• The Latest: Relative of Chicago family says they were happy

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the deaths of six people found in a Chicago home:

  • Chicago police work the scene outside a home where the bodies were found after police performed a well being check Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, in Chicago. Interim police Superintendent John Escalante told reporters the bodies of four men, one woman and a child have been found inside a home on the city's South Side in what Escalante said could be a murder-suicide. Escalante says police entered the house in Chicago's Gage Park neighborhood after receiving a call from a co-worker to check on a person who lived there.  (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

    Police: 6 dead in Chicago home in possible murder-suicide

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police on Thursday found the bodies of four men, one woman and a child inside a home on the city’s South Side in what police said was being investigated as an apparent multiple homicide.

  • This image posted online after the Jan. 25, 2016 disappearance of Italian graduate student Giulio Regeni in Cairo, Egypt shows Reggeni in a graphic used in an online campaign, #whereisgiulio seeking information on his whereabouts. The body of the missing Italian student was found with signs of torture, including multiple stab wounds and cigarette burns, by the side of a highway on the outskirts of the Egyptian capital, an investigating prosecutor told The Associated Press on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2015. (#wheresgiulio via AP)

    Tortured Italian student died ‘slow death’: Egypt official

    CAIRO (AP) — The body of an Italian graduate student who disappeared last month has been found with multiple stab wounds, cigarette burns and other signs of torture and a “slow death” on a roadside on the outskirts of Cairo, an Egyptian prosecutor said Thursday.

  • 5 years trimmed from ex-cop’s sentence in Katrina body case

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An ex-New Orleans police officer who burned the body of a man shot to death by a fellow officer in the chaos following Hurricane Katrina had his 17-year-sentenced reduced by more than five years Thursday by a federal judge.

  • The Latest: More than 5 years cut from ex-cop’s sentence

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The latest on the federal resentencing hearing of Gregory McRae, a former New Orleans police officer convicted in connection with burning the body of a man who had been shot by another officer following Hurricane Katrina (all times local):

  • Mourners leave a funeral home after attending the funeral for 13-year-old Nicole Lovell in Blacksburg, Va., Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016. Two Virginia Tech students carefully planned the kidnapping and killing of the teen, arranging a pre-dawn rendezvous online after buying cleaning supplies and a shovel at separate Wal-Mart stores, a prosecutor alleged Thursday. (AP Photo/Skip Foreman)

    The Latest: Virginia Tech student was a cutter, had anxiety

    BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — The Latest on charges against two Virginia Tech students in the death of a 13-year-old girl (all times local):

  • Sheriff’s Office: Man sought in 2014 fatal stabbing

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Dona Ana County authorities have obtained a warrant to arrest a man in the 2014 fatal stabbing in the Las Cruces area.

  • A female reveller celebrates in front of the cathedral during the start of the street carnival in Cologne, Germany, on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016. After a string of robberies and sexual assaults on New Year's Eve in the city that police say were committed largely by foreigners, German authorities are keen to avoid a repeat of those events during the five-day street party. ( AP Photo/Martin Meissner

    New Year’s attacks overshadow start of Cologne Carnival

    COLOGNE, Germany (AP) — Cannon fire followed by a rain of confetti heralded the start Thursday of Cologne’s annual Carnival, when hundreds of thousands of revelers take to the streets and pubs of the ancient German city for five days of boisterous partying.

  • Ex-NBA All-Star Jayson Williams charged with drunken driving

    DELAWARE, N.Y. (AP) — Former NBA All-Star Jayson Williams, who served more than a year in prison for the 2002 accidental shooting death of a limo driver, has been charged with drunken driving after he crashed his vehicle in upstate New York.

  • In this image made from video and provided by WMAR-TV, in Baltimore, David Eisenhauer conducts an interview discussing his athletic and academic aspirations for a weekly feature on high school athletes in the Baltimore area. Now the subject of shocking murder charges. Eisenhauer, an 18-year-old freshman engineering student and distance runner at Virginia Tech, is jailed without bond on charges of kidnapping and fatally stabbing a 13-year-old girl. (WMAR-TV via AP)

    Va. Tech murder suspects left few clues to possible motives

    BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Two Virginia Tech students carefully planned the kidnapping and killing of a 13-year-old girl, arranging a pre-dawn rendezvous online after buying cleaning supplies and a shovel at separate Wal-Mart stores, a prosecutor alleged Thursday.