LOS ANGELES (AP) - The grandparents of 13 starved and tortured children say their son's family looked happy and healthy when they last visited California six years ago. Betty and James Turpin of Princeton, West Virginia say they were in shock when they learned of the arrest of their son David Turpin and his wife, Louise Turpin.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - A University of California, Berkeley student has been released after nearly three weeks in an immigration facility near the U.S.-Mexico border. His attorney says Luis Mora was released unconditionally from the Otay Mesa Detention Facility on Wednesday. Mora cried when he was released and told San Diego ABC affiliate KGTV that it was the first time he had seen the sun in 18 days.
PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) - Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the United States owes Turkey an explanation for saying it is supporting the creation of a border security force in northern Syria _ a proposal that has drawn furious reaction from Ankara. Tillerson tells reporters "that entire situation has been mis-portrayed." He earlier signaled a deeper American commitment to stabilizing Syria, indicating the U.S. would keep its own military presence in Syria for the forseeable future.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles police say they arrested a serial rapist when two detectives saw a victim who had fought him off fall from his car. Police said Wednesday that 35-year-old Ferdinand Ervin Flowers of Long Beach had robbed his latest victim at gunpoint in his car and had tried to force her to have sex when she fought him off Friday in Lynwood. She fell out of the car and was spotted by detectives who were conducting an investigation related to the case. Flowers is suspected in the rape of 14 women.
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