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Obama shortens sentence of Manning, who gave documents to WikiLeaks

WASHINGTON, D.C. — 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.

Commerce pick Ross has offshored 2,700 jobs since 2004

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Billionaire Wilbur Ross, chosen by Donald Trump to help implement the president-elect’s trade agenda, earned his fortune in part by running businesses that have offshored thousands of U.S. jobs, according to Labor Department data attained by Reuters.

Search for missing flight ends without a trace

SYDNEY — The deep-sea search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 ended on Tuesday without any trace being found of the plane that vanished in 2014 with 239 people on board, the three countries involved in the search said.

Biologists investigate deaths of 82 stranded dolphins

HOMESTEAD, Fla. — Biologists on Tuesday were investigating the weekend deaths of dozens of dolphins in Everglades National Park in Florida’s largest mass stranding of the mammal since 1989, a U.S. scientific agency said.

Bond would fund upgrades to Moses Lake High School

MOSES LAKE — The fate of a $135.3 million construction bond proposal will be decided by Moses Lake School District voters in a special election Feb. 14. If approved, the bond would pay for a new, second high school, a new elementary school and upgrades to the existing Moses Lake High School.

Study predicts decline in Dungeness crab

Dungeness crab are forecast to take a hit from ocean acidification driven by fossil- fuel combustion, according to a study released this past week.

Last man on moon dies

Eugene Cernan, the last astronaut to walk on the moon — an experience that he said made him “belong to the universe,” died on Monday at the age of 82, the U.S. space agency said.

Wife of Pulse shooter arrested

ORLANDO — The wife of the man behind the deadly terrorist attack at Pulse nightclub in Orlando was arrested Monday on charges stemming from the shooting that left 49 dead and dozens more injured, a law enforcement source told the Orlando Sentinel.

Istanbul club gunman caught

ISTANBUL — The gunman suspected of killing 39 people in an Istanbul nightclub on New Year’s Day has been caught by police in the city’s Esenyurt district, the Hurriyet newspaper website and other media reports said on Tuesday.

Biden calls for Russia sanctions to stay

KIEV — Outgoing U.S. Vice President Joe Biden called on Monday for sanctions on Russia to stay, urging the world to stand up to its “coercion and aggression” after President-elect Donald Trump mooted ending the measures under a possible deal with Moscow.

Iraqi forces battle Islamic State

MOSUL, Iraq — Iraqi special forces battled Islamic State militants in districts near the Tigris river in Mosul on Monday as they sought to bring more of the east of the city back under government control.

Cargo jet crashes into Kyrgyz village, 37 killed

BISHKEK — A Turkish cargo jet smashed into a village in Kyrgyzstan on Monday as it tried to land at a nearby airport in dense fog, killing at least 37 people, Kyrgyz officials and the airline said.

Saudi Arabia pledges adherence to oil cut

ABU DHABI — Saudi Arabia will adhere strictly to its commitment to cut output under the global agreement among oil producers, its energy minister said on Monday, expressing confidence that OPEC’s plan to prop up prices would work.

Women’s March planned for Saturday

WENATCHEE — More than 300 people plan to march Saturday to voice their concerns for equality under the new Trump administration and to show support for all marginalized groups.

Community Connections | Eastmont vs. Wenatchee high schools basketball fundraiser: “Stop Polio Now”

This Friday night’s basketball game between Eastmont High School and Wenatchee High School includes a polio vaccine fundraiser contributing to winners worldwide. One local high school team will leave the gym victorious and countless children around the globe will be funded to receive free polio shots. The Jan. 20 game and fundraiser will be held in the Eastmont High School gym, start time 7:30 p.m.