• President Barack Obama on Tuesday commuted the prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, the former U.S. army soldier, who was sentenced to 35 years in 2013 for leaking state secrets to the website WikiLeaks.

    More than 100,000 people signed a White House petition calling for Chelsea Manning's release.
    LAST UPDATE : Jan 18, 2017, 5:18 AM EST
  • U.S. President-elect Donald Trump

    The strained ties between President-elect Donald Trump and American intelligence agencies hit a new low, as the Republican accused the latter of leaking unverified documents aimed at tarnishing his presidency.

    LAST UPDATE : Jan 12, 2017, 6:15 AM EST
  • U.S. President Barack Obama

    In an emotional farewell speech in Chicago, outgoing President Barack Obama called on Americans to defend their democratic values and reject discrimination, as Washington gears up for a transfer of power.

    LAST UPDATE : Jan 11, 2017, 5:54 AM EST
  • U.S. President-elect Donald Trump

    The Democratic lawmakers have written a letter to the Justice Department calling for a review of President-elect Donald Trump’s decision to appoint his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, as a top adviser.

    LAST UPDATE : Jan 10, 2017, 5:35 AM EST
  • Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen

    Taiwanese president's stopover in Houston triggered a diplomatic clash between Washington and Beijing, with Chinese state media warning the U.S. of retaliatory measures if it reneges on the one-China policy. 

    LAST UPDATE : Jan 09, 2017, 6:06 AM EST
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    Chicago police held two men and two women in connection with a 30-minute Facebook Live video that showed a young man, tied up and gagged, being brutally assaulted on Wednesday. 

    LAST UPDATE : Jan 05, 2017, 4:56 AM EST
  • Republican Speaker of the House Paul Ryan opposed the ethics rule change on Monday.

    Public uproar and a dress down by U.S. President-elect Donald Trump prompted the House Republicans to reverse their decision that sought to strip the Office of Congressional Ethics of its independence.

    LAST UPDATE : Jan 04, 2017, 5:53 AM EST