Obama shortens sentence of Manning, who gave cables to WikiLeaks
By Roberta Rampton and Ayesha Rascoe WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In one of his final acts before leaving office, President Barack Obama on Tuesday shortened the prison sentence of former U.S. military intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning, who was responsible for the biggest breach of classified materials in U.S. history to anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks in 2010. A White House official said there was no connection between Manning's commutation and renewed U.S. government concern about WikiLeaks in last year's presidential election, or a promise by its founder Julian Assange to accept extradition if Manning was freed.
Obama shortens Manning's term, grants clemency to hundreds
President Barack Obama commuted the prison sentence of Chelsea Manning on Tuesday, allowing the Army intelligence officer who leaked scores of classified documents to go free nearly three decades early. ...
Bill would let women sue doctors who perform their abortions
Anthony reportedly keen to stay with floundering Knicks
New York Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek says he's willing to "look at everything" in a bid to find a winning formula, but Knicks watchers were looking beyond lineup changes Tuesday in a bid to parse the future of the NBA franchise. A meeting between veteran star Carmelo Anthony and team president Phil Jackson was described variously in US media reports as "contentious" and "calm and business-like" with the New York Daily News reporting that Anthony told Jackson he wants to stay in New York.
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Trump adviser Scaramucci says parts, not all, of NATO are obsolete
By Carmel Crimmins DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - Donald Trump's comments about NATO being "obsolete" reflect how the world has changed, but should not be interpreted as meaning that it needs to be consigned to history, a senior adviser to the U.S. president-elect said on Tuesday. Germany's Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on Monday that Trump's comments had aroused concern across the 28-member alliance. Trump, who is due to be sworn in on Friday, criticized NATO for not defending against terrorist attacks.
Germany, Qatar surge into last 16 at Handball Worlds
Germany and Qatar battled into the knock-out round of the World Handball Championships with pool-phase wins over Saudi Arabia 38-24 and Argentina 21-17 respectively on Tuesday as holders France beat Russia 35-24 to take pole position in their group. For European champions Germany it was a third win from three games in Group C and they even partially rested their star winger Uwe Gensheimer, who nevertheless racked up four goals in 30 minutes in Rouen and oversaw a first half where the result was wrapped up with the score 21-13 at the break. "It was difficult to keep the concentration high in this game, but this was quite normal after we had a similar match against Chile," said Germany coach Dagur Sigurdsson.
University of California's Napolitano in hospital for cancer
University of California President Janet Napolitano, a former U.S. Homeland Security secretary, has been undergoing cancer treatment for five months and has been hospitalized after suffering complications, ...
Trump Commerce nominee Ross to sell private equity firm stakeWilbur Ross, President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for Commerce Secretary, has pledged to sell his stake in his main private equity firm and resign from corporate boards but will keep his interests in mortgage lending and shipping. In an ethics agreement published on Tuesday, the billionaire investor vowed to sell shares in Invesco Ltd , the parent company of W.L. Ross & Co, valued at up to $50 million. The federal disclosure forms for presidential appointees allow asset values to be listed in wide ranges with a maximum threshold of "over $50 million".