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South wakes up to snow, ice and frigid temperatures

Associated Press News - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 06:52
ATLANTA (AP) -- The South awoke on Wednesday to a two-part Arctic mess. First came a thin blanket of snow and ice, and then came the below-zero wind chills....

No rules for California home schools, where 13 found captive

Associated Press News - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 02:50
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Southern California home where authorities say two parents tortured their 13 children had doubled as a private school for the siblings but faced no government oversight and was never inspected by education officials....

Girl's escape exposes horror of 13 siblings kept captive

Associated Press News - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 02:40
PERRIS, Calif. (AP) -- A 17-year-old girl who looked closer to 10 jumped out a window, called 911, and showed the world the strange and secret horror she and her 12 brothers and sisters had been living through....

Lawmakers: Gov. Greitens' affair distracts from tax effort

Associated Press News - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 01:07
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri lawmakers say Republican Gov. Eric Greitens' admission that he had an extramarital affair is distracting from legislative efforts to change tax laws in the state, one of the key issues outlined by the governor and top GOP lawmakers for the 2018 session....

Walmart offers way to turn leftover opioids into useless gel

Associated Press News - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 00:09
Walmart is helping customers get rid of leftover opioids by giving them packets that turn the addictive painkillers into a useless gel....

'Mama warrior' in Miami aids children of deported migrants

Associated Press News - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 00:05
MIAMI (AP) -- The 29-year-old Mexican farmworker was stressed and afraid. Her husband had just been detained by immigration authorities as he left a South Florida construction site and was about to be deported. She feared the same would soon happen to her. What would become of her two kids?...

FEMA: Hawaii didn't need approval to retract missile alert

Associated Press News - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 23:36
HONOLULU (AP) -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency said the state of Hawaii didn't need federal approval to retract a cellphone alert mistakenly sent over the weekend warning of a ballistic missile attack....

Ex-CIA officer arrested, charged with keeping documents

Associated Press News - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 23:18
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) -- A former CIA officer has been arrested and charged with illegally retaining classified records, including names and phone numbers of covert CIA assets....

Ex-doctor's victims recount sex abuse as young gymnasts

Associated Press News - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 20:22
LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- One after one, gymnasts and other victims of a disgraced former sports doctor stepped forward in a Michigan courtroom Tuesday to recount the sexual abuse and emotional trauma he inflicted on them as children, including one who warned that girls eventually "grow into strong women that return to destroy your world."...

Prosecutors: New Jersey bomber tried to corrupt inmates

Associated Press News - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 20:12
NEW YORK (AP) -- An unrepentant New Jersey man who injured 30 people in a Manhattan bombing and then promoted his extremist ideology to other prisoners deserves the mandatory life in prison as required by his conviction, prosecutors told a judge on Tuesday....

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Associated Press News - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 08:07
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- An autopsy has been scheduled to determine what caused the death of a 42-year-old woman who died hours after a casino shuttle boat caught fire in Florida....