Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Colorado Girl Attacked by Bear Expected to Fully Recover (Copy)

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Colorado Girl Attacked by Bear Expected to Fully Recover (Copy)

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California father of 10 accused of torture

Children removed from a squalid California home described acts of intentional abuse that resulted in puncture wounds, burns, bruising and injuries consistent with being shot with a pellet gun, authorities said Monday.

Sharon Henry, chief deputy district attorney for Solano County, said at a news conference that "torture occurred in this house" and it was carried out "for sadistic purposes." She declined to elaborate.

Jonathan Allen, 29, the father of the children, has pleaded not guilty to seven counts of torture and nine counts of felony child abuse. He was being held in lieu of $5.2 million bail.

Police in Fairfield said earlier Monday that the 10 children, ages 4 months to 12 years, had been removed from their home March 31 after their mother, Ina Rogers, 30, reported her oldest child was missing.

Girl, 5, survives bear attack - A Colorado girl attacked by a bear outside her home over the weekend is expected to recover, officials said Monday.

The unidentified girl, 5, was hospitalized in Grand Junction and in good condition after receiving more than 75 stitches. Wildlife officials said they killed the bear believed to be responsible. The attack happened early Sunday in East Orchard Mesa, about 240 miles west of Denver.

The girl's mother told wildlife officers that her daughter went outside about 2:30 a.m. to investigate noises she thought might be related to her dog. The mother said she heard screaming and went out to find her daughter being dragged by a black bear.

She told authorities the bear dropped the girl after she began screaming at the animal.

Trump defends ZTE efforts - President Donald Trump on Monday defended his efforts to help a Chinese telecommunications company that violated U.S. sanctions "get back into business, fast," despite criticism from Democrats and Republicans that the company poses a national security risk.

"ZTE, the large Chinese phone company, buys a big percentage of individual parts from U.S. companies," Trump tweeted Monday. "This is also reflective of the larger trade deal we are negotiating with China and my personal relationship with President Xi. …

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