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  • Obama shortens sentence of Manning, who gave secrets to WikiLeaks news

    President Barack Obama on Tuesday shortened the prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, the former U.S. military intelligence analyst who was responsible for a 2010 leak of classified materials to anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks, the biggest such breach in U.S. history. A White House official said there was no connection between Manning's commutation and renewed U.S. government concern about WikiLeaks' actions during last year's presidential election, or a promise by founder Julian Assange to accept extradition if Manning was freed.

    Tue, 17 Jan 2017 21:15:01 -0500
  • Woman sues Trump in New York for defamation over sexual assault denial news

    One of about a dozen women who previously accused President-elect Donald Trump of making unwanted sexual advances filed a lawsuit against him in New York on Tuesday, alleging he had made false and defamatory statements about her in rejecting the accusation, causing her emotional and economic harm. The lawsuit filed by Summer Zervos, a one-time contestant on Trump's reality television show "The Apprentice," is focused on a stream of denials Trump aimed at her and other women accusers last October, just weeks before the Nov. 8 presidential election, when Zervos and others came forward to accuse the then-candidate of making unwanted sexual advances.

    Tue, 17 Jan 2017 21:15:28 -0500
  • New York protesters camp out at Goldman Sachs to oppose Trump news

    By Elizabeth Dilts NEW YORK (Reuters) - Dozens of protesters gathered outside of Goldman Sachs Group Inc headquarters on Tuesday to rally against President-elect Donald Trump's picking several former executives of the Wall Street bank for top jobs in his administration. Some of the 50 or so protesters wore swamp-monster masks in reference to Trump's pledge to "drain the swamp" that he said Washington has become and get rid of special interests. Goldman Sachs security guards sent employees and guests to entrances on the north side of the building on the rainy evening as protesters unrolled green sleeping bags on the southwest corner.

    Tue, 17 Jan 2017 19:38:55 -0500
  • Monkey's House gives aging, ailing dogs a home

    A rescue home for dogs in South Jersey is showing care and compassion for some of the most vulnerable animals.

    Tue, 17 Jan 2017 22:48:42 -0500
  • Orlando releases new photos of Pulse after attack news

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — 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.

    Tue, 17 Jan 2017 22:48:12 -0500
  • Asian stocks directionless, dollar steadies after slide news

    HONG KONG (AP) — Most Asian stock indexes lacked direction Wednesday following a sharp correction overnight in the dollar that sapped investor momentum.

    Tue, 17 Jan 2017 22:39:16 -0500
  • Texas police detective fatally shot during standoff news

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

    Tue, 17 Jan 2017 22:34:57 -0500
  • Police: Fugitive wanted in officer's fatal shooting captured news

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — 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.

    Tue, 17 Jan 2017 22:29:15 -0500
  • Evidence against Florida officer charged in killing released news

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — 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.

    Tue, 17 Jan 2017 22:11:29 -0500
  • North Texas police detective killed, suspect barricaded

    LITTLE ELM, Texas (AP) — A police detective has died after being shot while answering a report of an armed man outside a house in a suburban Dallas neighborhood.

    Tue, 17 Jan 2017 22:08:13 -0500
  • Metal debris crashes onto car, injures dog on Vine Street Expressway news

    A woman driving on the Vine Street Expressway claims falling debris from an overpass severely damaged her car and hurt her dog sitting in the backseat.

    Tue, 17 Jan 2017 22:02:26 -0500
  • Seoul court begins reviewing arrest of Samsung heir news

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean court has begun reviewing the arrest of a Samsung Electronics vice chairman who faces allegations of bribery, embezzlement and perjury.

    Tue, 17 Jan 2017 21:31:26 -0500
  • Deadly waves sweep father, son out to ocean, show dangers news

    SALEM, Ore. (AP) — One moment, Jayson Thomas was on the Oregon beach with his 3-year-old son. The next, they were gone, swept away by a "sneaker wave" as his wife looked on.

    Tue, 17 Jan 2017 21:28:14 -0500
  • The Latest: Suspect in officer's shooting armed when caught news

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of fugitive wanted in an Orlando police officer's fatal shooting (all times local):

    Tue, 17 Jan 2017 21:09:31 -0500
  • Man charged after fire at Washington state mosque

    BELLEVUE, Wash. (AP) — 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.

    Tue, 17 Jan 2017 21:06:15 -0500
  • Police: Man argued, set townhome ablaze before being shot

    HERNDON, Va. (AP) — 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.

    Tue, 17 Jan 2017 21:04:27 -0500
  • Papermaker NCR agrees to complete Fox River cleanup

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A papermaker has agreed to shoulder the financial burden for completing cleanup work on the Fox River in a settlement, federal environmental officials said Tuesday.

    Tue, 17 Jan 2017 20:55:00 -0500
  • Rabid bobcat attacks 4, terrorizes resort town in Arizona

    PHOENIX (AP) — People flock to the Arizona desert town of Sedona for its tranquility and relaxation. But tranquility turned to terror after a rabid bobcat attacked residents and pets.

    Tue, 17 Jan 2017 20:51:29 -0500
  • Advocates: Asylum-seekers are being turned away at border

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — 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.

    Tue, 17 Jan 2017 20:46:27 -0500
  • Ex-deputy found not guilty of murder charge in Ohio shooting

    WAVERLY, Ohio (AP) — 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.

    Tue, 17 Jan 2017 20:43:40 -0500
  • Denver woman died during shooting at Mexico music festival

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

    Tue, 17 Jan 2017 20:43:22 -0500
  • Survey: US companies in China feel 'less welcome'

    BEIJING (AP) — U.S. companies feel less welcome in China and some are shifting operations to other countries, a business group reported Wednesday, amid rising tension between President-elect Donald Trump and Beijing over trade.

    Tue, 17 Jan 2017 20:33:20 -0500
  • Man seeking new trial in 1971 rape claims state hid evidence news

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — 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.

    Tue, 17 Jan 2017 20:31:51 -0500
  • Plea deal reached in killing of 13-year-old girl in 1982

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Lawyers worked out a plea deal Tuesday in the case of a man charged with killing a 13-year-old Milwaukee girl in 1982.

    Tue, 17 Jan 2017 20:24:26 -0500
  • Texas Planned Parenthood asks judge to block Medicaid funding cut news

    By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - The leaders of Texas Planned Parenthood asked a federal judge on Tuesday to block the state's bid to halt Medicaid funding for the healthcare group, which has long been targeted by Republicans for providing abortions. Planned Parenthood has said the threatened funding cut, by terminating Planned Parenthood's enrollment in the state-funded healthcare system for the poor, could affect nearly 11,000 patients across Texas.

    Tue, 17 Jan 2017 20:21:00 -0500
  • Suspect in Florida police officer's slaying captured news

    Markeith Loyd, 41, was wanted in the fatal shooting of Master Sergeant Debra Clayton on Jan. 9. The shooting took place as police were trying to capture Loyd for the December murder of his pregnant former girlfriend. "We've got him! Markeith Loyd in OPD custody," the Orlando Police Department said on Twitter.

    Tue, 17 Jan 2017 20:20:34 -0500
  • Correction: Military Base-Shooting-Investigation story

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — In a story Jan. 16 about a shooting last year at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Air Force investigators determined post-traumatic stress disorder and an unraveling military career led an airman to fatally shoot his commander. PTSD and the airman's military career were cited in an investigation by the San Antonio Express-News that used military records and other material provided by the airman's family, but the Air Force's investigation is ongoing.

    Tue, 17 Jan 2017 20:20:03 -0500
  • Police: Fugitive wanted in Orlando officer's fatal shooting captured news

    Police say a man wanted in the fatal shootings of his pregnant ex-girlfriend and an Orlando police sergeant has been captured.

    Tue, 17 Jan 2017 20:16:01 -0500
  • Police: Daughters taken 3 decades ago found, mom arrested news

    SCITUATE, R.I. (AP) — 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.

    Tue, 17 Jan 2017 20:10:44 -0500
  • White House concedes it won't close Guantanamo after all news

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House said Tuesday that the Guantanamo Bay detention center in Cuba will still be open when President Barack Obama leaves office, conceding that a core campaign promise will go unfulfilled.

    Tue, 17 Jan 2017 20:10:42 -0500
  • William Hilliard, former Oregonian editor, dies at 89 news

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — 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.

    Tue, 17 Jan 2017 19:59:21 -0500
  • Rolls Royce agrees to pay $808 million on bribery claims

    LONDON (AP) — Jet engine maker Rolls Royce has agreed to pay 671 million pounds ($808 million) to settle bribery and corruption charges brought by authorities in Britain, the U.S. and Brazil.

    Tue, 17 Jan 2017 19:53:55 -0500
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