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Parents who starved and shackled children sentenced to life

Apr. 19, 2019 2:58 PM EDT

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A California couple who for years starved a dozen of their children and kept some shackled to beds were sentenced Friday to life in prison, ending a shocking case that revealed a house of horrors hidden behind a veneer of suburban normalcy. The conditions inside David and Louise...

Court: EPA has 90 days to justify use of dangerous pesticide

Apr. 19, 2019 2:11 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court has given the Environmental Protection Agency 90 days to justify why a widely used but dangerous pesticide should stay on the market. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday issued the order at the request of a coalition of farmworker and environmental...

The Latest: Couple who shackled children get life in prison

Apr. 19, 2019 2:11 PM EDT

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of a California couple who starved and abused a dozen of their children for years (all times local): 10:26 a.m. A California couple who pleaded guilty to years of torture and abuse of 12 of their 13 children have been sentenced to life in prison with...

Bobcat survives deadly wildfire, has 4 kittens in California

Apr. 19, 2019 2:03 PM EDT

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Wildlife officials say a young bobcat captured, collared and released a day before a massive, deadly wildfire has given birth to four kittens. Officials with the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area said Friday that biologists recently found the bobcat's den in dense...

California unemployment rate slightly increases in March

Apr. 19, 2019 2:01 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's unemployment rate edged up slightly in March even as the state continued adding jobs, the state Employment Development Department reported Friday. The rate increased a tenth of a percentage point over February, to 4.3 percent, and is back where it was a year ago. The...

Vegas man charged with murder in California doctor slaying

Apr. 19, 2019 1:52 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 27-year-old man was charged Friday with murder and conspiracy in the killing of a California doctor whose bludgeoned corpse was found last month in the trunk of an abandoned car in the desert outside Las Vegas. Jon Logan Kennison stood in shackles and acknowledged the charges against him...

'This Is Us' star Chrissy Metz finds her film 'Breakthrough'

Apr. 19, 2019 1:45 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chrissy Metz says she believed in miracles well before getting the call to meet producer DeVon Franklin to discuss taking the lead in director Roxann Dawson's just-released faith-based drama "Breakthrough." Metz was already familiar with the film's story of Joyce Smith, whose son, John,...

California couple sentenced to life in prison for severe abuse, neglect of 12 of their children

Apr. 19, 2019 1:21 PM EDT
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — California couple sentenced to life in prison for severe abuse, neglect of 12 of their children .

California parents who admitted abusing 12 of their children in tears as one of their sons speaks at sentencing.

Apr. 19, 2019 1:02 PM EDT
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — California parents who admitted abusing 12 of their children in tears as one of their sons speaks at sentencing.

A daughter of a California couple convicted of abusing 12 of their children is speaking at their sentencing.

Apr. 19, 2019 12:58 PM EDT
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A daughter of a California couple convicted of abusing 12 of their children is speaking at their sentencing.