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2 bodies could raise Craigslist toll in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio

2 bodies could raise Craigslist toll in ohio

The discoveries of two bodies could bring to three the death toll from a Craigslist ad that police say lured victims into a lethal robbery scheme. A male body found Friday in a shallow grave near a mall in Akron may be that of a missing man who answered the ad, the FBI said. A sheriff in a rural county said later in the day that the body of a male without identification was found in a shallow grave about 90 miles away. A South Carolina man reported answering the ad and being shot Nov. 6 but escaping. Two people from the Akron area are in custody: a high school student who has been charged with attempted murder and Richard Beasley, 52, who is in jail on unrelated charges.

Elsewhere

Los Angeles: Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa gave a lengthy tribute to Occupy LA protesters on Friday before telling them they must leave their encampment on the lawn of City Hall by 12:01 a.m. Monday, citing public health and safety concerns.

Australia: The government announced a shift Friday in its policy toward asylum seekers who try to reach the country by sea, moving away from open-ended detention in favor of a plan that allows applicants to work in the country while their claims are processed.

Russia: A poll released Friday by the independent Levada Center predicts that Vladimir Putin's party will receive 53 percent of the vote in parliamentary election next month, a significant drop from past votes.

North Korea: The country's harvests this fall were expected to increase by 8.5 percent compared with a year ago, but the most vulnerable segments of the population, especially young children, urgently need international aid, two U.N. agencies said Friday.

Times wires

2 bodies could raise Craigslist toll in Ohio

11/25/11 [Last modified: Friday, November 25, 2011 11:43pm]

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