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In brief: Officials identify dismembered man

Los Angeles – Coroner’s officials on Friday identified a man whose dismembered head, hands and feet were found in a Hollywood park as a 66-year-old from Los Angeles, and police continued to hunt for his killer.

The victim’s name is Hervey Medellin, coroner’s Lt. David Smith said. Public directories show Medellin lived in a Hollywood apartment near the rugged, hillside park where his remains were found.

Investigators served a search warrant Thursday night on a Hollywood apartment in the area, but it wasn’t immediately clear if it was Medellin’s apartment.

Protesters arrested in financial district

San Francisco – At least a dozen people were arrested Friday during an anti-Wall Street protest in downtown San Francisco, mostly for blocking an entrance at a bank’s corporate headquarters.

The midday arrests came as hundreds of protesters gathered in the rain attempting to disrupt business in the city’s financial district as part of daylong Occupy Wall Street-related demonstrations scheduled around the country demanding that banks end evictions and foreclosures.


 

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4 ex-presidents among hundreds at Barbara Bush’s funeral

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updated  Four former presidents joined ambassadors, sports stars and hundreds of other mourners on a gray, rainy Saturday at the private funeral for former first lady Barbara Bush, filling the nation’s largest Episcopal church a day after more than 6,000 people paid their respects to the woman known by many as “America’s matriarch.”