Kids chained in Calif. house of horrors; parents arrested

PERRIS, Calif./January 16, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —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. The girl, who was so small officers initially believed she was … Continue reading Kids chained in Calif. house of horrors; parents arrested

New US Embassy denigrated by Trump set to open in London

LONDON/January 16, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —The new U.S. Embassy in London, denigrated last week by President Donald Trump as too expensive and in a poor location, is set to open to the public. The embassy, in the formerly industrial Nine Elms neighborhood, will open for public business Tuesday. It replaces the embassy in Grosvenor Square that has … Continue reading New US Embassy denigrated by Trump set to open in London

Slow-moving landslide has Washington town on high alert

UNION GAP, Wash./January 16, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — 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. People in Washington are especially wary of landslides following one … Continue reading Slow-moving landslide has Washington town on high alert

Hong Kong court to rule later on 3 activists’ prison terms

HONG KONG /January 15, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Three Hong Kong activists will have to wait to learn the outcome of their final appeal Tuesday to overturn prison sentences for their roles in sparking 2014’s massive pro-democracy protests in the semiautonomous Chinese city. Judges at Hong Kong’s top court said they would issue their decision at … Continue reading Hong Kong court to rule later on 3 activists’ prison terms

Clippers beat Paul, Rockets 113-102 for 5th win in a row

LOS ANGELES /January 15, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —  Lou Williams scored 31 points, Blake Griffin added 29 before his ejection, and the Los Angeles Clippers defeated the Houston Rockets 113-102 on Monday night in Chris Paul’s heated return to Staples Center against his old team. Buoyed by Williams’ 13th straight game of 20 or more points, … Continue reading Clippers beat Paul, Rockets 113-102 for 5th win in a row

Sharapova, Kerber and Djokovic into 2nd round in Australia

MELBOURNE, Australia /January 15, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —  Maria Sharapova, Angelique Kerber and Novak Djokovic ensured there were all kinds of successful comebacks on Day 2 of the Australian Open. Six-time champion Djokovic and 2014 winner Stan Wawrinka returned from long injury layoffs with victories in their first matches since Wimbledon. Sharapova barely missed a beat … Continue reading Sharapova, Kerber and Djokovic into 2nd round in Australia

House panel interviewing Bannon after his fall from power

WASHINGTON  /January 15, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —  The House Intelligence Committee is poised to question Steve Bannon, the onetime confidant to President Donald Trump, following his spectacular fall from power after accusing the president’s son and others of “treasonous” behavior for taking a meeting with Russians during the 2016 campaign. Bannon is scheduled to testify before … Continue reading House panel interviewing Bannon after his fall from power

DuVernay, ‘black-ish,’ ‘Power’ win at NAACP Image Awards

LOS ANGELES /January 15, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — A jubilant Ava DuVernay was named entertainer of the year at an NAACP Image Awards ceremony that focused on the black community’s power to create change. DuVernay lauded other black artists from the stage as she accepted her award Monday night, naming writers and directors such as Shonda … Continue reading DuVernay, ‘black-ish,’ ‘Power’ win at NAACP Image Awards