Fernando Teles

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Brazil police make 3rd arrest in rape of American woman

Police in Brazil have arrested a third person in connection with the rape of an American woman on a minibus in Rio de Janeiro.<p>Carlos Armando Costa dos Santos was arrested Monday night, police said.<p>The woman boarded the minibus with another tourist in the Copacabana beach district in Rio de Janeiro …

Probe of Texas prosecutor killings looks at corruption cases

While speculation swirls around them, investigators in this north Texas county are leaving no stone unturned as they dig for clues into who killed two prosecutors.<p>Theories have included hits by grudge-holding drug cartels or by a white supremacist gang targeted by Texas and federal authorities last …

Official: Not close to charging anyone in killing of Texas DA

Texas authorities are examining leads big and small, from skid marks made by large tires outside the home of a Kaufman County district attorney to bullets that took the lives of him and his wife.<p>Four days after Mike McLelland and his wife, Cynthia, were discovered shot to death in their home, …

Police searching for motive in West Virginia sheriff's slaying

Investigators arrested a suspect but were still searching for a motive Wednesday after a West Virginia sheriff known for his tough stance on drug dealers was shot dead in his patrol vehicle.<p>Mingo County Sheriff Walter E. "Eugene" Crum was eating lunch just blocks away from a courthouse when he was …

2 sought in connection with Colorado prisons chief's death

Colorado authorities are looking for two members of the white supremacist prison gang known as the 211 Crew in connection with the killing of state prisons chief Tom Clements.<p>El Paso County Sheriff's Office identified the two men as James Lohr, 47, and Thomas Guolee, 31. One or both could be headed …

'Traumatized' Pistorius not back to official training, uncle says

South African sprinter Oscar Pistorius is "not back on any official training program," his uncle said Thursday, rejecting media reports that the Olympic and Paralympic athlete accused of murder in his girlfriend's February shooting death was preparing to race again.<p>"This may change in (the) future, …

Slain West Virginia sheriff's widow takes job as his replacement

As she grieves, Rosie Crum is being called upon to lead.<p>Rather than having dinner with her husband, Walter E. "Eugene" Crum, she spent Thursday night mourning his violent death and taking over the job he held as sheriff of Mingo County, West Virginia.<p>The county's three commissioners voted …

Mom to teenage son accused in baby shooting: 'I love you'

Two teenage boys accused of shooting a baby in Brunswick, Georgia, made their first appearance in court on Monday, but they offered nothing in the way of explaining the strange and tragic case.<p>A 15-year-old, who is not being identified because of his age, and 17-year-old De'Marquise Elkins were …

Suspected baby shooter's sister arrested

The sister of De'Marquise Elkins, one of the two teenage boys accused of fatally shooting a 13-month-old baby in Brunswick, Georgia, has been arrested on an evidence tampering charge, the Glynn County Sheriff's Office said Thursday.<p>Sabrina Elkins, 19, was named in a grand jury indictment released …

Brazilian doctor killed 7 patients to free up hospital beds, police say

A Brazilian doctor appeared in court for allegedly killing seven patients to free up hospital beds in the southeast city of Curitiba.<p>Virginia Helena Soares de Souza recruited a group of doctors to help administer lethal doses of anesthetics, sedatives and painkillers, according to authorities.<p>In …

Japanese woman loses toe tips after coworker allegedly puts acid in her shoes

It's a case that could make you think twice before leaving your footwear unattended.<p>Japanese police say they have arrested a man over allegations he tried to kill a female colleague by putting hydrofluoric acid, a highly corrosive chemical, in her shoes.<p>The alleged attack, which police say took …

New turn in baby-shooting saga: City commissioner arrested

The investigation into the shooting of a baby in Brunswick, Georgia -- a crime that's grabbed national headlines -- has taken yet another turn with the arrest of a local politician.<p>The arrest stemmed from a verbal exchange between Brunswick City Commissioner James Henry Brooks and the family of one …

Suspect in prisons chief's death may have been freed 4 years early

There are indications that the man believed to have killed the head of the Colorado prison system this month may have been released from prison early because of a clerical error.<p>Evan Ebel entered the Department of Corrections in February, 2005, sentenced to three years in prison on robbery and …

Quotes of the Week: 'She Thought This Was the End of a Nightmare'

As Amanda Knox tries to put her murder trial behind her, an Italian court ruled this week that the American student should be retried for the 2007 …

Sunil Tripathi: Missing Ivy League Student Seen in New Surveillance Video

New surveillance video footage of a missing Brown University student on the morning of his disappearance may provide authorities with new clues to …

Zumba Sex Scandal: Alexis Wright Pleads Guilty to 20 Counts

A Maine Zumba instructor who was charged with running a prostitution ring out of her dance studio has pleaded guilty to 20 misdemeanor counts, ending …

Georgia Official Charged With Obstruction in Stroller Shooting Death

The probe into the murder of a Georgia infant in his stroller has taken a strange twist when a city commissioner was arrested for allegedly …