Monday, February 19, 2018
News Roundup

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ANKENY, Iowa

Officials: teens were locked in basement

A mother and father have been charged with false imprisonment after their adopted teenage children told authorities their parents locked them in the basement of their suburban Des Moines home for weeks, only allowed them out for school and passed their meals under the locked door. The 13-year-old girl and 14-year-old boy told authorities that the imprisonment was a form of discipline. The 45-year-old father and 44-year-old mother, who were arrested Wednesday, were also charged with neglect or abandonment of a dependent person.

washington

Pentagon: Navy SEALs punished

Seven Navy SEALs, including one involved in the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, have been reprimanded for divulging classified information to the maker of a video game, Pentagon officials said Thursday. The seven received letters of reprimand and forfeited half of their pay for two months after a Navy investigation found they were paid consultants to the designers of "Medal of Honor War­fighter," one official said. All are members of Seal Team Six. Four others SEALs, all based on the West Coast, are also under investigation, the official said.

New York

Worker charged in Home Depot threat

A Long Island man planted a pipe bomb inside a Home Depot store as part of a $2 million extortion plot, federal prosecutors said Thursday. The man, identified as Daniel Patrick Sheehan, 50, laid out his demands in two ransom letters and anonymous phone calls to representatives of Home Depot last month, according to a criminal complaint filed in federal court. All the while, prosecutors said, he continued working at a Home Depot store in his hometown, Deer Park, N.Y.

pakistan

Suicide bomber kills 3 in Pakistan

A Taliban suicide bomber rammed a truck packed with explosives into a compound housing a paramilitary force in Pakistan's largest city on Thursday, killing three officers and wounding 20. The attack underlined the deteriorating security in Karachi, the sprawling port city of 18 million people. Violence has escalated in recent years in the city as armed groups fight for control of land and resources.

Elsewhere

California: Nestle USA is recalling some of its Nesquik chocolate powder due to a possible risk of salmonella exposure. The food maker said Thursday that it is recalling Nesquik sold in its 10.9, 21.8 and 40.7-ounce canisters across the country in early October. The affected products have an expiration date of October 2014.

London: The next archbishop of Canterbury will be officially introduced today, the British government says, and the expectation is that the new leader of the world's 77 million Anglicans will be former oil company executive Justin Welby, 56.

Times wires

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Girl, 12, sister of murder victim, calls relative after being reported missing

Girl, 12, sister of murder victim, calls relative after being reported missing

Seven months ago, Jalyssa Shannon’s older sister Janessa went missing, sparking a frantic search that ended with the discovery of the 13-year-old’s body in a Hillsborough County nature preserve and, later, the arrest of the girls’ father in her murde...
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High school scoreboard for Feb. 19

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Water Wars starting to simmer again in Tampa Bay

Water Wars starting to simmer again in Tampa Bay

CLEARWATER — A simmering feud between Tampa and the regional water authority avoided boiling over Monday, but little was resolved.At a Tampa Bay Water meeting, board members requested Tampa work with the agency on the city’s plan to convert tens of m...
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Ex-workers at Russian ‘troll factory’ trust U.S. indictment

Ex-workers at Russian ‘troll factory’ trust U.S. indictment

Associated PressST. PETERSBURG, Russia — While Russian officials scoff at a U.S. indictment charging 13 Russians with meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, several people who worked at the same St. Petersburg, Russia, "troll factory" say t...
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Man sought in sexual assault of woman, 71, in New Port Richey

Man sought in sexual assault of woman, 71, in New Port Richey

NEW PORT RICHEY — Deputies are searching for a man who they said broke into a home and raped a 71-year-old woman on Monday.The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office said the woman was checking on a home at 7437 Heather St. for the homeowner at about 8:15 a.m...
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Trump offers support for limited effort on background checks

Trump offers support for limited effort on background checks

Associated PressWEST PALM BEACH — From the confines of his Mar-a-Lago golf club, President Donald Trump offered support Monday for a limited strengthening of federal background checks on gun purchases while staying largely mum in the past few days ab...
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Puerto RicoJudge grants $300M loan for power companyA federal judge on Monday approved a $300 million loan for Puerto Rico’s power company that officials say will help keep the troubled agency operating until late March. The judge had originally reje...
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Grief-filled funerals also can be cathartic

Grief-filled funerals also can be cathartic

PARKLAND — Each funeral for the victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High massacre is different, yet the same: the mourning relatives, teens walking in clutches wearing black, politicians paying their respects, media cameras pointing at the entran...
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