SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) - Forecasters have issued a high surf warning for the central Coast, saying beaches between Monterey and Sonoma counties could see waves up to 30 feet high. The National Weather Service says the warning remains in effect through Friday afternoon.
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) - California prosecutors say it took two years for the children of David and Louise Turpin to carry out a plan to escape the home where their parents allegedly kept them in captivity, physically abusing them and depriving them of food. The parents pleaded not guilty in court Thursday to multiple counts of torture, child abuse, dependent adult abuse and false imprisonment involving 12 of their 13 children. Last weekend, the couple's 17-year-old daughter climbed out of a window and called 911.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - Authorities in South Dakota have dropped local charges against a California man who they say was arrested with his mother's body found in the vehicle he was driving. The procedural move by prosecutors clears the way for 30-year-old Tosten Walsh Lommen to be returned to California to face a murder charge in that state. Authorities suspect Lommen killed 58-year-old Michelle Walsh around Dec. 30.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - A U.S. official says recent testing of prototypes of President Donald Trump's proposed wall with Mexico found their heights should stop border crossers. U.S. tactical teams spent three weeks trying to breach and scale the models in San Diego. An official with direct knowledge of the results said they point to see-through steel barriers topped by concrete as the best design. The official spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the information is not authorized for release.
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