SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The USS Iowa has left San Francisco and is on its way to its new home in Southern California.
The battleship was surrounded by pleasure boats and other vessels Saturday as it made its way through San Francisco Bay.
The 887-foot long, 58,000-ton battlewagon is being towed to the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro, where it will be transformed into an interactive naval museum.
The ship once carried President Franklin Roosevelt to a World War II summit to meet with Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin.
The ownership of the ship was transferred this month from the U.S. Navy to the Pacific Battleship Center, the nonprofit organization that has been restoring the boat.
The Iowa was scheduled to leave last Sunday but was delayed because of a storm system.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House says it is horrified by the brutal attack in Syria that killed more than 90 people, including at least 32 children.
National Security Council spokeswoman Erin Pelton said Saturday that the attack serves as a "vile testament to an illegitimate regime" of President Bashar Assad. The head of the U.N. observer team said the assault on Houla, a group of villages northwest of the besieged city of Homs, killed more than 60 adults and at least 32 children under the age of 10.
The White House said the Syrian regime responds to peaceful political protest with "unspeakable and inhuman brutality."
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The CIA is remembering those lost in covert operations, adding a new star to the intelligence agency's memorial wall and more than a dozen names to its Book of Honor.
The star is for Jeffrey Patneau, a young officer killed in a car crash in Yemen in September 2008.
CIA Director David Petraeus marked the loss and others to the war on terrorism at a private ceremony at CIA headquarters this past week.
The addition of the 15 names to the CIA's Book of Honor means their families can now acknowledge where their loved ones worked when they died.
Most were killed in terrorist acts over the last three decades in places like Lebanon, Kenya and Pakistan.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Two sisters of the man charged in the 1979 disappearance of Etan Patz (AY'-tahn payts) say their brother had said things years ago about hurting a child in New York.
Pedro Hernandez was charged Friday with murdering the 6-year-old.
Hernandez was 18 when Etan vanished. Police say he confessed this week to luring the child into the basement of a convenience store and strangling him.
His sister Lucy Suarez says that her brother long ago had told relatives that he had hurt a child. But she says he was never specific about what happened.
Another sister, Norma Hernandez, says she learned at some point that her brother had confessed to a church prayer group in the 1980s that he had killed a boy.
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- West Virginia State Police say they have found four bodies in a wooded area and believe they are those of a missing man, his girlfriend and his two young children.
Police said in a news release Saturday evening that the bodies were found in Nicholas County about a mile from where the man's missing 2003 Chevy Venture van was discovered Friday night. Police suspected foul play based on the vehicle's condition.
Authorities said they believe the bodies are those of Steven Hendrix; his girlfriend, Amber Martin; and his two young children, ages 6 and 4. They had not been seen since May 19; Hendrix's daughter had reported the four missing May 21.
Police have identified James Roy Belknap as a suspect. His whereabouts were not known Saturday night.
ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) -- Authorities say a small plane has crashed near a municipal airport in southern Utah, killing all four people on board.
St. George city spokesman Marc Mortensen says the downed single-engine Cessna 172 was found at about 6 a.m. Saturday about 400 feet from the runway. He says it's uncertain whether the crash occurred shortly after takeoff or upon landing.
FAA spokesman Ian Gregor says the plane crashed under "unknown circumstances." Federal authorities are investigating the cause.
National Weather Service meteorologist Monica Traphagan tells The Spectrum of St. George that there were no severe weather conditions at the airport during the early morning hours on Saturday.