More clemency coming after Obama shortens Manning's sentence
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....
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UK, EU take contrasting messages from May's Brexit speech
LONDON (AP) -- British Prime Minister Theresa May's promise of a clean but friendly exit from the European Union drew strikingly different responses Wednesday: optimism in Britain, skepticism on the other side of the English Channel....
Were opportunities for clues from MH370 debris missed?
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 happened to the aircraft have come courtesy of ordinary citizens, who bore the costs themselves....
Gambia leader's term extended as tourists are evacuated
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- Gambia said Wednesday its legislators have voted to extend President Yahya Jammeh's term by three months, just hours before his mandate was set to expire. But the president-elect has vowed to take office regardless of whether Jammeh leaves. Amid the uncertainty, tourists began to evacuate the country....
Philadelphia's US representatives boycott Trump inauguration
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Philadelphia will reportedly be the only major city in the United States without representation in Washington during President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration later this week....
Court: No penalty for refusal of warrantless blood testing
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A state appeals court's recent ruling has set a precedent that Pennsylvania judges cannot penalize drunken driving suspects for refusing to submit to blood testing....
Western Pennsylvania DA probing truck with anti-MLK imagery
JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- A truck sporting images and messages against Martin Luther King Jr. has drawn the attention of a western Pennsylvania prosecutor....
Cops: 10-year-old endangered by not getting transplant meds
TYRONE, Pa. (AP) -- A central Pennsylvania woman who allegedly failed to give her 10-year-old daughter daily anti-rejection drugs after a kidney transplant has been charged with felony child endangerment....
Bouncer charged with murder in Philly bar manager's shooting
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The bouncer at a Philadelphia bar has been jailed on a murder charge for allegedly shooting the tavern's manager during an argument....
Mom gets 20 to 40 years for death of toddler found in ravine
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A Pittsburgh-area woman who wrote on Facebook that "Mommy loves you, my angel" after her 3-year-old daughter was found dead in a ravine was sentenced Tuesday to 20 to 40 years behind bars for killing her....
Police charge 11 people in latest riot after Penn State win
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Police have charged eleven people with various offenses tied to a large disturbance that broke out in downtown State College after Penn State's football team won the Big Ten title last month....
Ban on people sitting on walls in Philadelphia park is ended
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Philadelphia has ended a ban on people sitting on walls in a park in a posh section of the city....
Prosecutor: Fatal cop shooting of man with blade justified
SHARON, Pa. (AP) -- A police officer was justified in fatally shooting a man who had a utility knife and told officers he would kill them or they would have to kill him, a prosecutor said Tuesday....
Pennsylvania posts applications for medical pot dispensaries
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania will soon be accepting applications from those who want to grow and process medical marijuana as well as those who want to establish and run dispensaries....
The Justice Department sent President Obama more than 16,000 clemency petitions filed by Federal inmates with their recommendations. The President is reportedly set to grant hundreds more commutations to nonviolent drug offenders during his final days in office. These are in addition to 1,176 prisoners pardoned as part of his clemency initiative to correct for severe mandatory minimum sentencing created from "war on drugs" laws passed in the 80's and 90's. Current Justice Department officials fear Trump administration will dismantle Obama's clemency program.
Should FBI Director James Comey step down for his supposed mismanagement of the Hillary Clinton private email server investigation?