New composite sketches have gone up on billboards across Los Angeles as police intensify their hunt for the â€śGrim Sleeper,â€ť a serial killer suspected of murdering 11 women since 1985.
â€śItâ€™s just another creative effort to try to shake loose some information because we believe heâ€™s still around and in the southern L.A. area,â€ť said LAPD Det. Dennis Kilcoyne, who has been tracking the case for years.
Kilcoyne said police have been flooded with calls since the new billboards and sketches went up, but they've had no concrete leads. Kilcoyne said regular sightings are expected when new sketches go up, and he hopes one of them could lead them to their man.
For two decades the â€śGrim Sleeperâ€ť â€“ nicknamed for the length of time between his attacks â€“ has been targeting black women, some who worked as prostitutes, police say.
Examine CNN's interactive evidence case file on the "Grim Sleeper"
The Obama administration supports increasing how much companies responsible for oil spills have to pay in damages, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said Wednesday.
The NBA and NHL playoffs are heating up, while the English Premier League approaches this weekendâ€™s frenetic finale (all times Eastern).
â€“ Manchester City vs. Tottenham Hotspur (3 p.m., ESPN2): The battle for the English Premier Leagueâ€™s fourth and final berth in next yearâ€™s UEFA Champions League could boil down to todayâ€™s high-stakes clash at the Eastlands. Harry Redknappâ€™s Spurs can clinch fourth with a victory, while a Man City win keeps their hopes alive heading into this weekendâ€™s season finale.
A drunk man stabbed 29 pigs in Minnesota, hurting them so badly they had to be slaughtered, according to charges filed against the man by police.
Washington Post co. announced Wednesday it is looking to sell Newsweek magazine, which has posted losses since 2007 and is expected to continue to see sales decline in 2010.
House Appropriations Committee Chairman David Obey, a senior member of the congressional Democratic leadership, will announce Wednesday that he is not seeking re-election this November, Democratic sources told CNN.
Two people were severely burned in an explosion at the U.S. Army's primary missile research installation in northern Alabama Wednesday, military officials and paramedics reported.
Itâ€™s not often point guards and power forwards partake in politics.
Responding to a recently passed immigration policy in Arizona, the Phoenix Suns will take the court Wednesday in jerseys bearing their name in Spanish.
Robert Sarver, owner of â€śLos Suns,â€ť said his team will wear the jerseys during Game Two of its playoff matchup with the San Antonio Spurs, which falls on the Mexican holiday, Cinco de Mayo.
â€śWe are proud that 400 players from 36 countries compete in the NBA, and the league and the Suns have always considered that to be a great strength of the NBA,â€ť he said in a statement.
The Department of Homeland Security is changing its no-fly list update policies to prevent a repeat of what happened Monday, when the suspect in the Times Square attempted bombing was allowed to board a plane despite his name being on the no-fly list, a DHS official told CNN Wednesday.
Times Square investigation - Questions remained in the days following the dramatic arrest of the Times Square bombing suspect, who was captured only minutes before his plane was scheduled to take off for Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. A court hearingÂ is possible Wednesday as investigators in the United States and Pakistan continue to chase leads.Â
We'll also take a look into what role the no-fly list played into capturing Faisal Shahzad, what it means to be on the no-fly list and how effective it may be in identifying suspicious individuals. Our reporters are also looking into Shahzad's history and what his family and life were like in the U.S. before the Times Square plot took shape. We'll also continue to provide constant updates on the blog to keep you up to date on any developments in the story.Â
Arizona immigration - The Tucson and Flagstaff city councils reportedly have voted to sue the state of Arizona over the state's new law targeting illegal immigrants. Members of the Phoenix Suns basketball team, meanwhile, plan to wear jerseys that say "Los Suns" in a playoff game Wednesday. The team's managing partner, in announcing the jerseys, said that "frustration with the federal government's failure to deal with the issue of illegal immigration resulted in passage of a flawed state law."Â
8:30 am ET - Coast Guard briefing on oil spill -Â The U.S. Coast Guard briefs reporters on its response to a massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
10:00 am ET - Afghanistan stability hearing -Â The House Armed Services Committee holds a hearing on developments in security and stability in war-torn Afghanistan.
The managing partner of The Phoenix Suns says the team will wear special basketball jerseys emblazoned with the words "Los Suns" in Game Two of the Western Conference playoff series on Wednesday against the San Antonio Spurs.
Team officials decided to express their frustration with Arizona's new immigration law.
"Our players and organization felt that wearing our 'Los Suns' jerseys on Cinco de Mayo was a way for our team and our organization to honor our Latino community and the diversity of our league, the State of Arizona, and our nation," Sarver wrote in a statement. "However intended, the result of passing this law is that our basic principles of equal rights and protection under the law are being called into question, and Arizona's already struggling economy will suffer even further setbacks at a time when the state can ill-afford them."
Pirates in the Gulf of Aden Wednesday seized a Russian-operated oil tanker with a crew of 23 that had been on its way to China, the European Union naval force said.
Argentina's lower house of Congress approved a law early Wednesday that allows same-sex marriage, the government-run news agency reported.
The Chamber of Deputies passed the bill 126-109 with five abstentions, the Telam news agency said. The vote occurred at 2:45 a.m. after 12 hours of debate, Telam said.
The Argentinean Senate will have to pass the measure before it can become law. It's not clear when that vote will take place.
A veteran Somali journalist was killed Tuesday night, an act labeled an assassination by the country's journalists' union.
An update from London on some of the international stories we expect to develop on Wednesday:
Greek strikes - Planes are grounded and train services halted in Greece as thousands of transport workers join other public and private sector workers in a massive general strike. Read full story
Iran mediation - Iran has agreed "in principle" to an offer by Brazil to mediate its stalled nuclear fuel swap, according to Iranian media reports. Read full story
Ash from an Icelandic volcano shutdown airports in the United Kingdom and Ireland for a second day Wednesday, causing disruptions to hundreds of passengers.
A Maryland funeral home has lost its license after investigators found about 40 bodies stacked on top of each other, leaking fluid, in a garage, a state official said.