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Unidentified remains headed to 9/11 site

The unidentified remains of those killed at the World Trade Center on Sept. 11 are set to be moved to a repository at ground zero this weekend, renewing a long debate among grieving family members about the best final resting place.

Families were told by a city official last weekend that the remains would be moved Saturday from the Medical Examiner's Office on the East Side in a solemn procession to the memorial site. Once there, the remains will be put in a repository in the same building as the National September 11 Memorial Museum.

The setting will be available for family visits but will be overseen by the medical examiner with hopes that improvements in technology could eventually help identify the 7,930 remains.

Opinions among relatives are split, with some saying the remains do not belong in the museum area and others calling it a fitting site. - AP


Defiant pair get life

A couple who carried out a plan to kill a registered sex offender and his wife showed little remorse when they were sentenced to life in prison Tuesday in Union, S.C., with one shouting: "That's what child molesters get!" Initially, Jeremy and Christine Moody apologized to the judge and asked for a 30-year sentence so they could see their children. But after County Judge Lee Alford handed down the maximum, they kissed, then showed how they really felt. "See you perverts later!" Jeremy Moody shouted at Charles and Gretchen Parker's family as he left court. Moody shot the pair; his wife stabbed them. - AP


MSNBC says sorry

MSNBC apologized for a Cinco de Mayo segment that featured a staffer in a sombrero, shaking maracas and swigging tequila. The network said the interlude on its Way Too Early show meant no disrespect. The show apologized online and will express regret Wednesday on air. - AP