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ANCHORWOMAN DIES IN HOSPITAL AFTER BEATING

LITTLE ROCK, ARK.

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.

CHICAGO

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.

Elsewhere

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.

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