Police try to determine if body is missing girl
IOWA CITY, Iowa - Police were investigating whether a body found Friday is that of a 10-year-old girl who authorities said vanished with a registered sex offender.
Cedar Rapids police canceled an Amber Alert for Jetseta Marrie Gage after the body was found in rural Johnson County, but said a positive identification of the body had not been made. They did not say if it was the body of a child.
FBI rules out terrorism in oil refinery blast
TEXAS CITY, Texas - FBI agents have ruled out terrorism, but federal regulators estimate it will take them months to determine what caused an oil refinery explosion that killed 15 and injured more than 100.
Murder trial of alleged Klansman put on hold
DECATUR, Miss. - Reputed Klansman Edgar Ray Killen will not stand trial until at least June 13 for the 1964 murders of three civil rights workers in rural Mississippi.
Killen, an 80-year-old part-time preacher and former saw mill operator, was to have been tried April 18 in Neshoba County Circuit Court. However, he broke his legs while cutting trees March 10 and remains hospitalized.
Director: FEMA hampered by federal agency
NEW ORLEANS - Putting the Federal Emergency Management Agency under the Department of Homeland Security has hampered its ability to deal with hurricanes and other disasters, former FEMA Director James Lee Witt said Friday.
Emergency managers and other state and local officials attending the National Hurricane Conference applauded Witt when he urged that FEMA again be made a separate agency, saying it still could focus on all hazards whether terrorist attacks, earthquakes, floods or killer storms.
Fingerprint evidence shown by prosecution
SANTA MARIA, Calif. - Prosecutors in Michael Jackson's child molestation trial on Friday showed the jury fingerprints they said were left by Jackson and his accuser on sexually explicit magazines seized from the pop star's Neverland ranch.
- From wire reports