AP INVESTIGATION: Feds' failures imperil migrant children


LOS ANGELES (AP) — As tens of thousands of children fleeing violence in Central America crossed the border in search of safe harbor, overwhelmed U.S. officials weakened child protection policies, placing some young migrants in homes where they were sexually assaulted, starved or forced to work for little or no pay, an Associated Press investigation has found.

  • Written by GARANCE BURKE, Associated Press Writer

East Coast commuters facing slippery start to work week

NEW YORK (AP) — East Coast residents who made the most of a paralyzing weekend blizzard trudged into the workweek Monday amid slippery roads, spotty transit service and mounds of snow that buried cars and blocked sidewalk entrances.

  • Written by MICHAEL R. SISAK, Associated Press VERENA DOBNIK, Associated Press

Problems in Detroit, Flint show rift over emergency managers

DETROIT (AP) — Darnell Earley didn't come up with the plan to channel corrosive river water into Flint's old lead-lined water pipes, causing a health emergency. And he certainly can't be blamed for the Detroit school system's decaying facilities and wrecked finances, which have prompted teacher boycotts this month.

  • Written by COREY WILLIAMS, Associated Press

Authorities struggling to piece together daring jail escape

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It was a daring and elaborate escape: cutting through metal, crawling through plumbing tunnels, climbing a roof, rappelling four stories to freedom using ropes made from bedsheets.

  • Written by CHRISTOPHER WEBER, Associated Press AMANDA LEE MYERS, Associated Press