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The Latest: Atlanta transit system operates limited service


DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on winter weather in the South (all times local):; 8 a.m. Metro Atlanta's commuter rail system is operating on a limited schedule as the city continues to recover from a snow and ice storm that brought the…


Officials: Inmate serving life sentence jumps to his death


CAMP HILL, Pa. (AP) — Officials say an inmate serving a life sentence for a 1989 murder jumped to his death from the second floor of a housing unit at a Pennsylvania prison.

Officer guilty of threatening to release nude pics of ex


FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — An officer who threatened to send nude photos of his former girlfriend to their colleagues on a Florida police force has been found guilty of extortion.

Slow-moving winter storm leaves lingering effect in South


DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Several Southern states were dealing Thursday with the lingering effects of a slow-moving winter storm that dumped up to 12 inches (30 centimeters) of snow in central North Carolina, dusted the Deep South and killed at…


Man arrested in shooting of off-duty Florida police officer


MIAMI (AP) — Police in Florida have arrested a man in the armed robbery and shooting of an off-duty officer in his driveway.


10 Things to Know for Today


Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. HAITIANS FACE HURDLES AFTER PROTECTED STATUS RENEWAL DELAYS


Business leaders camp out in cold to urge revitalization


ATLANTA (AP) — Business leaders camped out in freezing temperatures in Atlanta to help urge revitalization in the city's west side.


Police: Thieves are stealing cars as they warm up unattended


NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia say thieves are stealing cars that people had left unattended as they warmed up.

Legal groups: Free Tennessee woman sentenced to life at 16


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — More than a dozen national advocacy groups want the release of a Tennessee woman imprisoned for life after she shot and killed a man who solicited her as a teenage prostitute.


Tick tock of terror: Timeline of Hawaii missile alert snafu


HONOLULU (AP) — The missile alert mistakenly sent Saturday by Hawaii officials came just a few minutes after a shift change at state Emergency Operations Center in Diamond Head Crater. Here's a timeline of what happened: 8:05 a.m. —…

Grandparents shocked by reports of 13 starved grandchildren


LOS ANGELES (AP) — The grandparents of 13 starved and tortured children say their son's family looked happy and healthy when they last visited California six years ago.


Texas 'Tourniquet Killer' set to be 1st US execution in 2018


HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A man who became known as Houston's "Tourniquet Killer" because of his signature murder technique on four female victims more than two decades ago is set to become the nation's first prisoner executed in 2018.

College student in US illegally free after weeks in custody


SAN DIEGO (AP) — A University of California, Berkeley student has been released after nearly three weeks in an immigration facility near the U.S.-Mexico border.


Man dies after being shot by Tennessee sheriff's deputy


MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A man who was shot by a sheriff's deputy has died, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said.

The Latest: Man dies after being shot by Tennessee deputy


MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting of man by a police officer in Memphis, Tennessee. (all times local):; 11:05 p.m. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says a man has died after he was shot by a sheriff's deputy.

Haitians face hurdles after protected status renewal delays


BOSTON (AP) — Thousands of Haitian immigrants living in the U.S. legally will face employment and travel hurdles because President Donald Trump's administration delayed the process of re-registering those with temporary protected status,…

Luggage limbo: Bags still missing after JFK airport woes


NEW YORK (AP) — Newlywed Ziad Dallal and his wife arrived home in New York, with wedding keepsakes in their bags, to find John F. Kennedy International Airport paralyzed by winter weather woes that canceled flights, froze equipment and…

The Latest: Experts say escape tough for captive children


PERRIS, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on family members found shackled in a California home (all times local):; 9 p.m. Psychiatrists are not surprised it took years for a 17-year-old California girl to escape the house where her parents…


NTSB: High speed, low rotor speed led to helicopter crash


FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Federal investigations have concluded that vibration caused by high speed and low rotor rotation speed both led to a Bell Helicopter aircraft crash that killed two people.

Terrorist screening lawsuit by CAIR backs 5 Muslim Americans


DALLAS (AP) — A civil rights group has filed a court challenge to the federal government's Terrorist Screening Database, alleging it stigmatizes its targets without due process.

Lawyer: Woman was having psychotic episode when left in cold


BALTIMORE (AP) — An attorney for a woman who was left outside a Baltimore hospital wearing a patient gown and socks on a frigid night says she was having a psychotic episode when the institution turned its back on her.


Judge keeping some documents secret in Hastert lawsuit


CHICAGO (AP) — The public will not get to see certain documents and testimony obtained in an Illinois lawsuit related to the hush-money deal involving former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert.

The Latest: Vistaprint: Pamphlets meant for other customer


BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on a federal lawsuit that claims Vistaprint sent a gay couple religious pamphlets with messages about sin and temptation rather than the wedding programs they ordered (all times local):; 10:05 p.m. A printing…

The Latest: Electric grid manager asks customers to conserve


ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on wintry weather in the South and East Coast (all times local):; 9:45 p.m. A regional electricity grid manager is asking customers in most of Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and a slice of eastern Texas to…


France's PSA Group to offer 40 electric vehicles by 2025


DETROIT (AP) — The CEO of France-based automaker PSA Group says it will offer 40 electric models across its lineup by 2025, and it plans to sell vehicles in the U.S. within 10 years.

13 siblings held captive were likely coerced to remain quiet


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.

LAPD: Serial rapist arrested after victim fell out of car


LOS ANGELES (AP) — A security guard who was arrested after a prostitute fell out of his car is suspected of raping more than a dozen women or girls as young as 15 at gunpoint in Los Angeles County, police said Wednesday.

South Carolina deputy wounded in shootout dies


YORK, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina sheriff says one of the four law enforcement officers shot while trying to find and arrest a domestic violence suspect has died.


Procession, memorial honors slain Washington state deputy


TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Crowds lined streets and filled an auditorium to honor a Washington state sheriff's deputy who was killed after responding to a home invasion.

At least 10 deaths from snow, ice and record cold in South


ATLANTA (AP) — Snow, ice and a record-breaking blast of cold closed runways, highways, schools and government offices across the South and sent cars sliding off roads Wednesday in a corner of the country ill-equipped to deal with wintry…