U.S. to dismiss charges against 129 people in Trump inaugural protests

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department intends to dismiss criminal charges against 129 defendants in connection with the protests that took place during President Donald Trump’s Jan. 20, 2017 inauguration, according to a court filing on Thursday.

California parents starved 13 children, taunted them with pie: prosecutor

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (Reuters) – The California parents accused of imprisoning their 13 children in the family’s squalid home beat, starved and chained them to their beds for years, taunting them with apple pie, according to a prosecutor on Thursday who called it a case of “human depravity.”

California abuse case sparks calls for home-schooling oversight

(Reuters) – Lawmakers and advocacy groups are calling for more oversight of home-schooling after a California couple using this method of education was charged with torturing their 13 children.

Commuters in U.S. South cope with ice after deadly storm

ATLANTA (Reuters) – Commuters in the U.S. South grappled with frigid temperatures and slick driving conditions on Thursday after a storm dumped heavy snow across the region, whipped up winds that snapped power lines and led to the deaths of at least nine people.

Commuters in U.S. South face tough trek after deadly storm

ATLANTA (Reuters) – Commuters in the U.S. South faced frigid temperatures and dangerously slick roads on Thursday after a winter storm, responsible for at least eight deaths, thrashed the region with heavy snow and winds that snapped power lines.

Parents of captive siblings to make court appearance in California

PERRIS, Calif. (Reuters) – A Southern California couple accused of keeping their 13 children captive and malnourished in the family’s squalid suburban home were scheduled to make a first court appearance on Thursday.

Police comb through filthy California home where starving siblings found

PERRIS, Calif. (Reuters) – Investigators on Wednesday conducted an exhaustive search of the foul-smelling, filthy tract home east of Los Angeles where a California couple are accused of keeping captive and nearly starving their 13 minor and adult children, police said.

U.S. South commuters face tough trek after deadly storm

ATLANTA (Reuters) – Commuters in the U.S. South face frigid temperatures and dangerously slick roads on Thursday after a deadly winter storm thrashed the region with heavy snow and winds that snapped power lines.