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Kids chained in Calif. house of horrors; parents arrested
23 minutes ago
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....
[From AP Top News at 2:37 a.m. EST]
Thirteen siblings found chained in California home; parents charged
41 minutes ago
PERRY, Calif. (Reuters) - A California couple has been charged with torture after police rescued their 13 malnourished children from a home where some of them had been chained to beds, and neighbors on Monday described the family as shut-ins who shunned social contact.
[From Reuters: Top News]
DuVernay, 'black-ish,' 'Power' win at NAACP Image Awards
by By SANDY COHEN
44 minutes ago
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A jubilant Ava DuVernay was named entertainer of the year at an NAACP Image Awards ceremony that focused on the black community's power to create change....
[From AP Top News at 2:37 a.m. EST]
U.S. oil industry set to break record, upend global trade
54 minutes ago
HOUSTON (Reuters) - Surging shale production is poised to push U.S. oil output to more than 10 million barrels per day - toppling a record set in 1970 and crossing a threshold few could have imagined even a decade ago.
[From Reuters: Top News]
Vancouver meeting focuses on sanctions as Koreas explore detente
1 hour ago
VANCOUVER (Reuters) - A meeting of states that backed South Korea in the Korean war will look at ways to better implement sanctions to push North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons, officials said, even as the North and South explore detente ahead of next month's Winter Olympics.
[From Reuters: Top News]
Exclusive: U.S. lawmakers urge AT&T to cut commercial ties with Huawei - sources
1 hour ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers are urging AT&T Inc, the No. 2 wireless carrier, to cut all commercial ties to Chinese phone maker Huawei Technologies Co Ltd [HWT.UL] and oppose plans by telecom operator China Mobile Ltd to enter the U.S. market because of national security concerns, said two congressional aides.
[From Reuters: Top News]
House panel interviewing Bannon after his fall from power
by By TOM LoBIANCO and MARY CLARE JALONICK
1 hour ago
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The House Intelligence Committee is poised to question Steve Bannon, the onetime confidant to President Donald Trump, following his spectacular fall from power after accusing the president's son and others of "treasonous" behavior for taking a meeting with Russians during the 2016 campaign....
[From AP Top News at 2:37 a.m. EST]
Panama Hotel votes to drop Trump _ but his company won't go
by By JEFF HORWITZ
2 hours ago
WASHINGTON (AP) -- An attempt to oust President Donald Trump's hotel business from managing a luxury hotel in Panama has turned bitter, with accusations of financial misconduct....
[From AP Top News at 2:37 a.m. EST]
Trump accuses Democrat of undermining trust on immigration
by By DARLENE SUPERVILLE and JONATHAN LEMIRE
2 hours ago
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump turned his Twitter torment on the Democrat in the room where immigration talks with lawmakers took a famously coarse turn, saying Sen. Dick Durbin misrepresented what he had said about African nations and Haiti and, in the process, undermined the trust needed to make a deal....
[From AP Top News at 2:37 a.m. EST]
US allies from Korean War meet on North Korean nuke threat
by By MATTHEW PENNINGTON
2 hours ago
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- Secretary of State Rex Tillerson huddles Tuesday with nations that fought on America's side in the Korean War, looking to tighten the economic noose around North Korea over its nuclear weapons even as hopes rise for diplomacy....
[From AP Top News at 2:37 a.m. EST]
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