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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....



AP-NORC Poll: Americans of all stripes say fix health care
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sylvia Douglas twice voted for President Barack Obama and last year cast a ballot for Democrat Hillary Clinton. But when it comes to "Obamacare," she now sounds like President-elect Donald Trump. This makes her chuckle amid the serious choices she faces every month between groceries, electricity and paying a health insurance bill that has jumped by nearly $400....



When it comes to inaugural crowds, does size matter?
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump says his inauguration will have "an unbelievable, perhaps record-setting turnout." Organizers of a protest the next day call in the biggest demonstration in history to welcome a new president....



For third straight time, Earth sets hottest year record
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Government scientists say the Earth sizzled to a third straight heat record last year....



George H.W. Bush hospitalized for shortness of breath
HOUSTON (AP) -- Former President George H.W. Bush was taken to the hospital over the weekend for shortness of breath and the 92-year-old is responding well to treatments, his spokesman said Wednesday....



Iraq military: Troops have 'full control' of eastern Mosul
BAGHDAD (AP) -- U.S.-backed Iraqi government troops announced on Wednesday they were in "full control" of eastern Mosul after routing Islamic State militants from that part of the northern city, three months since the major operation started....



Orlando gunman's widow due in court for talks on transfer
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- The widow of the Orlando nightclub gunman knew about the attack ahead of time and then hindered the criminal investigation when she lied to FBI agents after the shooting, say prosecutors who will be in a California court Wednesday to discuss transferring her to Florida....



Army plans Dakota Access oil pipeline environmental study
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- The Army has started the process of launching a full environmental study of the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline's disputed crossing of the Missouri River in North Dakota, though a federal judge could stop the effort....



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....



Cloud of steroids hovers above Hall of Fame voting
NEW YORK (AP) -- The cloud of steroids hovers above Hall of Fame voting, much as it shrouded baseball in the 1990s and early 2000s....