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Published Oct. 27, 2008


Arkansas television anchorwoman Anne Pressly, 26, died Saturday, several days after being found beaten in her home, officials at St. Vincent Infirmary Medical Center said. In a statement released by the hospital, Pressly's parents, Guy and Patti Cannady, asked for privacy as they grieved their daughter's death. Pressly was found beaten Monday. She had a small role as a conservative commentator in the new Oliver Stone movie W., which was filmed in Shreveport, La.


FBI joins search for Jennifer Hudson's nephew

Rose Simpson brings a flower Saturday to a memorial outside the Chicago home where Darnell Donerson, 57, and Jason Hudson, 29, mother and brother of singer and Oscar-winning actor Jennifer Hudson, were found shot to death Friday. Hudson's nephew Julian King, 7, remains missing and the FBI joined the search for the boy Saturday. William Balfour, a suspect in the slayings, was arrested Friday but has not been charged, officials said.

Nine killed in crashes

DUNN, N.C.: Five people were killed after police say a car ran a stop sign and was run over by a tanker truck. The three men and two women killed Friday night were all in their 20s and all were from the Raleigh area. All five were riding in a sedan that ran a stop sign about 30 miles south of Raleigh.

HUNTSVILLE, TENN.: A sport utility vehicle full of high school cheerleaders collided with an oncoming car in a fiery crash on a wet, foggy highway, killing four people, authorities said Saturday. Three of the teenage girls in the SUV died; the other was in critical condition at a hospital, officials said. A woman in the car was killed and a pregnant woman in the back seat lost her unborn child from injuries in the crash just before midnight Friday.


SEATTLE: Seven Puget Sound killer whales are missing and presumed dead in what could be the biggest decline among the sound's orcas in nearly a decade, say scientists who carefully track the endangered animals.

WASHINGTON: The head of the International Monetary Fund, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, will remain in his job after the agency's executive board concluded that there is no cause for dismissal over an extramarital relationship.

COLUMBUS, OHIO: Police and the FBI say a female robber hit three Ohio banks in one week - a rare short-term streak of robberies. The FBI says women committed only 6 percent of the more than 7,000 bank robberies reported nationally last year.