Parents who starved and shackled children sentenced to life
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — The eldest son and daughter of a couple who starved and shackled 12 of their children spoke publicly for the first time Friday, alternately condemning and forgiving their parents before a judge sentenced the pair to up to life in prison.
Undersheriff: Teen's death likely preceded Colorado manhunt
DENVER (AP) — A Colorado undersheriff who led the search for a Florida teenager whose actions prompted tightened security at Columbine High School ahead of the 20th anniversary of an attack there that killed 13 people said she likely killed herself before police launched a massive manhunt.
Corporate America embraces 420 as pot legalization grows
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Marijuana users have for decades celebrated their love of the drug on April 20, but the once counter-culture celebration that was all about getting stoned now is so mainstream Corporate America is starting to embrace it.
Fake news? Mueller isn't buying it
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump and his team love to deride unfavorable stories as "fake news," but it's clear from Robert Mueller's report that the special counsel isn't buying it.
Heiress pleads guilty in NXIVM sex slave case
NEW YORK (AP) — An heiress pleaded guilty on Friday in a sensational case accusing a cult-like upstate New York group of creating a secret harem of sex slaves for the group's self-anointed spiritual leader.
Family detention space goes unused as Trump warns of crisis
HOUSTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has warned that Central American families are staging an "invasion" at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Probation for man who sent powder to Trump sons, others
BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts man who sent threatening letters with white powder to President Donald Trump's sons, Antonio Sabato Jr., Sen.
NYC Ballet must rehire 2 dancers fired over nude photos
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York City Ballet must reinstate two male dancers who were fired for sharing nude photos of women and sexually explicit texts, an arbitrator ruled Friday.
Charges at Minnesota cop's trial offer jury range of options
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When a Minneapolis police officer shot and killed an unarmed woman who approached his squad car after calling 911, it was catastrophic.
Journalist who covered Columbine reflects on lives unlived
NEW YORK (AP) — Daniel. Rachel. Isaiah. "You can't prove a negative," our teachers and parents sometimes tell us when we're young.
AP Was There: Hours of terror unfold inside Columbine
LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) — On April 20, 1999, two teenage boys dressed in black trench coats went on a killing rampage at Columbine High School in suburban Denver.
'Coffee club' loved early fellowship; then attacker hit
MANDAN, N.D. (AP) — Camaraderie was so important for the "coffee club" at RJR Maintenance and Management that the four unofficial members often arrived at work early just to enjoy one another's company, mugs in hand, before other employees arrived and the workday began.
Two-wave US flu season is now the longest in a decade
NEW YORK (AP) — Three months ago, this flu season was shaping up to be short and mild in the U.S. But a surprising second viral wave has made it the longest in 10 years.
Private cargo ship brings Easter feast to the space station
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A private cargo ship brought the makings of an Easter feast to the International Space Station on Friday, along with mice and little flying robots.
Columbine focuses on healing as questions loom after manhunt
LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado community changed forever by the attack that killed 13 people at Columbine High School moved ahead Thursday with ceremonies marking the anniversary of the tragedy while awaiting more details on what led a Florida teen "infatuated" with the shooting to buy a shotgun and kill herself in the snowy foothills nearby.
Thailand says US man's seasteading home violates sovereignty
BANGKOK (AP) — Thai authorities have raided a floating home in the Andaman Sea belonging to an American man and his Thai partner who sought to be pioneers in the "seasteading" movement, which promotes living in international waters to be free of any nation's laws.
Officer says partner fired before he could analyze threat
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The partner of a Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot an unarmed woman as she approached their squad car testified Thursday that he didn't fire his own gun because he was still trying to determine if he was in danger, agreeing with a prosecutor's characterization that it would have been "premature" to use deadly force.
National Enquirer being sold to former newsstand mogul
NEW YORK (AP) — The National Enquirer is being sold to the former head of the airport newsstand company Hudson News following a rocky year in which the tabloid was accused of burying stories that could have hurt Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign.
Aloha Poke claim revives Hawaiian culture protections push
HONOLULU (AP) — Last year, much of Hawaii was shocked to learn a Chicago restaurant chain owner had trademarked the name "Aloha Poke" and wrote to cubed fish shops around the country demanding that they stop using the Hawaiian language moniker for their own eateries.
Minister at secretive N Carolina church sentenced for fraud
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A minister at a secretive church in North Carolina has been sentenced to 34 months in prison and ordered to pay $466,960 in restitution for his role in an unemployment fraud scheme involving businesses owned by members of the congregation.
Cancer-causing chemical taints water after California blaze
PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — The drinking water in Paradise, California, where 85 people died last year in the nation's worst wildfire in a century, is contaminated with the cancer-causing chemical benzene, officials said.
Judge scales back Weinstein suit, allows sex-traffic claim
NEW YORK (AP) — A lawsuit seeking to represent any woman with a claim against Harvey Weinstein can proceed on sex-trafficking grounds, a judge ruled Thursday, as he dramatically shrank the scope of an action trying to treat the disgraced movie producer and various companies like a mob organization.
St Patrick's suspect previously arrested at other cathedral
NEW YORK (AP) — A college philosophy teacher arrested after entering St. Patrick's Cathedral carrying two cans of gasoline, lighter fluid and butane lighters had also been arrested at a New Jersey cathedral this week and had booked a Thursday flight to Rome, the New York Police Department said.
For school shooting survivors, trauma has no time limit
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Alex Rozenblat can still hear the cries of a wounded boy calling for help as she hid from the gunfire that killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last year.
Report release an event unsuited to instant media world
NEW YORK (AP) — The release of a dense, 400-page report on the results of a two-year investigation is an event uniquely unsuited to today's minute-by-minute news cycles.