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Obama says reducing leaker Chelsea Manning's prison term serves justice

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:23:40 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Wednesday that former military intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning had served a tough prison term and his decision to commute her 35-year sentence to about seven years served would not signal leniency toward leakers of U.S. government secrets.(image)

CIA unveils new rules for collecting information on Americans

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 19:23:54 -0500

LANGLEY, Va. (Reuters) - The Central Intelligence Agency on Wednesday unveiled revised rules for collecting, analyzing and storing information on American citizens, updating the rules for the information age and publishing them in full for the first time.(image)

U.S. protest group vows to disrupt Trump inaugural festivities

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 19:36:11 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Leaders of an ad hoc group of protesters enraged by Republican Donald Trump's election as president of the United States vowed on Wednesday to disrupt his inauguration this week by blocking public access to the event.(image)

Father files suit against police in California for son's fatal shooting

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 18:55:34 -0500

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The father of Alfred Olango, an unarmed black man shot to death by police in Southern California last year, has filed a lawsuit against the officer involved and his department, accusing them of unjustly killing his son who was suffering from a mental breakdown.(image)

Ex-president George H.W. Bush moved to intensive care; wife hospitalized

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 14:53:27 -0500

(Reuters) - Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush has been moved to an intensive-care unit at a Houston hospital with pneumonia and was stable and resting comfortably after doctors performed a procedure to clear his airway, his office said on Wednesday.(image)

U.S Army to begin environmental study of Dakota pipeline

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 19:29:21 -0500

(Reuters) - The U.S. Army on Wednesday began the process of launching an environmental study of the Dakota Access pipeline crossing in North Dakota, a move that has been challenged by the company constructing the controversial project.(image)

Chicago police officer charged with murder in off-duty shooting

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 19:21:42 -0500

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Prosecutors charged a Chicago police officer on Wednesday with first-degree murder after he was accused of fatally shooting an unarmed man during an altercation while off-duty, authorities said.(image)

FBI probing wave of fake bomb threats to U.S. Jewish centers

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 18:13:55 -0500

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Twenty-seven Jewish community centers in 17 U.S. states reported receiving false telephone bomb threats on Wednesday, prompting evacuations and an FBI probe into the second wave of hoax attacks to target American Jewish facilities this month.(image)

New York probing reverse mortgages at Treasury nominee's ex-bank: source

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 18:43:47 -0500

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The New York attorney general's office is investigating reverse-mortgage servicing companies, including a unit of the bank Treasury Secretary nominee Steve Mnuchin ran, according to a person familiar with the matter.(image)

EPA nominee will review vehicle emissions rules

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:11:08 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's choice to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, said on Wednesday he will review the Obama administration's recent decision to lock in fuel efficiency rules.(image)