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  • Associated Press

    Prosecutor: Parents starved kids until they stopped growing

    RIVERSIDE, Calif. (January 18, 2018) — A California couple tortured a dozen of their children for years, starving them to the point that their growth was stunted, chaining them to their beds for months at a time and forbidding them from showering more than once a year or using the toilet, a prosecutor said Thursday.

  • Associated Press

    Parents of 13 children charged with years of torture, abuse

    RIVERSIDE, Calif. (January 18, 2018) — The parents of 13 siblings who were allegedly held in captivity in their family's Southern California home were charged Thursday with committing years of torture and abuse that left their children malnourished, undersized and with cognitive impairments.

  • Associated Press

    Lawmakers ask if states or feds should alert about missiles

    HONOLULU (January 17, 2018) — Nearly 40 terrifying minutes passed between the time Hawaii officials fired off a bogus alert about an incoming missile over the weekend and the moment the notice was canceled.

  • Associated Press

    Kids chained in Calif. house of horrors; parents arrested

    PERRIS, Calif. (January 16, 2018) — A 17-year-old girl called police after escaping from her family's home where she and her 12 brothers and sisters were locked up in filthy conditions, some so malnourished officers at first believed all were children even though seven are adults.

  • Associated Press

    Judge dismisses 1 charge in female genital mutilation case

    DETROIT (January 15, 2018) — A federal judge in Detroit has dismissed one of several charges against two doctors in connection with a female genital mutilation case.

  • Associated Press

    Teacher: Lawsuit over her forcible removal seems likely

    ABBEVILLE, La. (January 11, 2018) — A Louisiana teacher ejected from a school board meeting and roughly handcuffed in a video-recorded arrest after she questioned her superintendent’s pay raise said she thinks a lawsuit is likely in the case.

  • Associated Press

    Attorney general's team to review Obama-era Hezbollah probes

    WASHINGTON (January 11, 2018) — The Justice Department is forming a team of prosecutors to investigate drug trafficking and money laundering linked to the Iranian-backed Hezbollah terrorist movement, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Thursday. The move follows reports that Obama administration officials thwarted drug prosecutions related to Hezbollah for fear of jeopardizing a nuclear deal with Iran.

  • Associated Press

    Lawmakers see boost for immigration deal after Trump remarks

    WASHINGTON (January 10, 2018) — Backed by the White House, Democratic and Republican lawmakers dug into a politically fraught search for compromise on immigration Wednesday, seeking to take advantage of a window of opportunity opened by President Donald Trump. They’re under pressure to find a breakthrough before a deadline next week that could lead to a government shutdown neither side wants.

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