Man charged with killing wife he reported missing
HAWTHORNE, N.Y. - Werner Lippe told authorities he was eager to help them locate his missing wife after she vanished while running errands.
He told a newspaper reporter he was in anguish over Faith Lippe's disappearance.
But now the wealthy 66-year-old jeweler has been charged with killing the mother of two - becoming the third suburban New York husband accused of slaying his wife this week.
State Police Capt. Keith Corlett said Lippe admitted killing his third wife, and described disposing of the body 'in a way that would make it difficult to locate.'
Justice Dept. ordered to produce memos for wiretapping
WASHINGTON - A judge has ordered the Justice Department to produce White House memos that provide the legal basis for the Bush administration's post-Sept. 11 warrantless wiretapping program.
U.S. District Judge Henry Kennedy Jr. signed an order Friday requiring the department to produce the memos by the White House legal counsel's office by Nov. 17. He said he will review the memos in private to determine if any information can be released publicly without violating attorney-client privilege or jeopardizing national security.
Kennedy issued his order in response to lawsuits by civil liberties groups in 2005 after news reports disclosed the wiretapping.
The department had argued that the memos were protected attorney-client communications and contain classified information.
Coast Guard ends search for missing migrants
MIAMI - The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended the search for migrants missing after their boat ran aground east of downtown Miami.
Border Patrol spokeswoman Elee Erice said 33 people have been accounted for, including three found dead. As many as nine people could be lost.
Officer dies after being shot in St. Louis suburb
UNIVERSITY CITY, Mo. - A police officer in a suburb of St. Louis has died after being shot in the town's popular University City Loop area.
The shooting happened late Friday in suburban University City's Loop area, known for trendy shops, restaurants and offices.
The University City police department said in a statement Saturday that officers were searching for a man who was seen in a gray car.
One witness told KTVI-TV that the officer was sitting in his car when a man walked up and shot him.
Bear killed out of worry for trick-or-treaters
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Wildlife officials in Alaska have killed a 200-pound black bear that was raiding garbage in a home driveway while children were trick-or-treating in the Anchorage neighborhood on Halloween.
Officials said children were never in any immediate danger.
But Alaska Department of Fish and Game officials were concerned because the bear refused to leave the garbage when they tried to chase it into a nearby park.
Wildlife biologist Rick Sinnott said that if they had chased the bear and lost it, there would have been increased risk to children.
Rare aftershocks persist in Texas
DALLAS - Northern Texas has been getting more rare earth tremors, one day after several minor earthquakes made Halloween memorable for some people in the area.
Two almost-simultaneous aftershocks were centered beneath Grand Prairie and Irving just before 7 a.m. Saturday. The U.S. Geological Survey said the Grand Prairie quake measured 2.5 magnitude and the Irving quake came in at 2.7.
Saturday's tremors between Dallas and Fort Worth were in the same general areas as on Friday, when tremors of magnitude 2.5 set off car alarms.
Mich. teen gets life for poisoning grandmother
ADRIAN, Mich. - A 16-year-old girl who killed her grandmother by poisoning her with morphine was sentenced Friday to life in prison with a chance for parole in 20 years.
Kristina Adkins cried as she apologized for poisoning Virginia Bentley in 2006. Adkins was 13 at the time.
Probate Judge Margaret Noe opted to sentence Adkins as an adult. She could have placed her in a juvenile facility until age 21 and then evaluated whether prison should be appropriate, court administrator David Stanifer said.