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Man seeking new trial in 1971 rape claims state hid evidence

Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 6:01pm

A Louisiana man serving a life sentence for the rape of a nurse in 1971 claims authorities concealed evidence that the crime was committed by another man linked to two similar attacks.

William Hilliard, former Oregonian editor, dies at 89

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 6:01pm

William A. Hilliard, who became the first black reporter at The Oregonian newspaper and later its editor in a pioneering 42-year career, has died at age 89.

Police: Fugitive wanted in officer's fatal shooting captured

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 5:52pm

A suspect in the fatal shooting of an Orlando police officer was captured Tuesday after a weeklong manhunt, authorities said.

Brother of Islamic State fighter testifies at terror trial

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 5:50pm

The brother of a New Yorker who joined the Islamic State group and died testified Tuesday at the terrorism trial of an Arizona man, saying he lied to his parents and the FBI in the days after his brother left for Syria, where he was eventually killed.


Wal-Mart adding 10K US jobs

Chris Isidore, CNN  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 5:46pm

Wal-Mart, the nation's largest business employer, plans to add 10,000 U.S. jobs this year.

Ex-deputy found not guilty of murder charge in Ohio shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 5:31pm

A former deputy sheriff accused of fatally shooting an unarmed man after a chase was found not guilty of murder and reckless homicide charges on Tuesday.

Police: Suspect in fatal shooting of Orlando officer has been captured after weeklong manhunt

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 5:21pm

Police: Suspect in fatal shooting of Orlando officer has been captured after weeklong manhunt.

Stillborn Portland infant highlights Oregon homeless problem

Terrence Petty, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 5:20pm

A stillborn infant was found with his homeless mother at a street side bus stop during unusually cold weather. And while the infant's death was not blamed on below-freezing temperatures it has driven home just how ruthless this winter has been for Portland's homeless population, with four recent deaths attributed to exposure.

Prosecutor: Orlando gunman's widow knew about the attack

Eric Tucker and Paul Elias, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 5:20pm

The widow of the Orlando nightclub gunman knew about the attack ahead of time, prosecutors said Tuesday as she appeared in court to face charges of aiding and abetting her husband in the months before the rampage last June that left 49 people dead.

With clemency for Manning, attention turns to WikiLeaks head

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 5:11pm

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.

60-year-old gorilla, 1st to be born in a zoo, dies in Ohio

Andrew Welsh-Huggins and Kantele Franko, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 5:03pm

The world's first gorilla born in a zoo, a female named Colo who became the oldest known living gorilla in the U.S., has died at age 60, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium said Tuesday.

The Latest: Neighbors in Texas shocked at charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 4:50pm

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

Man, 44, accused of killing, dismembering Louisiana roommate

Janet McConnaughey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 4:50pm

A 44-year-old man is accused of killing and dismembering another man who was living with the suspect's ex-girlfriend in an apartment where detectives found evidence of blood spatters, a big pool of blood and a struggle, authorities in a New Orleans suburb said Tuesday.

Evidence against Florida officer charged in killing released

Terry Spencer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 4:42pm

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.

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

Michelle R. Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 4:41pm

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: WikiLeaks hails commutation of Manning sentence

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 4:32pm

The Latest on commutations and pardons issued by President Barack Obama on Tuesday (all times EST):

Obama commutes sentence of Chelsea Manning

Laura Jarrett, CNN  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 4:28pm

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 - 4:24pm

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.

Teary farewells as Obama aides pack up, make way for Trump

Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 4:23pm

They line up near the Oval Office, down the hallway toward the Cabinet Room, with their spouses and young kids in tow. 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.

Obama shortens Manning's term, grants clemency to hundreds

Josh Lederman and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 4:22pm

President Barack Obama commuted the prison sentence of Chelsea Manning on Tuesday, allowing the Army intelligence officer who leaked scores of classified documents to go free nearly three decades early.