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.

  • Written by JOSH LEDERMAN and ERIC TUCKER , Associated Press

GOP prescription of minority outreach forgotten with Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Together, they delivered a post-election autopsy with a dire prediction: Republican survival requires embracing a message of tolerance and respect in an increasingly diverse United States.

  • Written by STEVE PEOPLES , Associated Press

Records show Trump EPA pick crusading for industry donors

WASHINGTON (AP) — When President-elect Donald Trump's choice to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency first took office as Oklahoma's attorney general, he disbanded the unit responsible for protecting the state's natural resources.

  • Written by SEAN MURPHY and MICHAEL BIESECKER , Associated Press

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.

  • Written by SINAN SALAHEDDIN , Associated Press