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U.S.3 hours ago

A van sits parked on the driveway of the home of David Allen Turpin and Louise Ann Turpin in Perris, California, U.S.  January 15, 2018.   REUTERS/Mike Blake

The 13 California siblings who police say were starved and chained to beds by their parents rarely left their disheveled house and, when they did, they appeared small and pale and acted strangely, neighbors said.

Politicsan hour ago

FILE PHOTO: Activists demonstrate outside the New York office of Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) to ask for the passage of a 'clean' Dream Act, one without additional enforcement or security, in New York, U.S., January 10, 2018. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Deporting immigrants who came to the United States illegally as children will not be a top federal law enforcement priority even if lawmakers do not pass a program to protect them, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security chief said in an interview aired on Tuesday.

U.S.3 hours ago

A police officer and three sheriff's deputies were shot and wounded as they tried to apprehend a man accused of domestic violence early Tuesday morning in South Carolina's York County, the sheriff's office said.

U.S. Legal News15 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: Former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver exits the Manhattan U.S. District Courthouse in New York City, U.S., May 3, 2016.  REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected former New York state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver's bid to avoid a retrial on corruption charges after his 2015 conviction was thrown out by a lower court.

Politics10 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., January 12, 2018.   REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Sixty-four trade groups, foreign governments, Republican candidates and others stayed at or held events at properties linked to U.S. President Donald Trump during Trump's first year in office, a political watchdog group said in a report released on Tuesday.

Environment13 hours ago

Rescue workers scour through cars for missing persons after a mudslide in Montecito, California, U.S. January 12, 2018. REUTERS/Kyle Grillot

The number of people missing from last week's deadly Southern California mudslides fell to three on Monday as hundreds of rescue workers searched for survivors from the rain-driven slides that killed 20 people.

Oddly Enough17 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: An airplane flies over a drone during the Polar Bear Plunge on Coney Island in the Brooklyn borough of New York, U.S., January 1, 2015.   REUTERS/Carlo Allegri/File Photo

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed a law on Monday making it illegal to fly an unmanned drone aircraft after too many drinks, a spokesman said on the Republican's last day in office.

U.S.16 hours ago

A Washington D.C. subway train derailed early Monday, but none of the 60 passengers aboard were injured on the transportation system which federal regulators have ordered to improve its safety record.

U.S.2 days ago

A combination photograph shows screenshots from a cell phone displaying an alert for a ballistic missile launch and the subsequent false alarm message in Hawaii January 13, 2018.  REUTERS/Hugh Gentry

Human error and a lack of adequate fail-safe measures during a civil defense warning drill led to the false missile alert that stirred panic across Hawaii over the weekend, a state emergency management agency spokesman acknowledged on Sunday.

U.S.21 hours ago

A fire breaks out on a SunCruz casino boat at Port Richey, Florida, U,S, January 14, 2018 in this picture obtained from social media. Pasco Sheriff/via REUTERS

At least 15 people were injured when a fire engulfed a boat off the coast of Florida on Sunday, causing the 50 people aboard to jump into the Gulf of Mexico and swim to shore, local officials said.

U.S.6 hours ago

Louise Ann Turpin appears in a booking photo provided by the Riverside County Sheriff's Department January 15, 2018.   Riverside County Sheriff's Department/Handout via 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.

Sports News16 hours ago

Jan 12, 2018; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) shoots the ball in the first quarter against the Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

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U.S.17 hours ago

A North Carolina woman who liked to post videos of her children performing on YouTube fatally injured her son and daughter and then killed herself by jumping off a bridge, police said.

Politicsa day ago

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks as he and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy arrive for dinner at Trump's golf club in West Palm Beach, Florida, U.S., January 14, 2018.  REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

U.S. President Donald Trump insisted on Sunday "I'm not a racist" in response to reports that he had described immigrants from Haiti and African countries as coming from "shithole countries."

World News2 days ago

A combination photo shows U.S. President Donald Trump in New York, U.S. September 21, 2017 and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang, September 4, 2017.  REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque, KCNA/Handout via REUTERS/File Photos

U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday disputed a newspaper's account of an interview with him last week in which he was quoted as saying he probably had a "very good relationship" with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Environment2 days ago

Rescue workers scour through cars for missing persons after a mudslide in Montecito. REUTERS/Kyle Grillot

The death toll from Southern California mudslides that swallowed dozens of homes and forced the closure of a major highway along the picturesque Santa Barbara County coast rose to 20 on Sunday, with four other people still reported missing.

Sports News2 days ago

American racer Dan Gurney, a Formula One and Le Mans 24 Hours winner in the 1960s who started a trend by spraying champagne on the victory podium, died in California on Sunday aged 86.

Sports News2 days ago

FILE PHOTO: Former NBA basketball player Dennis Rodman is surrounded by the media after arriving from North Korea's Pyongyang at Beijing airport, China June 17, 2017.  REUTERS/Thomas Peter/File Photo

Former basketball star Dennis Rodman was released from jail in California on Sunday after being arrested hours earlier on suspicion of driving under the influence, Newport Beach police said.

U.S.2 days ago

A screen capture from a Twitter account showing a missile warning for Hawaii, U.S., January 13, 2018 in this picture obtained from social media. Courtesy of TWITTER @valeriebeyers/via REUTERS

Hawaii apparently did not have adequate safeguards in place to prevent a false emergency alert about a missile attack that panicked residents for more than a half-hour before it was withdrawn, a federal official said on Sunday.

U.S.2 days ago

Students run for cover after an emergency alarm was sounded, at a carpark in the University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S. in this still image taken from social media video, January 13, 2018.  JOE WALKER TWITTER / @_JoeWalker/via REUTERS

An emergency alert was sent mistakenly on Saturday to Hawaii's residents warning of an imminent ballistic missile attack when an employee at the state emergency management agency pushed the "wrong button," Hawaii's governor said.

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