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DNA links the remains of 2 among 10 victims

YAPHANK (AP) -- An investigation into 10 bodies strewn along a remote New York beach parkway grew more perplexing Tuesday when police announced that DNA testing had determined that two victims found miles apart were related and that the remains of another unidentified woman matched body parts found 15 years ago.

Police suspect the 10 victims -- whose remains were dumped along the highway periodically over more than a decade and discovered during searches begun last December -- could have been left by several killers. Body parts have now been found in four separate locations stretching over a wide section of eastern Long Island. One of the victims found in Suffolk County in December was former Buffalo-area resident Melissa M. Barthelemy, 24, who disappeared in July 2009.

"There could be one, there could be more killers," Suffolk County Police Commissioner Richard Dormer said in an appeal for the public's help. Police hope the release of additional information, including new sketches of two of the victims, will jog someone's memory in a case that has stymied veteran homicide detectives.

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Green energy needs funding, Clinton says

NEW YORK (AP) -- Former President Bill Clinton said Tuesday that the success of the alternative energy movement is hampered by a lack of financing. His comments came as world leaders attending his annual philanthropic conference expressed fears about rising seas.

The ex-president's three-day Clinton Global Initiative for VIPs with deep pockets began Tuesday with a frank discussion about addressing global climate challenges.

There was a sense of frustration among the world leaders over the failure to create a legally binding world agreement on carbon emissions. "We have seen much less progress than we hoped for," said Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg.

Pointing to Germany's successful creation of solar energy jobs as a model for other nations to emulate, Clinton said the main issue with green energy is a lack of proper funding.

"This has to work economically," Clinton said. "You have to come up with the money on the front end."

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