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Pentagon chief says he opposed cutting Manning's prison term

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 8:31pm

Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Wednesday he had opposed commuting the prison sentence of convicted leaker Chelsea Manning, who was convicted in 2013 of espionage and other crimes for leaking classified information while deployed in Iraq.

Man convicted of killing family of 4 is executed in Virginia

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

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

Virginia authorities say man convicted of killing family of four in 2006 home invasion has been executed

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

Virginia authorities say man convicted of killing family of four in 2006 home invasion has been executed.

Closed-door talks begin for Honolulu police chief retirement

Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 8:01pm

The Honolulu Police Commission was meeting behind closed doors Wednesday to discuss a retirement deal that Chief Louis Kealoha could get to walk away from the department while he's the target of a federal investigation involving allegations of civil rights abuses and corruption.

Navy pilots recovering after crash near Mississippi airfield

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 7:51pm

Two U.S. Navy pilots are recovering after their jet crashed on a training flight near a Mississippi military base airfield.

Ice storm paralyzes parts of Oregon, Washington state

Don Ryan and Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 7:51pm

An ice storm shut down major highways Wednesday in Oregon and Washington state and paralyzed towns in the Columbia River Gorge with up to 2 inches of ice at the same time rising temperatures in Portland raised the prospect of flooding after the largest snowstorm in years.

Suspect in Florida officer's killing released from hospital

Mike Schneider, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 7:21pm

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 was hospitalized for most of the day with injuries he got during his arrest.

The Latest: Trump talked to husband of slain Orlando officer

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 7:11pm

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

Ex-fire official: Audit showing misuse of funds is unfair

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 7:04pm

Two former top officials with Salt Lake County's firefighting agency may have violated state ethics laws and misused public funds, citing purchases of iPads and Apple watches and trips to spring training in Arizona, Utah's state auditor said Wednesday.

Prosecutor who disarmed shooter stops carrying gun to work

Lisa Rathke, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 7:01pm

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

Investigators: Shooting victim saved by plate in neck

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 6:41pm

Investigators say a metal plate in an Oklahoma man's neck saved him from paralysis or worse when he was shot.

First of 3 more storms hits California as drought retreats

John Antczak, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 6:31pm

The worst area of drought in California has significantly narrowed to a small region northwest of Los Angeles that has stubbornly failed to benefit from Pacific storms that have drenched much of the state since the fall and were lining up again Wednesday.

S. Dakota House to examine lawmaker's conduct with interns

James Nord, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 6:12pm

The South Dakota House decided Wednesday to investigate a Republican representative who said he had sexual contact with interns during the past two legislative sessions.

Judge scolds government over Iraq detainee abuse pictures

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 6:11pm

A federal judge scolded the government on Wednesday for being overprotective of potentially disturbing images of how the military treated prisoners in Iraq and Afghanistan and proceeding as if court review of its decisions about the pictures should not exist.

Gorilla Harambe's grandmother dies at age 49 at Zoo Miami

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 5:50pm

Zoo Miami's matriarch gorilla, Josephine, who was grandmother to the internet-famous Harambe, has died.

Judge orders return of deputy's property

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 5:41pm

A federal magistrate has ordered a Florida deputy's belongings returned to him, after they were seized to help pay the expenses of a man he shot and paralyzed.

1st US rules for pot in public fire up debate in Denver

Kristen Wyatt, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 5:41pm

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

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

Laurie Kellman and Emily Swanson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 5:41pm

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.

Indian activist Peltier's supporters hope for clemency

Steve Karnowski, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 5:34pm

Supporters of American Indian activist Leonard Peltier, who has spent most of his life in prison in the killing of two FBI agents in South Dakota in 1975, hope President Barack Obama will grant him clemency and shorten his sentence to the four decades he has already served before Obama leaves office Friday.

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

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

The 280 people who died in traffic-related deaths on state roads last year were the most in nine years, according to state figures released Wednesday.