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Sex traffickers are among ICE's most wanted

The men have been on the lam since they were indicted in 2011.

      
 

 

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Faculty votes to restrict teacher-student dating

Move aims to protect ASU students from harassment and retaliation.

      
 

 

Your Take: Bundled up? Pets in snow? Show your weather!

Share photos and videos of the weather in your neck of the woods.

      
 

 

Jetliners examined over security concerns

Passengers on Delta 1061 posted about the diversion on social mediia

      
 

 

Texas couple's $4M Army bonus way out of ordinary

They referred nearly 50 times as many recruits as next highest person in bonus program.

      
 

 

F-16s scramble, escort 2 flights after bomb threats

Both planes landed and were evacuated.

      
 

 

Police: 3rd person shot at Omaha party dies

Police have not made arrests but say they are confident the shootings were gang-related.

      
 

 

Report faults N.J.'s vetting of Sandy contractors

Companies with dubious histories have performed work as part of the rebuilding program.

      
 

 

2 Atlanta flights receive bomb threats

Both planes landed and were evacuated.

      
 

 

Critics push to end child shackling in courts

Louisville is at the center of a national push to end chaining of all child defendants.

      
 

 

Raw: Steady snow falls on downtown Scranton

Steady snow blanketed the downtown Scranton, Pennsylvania early Saturday morning. Local media reports the area was expected to get four to six inches of snow overnight into the early afternoon. (Jan. 24)

      
 

 

Today in History for January 24th

Highlights of Today in History: James Marshall finds a gold nugget in Northern California; former British prime minister Winston Churchill dies at age 90, Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court, dies.

      
 

 

Teenage jihad suspect sentenced to 4 years

Shannon Conley pleaded guilty to lending material support to Islamic State militants.

      
 

 

Woman pleaded guilty to DUI before fatal crash

She’s in jail now on probation violation.

      
 

 

Woman ordered to remove hijab files suit against police

She asked for a female officer to take her booking mug, was refused.

      
 

 

Raw: King's funeral in Islamic tradition

After nearly two decades leading the oil rich kingdom, Saudi King Abdullah is laid to rest while his successor, King Salman promises to continue the policies of his predecessors. (Jan. 23)

      
 

 

Private school rejects children because parents are gay

Decision draws criticism from alumni and gay advocates, causes uproar on social media.

      
 

 

Senators press Holder on police radar that sees inside homes

The device that can detect movement inside a home raises “privacy concerns.”

      
 

 

The Sun says so long to 'Page 3' pin ups

The popular British tabloid, The Sun, will no longer feature topless models on its infamous ‘Page 3′ of its print publication. (Jan. 20)

      
 

 

Gates: Improvement Coming for World's Poor

Melinda Gates of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation says the lives of poor people around the world will improve more over the next 15 years “than at any time in history.” (Jan. 22)