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Mom charged with taking her kids 3 decades ago to face judge

Michelle R. Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 11:20pm

A mother charged with snatching her two daughters from Rhode Island in 1985 is scheduled to appear before a judge Wednesday after police found the three living in the Houston area.

A half-century later, questions cloud Boston Strangler case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 11:12pm

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

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Obama commutes sentence of Chelsea Manning

Laura Jarrett, CNN  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 10:54pm

President Barack Obama on Tuesday overruled his secretary of defense to commute the sentence of former Army soldier Chelsea Manning, who was convicted of stealing and disseminating 750,000 pages of documents and videos to WikiLeaks.

Father of man killed by police sues California department

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 10:01pm

The father of a mentally distressed black man shot and killed by police who thought he was armed sued the San Diego-area department on Tuesday.

Wyoming inmate dies of terminal illness in Torrington

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 9:41pm

Corrections officials say a 60-year-old Wyoming inmate died of a terminal illness at a hospital in Torrington.

North Texas police officer killed, suspect later found dead

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 9:41pm

A police detective has died after being shot while answering a report of an armed man outside a house in a suburban Dallas neighborhood.

Wyoming cowboy loses thumb at national stock show in Denver

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 9:41pm

A Wyoming cowboy has got his thumb back after losing the finger while roping a steer at the National Western Stock Show in Denver.

Trump meets with Supreme Court candidate

Vivian Salama and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 9:31pm

President-elect Donald Trump has met with one of the judges on his short list for potential Supreme Court nominees, less than two weeks before he is expected to announce his choice for the nation's highest court.

Orlando releases new photos of Pulse after attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 8:51pm

New photos released by the city of Orlando show where officers breached one of Pulse nightclub's walls to free people trapped inside during the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

Police: Fugitive wanted in officer's fatal shooting captured

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 8:41pm

The suspect in the fatal shooting of an Orlando police officer was captured Tuesday night after eluding a massive manhunt for more than a week, authorities said.

Evidence against Florida officer charged in killing released

Terry Spencer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 8:12pm

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.

With clemency for Manning, attention turns to WikiLeaks head

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 8:03pm

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.

Janet Napolitano in hospital over side effect of cancer care

Kristin J. Bender, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 7:31pm

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 revealed Tuesday.

Man charged after fire at Washington state mosque

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 7:21pm

A man with an extensive history of mental illness and property damage has been charged with arson in connection with a fire that severely damaged a Washington state mosque Saturday.

Police: Man argued, set townhome ablaze before being shot

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 7:11pm

An argument between a man and his girlfriend sparked a violent afternoon at a townhome in a Virginia suburb of the nation's capital, leaving the man's brothers wounded by gunshots and the man dead after he was shot by police, authorities said Tuesday.

The Latest: Suspect in officer's shooting armed when caught

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 7:11pm

The Latest on the arrest of fugitive wanted in an Orlando police officer's fatal shooting (all times local):

Denver woman died during shooting at Mexico music festival

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 6:51pm

A Denver woman is among five people who died during a shooting at a Caribbean resort town, her brother said Tuesday.

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 6:51pm

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.

Advocates: Asylum-seekers are being turned away at border

Elliot Spagat, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 6:51pm

Immigrant advocacy groups said Tuesday that U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers are allegedly turning away asylum-seekers before their claims can be heard, violating obligations under U.S. and international law.

Obama shortens Manning's term, grants clemency to hundreds

Josh Lederman and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 6:41pm

President Barack Obama granted clemency to Chelsea Manning on Tuesday, allowing the transgender Army intelligence officer convicted of leaking more than 700,000 U.S. documents to go free nearly three decades early.