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More clemency coming after Obama shortens Manning's sentence

Josh Lederman and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 9:00am

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.

Obama expected to defend Manning decision at news conference

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 8:53am

President Barack Obama is expected to defend his decision to shorten the sentence of convicted leaker Chelsea Manning when he holds his final news conference on Wednesday, two days before his second term ends.

APNewsBreak: Feds advise workaround on asset forfeiture rule

Alan Suderman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 8:50am

The U.S. Department of Justice gave instructions on how to work around its own strict rules for spending money seized in investigations to Virginia's top prosecutor, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.

Pilot suffers minor injury after small plane crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 8:40am

The pilot of a small plane suffered minor injuries after a crash landing in Tooele County.

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

Andrew Welsh-Huggins, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 8:40am

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.

Sinkhole at car wash swallows truck weighing 55,000 pounds

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 8:40am

No one was injured, but the sight of a 55,000-pound tractor-trailer being partially swallowed by a sinkhole created some excitement in north Georgia.

The Latest: No bound sought for suspect in officer's killing

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 8:40am

The Latest on the fatal shooting of an Orlando police officer (all times local):

Mom pleads not guilty to abducting kids from dad in 1985

Jennifer McDermott, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 8:40am

A woman charged with abducting her two daughters from their father in 1985 pleaded not guilty Wednesday, and a judge allowed her to be released and return to her home in Houston.

Prosecutors: Convictions in lane-closing trial should stand

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 8:21am

Federal prosecutors say the corruption convictions of two former aides to Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal should stand.

The Latest: Mom pleads not guilty to abducting kids in 1985

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 8:21am

The Latest on a mother charged with abducting her children three decades ago (all times local):

White House defends Manning clemency

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 8:11am

President Barack Obama's spokesman says the president believes Chelsea Manning received "an appropriate punishment."

Rain pounds Houston as flooded roadways strand motorists

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 8:01am

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

A half-century later, questions cloud Boston Strangler case

William J. Kole, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 7:52am

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

Janet Napolitano in hospital with side effect of cancer care

Kristin J. Bender, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 7:51am

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 said.

Orlando gunman's widow due in court for talks on transfer

Eric Tucker and Paul Elias, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 7:41am

The widow of the Orlando nightclub gunman knew about the attack ahead of time and then hindered the criminal investigation when she lied to FBI agents after the shooting, say prosecutors who will be in a California court Wednesday to discuss transferring her to Florida.

Texas police detective killed, suspect later found dead

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 7:30am

A police detective was shot and killed outside a suburban Dallas home by a gunman who then held officers at bay for hours before being found dead inside.

Donations pour in for boy found in Utah child abuse case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 7:22am

Police say donations and well-wishes have poured in for a 12-year-old boy whose mother was arrested after he was found locked in a filthy bathroom and dangerously malnourished.

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 7:00am

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.

Charges dropped against teen accused in slaying of rabbi

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 6:00am

Charges have been dropped against a teenager accused of killing a New York rabbi in Miami.

Video of giant alligator draws crowds to Florida preserve

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 5:31am

Video of a massive alligator caught walking through a Florida nature reserve in front of stunned onlookers has prompted crowds of people hoping to catch their own glimpse.