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WASHINGTON (AP) " Embracing his clemency powers like never before, President Barack Obama is planning more commutations in his final days in office after a dramatic move to cut short convicted leaker Chelsea Manning's sentence. Obama became the president to have granted more commutations than any other when he announced Tuesday that Manning will be freed in May, almost 30 years ahead of schedule. Manning, the transgender Army intelligence officer who leaked more than 700,000 U.S.

Updated at 7:24 AM

HOUSTON (AP) " Houston-area media are quoting former President George H.W. Bush's chief of staff as saying that Bush has been hospitalized in Houston. The Houston Chronicle and KHOU-TV reported early Wednesday that Bush chief of staff Jean...

Updated at 7:23 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) " In a sometimes contentious confirmation hearing, education secretary pick Betsy DeVos pledged that she would not seek to dismantle public schools amid questions by Democrats about her qualifications, political donations and...

Updated at 7:22 AM

JERUSALEM (AP) " An Israeli Arab rammed his vehicle into a group of police officers on Wednesday, killing one of them before he was shot dead during clashes in southern Israel over a court-ordered operation to demolish illegally built homes,...

Updated at 7:15 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) " They line up near the Oval Office, down the hallway toward the Cabinet Room, trailed by their spouses and young kids in their finest clothes. When it's their turn, the White House staffers enter for a few private moments with...

Updated at 7:07 AM

SYDNEY (AP) " Three nations shelled out around $160 million and years' worth of work on the underwater search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. The result: No plane. The only tangible " and arguably most important " clues into what...

Updated at 6:14 AM

TOKYO (AP) " Caroline Kennedy stepped down Wednesday after three years as U.S. ambassador to Japan, where she was welcomed like a celebrity and worked to deepen the U.S.-Japan relationship despite regular flare-ups over American military bases on...

Updated at 5:11 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) " Global warming is going to steal away some of those postcard-perfect weather days in the future, according to a first-of-its-kind projection of nice weather. On average, Earth will have 10 fewer days of mild and mostly dry...

Updated at 5:03 AM

WARWICK, R.I. (AP) " 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. An anonymous tip two days before...

Updated at 5:00 AM

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DAKAR, Senegal (AP) " Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh declared a state of emergency on Tuesday, just two days before he is supposed to cede power after losing elections last month. The longtime leader is refusing to step down despite...

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