By By The Associated Press
"After some thinking, our family has been saved the long road ahead - trials, possible plea agreements and possible appeals - and perhaps this was the best thing that could have happened." - Marilyn Chates, upon learning that Israel Keyes, who confessed to killing
By By RACHEL D'ORO and WILSON RINGAssociated Press
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Israel Keyes, in jail for the killing of an Alaska barista, gradually began confessing to investigators that he had killed others: a couple in Vermont, four people in Washington state, someone in New York.
By By LOLITA C. BALDOR and ROBERT BURNSAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The debate over how many U.S. troops will remain in Afghanistan after 2014 comes down to risky business.
There is a risk that leaving too few troops after 2014 would stop or stall the already slow development of the
By DON BABWINAssociated Press
CHICAGO (AP) - Detectives have long wondered what secrets serial killer John Wayne Gacy and other condemned murderers took to the grave when they were executed - particularly whether they had other unknown victims.
Now, in a game of scientific catch-up, the Cook
By By RACHEL D'OROAssociated Press
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A man charged in the death of an Alaska barista was found dead in his jail cell Sunday, and authorities announced hours later that investigators have linked him in recent months to seven other possible slayings in three other
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A man charged in the death of an Alaska barista has killed himself, and authorities say he was linked to at least seven other possible slayings in three other states. Israel Keyes was found dead in his Anchorage jail cell Sunday morning. Officials say it was a
By By MATTHEW BARAKATAssociated Press
MANASSAS, Va. (AP) - A toddler's death during a visit with his father last month in Virginia is prompting police to also more closely investigate the suicide of the man's mother and the shooting death of a onetime girlfriend in the past decade.
By By BARBARA SURKAssociated Press
BEIRUT (AP) - Syrian warplanes and artillery blasted parts of the capital Damascus and its rebellious suburbs on Sunday, part of what activists described as intense fighting as rebels try to push their way into the center of President Bashar Assad's power
By By MALCOLM FOSTERAssociated Press
TOKYO (AP) - Police were searching the offices Tuesday of the company operating an expressway tunnel where hundreds of concrete ceiling slabs collapsed onto moving vehicles below, killing nine people.
Those killed in Sunday's accident were traveling in
By By SUZETTE LABOYAssociated Press
MIAMI (AP) - At Miami International Airport, two large signs warn drivers of large vehicles not to pass beneath the 8-foot-6 inch concrete overpass. Authorities say two passengers are dead and others have been critically injured after a too-tall charter bus