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Court denies a request to arrest Samsung's de facto head
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) ? A Seoul court says it has denied a request to arrest Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong, a setback to prosecutors investigating an influence-peddling scandal that toppled South Korea's president.
Manning served tough prison term, commutation would not send wrong signal: Obama
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. Obama told his final news conference as president that he felt it made sense to commute Manning's sentence because she went to trial and took responsibility for her crime. "I feel very comfortable that justice has been served," Obama said.
US stock indexes stay stuck; bond yields and dollar rise
U.S. stock indexes stuck to their holding pattern Wednesday, as the Standard & Poor's 500 index entered its most listless stretch of trading in more than three years. Bond yields and the dollar resumed ...
Monae among performers at Women's March on WashingtonWASHINGTON (AP) ? Janelle Monae, Maxwell and Angelique Kidjo are set to perform at the Women's March on Washington this weekend.
Senate panel overwhelmingly approves Trump Pentagon pick
The U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to recommend President-elect Donald Trump's pick for Secretary of Defense, retired Marine General James Mattis. The committee voted 26-1 to back Mattis' nomination when it is received by the full Senate from Trump after he is sworn in as president. As a result, Mattis' nomination will be sent directly to the Senate for a vote without referral to the committee.
The Latest: Experts warn of cyberattacks on infrastructure
The Latest on the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland (all times local): 8:50 p.m. While the U.S. investigates possible Russian hacking of its election, cybersecurity experts warn both countries ...
Obama defends decision to commute Chelsea Manning's sentence
WASHINGTON (AP) ? President Barack Obama firmly defended his decision to cut nearly three decades off convicted leaker Chelsea Manning's prison term Wednesday, arguing in his final White House news conference that the former Army intelligence analyst had served a "tough prison sentence" already.
Obama says justice has been served in Manning case
President Barack Obama Wednesday defended his decision to commute the sentence of transgender army private Chelsea Manning, who was jailed for 35 years for handing classified US documents to WikiLeaks. Obama was addressing his final presidential news conference a day after he pardoned 64 people and commuted the sentences of 209 others -- including Manning, who will now be released in May -- in one of his last acts in office. "With respect to Chelsea Manning I looked at the particulars in this case the same way I have with the other commutations I have done and pardons I have done and felt in light of all the circumstances that commuting her sentence was entirely appropriate," Obama said.
Budget pick Mulvaney acknowledges payroll tax lapse
Rep. Mick Mulvaney, President-elect Donald Trump's choice to run the White House budget office, failed to pay more than $15,000 in payroll taxes for a household worker more than a decade ago, prompting ...