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Police Investigating Possible Serial Killer in IndianaMan confessed to killing one, found strangled at motel; led investigators to least three others.

A mother of one of 43 missing studentsMEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government announced rewards Monday of 1.5 million pesos ($111,000) for information on 43 students from a rural teachers' college who have been missing since Sept. 26.

Handout of 18-year old University of Virginia sophomore Hannah GrahamAuthorities searched across an area near where remains were found over the weekend.

Nigerian soldiers patrol in the north of Borno state close to Islamist extremist group Boko Haram's former camp near Maiduguri on June 5, 2013Kano (Nigeria) (AFP) - Nigeria's government may have negotiated a supposed ceasefire with only one faction of Boko Haram, an influential regional group has said, as violence continued unabated in the far northeast.

A gay couple holds hands during a rally in support of the United States Supreme Court decision on marriage rights in San DiegoBy Dan Whitcomb (Reuters) - Gay marriages can begin in Wyoming on Tuesday after the state files a formal notice that it will not appeal a judge's order overturning a ban on same-sex matrimony, the state's attorney general said on Monday. U.S. District Judge Scott Skavdahl struck down Wyoming's gay marriage ban last week, finding that it violated the U.S. Constitution, but stayed his ruling until Thursday, or sooner if the state indicated that it would not file an appeal. ...

Police block the road leading to the scene of a death investigation in connection with the disappearance of University of Virginia student Hanna Graham in Albermarle County, Va., Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. Searchers found human remains on Saturday that could be those of a University of Virginia sophomore who has been missing since Sept. 13, police said. Further forensic tests are needed to confirm whether the remains are those of Hannah Graham, Charlottesville Police Chief Tim Longo told a news conference. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)The suspect in the disappearance of a University of Virginia student was charged Monday with abducting and raping a woman in suburban Washington, D.C., in 2005.

DALLAS (Reuters) - Weeks of worries about a possible Ebola infection ended for dozens of people on watch lists in the United States on Monday but scores were still being monitored after potential exposure to the virus, Texas health officials said. Forty-three people who had contact with Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person diagnosed with the disease in the United States, were cleared overnight of twice-daily monitoring after 21 days of showing no symptoms, the state health department said, while another 120 were still on watch lists. ...

Darren Deon Vann is seen in an undated picture from the Lake County Sheriff's Office in IndianaBy Mary Wisniewski HAMMOND Ind. (Reuters) - A northwest Indiana man suspected of murdering at least seven women may be a serial killer who has killed others in the state as far back as 20 years ago, local police said on Monday. Darren Vann, 43, of Gary, Indiana, was in custody and police were seeking murder charges against him, said John Doughty, police chief of the neighboring city of Hammond. Vann, a registered sex offender from a 2008 assault in Texas, was arrested in Gary on Saturday, a day after police were led to the body of 19-year-old Afrika Hardy in a Motel 6 in Hammond. ...

This July 28, 2014, photo shows Jakob Denzinger's portrait on the tombstone of his empty grave in Cepin eastern Croatia. Denzinger is among dozens of death camp guards and suspected Nazi war criminals who collected millions of dollars in Social Security payments despite being forced out of the United States according to an Associated Press investigation. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)OSIJEK, Croatia (AP) — Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream.

DALLAS (AP) — The people closest to Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan are trying to resume their lives now that they have come out of a 21-day incubation period without developing symptoms of the disease.

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