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Federal government failing to protect children, report says
The federal government's failure to enforce the nation's child protection laws is a "national disgrace" that leaves abused children vulnerable to future harm, according to a three-year study by two child advocacy groups.... 1/27/2015 6:52 AM

Millions hunker down as Northeast storm totals downgraded
NEW YORK (AP) -- Tens of millions of people along the East Coast hunkered down for a storm that for most failed to live up to predictions that it would be one of the worst they'd ever seen.... 1/27/2015 7:31 AM

The latest on the Northeast snowstorm
MIDNIGHT... 1/27/2015 7:50 AM

People across the Northeast US prepare for snowstorm
The snowstorm bearing down on the Northeast sent people scrambling Monday to gas up their cars, stock their refrigerators and charge their phones. Travelers rushed to get to their destinations before airports closed, rail service was suspended and roads were declared off-limits.... 1/27/2015 7:33 AM

AP PHOTOS: A selection of Northeast snowstorm images
A storm predicted to be among the worst to hit the Northeast has dumped a few inches of snow from Philadelphia up to Boston and beyond, and much more is expected. States of emergency have been declared; airports, schools and city offices have closed; roadway travel bans have been issued; mass transit, by train and ferry, has shut down.... 1/27/2015 5:18 AM

US announces charges in New York Russian spy ring case
NEW YORK (AP) -- Three Russian citizens were charged Monday in connection with a Cold War-style Russian spy ring that spoke in code, passed messages concealed in bags and magazines, and tried to recruit people with ties to an unnamed New York City university, authorities said.... 1/27/2015 1:17 AM

Sentencing day for Chicago twins who turned on cartel
CHICAGO (AP) -- Twin Chicago brothers reviled by Mexican cartels but praised by prosecutors as among the most valuable traffickers-turned-informants in recent history are set to be sentenced in a federal courthouse in their hometown amid tight security.... 1/27/2015 7:28 AM

Closing arguments begin in ex-Vandy players' rape trial
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The rape trial of two former Vanderbilt football players began wrapping up Monday with a prosecutor telling jurors that video evidence and photographs taken of the crime would be enough to convict them on most of the charges.... 1/27/2015 2:06 AM

Denver police shoot, kill teen who struck officer with car
DENVER (AP) -- Several dozen people with candles and protest signs gathered near the alley where Denver police officers fatally shot a 16-year-old girl, recalling her bright smile and demanding answers about the deadly encounter.... 1/27/2015 8:29 AM

Ex-Army prosecutor found guilty of rape at court-martial
FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) -- A former U.S. Army prosecutor who oversaw sexual assault cases has been found guilty on rape and other charges following a six-day court-martial at Fort Bragg, military officials said Monday.... 1/27/2015 6:13 AM

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