Ex-students say boarding school kept them in isolation boxes

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Students were routinely kept in small concrete "isolation boxes" for days and weeks at a time as punishment at a private boarding school for troubled teenagers that is now under FBI investigation, former students told The Associated Press. Full Story
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NEW YORK (AP) — The National Weather Service says the coldest air mass of the winter may hit the Eastern U.   Full Story
 
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Highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.   Full Story
 
BELLEVUE, Wash. (AP) — The FBI says two brothers missing from Bellevue since August have been found in safe condition in Mexico.   Full Story
 
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes said Friday he plans to take legal action against the Environmental Protection Agency following reports that it didn't alert the state to river contamination after a massive mine waste spill.   Full Story
 
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Police said they were called to the residence of "affluenza teen" Ethan Couch's father on Friday to investigate claims that Fred Couch attacked his girlfriend, but she wouldn't cooperate and no charges were filed.   Full Story
 
As the city of Flint, Michigan, prepared to begin drawing its drinking water from the Flint River, an official with the municipal water plant said his superiors were prodding him to move too quickly, an email released by the governor's office Friday shows.   Full Story
 
PULASKI, Va. (AP) — The mother of a Virginia boy found dead in a septic tank has been convicted of neglect and abuse.   Full Story
 
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Review: 'Satchmo' goes behind Louis Armstrong's happy facade

The solo show 'Satchmo' by Terry Teachout depicts jazz legend Louis Armstrong reflecting on his bittersweet life and music; it plays at American Conservatory Theater through Feb. 7 
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Kanye West's super strict rules for Yeezy show models

Kanye West had some pretty strict rules for how models at his Yeezy Season 3 fashion extravaganza should display his clothes.