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  • Chelsea Manning (US Army via CNN) and James Cartwright (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

    Obama commutes sentence of Manning, pardons Cartwright

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Tuesday commuted the sentence of Chelsea Manning, who was convicted of stealing and disseminating 750,000 pages of documents and videos to WikiLeaks. The president also pardoned James Cartwright, the former vice chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, who pleaded guilty in October to a single charge of making false statements to federal investigators in 2012 when he was questioned about leaking top secret information on US efforts to cripple Iran’s nuclear program […]

  • Edward Snowden (Photo by The Guardian via Getty Images)

    White House: No Snowden clemency request

    More than a million supporters of Edward Snowden have petitioned President Barack Obama to pardon him, but the former National Security Agency contractor hasn’t submitted the required documents for clemency, according to the White House. “Mr. Snowden has not filed paperwork to seek clemency from this administration,” White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said on Tuesday. Snowden has remained in Russia since 2013, when he provided details of previously unknown domestic and international US surveillance programs to media outlets. A […]

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    Lady Gaga practicing for Super Bowl in her backyard

    You can get a sneak peek of Lady Gaga’s Super Bowl halftime performance if you score an invite to her house. The pop superstar has built a stage in her Southern California backyard to rehearse. And since it’s Gaga, we are not talking a little stage. The singer posted a snippet of a video on Instagram showing her and her crew in front of a large white tent. “SuperBowl Rehearsal is so fun,” the caption reads. “We built a tent […]

  • Esteban Santiago

    Fort Lauderdale shooter says he carried out attack for ISIS, FBI claims

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Esteban Santiago, the man charged with killing five people at the Fort Lauderdale airport, told FBI agents he carried out the attack on behalf of ISIS, FBI special agent Michael Ferlazzo testified at Santiago’s bond hearing Tuesday. The agent did not elaborate on whether Santiago was purporting to be linked to ISIS or simply inspired by the terrorist organization. Federal authorities in Alaska said Santiago told them prior to the attack that he was hearing voices […]

  • Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus celebrates its 200th birthday with a parade in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, March 22, 2011.

    Ringling Bros. circus to make final stop in Greensboro in February

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will make its last stop in the Piedmont Triad at the Greensboro Coliseum in February. The event, which will take place from Feb. 8 through Feb. 12, will be one of 30 shows across the United States between now and May. The circus will also make stops in Raleigh and Charlotte. The circus announced Saturday night that it will close after 146 years. “I have made the difficult business […]

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    Walmart plans to create 10,000 U.S. jobs

    Walmart, the nation’s largest business employer, plans to add 10,000 U.S. jobs this year. The job growth will represent less than 1% of the company’s current American workforce of about 1.5 million people. But it bucks the trend of major brick-and-mortar retailers, which have been slashing jobs and closing stores. Macy’s is closing 68 stores and cutting more than 10,000 jobs. Sears Holdings is closing 150 Sears and Kmart stores, eliminating an undisclosed number of jobs. The Limited has closed […]

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    MH370: Underwater search for missing plane suspended

    The underwater search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has been suspended nearly three years after the plane vanished without a trace over the Indian Ocean, according to a joint statement from Chinese, Australian and Malaysian officials. The three countries had been leading the search for MH370, which disappeared en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on March 8, 2014, with 239 people on board. “Despite every effort using the best science available, cutting-edge technology, as well as modeling and advice […]

  • An image of a carton of lemons shows symptoms that may be due to breast cancer.

    Carton of lemons offers simple lesson about breast cancer

    When Erin Chieze saw an indentation on her breast in December 2015, her conclusion was immediate. “I instantly knew I had breast cancer,” she wrote on Facebook, thanks to a breast cancer awareness photo a friend had shared. “Had I not seen that photo, I would have assumed that it was an indentation from the underwire of my bra,” Chieze, 38, a nursing student at West Hills College in Lemoore, California, told CNN. Within five days of noticing the indentation, […]

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    Eugene Cernan, last man to walk on the moon, dead at 82

    Eugene A. Cernan, the last astronaut to leave his footprints on the surface of the moon, has died, NASA said Monday. He was 82. “We are saddened by the loss of retired NASA astronaut Gene Cernan, the last man to walk on the moon,” the US space agency said on Twitter. Cernan was one of 14 astronauts selected by NASA in October 1963. He served as as spacecraft commander of Apollo 17, the last scheduled manned mission to the moon […]

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    Carrie Fisher’s death renews questions about digital re-creation

    Carrie Fisher’s death was a jolt to the broad community of “Star Wars” fans. But it could help spark a necessary and overdue conversation about what might be called digital etiquette, and the practice of using computer-generated imagery to re-create and manipulate the likenesses of dead actors. Last week Lucasfilm responded to rumors that Fisher’s “Star Wars” character could be digitally inserted into future movies, issuing a statement that read, “We want to assure our fans that Lucasfilm has no […]

  • Noor Salman and Omar Mateen

    FBI arrests wife of Orlando gunman Omar Mateen

    ORLANDO, Fla. — Authorities have arrested the wife of Pulse nightclub shooter Omar Mateen in connection with their investigation into the June mass shooting, FBI spokesman Prentice Danner said. Noor Salman was arrested in the San Francisco area Monday morning, Danner said. Charges were not immediately known. Salman will have a court appearance on Tuesday in Oakland, California, according to Assistant U.S. Attorney Abraham Simmons. Salman, who married Mateen in 2011, came under increasing scrutiny as authorities investigated Mateen, who […]

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    Fake IDs may have helped crack 18-year-old kidnapping case

    BEAUFORT, S.C. — Kamiyah Mobley spent the first 18 years of her life raised by her kidnapper, police say — and she had no idea. She didn’t know her so-called mother had actually posed as a nurse and snatched her from a Florida hospital when she just a few hours old. But in the end, a few pieces of paper may have unraveled the cold case. “As she became an 18-year-old young woman and began to look for jobs and do […]