Addison Agen on to ‘Voice’ finals

On Monday night, Addison sang the Joni Mitchell classic “Both Sides Now.” The song rose to No. 2 on iTunes charts by Tuesday.

Marijuana bust sparks legalization debate

Advocates argue it is a natural plant and contains ingredients that would help chronically ill people. Opponents said it is addictive and it could lead people to experiment with other drugs.

Package thefts on rise; police offer tips

Fort Wayne Police records show from Nov. 1 through Dec. 10, 10 delivered packages have been reported stolen from homes. All told, 41 packages have been reported stolen in 2017.

GOP tax plan trims top rate for wealthy, cuts corporate rate

Lawmakers and aides labored at a fevered pace to blend separate tax bills that were passed recently by the House and Senate. The Republican goal is to deliver to President Donald Trump the first major rewrite of the U.S. tax system in more than three decades.

FBI agent removed from Russia probe called Trump an ‘idiot’

Peter Strzok, a veteran FBI counterintelligence agent, was removed over the summer from special counsel Robert Mueller’s team following the discovery of text messages exchanged with Lisa Page, an FBI lawyer who was also detailed this year to the group of agents and prosecutors investigating potential coordination between Russia and Trump’s Republican campaign.

Men due to leave Gitmo under Obama seem stuck under Trump

The Trump administration has not released any prisoners and not added any to the list of cleared men who can go home, or to a third country, for resettlement. There were 197 transferred out under his predecessor and more than 500 under President George W. Bush.

Under Putin, Russia increases clout in the Middle East

“Vladimir Putin is determined to restore a greater role for Russia as a global power … and the Middle East is really the main area where Russia has that potential, in part because the Soviet Union played that role in the Soviet period,” said William Courtney, an adjunct senior fellow at RAND Corporation.