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

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.

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

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.

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

(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.

Dozens of U.S. Jewish centers report second wave of bomb threats

NEW YORK (Reuters) - At least 28 Jewish community centers in 17 U.S. states reported receiving false telephone bomb threats on Wednesday, prompting evacuations in the second wave of hoax attacks to target American Jewish facilities this month.

Florida man accused of online threat to kill Trump

(Reuters) - A Florida man was being held in jail on Wednesday after police said he threatened in a video message on Twitter to kill President-elect Donald Trump.

Famed OJ lawyer, Delaware justice clash over translation firm sale

DOVER, Del. (Reuters) - Famed attorney Alan Dershowitz and a rare protest outside Delaware's Supreme Court fueled an unusually heated hearing on Wednesday, in a battle between the warring co-founders of TransPerfect Global Inc, a leading translation firm.

Boston entrepreneur gets 20 months in prison for insider trading

(Reuters) - A Boston-area real estate entrepreneur was sentenced on Wednesday to 20 months in prison after being convicted of engaging in insider trading in connection with Apollo Tyres Ltd's attempt to buy Cooper Tire & Rubber Co in 2013.

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Salt Lake Tribune - Nation / World

Girls' basketball: Taylorsville leans on tenacious effort to set tone

'She's not an evil person:' Defense attorney says Utah mother charged after son was found malnourished was overwhelmed

Denver starts work on allowing pot in public, a first in US

Utah-reared sisters have big jobs promoting Utah films

Sandy City Animal Shelter completes transition to no-kill facility

Kirby: Once I understood Martin Luther King Jr., I understood what America should be

State: Shurtleff prosecutor should not testify at Swallow trial

Man shot woman at Midvale apartment during argument over money exchanged for sex

Swallow says judge is biased, wants her off case as trial looms

Debate: Chaffetz gets still more attention. Most of it still critical...

Utah polygamists unite to oppose latest bigamy bill

Number of fatalities on Utah roads rises for 4th year in a row

Audit says former fire authority leaders misued funds; criminal probes recommended

Possible GOP challenger to Rep. Jason Chaffetz emerges

Bagley cartoon: Hottest Year

Utah gymnastics: Skinner again grabs Pac-12 honors

Jeff Cassar 'cautiously optimistic' RSL can sign Donovan

Sundance documentaries pitch creativity, expression as key to learning

Handler, emcee of Park City protest, writes about 'political assault' on women

Hope for Wingpointe Golf Course survives, barely, as Salt Lake City Council blasts administration for lack of progress with FAA

Judge to decide whether Utah woman accused of leaving newborn in trash should continue receiving training to restore competency

Utahns want Chaffetz to probe Trump conflicts, ethics official responds to Chaffetz

Firms' job plans appear to court Trump favor

Insurance equality? States push for cost-free vasectomies

Plans for tonight: August Burns Red at The Complex

Stars' D-League Showcase games to be shown on ESPNU, NBA TV

Budget pick Mulvaney had a payroll tax lapse

Feds: Stricter animal welfare rules for eggs, meat

CSX railroad expects modest profit growth

Federal Reserve saw growth pick up as 2016 ended

Utah basketball game guide: Runnin' Utes test road game focus at Washington State

BYU basketball: Late-arriving scholarship a bonus for guard Steven Beo

Washington Post Editorial: Chaffetz is waging the wrong ethics war

Dana Milbank: Will Trump evict reporters from the White House?

Letter: It's not sour grapes. It's moral indignation.

Activists: Expect small steps on Utah air quality

The Latest: Bush now in ICU; wife also hospitalized

Utah football: Utes' 2017 schedule is finalized

Utah Jazz notes: Search for backup point guard seems a work in progress

Wednesday on TV: It's the People's Choice Awards -- which mean absolutely nothing

Comedy: 'What A Joke' event hopes to make Inauguration Day a laughing matter in Salt Lake City and beyond

Is it possible to be both an ethical and a good parent?

NBC confirms that 'Will & Grace' is coming back for 10 episodes next season

Justices raise doubts over law barring offensive trademarks

Another settlement for Navajo Nation abandoned mines cleanup

Grateful Dead doc 'Long Strange Trip' sold to Amazon

Letter: Wear a black armband on Jan. 20

Outdoor industry opposing pubic land transfer

Utah gymnastics: Utes lose Sabrina Schwab to knee injury

Obama expected to defend Manning decision at news conference

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ABC News - Business

Airbnb to Launch Feature for Neighbors to File Complaints

Neighbors of an Airbnb homeowner will soon be able to rant or rave about their living situation on the renting website.

The Best 2016 Pi Day Deals

Happy Pi Day, America.

Ex-Worker Says VW Destroyed Documents, Obstructed Justice

A former Volkswagen employee says in a lawsuit that the company deleted documents and obstructed justice after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency accused VW of cheating on emissions tests

Low Gas Prices Drag Down US Retail Sales in February

US retail sales dragged by lower gas prices, cautious consumers

US Stocks Slip as Energy Companies and Drugmakers Slide

US stocks are slightly lower in morning trading as falling commodity prices again pulled energy and materials companies lower, and drugmakers are falling on concerns about prices

Grain Lower, Livestock Mixed

Wheat, corn, soybeans lower and oats mixed on the CBOT, beef higher and pork mixed on the CME

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Donald Trump Concedes Russia’s Interference in Election

“As far as hacking, I think it was Russia,” the president-elect said in a news conference, though he avoided questions about whether his team had contact with Russia during the campaign.

Live Highlights: 10 Key Moments and More From Trump’s News Conference

Pushback on a leaked intelligence report, sharp words for CNN and a new appointee for the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Live Briefing: Marco Rubio Won’t Commit to Voting for Rex Tillerson

Rex W. Tillerson, the longtime chief executive of Exxon Mobil and President-elect Donald J. Trump’s choice for secretary of state, headlines a slate of hearings.

What We Know and Don’t Know About the Trump-Russia Dossier

What led to reports of supposed Russian plans to try to blackmail the president-elect? There are far more questions than answers.

Trump Received Unsubstantiated Report That Russia Had Damaging Information About Him

The material was considered so potentially explosive that the intelligence agencies decided that the president and the president-elect needed to be told and that the agencies were actively investigating it.

Highlights of Trump's News Conference

President-elect Donald J. Trump on Wednesday in New York held a news conference for the first time in six months.

Donald Trump’s News Session Starts War With and Within Media

He called BuzzFeed “garbage” and shouted at a CNN reporter, and the two outlets argued with each other over publishing unverified claims about him.

Trump’s Plans on Businesses May Fall Short

Mr. Trump will hand his business empire to a trust controlled by his oldest sons, a move the director of the Office of Government Ethics said was not enough.

Mike Pompeo, Trump’s C.I.A. Pick, Faces the Balancing Act of His Career

Known in Congress as an unrelenting partisan, Representative Pompeo is wading into an extraordinary breach between the president-elect and the intelligence agency.

A Senate Vote-a-Rama Primer, in Case You Plan to Sleep Tonight

As Republicans push forward with repealing the Affordable Care Act, lawmakers are about to undertake a grueling Senate tradition.

Trump Promises Fast Action on Supreme Court Nomination

In a strong indication that his main priority remains choosing an unwavering conservative, he thanked leaders of two leading conservative groups for their help vetting candidates.

Elaine Chao Gets Cozy Reception at Confirmation Hearing

Ms. Chao, the nominee for transportation secretary, sailed through her hearing, offering remarkably few specifics but many promises of cooperation.

Head of Veterans Health System Is Trump’s Pick to Lead Veterans Affairs

If confirmed, Dr. David J. Shulkin will be the first secretary to lead the department who is not a veteran, though he has helped lead several private health care systems.

Trump, Sessions, Tillerson: Your Wednesday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

California Today: California Today: The Tale of the Laguna Beach Jumper

Wednesday: A daredevil breaks his feet, Los Angeles wins the George Lucas museum, and Xavier Becerra pledges to be a muscular attorney general.

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Solve a bite-size crossword in just a few minutes.

Volkswagen Pleads Guilty in Emissions Case as U.S. Charges 6 Executives

The officials charged in the case include a former head of development of the Volkswagen brand and the head of engine development.

Eric Holder to Lead Democrats’ Attack on Republican Gerrymandering

Backed by President Obama, Mr. Holder will lead the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, a group aimed at breaking the Republican Party’s grip on the congressional map.

Taiwan Responds After China Sends Carrier to Taiwan Strait

Rising tensions between the two nations present a foreign policy challenge for the incoming administration of Donald J. Trump.

As China Seeks Bigger Role on World Stage, Xi Jinping Will Go to Davos World Economic Forum

President Xi Jinping’s appearance is China’s latest attempt to compete with the United States’ dominant position in world economic and strategic institutions.

Traveling Through the Sky in Bolivia

The Teleférico in La Paz is one of the longest aerial cable car systems in the world. It transports 60,000 passengers on average each day.

Wintry Blast in Greece Imperils Refugees in Crowded Camps

Snow, freezing rain and flooding threatened tens of thousands of people, many of them living in tents and other flimsy shelters without heat.

Young Symbol of Afghan Resilience Joins List of Lost Leaders

Abdul Ali Shamsi, the Kandahar deputy governor, was among 11 killed in a bombing seemingly tailored to shake the faith in government he had sought to restore.

Samsung Leader Is Named a Suspect in South Korean Bribery Inquiry

Jay Y. Lee was summoned for questioning in connection with the corruption scandal that led to President Park Geun-hye’s impeachment.

Arms Seized Off Coast of Yemen Appear to Have Been Made in Iran

Photographs of the weapons were analyzed by the Small Arms Survey, which obtained them after an open-records dispute with the Australian military.

Obama’s Final Farewell

After eight years and one of the most contentious elections in memory, President Obama took the stage in Chicago to defend his agenda and to encourage unity in an increasingly fractured political landscape.

Obama, Saying Goodbye, Warns of Threats to National Unity

The president’s confidence was etched with frustration over economic inequity, racism and closed-mindedness that he said imperiled the nation’s democratic fabric.

President Obama’s Farewell Address: Full Video and Text

The transcript and live video of President Obama’s farewell address in Chicago.

Fact Free: The Real Story About Fake News Is Partisanship

Increasing tribalism goes beyond perceptions of news; it imperils the government’s ability to function and democracy itself, researchers say.

The Getaway: How to Navigate New Airline Carry-On Rules

Hacking the latest airline guidelines for onboard baggage and overhead bin space.

Public Health: You’d Be Surprised at How Many Foods Contain Added Sugar

Because of an F.D.A. labeling change, many consumers will learn that added sugars are in many products generally thought to be healthy.

Istanbul Journal: Snow in Istanbul Soothes as a Balm for Fear Over Attacks

A blizzard, the heaviest snowfall since 2009, was just what the city needed as it struggles with anxiety amid terrorism and political instability.

Istanbul Covered in Snow

A strong blizzard brought the heaviest snowfall since 2009 to the Turkish city of Istanbul in the last week.

Immigrants Head to Washington to Rally While Obama Is Still There

Hundreds will travel to the capital Saturday to make their voices heard on immigration issues, before what they fear may be a harsher regime takes hold.

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Scientists Map Vast Peat Swamps, a Storehouse of Carbon, in Central Africa

The peatlands, covering an area the size of New York State, contain billions of tons of stored carbon but are vulnerable to warming and development.

China, Fanning Patriotism, Adds 6 Years to War with Japan in History Books

The “Eight-Year War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression” will now be the “14-Year War,” with the starting date moved back to 1931, the government said.

White and Black Police Officers Are Sharply Divided About Race, Pew Finds

A majority of the 8,000 police officers surveyed feel their jobs are harder than ever.

Lawsuit Accuses Michigan Doctor of Sexually Abusing Young Gymnasts

Eighteen women and girls accused U.S.A. Gymnastics, Michigan State University and a gymnastics school of failing to prevent further abuse after the doctor was reported.

Proposed Football League Envisions a No-College Path to the Pros

A sports agent thinks he has found a model for success where other leagues, built around castoff athletes, have failed to gain any traction.

Facebook, Nodding to Its Role in Media, Starts a Journalism Project

The effort calls for, among other things, the company to forge deeper ties with news organizations by collaborating on publishing tools and features before they are released.

Date Rape Comments by Brooklyn Police Captain Are Condemned

Peter R. Rose, a precinct commander, contrasted sexual attacks on acquaintances with “true stranger rapes,” which he called “the troubling ones.”

Bruce Springsteen’s Archive Is Headed to Monmouth University

The New Jersey university, in a partnership announced Tuesday, will establish the Bruce Springsteen Archives and Center for American Music.

Feature: Neanderthals Were People, Too

New research shows they shared many behaviors that we long believed to be uniquely human. Why did science get them so wrong?

Review: Lemony Snicket’s Creations, in a Cloud of Marvelous Gloom

Netflix serves up “A Series of Unfortunate Events,” with Neil Patrick Harris making a memorable villain.

Modern Love: The Modern Love Podcast: Darby Stanchfield Reads ‘A Family That Takes “No” for an Answer’

On this week’s podcast, the “Scandal” actress reads Leigh Newman’s story of a family hunting excursion that proves revelatory.

The Neediest Cases: Twin Strands of Music and Compassion Run Through a Life

Benita Rudolph, a Neediest Cases beneficiary, arrived in New York years ago to join a musical production. She now plans to become a practical nurse.

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