Scientists to announce "Doomsday Clock" time

PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — Scientists behind a "Doomsday Clock" that measures the likelihood of a global cataclysm are set to announce Tuesday whether civilization is any closer or farther from disaster.


Authorities search Southern California areas for 3 escapees

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Unlike similar brazen escapes where inmates fled remote prisons into rural areas, the three men who broke out of a Southern California lockup escaped in the middle of densely populated Orange County — where hundreds of officers are centering the search.

  • Written by GILLIAN FLACCUS, Associated Press

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