Ex-cop convicted of lover's death

CANTON, Ohio - A former Canton, Ohio, police officer convicted of killing his pregnant lover and their baby is apologizing for his crimes before the jury that will decide whether to recommend a death sentence.

Bobby Cutts Jr. sobbed while reading from his apology from handwritten notes in court on Monday.

The 30-year-old former officer was convicted of killing Jessie Davis and their baby last year.

Ga. iron worker claims $275M

ATLANTA - A Georgia iron worker and his wife have turned in their winning Mega Millions lottery ticket and claimed the $275 million jackpot.

Robert and Tonya Harris of the tiny coastal town of Portal turned in their winning ticket to lottery officials Monday afternoon.

Robert Harris, 47, says he picked the winning numbers from Friday's multistate drawing by using his grandchildren's birthdays.

NY mom held in deaths of 3 kids

GARDEN CITY, N.Y. - Three young children found dead in their apartment appeared to have been drowned or poisoned, and one had her throat cut, police said Monday.

A girl, 6, and two boys, ages 5 and 1, were found dead in a bed wearing their night clothes after their mother called police early Sunday claiming she had killed them, Lt. Michael Fleming said.

The mother, Leatrice Brewer, 27, called 911, telling an operator 'she killed her babies. She even spelled her name to the 911 operator,' Fleming said.

Police eager to talk to survivor of family slayings

YORBA LINDA, Calif. - Investigators on Monday hoped to interview a 14-year-old who was the lone survivor of an apparent murder-suicide in which five other members of his family were killed.

The teen, who underwent surgery for a gunshot wound to his torso, may hold the key to what happened at the condo complex in Yorba Linda.

Police had not uncovered the motive for the shootings and hoped the teen, identified as Ian Mercado, could help explain why his stepfather gunned down his family late Saturday.

Pentagon: Missile hit satellite's fuel

WASHINGTON - The Pentagon said Monday it has a 'high degree of confidence' that the missile fired at a dead U.S. spy satellite in space destroyed the satellite's fuel tank as planned.

The Pentagon said that based on debris analysis it is clear the Navy missile destroyed the fuel tank.