• No fire inspection records where 13 children held captive

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — When a 17-year-old girl jumped out a window from the house where her parents allegedly starved and tortured their 13 children, she broke a silence that had likely lasted years.

  • Apple to build 2nd campus, hire 20,000 in $350B pledge

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is planning to build a new corporate campus and hire 20,000 U.S. workers in an expansion driven in part by a tax cut that will enable the iPhone maker to bring an estimated $245 billion back to its home country.

  • Sheriffs, immigration officials unveil plan to work together

    LARGO, Fla. (AP) — Seventeen Florida law enforcement agencies have agreed to cooperate with the federal government on immigration enforcement, offering what officials say is a template that can be used nationwide to overcome legal obstacles preventing tight working relationships.

  • The Latest: At least 5 deaths blamed on winter weather

    ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on wintry weather in the South and East Coast (all times local):

  • 10 Things to Know for Thursday

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:

  • Heed old shelter signs? If nuke is REALLY coming, maybe not

    NEW YORK (AP) — A generation of Americans knew just what to do in the event of a nuclear attack — or during a major false alarm, like the one over the weekend in Hawaii. Take cover in a building bearing a yellow fallout shelter symbol.

  • Cellphone jamming system tested at Maryland prison

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Federal prisons officials on Wednesday tested a jamming technology inside the walls of a federal prison, a rare move that authorities said they hope will help combat the danger posed by inmates with cellphones.

  • Fundraiser saves pony who lost penis to cancer, frostbite

    BRIDGTON, Maine (AP) — A Maine animal rescue group says it has raised enough money to save a 15-year-old pony that lost part of its penis due to cancer and frostbite.

  • ‘Cocaine cowboys’ smuggler convicted in auto fraud case

    MIAMI (AP) — A pilot who once smuggled tons of drugs for Colombian cartels during Miami’s “cocaine cowboys” era in the 1980s was convicted Wednesday of playing a key role in an auto fraud ring that stole at least 150 cars using a fake paper trail.

  • Threat of e-school closure adds to adversity for students

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Many of the roughly 12,000 Ohio students in the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow went to the huge online charter school because of adversity such as illnesses, disabilities or bullying that made the traditional school environment challenging.