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Prosecutor: Evidence speaks for 10 'Grim Sleeper' victims

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The victims were all young black women, some were prostitutes and most had been using cocaine before their bodies were di... Full Story

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  • Prosecutor: Evidence speaks for 10 'Grim Sleeper' victims
    Prosecutor: Evidence speaks for 10 'Grim Sleeper' victims

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The victims were all young black women, some were prostitutes and most had been using cocaine before their bodies were discovered in alleys in a rough part of Los Angeles, hidden in trash bins or covered by mattresses or debris.

  • Puerto Rico skips bond payments, says Congress must help
    Puerto Rico skips bond payments, says Congress must help

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A spiraling Puerto Rico debt crisis reached a new milestone as the island missed nearly $370 million on a bond payment Monday and officials warned of worse to come if the U.S. Congress doesn't help it dig out from a mountain of debt.

  • Marines investigating claim about men in Iwo Jima photo
    Marines investigating claim about men in Iwo Jima photo

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Marine Corps says it has begun investigating whether it mistakenly identified one of the men shown raising the U.S. flag at Iwo Jima in one of the iconic images of World War II after two amateur history buffs began raising questions about the picture.

  • Man who served 10 years for '64 NYC killing cleared of crime
    Man who served 10 years for '64 NYC killing cleared of crime

    NEW YORK (AP) — A Virginia man who spent almost 10 years in prison for a New York City slaying he was pressured to plead guilty to over 50 years ago was back in court on Monday — to hear a judge finally vacate the conviction.

  • AP Exclusive: Migrant children kept from enrolling in school
    AP Exclusive: Migrant children kept from enrolling in school

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Candelario Jimon Alonzo came to the U.S. dreaming of becoming something more than what seemed possible along the rutted roads of his hometown in Guatemala's highlands. This was his chance: He could earn a U.S. high school education and eventually become a teacher.

  • Sick-out by teachers shuts nearly all Detroit public schools
    Sick-out by teachers shuts nearly all Detroit public schools

    DETROIT (AP) — Nearly all of Detroit's public schools were closed Monday and more than 45,000 students missed classes after about half the district's teachers called out sick to protest the possibility that some of them won't get paid over the summer if the struggling district runs out of cash.

  • Detroit teachers to consider next move after mass sick-out
    Detroit teachers to consider next move after mass sick-out

    DETROIT (AP) — Teachers in Detroit are considering their next move after they effectively shut down the financially strapped school district on Monday, giving nearly 45,000 schoolchildren an unscheduled day off. The educators stopped short of calling it a strike, instead saying they called a massive sick-out in response to an announcement that the district wouldn't be able to pay teachers who def...

  • Military tests unmanned ship designed to cross oceans
    Military tests unmanned ship designed to cross oceans

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — The military is launching tests on the world's largest unmanned surface vessel — a self-driving, 132-foot ship designed to travel thousands of miles out at sea without a single crew member on board.

  • Authorities: Slaying suspect later shot at family's car
    Authorities: Slaying suspect later shot at family's car

    DEFOREST, Wis. (AP) — Deputies shot and wounded a suspect in the weekend killing of a man in a suburban Milwaukee apartment and the wounding of a woman hours later while she was traveling home to Illinois with her family on a busy highway, authorities said Monday.

  • CSX: Most cars that derailed in Washington back on tracks
    CSX: Most cars that derailed in Washington back on tracks

    WASHINGTON (AP) — CSX says train cars that derailed in the nation's capital over the weekend have largely been put back on the tracks, and workers on Monday finished offloading liquids from two of the cars.

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