Body in Yale building ID'd as missing student
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Connecticut's chief medical examiner said the body found hidden behind a wall in a Yale University research building is that of a missing graduate student.
Dr. Wayne Carver said 24-year-old Annie Le's death is a homicide. He said he's temporarily withholding the cause of death 'in order to facilitate the investigation.'
Le vanished from the Yale medical building last Tuesday, prompting a massive search that included more than 100 state, federal and local police. Her body was discovered hidden in a wall Sunday.
Police have said they do not yet have a suspect, but said the killing was targeted and students are not in danger.
Pregnant teen fatally shot at school bus stop
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Police said a pregnant 15-year-old was shot and killed Monday morning as she waited at a North Carolina school bus stop.
Police spokesman Rob Tufano said Tiffany Wright was shot in the head in Charlotte. She died after being rushed to a hospital. She was 32 weeks along in her pregnancy.
Hospital spokeswoman Katie Ratchford said the baby is in critical condition.
Tufano said the shooting was the result of a domestic dispute, and investigators are searching for a suspect. Tufano did not elaborate.
Lilly to slash staff, cut costs
NEW YORK - Seeking to cut costs and bring new drugs to market more quickly as its best-sellers go off-patent, drugmaker Eli Lilly & Co. said Monday it will eliminate 5,500 jobs over two years and reorganize into five business units.
The Indianapolis company said it will reduce its work force by nearly 14 percent, to 35,000 from the current 40,500, by the end of 2011. The new total excludes hirings in high-growth emerging markets and Japan.
Lilly hopes to cut annual costs by $1 billion per year over the same time, and will organize itself into the following units: cancer, diabetes, established markets, emerging markets, and Elanco, its animal health business.
First trial over FEMA trailer fumes opens
NEW ORLEANS - A jury has been picked in New Orleans for the first trial over whether victims of hurricanes Rita and Katrina were exposed to potentially dangerous fumes while living in government-issued trailers.
Five men and four women were picked Monday to hear the lawsuit against trailer maker Gulf Stream Coach Inc. The lawsuit was filed by New Orleans resident Alana Alexander and her son, Christopher Cooper.
$30M bail set for kidnap suspect
PLACERVILLE, Calif. - A judge on Monday set bail at $30 million for a Northern California man accused of kidnapping Jaycee Dugard at age 11 and holding her captive for 18 years.
In setting the high amount, El Dorado County Superior Court Judge Douglas Phimister cited the serious nature of the charges, injuries to Dugard and the fact that Phillip Garrido was on parole at the time of the alleged abduction.
Garrido, 58, and his wife, Nancy Garrido, 54, have pleaded not guilty to 29 charges of kidnapping, rape and false imprisonment charges and have been held without bail in an El Dorado County jail.
Man indicted in wife's death, abuse of corpse
CINCINNATI - A southwest Ohio man faces murder charges in the death of the wife he had reported missing.
Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters said 30-year-old John Strutz also has been charged by a grand jury with gross abuse of a corpse and tampering with evidence.
Strutz reported 28-year-old Kristan Strutz missing from their suburban Cincinnati home on Aug. 15, and was later arrested and held on an evidence-tampering charge.
Judge rejects Bank of America, SEC settlement
NEW YORK - A federal judge on Monday rejected a $33 million settlement between the Securities and Exchange Commission and Bank of America Corp., saying the SEC's accusations of inadequate disclosure by the bank over bonuses paid at Merrill Lynch must now go to trial.