Calif. woman arraigned on murder charge
STOCKTON, Calif. - Authorities are looking for more evidence against a 28-year-old Sunday school teacher who was tearfully arraigned on charges she kidnapped, raped and murdered an 8-year-old girl.
Police on Tuesday searched for a second time the home where Melissa Huckaby lived just a few doors down from her daughter's playmate, Sandra Cantu, who was found slain in a suitcase April 6.
Authorities again searched Huckaby's grandfather's Clover Road Baptist Church in Tracy, a city about 60 miles east of San Francisco.
Sgt. Tony Sheneman said authorities don't believe anyone else is involved in the murder.
US sailors fly home after pirate ordeal
MOMBASA, Kenya - The American crew who thwarted Somali pirates was flying home to the U.S. on Wednesday but without its captain, who was still aboard a Navy destroyer after being rescued from the hijackers, their shipping company said.
Maersk spokesman Gordan van Hook said the crew members of the Maersk Alabama left Mombasa on a chartered plane heading for Andrews Air Force Base, where they were to land Wednesday.
Their reunion with Capt. Richard Phillips will now take place in the United States, van Hook said.
A Kenyan airport official said a second chartered plane was waiting at the Mombasa airport for Phillips.
University gets book back 145 years later
RICHMOND, Va. - Washington and Lee University has a missing library book back on its shelves - nearly 145 years after it was stolen by a Union soldier during the Civil War.
The 1842 book, the first volume of W.F.P. Napier's four-volume 'History of the War in the Peninsula and in the South of France From the Year 1807 to the Year 1814,' was returned recently by a friend of one of the soldier's descendants.
Mistakenly thinking he was at adjoining Virginia Military Institute, soldier C.S. Gates pilfered the book on June 11, 1864, from the library of what was then Washington College, university officials said this week. The theft took place when Army of West Virginia Gen. David Hunter's troops raided the area and looted the college.