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Police: Kids taken 3 decades ago are found, mom is arrested

Michelle R. Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 3:21pm

Two sisters who disappeared from Rhode Island with their mother in 1985 have been located in the Houston area, and their mother was charged with snatching them, police announced Tuesday.

The Latest: Neighbors in Texas shocked at charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 3:21pm

The Latest on two sisters reported missing in 1985 being found and their mother being charged (all times local):

Obama commutes sentence of Chelsea Manning

Laura Jarrett, CNN  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 3:15pm

President Barack Obama on Tuesday commuted the sentence of Chelsea Manning, who was convicted of stealing and disseminating 750,000 pages of documents and videos to WikiLeaks.

No residencies yet for proposed Idaho osteopathic school

Rebecca Boone, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 3:11pm

Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter and backers of a proposed for-profit osteopathic medical school have been touting the 78 new medical residency positions the proposed school says it has created.

Obama commutes most of Chelsea Manning's sentence

Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 3:11pm

President Barack Obama commuted the prison sentence of Chelsea Manning on Tuesday, allowing the convicted Army leaker to go free nearly three decades early as part of a sweeping move to offer clemency in the final days of his administration.

Cubans bemoan end of 'wet foot, dry foot' immigration policy

Adriana Gomez Licon and Jennifer Kay, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 3:10pm

In a hotel room in suburban Miami, Luis Alberto Rodriguez wept when he heard that a government policy granting residency to Cubans who arrive on U.S. soil was ending. That means it could take two years or more before his wife and two children still in Cuba can legally join him here.

Idaho House panel introduces new liquor license bill

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 3:01pm

An Idaho House panel has introduced legislation that would require bars with liquor licenses to be open at least 20 hours a week and must sell at least 20 drinks per week.

Boy accused in girl's death to be treated in juvenile lockup

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 2:55pm

A Salt Lake City-area teenager declared mentally incompetent for trial on murder and sexual assault charges in the death of a 12-year-old neighbor girl will stay in juvenile detention during treatment, a judge said Tuesday.

4 siblings critical after rescue from Los Angeles house fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 2:50pm

Four siblings ranging in age from 2 to 7 were in critical but stable condition after being rescued as flames ripped through their small Los Angeles home, fire officials said Tuesday.

Ex-Iowa legislator gets prison for taking money to back Paul

David Pitt, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 2:50pm

Former Iowa Sen. Kent Sorenson, who accepted money for endorsing presidential candidate Ron Paul in 2012, was sentenced to 15 months in prison Tuesday — even though prosecutors had sought only probation.

Marshals add fugitive in officer slaying to most wanted list

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 2:50pm

A man wanted in the fatal shootings of his pregnant ex-girlfriend and an Orlando police sergeant has been added to the U.S. Marshals Service's list of most wanted fugitives.

Prosecutor: Fatal cop shooting of man with blade justified

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 2:50pm

A police officer was justified in fatally shooting a man who had a utility knife and told officers he would kill them or they would have to kill him, a prosecutor said Tuesday.


New report: Abortions in US drop to lowest level since 1974

David Crary, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 2:41pm

Even as the election outcome intensifies America's abortion debate, a comprehensive new survey finds the annual number of abortions in the U.S has dropped to well under 1 million, the lowest level since 1974.

Names released of N. Idaho deputies injured in shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 2:41pm

Authorities have released the names of two Bonner County sheriff's deputies shot while serving an arrest warrant in northern Idaho near Blanchard.

Search of lake for human remains from plane crash ends

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 2:40pm

Officials say DNA profiles have been developed for three of the six people aboard a plane that crashed into Lake Erie off Cleveland and the search for human remains and plane debris has ended.

Bobcat that jumped on woman, scratched 2 others is killed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 2:40pm

Authorities say a bobcat that jumped on a woman and scratched two other women trying to help her in Connecticut has been shot and killed.

Ban on people sitting on walls in Philadelphia park is ended

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 2:31pm

Philadelphia has ended a ban on people sitting on walls in a park in a posh section of the city.

Judge: Planned Parenthood videos 'baloney' in Medicaid fight

Paul J. Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 2:30pm

A federal judge deciding whether Texas can block Planned Parenthood from receiving Medicaid dollars scolded attorneys Tuesday for rehashing the debate over secretly recorded videos that Republicans across the U.S. — Texas included — have used to try defunding the nation's largest abortion provider.

Lawmakers urge Detroit-area mayor to resign over recordings

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 2:30pm

Federal, state and county lawmakers are calling for a Detroit-area mayor to quit after unverified audio tapes surfaced purportedly featuring him making racist and sexist comments.