Chelsea Manning set to be released from prison
Pvt. Chelsea Manning, the transgender soldier who leaked thousands of classified documents to WikiLeaks, is scheduled to be released from Fort Leavenworth, Kan., on Wednesday after seven years behind bars. Manning’s 35-year sentence was commuted by President Obama, a move that infuriated President Trump and some in the military. Manning entered prison as a man named Bradley. She then identified as a woman and received hormone treatment while incarcerated, making her a cause celebre for transgender advocates. While her conviction is under appeal, Manning will remain an active-duty, unpaid soldier, eligible for health care and other benefits.
Heat wave heads for eastern U.S. as snow targets West
Though the calendar says it’s spring, folks in the East will swelter in summer-like heat Wednesday while some residents of the West will need to break out snow shovels. From Wednesday through Friday, high temperatures in the eastern U.S. will climb well into the 80s as far north as Maine, while many of the major cities from Boston to New York City, Pittsburgh, Cleveland and Detroit will approach or surpass 90 degrees. Meanwhile, residents of Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho and Utah will see heavy, wet snow from a developing winter storm Wednesday. Some mountainous areas will likely see a foot to as much as 18 inches of snow. Denver could pick up some snow on Thursday.