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Winter is off to late start in normally frigid rural Alaska

AP US News - 3 hours 2 min ago
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Winter is off to a late start in parts of the nation's largest — and usually coldest — state. 2018-01-18T21:08:00-05:00 2018-01-19T02:08:43-05:00
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Things to know about California parents accused of torture

AP US News - 3 hours 2 min ago
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California couple has pleaded not guilty to allegations they tortured a dozen of their children, kept them chained to beds for months and starved them so much that their growth was stunted and their muscles atrophied. 2018-01-18T21:20:00-05:00 2018-01-19T02:20:01-05:00
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Clues sought in copter crash that killed Zimbabwean leader

AP US News - 3 hours 2 min ago
RATON, N.M. (AP) — A husband and wife who pushed for political change in Zimbabwe, an adventurous Texas investor and a pair of decorated pilots died in a fiery helicopter crash in a remote area in the U.S. state of New Mexico. 2018-01-18T21:39:00-05:00 2018-01-19T02:39:03-05:00
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California DA says couple's abuse of 12 kids became torture

AP US News - 3 hours 2 min ago
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — They were starved and shackled to their beds, sometimes for months. They were beaten and choked. They were given scant medical care, often denied use of a toilet and allowed to shower but once a year. They lived mostly at night, out of sight of neighbors, and knew virtually nothing of the outside world. 2018-01-18T21:51:00-05:00 2018-01-19T02:51:09-05:00
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Helicopter crash claims Texas investor, decorated pilots

AP US News - 3 hours 2 min ago
RATON, N.M. (AP) — Five friends, including a Zimbabwean opposition leader, traveling to a ranch in the U.S. state of New Mexico died when their helicopter crashed in a remote area. Here's more about the prominent people on board: 2018-01-18T21:23:00-05:00 2018-01-19T02:23:17-05:00
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Thaw on the way in southern United States

Reuters US News - 3 hours 36 min ago
ATLANTA (Reuters) - Commuters in the southern United States will wake up to more frigid temperatures and slick roads Friday, but a thaw is expected by the weekend, forecasters say.
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Maybe next time: Cities see failed Amazon bids as trial runs

AP US News - 4 hours 2 min ago
DETROIT (AP) — For some of the 200-plus cities knocked out of the running for Amazon's second headquarters, the effort may turn out to be a trial run for other opportunities. But they're advised not make the same kind of promises to just anyone. 2018-01-18T20:06:00-05:00 2018-01-19T01:06:35-05:00
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The Latest: Neighbors grapple with reports of child torture

AP US News - 6 hours 2 min ago
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the torture and abuse case against the parents of 13 children and young adults in California (all times local): 2018-01-18T17:36:00-05:00 2018-01-18T22:36:51-05:00
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Abuse in house of torture was 'severe, pervasive, prolonged'

AP US News - 6 hours 2 min ago
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — 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 up to months, preventing them from using the toilet at times and forbidding them from showering more than once a year, a prosecutor said Thursday. 2018-01-18T16:24:00-05:00 2018-01-18T21:24:15-05:00
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LA Times CEO under investigation after report on impropriety

AP US News - 6 hours 2 min ago
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The parent company of the Los Angeles Times is investigating allegations of inappropriate behavior by Ross Levinsohn, the newspaper's CEO and publisher. 2018-01-18T17:06:00-05:00 2018-01-18T22:06:05-05:00
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Trump administration appeals against 'Dreamer' immigrant ruling to top court

Reuters US News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 22:19
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department asked the Supreme Court on Thursday to quickly overturn a lower court ruling that blocked President Donald Trump's move to end a program that protects hundreds of thousands of immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children.
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'Tourniquet Killer' executed in Texas for 1992 strangling

AP US News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 22:00
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Texas carried out the nation's first execution of 2018 Thursday evening, giving lethal injection to a man who became known as Houston's "Tourniquet Killer" because of his signature murder technique on four female victims. 2018-01-18T15:21:00-05:00 2018-01-18T20:21:18-05:00
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Helicopter with Zimbabwe opposition leader crashes, kills 5

AP US News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 22:00
RATON, N.M. (AP) — A group of prominent friends, including a key Zimbabwean opposition leader and a Texas-based investor and philanthropist, was heading to a ranch in the U.S. state of New Mexico when their helicopter crashed and burned in a remote area, killing five people aboard. 2018-01-18T13:51:00-05:00 2018-01-18T18:51:58-05:00
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House passes short-term spending bill, Senate fight erupts

Reuters US News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 21:26
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Legislation to avoid a U.S. government shutdown at midnight on Friday advanced in Congress as the House of Representatives on Thursday night approved an extension of federal funds through Feb. 16, although the bill faced uncertain prospects in the Senate.
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Trump administration appeals 'Dreamer' immigrant ruling to top court

Reuters US News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 21:24
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department said on Thursday it had asked the Supreme Court to overturn a lower court ruling last week that blocked President Donald Trump's move to end a program that protects hundreds of thousands of immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children.The Republican president in September rescinded, effective in March, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program put in place in 2012 by his Democratic predecessor, Barack Obama.
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Starving California children taunted with pie, beaten by parents: prosecutor

Reuters US News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 21:01
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (Reuters) - The 13 children imprisoned for years by their parents in their squalid California home were beaten, shackled, starved and even taunted with food that they were forbidden to eat, a prosecutor said on Thursday.
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Haitians face hurdles after protected-status renewal delays

AP US News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 20:00
BOSTON (AP) — Thousands of Haitian immigrants living in the U.S. legally will face employment and travel hurdles because President Donald Trump's administration delayed the process of re-registering those with temporary protected status, Haitian community leaders and immigrant activists say. 2018-01-18T14:29:00-05:00 2018-01-18T19:29:33-05:00
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'Tourniquet Killer' executed in Texas for 1992 strangling

AP US News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 20:00
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Texas carried out the nation's first execution of 2018 Thursday evening, giving lethal injection to a man who became known as Houston's "Tourniquet Killer" because of his signature murder technique on four female victims. 2018-01-18T14:45:00-05:00 2018-01-18T19:45:58-05:00
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Prosecutor: Parents starved kids until they stopped growing

AP US News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 20:00
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — 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. 2018-01-18T14:52:00-05:00 2018-01-18T19:52:12-05:00
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House approves government funding bill, throws issue to Senate

Reuters US News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 19:43
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed a bill to fund government operations through Feb. 16 and avoid agency shutdowns this weekend when existing money expires.
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