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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....



Sexual abuse victim to ex-doctor: 'You are a repulsive liar'
LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- One of the dozens of victims expected to testify at the sentencing hearing of a disgraced former Michigan sports doctor on Tuesday described the sexual abuse Larry Nassar inflicted on her as a child and warned him that "little girls don't stay little forever."...



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....



Mormon church appoints 93-year-old ex-surgeon as president
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The Mormon church appointed a 93-year-old former heart surgeon Tuesday as its new president, following a longstanding succession plan that aims to keep the faith on course with a minimum of upheaval....



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....



Wall Street executive sworn in to replace Gov. Christie
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- A former Wall Street executive and Obama administration diplomat was sworn in as New Jersey's governor Tuesday, replacing Republican Gov. Chris Christie and returning full control of state government to Democrats....



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....



World's largest sea turtle could come off 'endangered' list
Federal ocean managers say it might be time to move the East Coast population of the world's largest turtle from the U.S.'s list of endangered animals....