary Ash Carter tells The Associated Press that he opposed commuting the prison sentence of convicted leaker Chelsea Manning, the transgender former soldier who was convicted of espionage and other crimes for leaking classified information.

CIA publishes guidelines for handling Americans' info

Eileen Sullivan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 4:20pm

Two days before Donald Trump takes office, the CIA on Wednesday published for the first time its guidelines for how it collects, stores, searches and shares information about Americans. New rules put limits on those who can search it and require they give a reason.

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Orlando gunman's widow pleads not guilty to aiding husband

Paul Elias, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 4:13pm

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.

Video captures woman's rescue from snowy California ridge

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 4:01pm

Officials say a woman is recovering after a harrowing rescue caught on tape when she slid down a snow-covered ridge while hiking in Southern California.

Truck, Amish buggy crash, killing horse, man riding in buggy

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 4:00pm

A horse-drawn Amish buggy and a truck have crashed in Ohio, killing the horse and a man riding in the buggy.

Man arrested after gun fired during struggle with escort

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 3:51pm

Police say a man driving a semi was arrested after gunfire erupted during a disagreement about sex for money.

Sheriff accused of meth theft pleads to felony, resigns

John Raby, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 3:43pm

A newly elected West Virginia sheriff who admitted he was a meth addict and was charged with stealing the drug from a police locker pleaded guilty to a felony and resigned from office Wednesday, a prosecutor said.

280 deaths on Utah roads in 2016; highest tally since 2007

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 3:41pm

Utah state officials say 280 people died in traffic-related deaths on state roads last year — the most in nine years.

Mom, kids fled at time when domestic violence wasn't a crime

Jennifer McDermott, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 3:33pm

A woman charged with abducting her two daughters from their father in 1985 fled the state following an argument between the couple that turned physical, at a time when domestic violence wasn't a crime.

Virginia set to execute man convicted in family's slaying

Alanna Durkin Richer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 3:32pm

A man convicted of brutally killing a couple and their young daughters in their Virginia home on New Year's Day 2006 is scheduled to be executed Wednesday evening.

In inaugural speech will Trump call on our better angels?

Nancy Benac, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 3:30pm

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

Woman who sought kidney on Craigslist gets it from mother

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 3:24pm

A New Jersey woman who found a kidney donor on Craigslist in 2015 but later was told the organ transplant couldn't happen because of complications has now received a kidney.

Man says Milwaukee's sheriff detained him for shaking head

Ivan Moreno, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 3:24pm

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's gained a national prominence for his outspoken support of Donald Trump.

Chicago cop charged with murder in fatal off-duty shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 3:21pm

A Chicago police officer has been charged with first-degree murder after the off-duty shooting of a 38-year-old unarmed man earlier this month.

Ice storm paralyzes parts of Oregon, Washington state

Don Ryan and Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 3:21pm

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.

Mental evaluation for man accused of killing pink flamingo

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 3:13pm

The man accused of killing Pinky the pink flamingo at Busch Gardens last summer will be evaluated by doctors to determine his mental competency to stand trial.

Officers who fatally shot woman holding fake gun are cleared

Ben Finley, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 3:12pm

A Virginia prosecutor on Wednesday cleared two police officers in the shooting death of a woman who reached for a fake handgun in her waist band as they confronted her.

Prosecutor who disarmed shooter stops carrying gun to work

Lisa Rathke, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 3:10pm

The Vermont prosecutor who disarmed the suspect in a fatal shooting of a social worker said Wednesday he is no longer carrying a gun to work following a newspaper report that some courthouse workers were concerned.

The Latest: Virginia urges court to let execution proceed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 3:10pm

The Latest on the scheduled execution of a Virginia inmate convicted of killing a Richmond family in 2006 (all times local):