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72 bodies of migrants found in Mexico: Seventy-two bodies discovered at a ranch in northeast Mexico belonged to migrants who were making their way toward the United States, Mexican officials said Wednesday.
Van der Sloot prison picture investigated: Authorities in Peru said Tuesday they have begun disciplinary action against jailers who photographed suspected killer Joran van der Sloot posing with two other men held in connection with high-profile killings there.
Martin Short's wife died of natural causes: Martin Short's wife died relatively young - at only 58 - but her death was from natural causes, a coroner official confirms.
N.J. family's picture helps catch suspect: In today's technology-laden society, hearing of crimes solved or cold cases cracked with state-of-the-art tech tools has become commonplace. But for one New Jersey family all it took to catch an alleged thief was a camera and a little luck.
3 Colombian teens on Facebook hit list killed: Three teens who were on a 69-name hit list posted on Facebook have been killed in the past 10 days in a southwestern Colombian town, officials say.