Two bodies believed to be an Arizona couple who vanished 10 days ago were found on Thursday by sheriff's officials and a man was arrested on suspicion of their murder, authorities said. Mike and Tina Careccia were last seen leaving their home in Maricopa, 30 miles south of Phoenix, on June 22, a son told police. Authorities said Jose Valenzuela, 38, was booked into the Pinal County jail on suspicion of first-degree murder after their remains were discovered on the property where he lives.
The U.S. Navy is tripling paid maternity leave for women who serve in the Navy and Marine Corps from six to 18 weeks in the first year after birth. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus said on Thursday the change was effective immediately and would be retroactive to Jan. 1. "When the women in our Navy and Marine Corps answer the call to serve, they are making the difficult choice to be away from their children - sometimes for prolonged periods of time - so that they can do the demanding jobs that we ask them to do," Mabus said in a statement.