GRANITE CITY, Ill.Man arrested after eight are killed

An ex-convict who police believe killed eight people in Illinois and Missouri and who was the subject of a multistate manhunt was caught Tuesday evening in southwestern Illinois, authorities said. Illinois State Police caught Nicholas T. Sheley, 28, in Granite City, about 10 miles north of St. Louis, said FBI spokeswoman Kelly Brennan.

Authorities said they had linked Sheley to killings that included a 93-year-old man, a child and a couple whose blood-soaked dogs were found roaming a motel parking lot. He has been charged in one of the deaths.

Public records show Sheley has multiple convictions for robbery, drugs and weapons charges and has spent three years in prison.

NEW YORK

Hospital workers fail to act as woman dies

New York hospital officials agreed in court Tuesday to implement reforms at a psychiatric ward where surveillance footage showed a woman falling from her chair, writhing on the floor and dying as workers failed to help for more than an hour.

Officials said six people at Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn have been fired after the death of Esmin Green, 49, including security personnel and members of the medical staff.

Elsewhere

DENVER: The Archdiocese of Denver said Tuesday that it has agreed to pay $5.5-million to settle 18 more claims by people who said they were sexually abused by priests when they were children. With the agreements, the archdiocese has settled 43 sex-abuse allegations since 2005 for a total of $8.2-million. Two suits remain unresolved.

WASHINGTON: President Bush expressed confidence Tuesday he will reach a deal with Congress on a housing-rescue plan, but only if lawmakers show "less politics."

ATLANTA: A decision by Georgia legislators to relax the state's gun laws led to a dispute Tuesday over whether people can legally carry concealed firearms in Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. A Georgia gun rights group filed a lawsuit after airport officials said they would continue to enforce a ban.

UPPER MARLBORO, Md.: A man arrested in the hit-and-run death of a police officer was found strangled in his cell, and investigators focused Tuesday on guards at the jail.

Times wires

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