Man to stand trial in deaths of two women

LANSING, Mich. - A man suspected of killing several women in this city over several terrifying weeks was ordered Monday to stand trial on murder charges in two of the deaths.

Judge Patrick Cherry bound Matthew Emmanuel Macon over for trial after a preliminary hearing in which a Michigan State Police forensic expert testified that genetic evidence found at the two crime scenes matched Macon's DNA profile or didn't rule him out as a suspect.

Macon is charged with the August killings of Karen Delgado-Yates, 41, and Sandra Eichorn, 64.

Astronauts ready for voyage home

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Shuttle Discovery's astronauts surveyed the wings of their ship Monday to ensure a safe descent over the American heartland after leaving the international space station.

On the ride home Wednesday, the space shuttle will make the first coast-to-coast re-entry since Columbia shattered in the sky over Texas in 2003 and sent tens of thousands of pounds of wreckage raining down on at least two states.

Trial delayed for man accused of killing wife

OAKLAND, Calif. - The opening of the trial for a man accused of killing his wife - even though her body was never found - was postponed Monday, and the judge or lawyers in the case did not immediately give a reason for the delay.

Nina Reiser, 31, disappeared last year after shopping for groceries and dropping her two children off at her estranged husband's house in a quiet section of the Oakland hills.

Prosecutors say there's no great mystery about what happened; they believe they can prove she was killed by her husband, Hans Reiser, even though her body hasn't been recovered. But the defense has maintained there is no proof Nina Reiser is dead, let alone slain, and she may very well be secretly living in her native Russia.

Woman pleads guilty to helping dispose of body

CANTON, Ohio - A high school classmate of a suspended police officer who is accused of killing his pregnant girlfriend pleaded guilty Monday to helping dispose of the body and agreed to testify against him.

Myisha Ferrell, 30, quietly pleaded guilty to complicity to abuse a corpse and obstruction of justice - for lying to authorities - just before opening statements were to begin in her jury trial. She was sentenced to two years in prison but will be eligible for release after one year as part of a plea deal.