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Parents arrested after children found chained in house
PERRIS, Calif. (AP) -- 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....

Police name suspect in wounding of 4 South Carolina officers
YORK, S.C. (AP) -- Four law enforcement officers, including three sheriff's deputies, were shot and wounded after responding to a domestic call in South Carolina early Tuesday....

Slow-moving landslide has Washington town on high alert
UNION GAP, Wash. (AP) -- A slow-moving landslide in a fertile farming region in Washington state has forced evacuations as officials prepare for what they say is inevitable - the collapse of a ridge that sits above a few dozen homes and a key highway....

Report: Man thought killed Penn student was hitting on him
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) -- A man suspected in the killing of a 19-year-old University of Pennsylvania student who was stabbed nearly two dozen times and buried in a shallow grave at a California park told investigators that he was being hit on, a newspaper reported....

NYC sets affordable homes record: 24,500 financed in 2017
NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City created or preserved over 24,500 affordable homes last year, breaking a record for the nation's biggest city, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday....

On King day, Trump mentioned as much as civil rights leader
ATLANTA (AP) -- They had gathered to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr., but many of those who delivered speeches on the national holiday created to honor the slain civil rights leaders focused their remarks on another man: President Donald Trump....

AP PHOTOS: A selection of pictures from MLK holiday
At gatherings across the nation, activists, residents and teachers honored Martin Luther King Jr., the late civil rights leader, on what would have been his 89th birthday and ahead of the 50th anniversary of his assassination in Memphis, Tennessee. King's daughter, the Rev. Bernice King, urged people to remember her father by doing "an act of kindness toward someone of another race" between now and April 4, the day the Rev. Martin Luther King was assassinated in 1968....

Missile-alert error reveals uncertainty about how to react
HONOLULU (AP) -- When Jonathan Scheuer got an alert on his phone of a ballistic missile headed for Hawaii, he and his family didn't know what to do. They went to their guest bedroom, then decided it would be safer on the ground floor of their Honolulu home....

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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....

California highway to stay shut another week after mudslides
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Crews working around the clock cleared boulders, trees and crushed cars from all lanes of U.S. 101, but California officials said Monday the key coastal highway would remain closed for another week after being inundated during mudslides that killed 20 people....

 
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