President Barack Obama attends an event at the USO at Joint Base Andrews in Clinton, Md., May 5, 2016. (Photo by Carlos Barria/Reuters)

Obama commutes sentences for 58 prisoners

WASHINGTON — More than a decade ago, a judge bemoaned that the life sentence she was about to impose on Charles C. Brown was overly harsh. This week, relief finally came to Brown, along with 57 other offenders.President Barack Obama on Thursday commuted their prison terms as part of a broader push to revamp the criminal justice system and ease...