GARY, Ind. ? The mayor of Gary, Indiana says that a man who confessed to killing one woman and led police to the bodies of six others in northwestern Indiana had been convicted of sex crimes in Texas.
Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson tells The Associated Press that the 43-year-old man in custody directed investigators to sites where bodies were found Saturday and Sunday.
Police haven't released the name of the man taken into custody after a 19-year-old woman was found fatally strangled Friday night at a Motel 6 in the neighboring city of Hammond.
SAO PAULO ? Brazilian police have detained six people after a confrontation that left a 21-year-old football fan dead this weekend, marking the third death involving rival supporter groups in Sao Paulo this year.
Authorities said Monday that the six men will be interrogated to explain their participation in the fighting that took place on a major highway just hours before the Brazilian league game between Palmeiras and Santos on Sunday at the Pacaembu Stadium.
NEW YORK ? The NHL has indefinitely suspended Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov because of domestic violence charges.
The league says he was arrested Monday morning but isn't providing other details. He will be paid during the investigation.
The NHL's collective bargaining agreement allows it to suspend players during a criminal investigation "where the failure to suspend the player during this period would create a substantial risk of material harm to the legitimate interests and/or reputation of the league."
WASHINGTON ? President Barack Obama says the Supreme Court's recent gay marriage orders may have the biggest impact of any ruling of his presidency.
Obama told The New Yorker that the court's Oct. 6 rejection of appeals from states seeking to preserve gay marriage bans is the best of his tenure.
The former law professor says although the court was not ready to expand gay marriage rights nationwide, "it was a consequential and powerful signal of the changes that have taken place in society and that the law is having to catch up."
BOSTON ? Massachusetts gas prices continued their downward spiral, dropping another 9 cents per gallon in the past week to an average of $3.17.
AAA Southern New England said Monday the cost of a gallon of self-serve, regular in the Bay State has now dropped 22 cents in the past month, prices are 21 cents lower than at the same time a year ago, and are at their lowest level since February 2011.
Yes despite the steep drop, Massachusetts prices are 7 cents above the national per-gallon average.