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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in Southern California say two registered sex offenders have been charged with raping and killing four California women since last year. Anaheim's police chief says the two sex offenders wore GPS tracking devices during the killings and that there may be more victims. The two have known each other since at least 2012. If convicted, they could face a minimum sentence of life without parole or the death penalty.

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Federal authorities and police in suburban Kansas City now consider yesterday's killing of three people outside a Jewish center a hate crime. A retired trucker with Ku Klux Klan ties is being held without bail and could face charges as soon as tomorrow. It turns out none of the victims was Jewish. The suspect, Frazier Glenn Cross, shouted a Nazi slogan at television cameras when arrested minutes after the shooting.

HORLIVKA, Ukraine (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin have spoken today about the situation in Ukraine. There have been violent protests by pro-Russian demonstrators in eastern Ukraine. Some of them have seized government buildings. The U.S. says Russian agents are involved in creating unrest. The Kremlin denies that.

ORLAND, Calif. (AP) — Both drivers in last week's fiery Northern California crash involving a FedEx truck and bus full of students had clean driving records. According to The Sacramento Bee, California's Department of Motor Vehicles says neither driver had a moving violation, though the bus driver's license was briefly suspended a decade ago. The truck veered across a median and smashed into the bus, killing both drivers and eight passengers.

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A shortage of whitefish in the Great Lakes region resulting partly from the winter deep freeze is coming at an inconvenient time for Jewish families: the Passover holiday. The fish is in high demand because it's a key ingredient in a traditional recipe. Markets in Chicago and Detroit are among those struggling to fill whitefish orders before the beginning of the eight-day celebration beginning this evening.

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