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Grandparents shocked by reports of 13 starved grandchildren
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The grandparents of 13 starved and tortured children say their son's family looked happy and healthy when they last visited California six years ago....

Lawmaker seeks home school oversight after 13 found captive
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- City officials couldn't find any records that the fire marshal conducted required annual inspections at a California home that doubled as a private school where authorities say 13 malnourished siblings were kept captive in filthy conditions by their parents....

Haitians face hurdles after protected status renewal delays
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....

Has #MeToo gone too far? Ansari story sparks debate
The #MeToo movement has been embraced by legions of women as a vital step toward countering widespread sexual abuse and misconduct. This week, more so than at any point in the movement's brief history, there's visceral discussion about its potential for causing harm....

Federal responsibility in nuclear attack alerts is unclear
HONOLULU (AP) -- A timeline shows Hawaii officials botched efforts to immediately correct a false missile alert over the weekend, taking more than 20 minutes to contact federal authorities for approval they didn't need and then taking another 15 minutes to cancel the alert that was sent to mobile devices statewide....

Slow-moving winter storm leaves lingering effect in South
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) -- Several Southern states were dealing Thursday with the lingering effects of a slow-moving winter storm that dumped up to 12 inches (30 centimeters) of snow in central North Carolina, dusted the Deep South and killed at least 10 people....

Texas 'Tourniquet Killer' set to be 1st US execution in 2018
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) -- A man who became known as Houston's "Tourniquet Killer" because of his signature murder technique on four female victims more than two decades ago is set to become the nation's first prisoner executed in 2018....

Luggage limbo: Bags still missing after JFK airport woes
NEW YORK (AP) -- Newlywed Ziad Dallal and his wife arrived home in New York, with wedding keepsakes in their bags, to find John F. Kennedy International Airport paralyzed by winter weather woes that canceled flights, froze equipment and separated thousands of passengers from their luggage....

Science Says: That Michigan meteor could have been meatier
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The fireball that streaked through the Michigan sky put on quite a show but as far as potentially killer space rocks, it was merely a flash in the pan....

Democrat's upset in Wisconsin race sparks hope elsewhere
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A small-town medical examiner has given Democrats across the country another shot of hope heading into the fall election by upsetting a Republican legislator in a conservative Wisconsin state Senate district....

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