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India Test-Fires Nuclear-Capable ICBM
News ImageIndia successfully test-fired a long-range intercontinental ballistic missile on Thursday in what officials called a major boost to the countrys strategic defense system.
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 06:22:33 -0500
'The Wall is the Wall': Trump defends border plan after Kelly suggests it has 'changed'
News ImageThe mixed signals from Trump and his chief of staff come as Congress is attempting to pass a short-term spending bill that would avert a government shutdown.
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 09:51:44 -0500
Undocumented immigrant charged in slaying of 2 police officers says he wishes he killed more cops
News ImageAn undocumented immigrant who admitted to shooting and killing two Northern Californiapolice officers in October 2014 said in court on Tuesday that he regrets not killing more cops.
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 11:20:54 -0500
2 Boys Arrested After Vandalism That Killed 500,000 Bees On Iowa Honey Farm
News ImageTwo boys are facing felony charges after vandalism at an Iowa honey farm killed 500,000 bees, according to police.
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 00:54:09 -0500
How to protect your family against the spread of the flu
News ImageThis years outbreak is widespread in every state but Hawaii, and has gotten so bad in Alabama that the governor has declared a public health emergency.
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 10:54:42 -0500
There's A Really Dumb Reason Why Some Teens Are Eating Tide Pods
News ImageHealth officials are urging the public not to eat laundry detergent packets amid an uptick in intentional exposures and ingestions among teenagers, and we can thank a running online joke for it.
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 11:38:46 -0500
Police issue warning about drugs cut with 'Rizzy' after man's skin is eaten away
News ImagePolice in Alliance, Ohio, issued a warning to other law enforcement officials after a man's skin was eaten awaywhen he allegedly injected heroin tainted with a substance called "Rizzy" into his arms, according to WEWS. Narcotics officers who arrested the unnamed 25-year-old man last week said they immediately noticed his horrific injuries. WEWSreports that the man's forearm skin was blackened and peeling, and some of his flesh had been completely eaten away.
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 10:22:00 -0500
California abuse case sparks calls for home-schooling oversight
News ImageThe number of U.S. children educated at home has doubled to about 1.7 million, or 3 percent of the nation's school-age population, from 1999, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. "We would not say abuse is more common among home-schoolers, but when it does occur, there are fewer safeguards, less to stop it from spinning out of control," said Executive Director Rachel Coleman. The organization has called for requiring annual contacts by outside officials and background checks for parents who run home schools.
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 10:07:21 -0500
California community reeling over Turpin 'house of horrors': 'I served them pizza while their children were starving?'
News ImageThe quiet California community of Perrishas been left reeling after the discovery of 13 children found chained and malnourished in squalid conditions in their parents' house. Matthew Alex Padilla, a 20-year-old former Marine, said he was sickened to learn that Louise Turpin, the womanhe served pizza to near the Perris property, had a house full of starving children. Mr Padilla has worked at Leonardis Pizza inside the WinCo supermarket for a year, and told The Telegraph he last saw Mrs Turpin a week or so ago. Louise was in here every other day, he said. Sometimes with her husband, and a few times with a little girl, but never more than one. We knew each other, and would chat she was normal, if maybe a bit reserved. I had no idea she had 13 children, because shed only ever order a slice of pepperoni, or a chicken club sandwich with no tomato. David Allen Turpin, 57, and Louise Anna Turpin, 49, were arrested after the discovery of the 13 children Credit: AFP Ive seen her buy food and eat, and yet there were 13 hungry kids at home? Thats messed up. They should be sentenced to a long time in jail. To do that to your kids its not OK. Louise and her husband Davidforced their offspring to march around the house, drill formation, at the dead of night, oneneighbour claimed. Mike Clifford, a 60-year-old aerospace machinist, lived opposite the family for three years in Murrieta, where the couple rented a six-bedroom home between 2011 and 2014. Described by their family as deeply religious, the Turpins home-schooled their children and the youngsters were rarely seen in the community. We thought they were mentally handicapped kids, so they kept them in, said Mr Clifford, who worked late shifts and would catch sight of them in the evenings. I never saw them play. What we did used to see a lot was on the second floor, the kids would be walking in circles like they were marching for hours at a time. It was military like. He told the Mail Online he would see the Turpins bundling their children into their minivan at least twice a month in the early hours of the morning as he arrived home. Neighbours stand outside the house where the children were found Credit: Los Angeles Times They would load up the kids at about one in the morning, he said. The garage doors would just pop open and half a dozen kids would get into the van and then they'd drive off. My weirdest thought was that they were selling the kids, sexually or whatever. Despite his concerns, Mr Clifford says he never saw anything that would have warranted a call to the police and said the children appeared clean, if robotic when spoken to. In 2014 the family moved up the road to Perris, from where the alarm was raised by their 17-year-old daughter on Sunday morning. Inside the house, police found 12 more of the couples children, aged two to 29, begging for water and food, some shackled to the bed in a stench-filled room. Gabriela Del Toro, manager at the Primos Mexican restaurant in Perris, said that Mrs Turpin would come in several times a week to get takeaway food but never in family-sized quantities. She was pleasant enough there was absolutely nothing out of the ordinary, she said. Its mad to think that was going on just down the road. The couple posted several pictures from family outings on their Facebook page Mr Turpins parents were also left reeling by the news. James Turpin, who lives near Princeton, West Virginia, with his wife Betty, told his local newspaper that their son was a fine person". David Turpin grew up in West Virginias Green Valley area and studied at Virginia Tech before moving away first to Texas, then to California. "He did an outstanding job and worked in school, and the last time we were out there was about six years ago, he said. The kids were fine. They were healthy and nothing was wrong. "I cannot understand. I'm going to talk to the kids as soon as they let me. I'm getting ready to make a call." Their other son, Randy, president of Valor Christian College in Ohio, said he was estranged from his brother and has taken leave to deal with the fallout. Yet on Mrs Turpins side of the family, a more damaging picture was presented. Elizabeth Jane Flores, her 41-year-old sister, appeared on US breakfast television on Wednesday and said her family tried "for years" to get in touch with her sister - but "she just shut us out of her life" for decades. "I want to reach out to the kids, I want them to know that for years we begged to Skype, we begged to see them, the whole family, she said. The couple are being held on a $9 million bond Credit: Barcroft Media Mrs Flores said she lived with her sister and brother-in-law for a few months when she was at university. At the time, the couple only had four children and the eldest was in elementary school. "I thought they were really strict, but I didn't see any type of abuse," she said of the parents. "Now that I'm an adult, I look back, I see things that I didn't see then." She also said she had "uncomfortable" experiences with her brother-in-law but never told anyone because she was "young" and "scared." "He did things that made me feel uncomfortable," she said. "If I were to get in the shower, he would come in there while I was in there and watch me, and it was like a joke. He never touched me or anything." Mrs Flores said her mother drove for hours to visit the family in Texas at one point, but the Turpins didn't let her inside the house. A few years later, Mrs Flores said, her father bought a flight to see the family but his daughter told him not to come, insisting she would visit them instead which they never did. Another sister, Teresa Robinette, said that Mrs Turpin did not visit her parents even when they begged, on their death beds, to see her. She didnt even show up to either of their funerals, she said. So we have really no connection with Louise in a long, long time since we were young. She said her sister had married Mr Turpin when she was 16. We always thought she was living the perfect life. She would tell us they went to Disneyland all the time. They would go to Vegas. But, she admits, in hindsight there were signs of neglect. I always made comments to Louise when I talked to her about: Gosh, theyre so skinny, she told NBCs Today show. And she would laugh it off: Well Davids so tall and lanky, theyre going to be like him. I cant even say the words to you that I would like to say to her Im so angry inside.
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 13:34:01 -0500
Man Deported After 30 Years In America: It Wasn't My Choice To Come
News ImageJorge Garcia, the man who had lived in the U.S. for 30 years and was deported to Mexico this week despite having no criminal record, wishes the Trump administration was willing to look at immigration cases individually.
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 09:24:32 -0500
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