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Professed serial killer recaptured

Police captured self-proclaimed serial killer Donald Leroy Evans early Tuesday in a lumberyard storage shed near the county jail from which he had escaped about 33 hours earlier. Evans, who has claimed he killed 76 people in 21 states and Canada, was caught after a search party using a helicopter and dogs spotted him hiding in the metal shed less than a half-mile from the Harrison County Jail. Before his escape, Evans, 35, was awaiting trial for the 1991 rape and murder of 10-year-old Beatrice Louise Routh. He already was serving a life sentence for kidnapping the girl.

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Embryos destroyed: Seven frozen human embryos have been destroyed after a four-year custody fight. Junior Lewis Davis of Knoxville, Tenn., disposed of the embryos Thursday, his attorney said. Neither would say how they were destroyed. Davis' former wife, Mary Sue Davis Stowe, wanted to try to bring the embryos to term herself or give them to a childless couple.

3 convicted in principal's death: Three youths were convicted of second-degree murder Tuesday in the shooting death of school principal Patrick Daly, who had won national recognition for 26 years of work in one of New York's roughest neighborhoods. Daly apparently was caught in the cross-fire of feuding drug dealers in December. The three face 25 years to life in prison.

Third condor dies: For the second time in less than a month an endangered California condor was killed when it flew into utility lines, federal wildlife officials say. The year-old female was found dead Saturday. It was the third death since eight young condors hatched in zoos were released into California's Los Padres National Forest in 1992 in an effort to reintroduce the endangered species to the wild.

Government broadcast services merge: President Clinton announced Tuesday a cost-saving consolidation of government foreign broadcast services spawned by Cold War competition between East and West. Clinton said all the broadcast systems, including Radio Free Europe, Radio Liberty and Voice of America, would be brought together under the United States Information Agency.

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