Ex-con who worked for rich family arrested in their deaths

WASHINGTON (AP) — About a week after the bodies of a wealthy D.C. family and their housekeeper were discovered after a fire in their mansion, an ex-convict who once worked for the businessman and is suspected in the killings has been arrested.

  • Written by BEN NUCKOLS, Associated Press

Archives show Hillary Clinton OK'd tax breaks for nonprofits

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — As first lady in the final year of the Clinton administration, Hillary Rodham Clinton endorsed a White House plan to give tax breaks to private foundations and wealthy charity donors at the same time the William J. Clinton Foundation was soliciting donations for her husband's presidential library, recently released Clinton-era documents show.

  • Written by STEPHEN BRAUN, Associated Press JACK GILLUM, Associated Press

California oil sop-up starts, thousands of gallons gathered

GOLETA, Calif. (AP) — More than 6,000 gallons of oil had been raked, skimmed and vacuumed from a spill that stretched across 9 miles of California coast in a cleanup effort that is now going 24 hours a day, officials said, but that's some of the sticky, stinking goo that escaped from a broken pipeline.

  • Written by CHRISTOPHER WEBER, Associated Press BRIAN MELLEY, Associated Press

Hundreds saved from Boko Haram now in military custody

YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — All 275 women, girls and children rescued from Boko Haram and taken to the safety of a northeast Nigerian refugee camp have been taken into military custody amid suspicions that some are aiding the Islamic extremists, a camp official and a Nigerian military intelligence officer said Wednesday.

  • Written by IBRAHIM ABDULAZIZ, Associated Press MICHELLE FAUL, Associated Press

Malaysia orders sea search-and-rescue for migrants

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's prime minister said Thursday he has ordered the navy and coast guard to comb the sea to look for stranded migrants, the first country to announce it will search for the refugees in desperate need of help instead of waiting for them to wash up on Southeast Asia's shores.

  • Written by EILEEN NG, Associated Press JOCELYN GECKER, Associated Press