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A drug dealer has con­fessed to killing four young men sep­a­rately after sell­ing them mar­i­juana and burn­ing their bod­ies at his fam­ily’s farm, a per­son with knowl­edge of his con­fes­sion said Thurs­day. The source said a co­con­spir­a­tor was in­volved in the shoot­ing deaths of three of the men, who had been re­ported miss­ing.

De­tails were pro­vided after a lawyer said Cosmo DiNardo had con­fessed to mur­der­ing the miss­ing men and had told in­ves­ti­ga­tors where their bod­ies were. DiNardo, 20, agreed to plead guilty to four counts of first-de­gree mur­der.

The four men, all res­i­dents of Bucks County, dis­ap­peared last week. The re­mains of one, 19-yearold Dean Finoc­chiaro, have been iden­ti­fied. The other miss­ing men are Mark Stur­gis, 22; Thomas Meo, 21; and Jimi Taro Pa­trick, 19.

House­boat ex­plo­sion kills Cas­tle Rock woman.

A Cas­tle Rock woman died and five other peo­ple were in­jured in a Wed­nes­day night ex­plo­sion on a house­boat along the UtahAri­zona state line, au­thor­i­ties said Thurs­day.

A gen­er­a­tor ex­ploded about 10 p.m. Wed­nes­day as a large group of about 25 peo­ple va­ca­tioned on a pri­vately owned boat on Lake Pow­ell, au­thor­i­ties said.

Kirsten Meyer, 52, was killed, and four other peo­ple were flown to hos­pi­tals in Grand Junc­tion and Salt Lake City in crit­i­cal con­di­tion, Glen Canyon Na­tional Recre­ation Area spokes­woman Mary Plumb said.

They suf­fered bro­ken bones, burns and fa­cial in­juries, she said.

A fifth per­son, a boy, suf­fered mi­nor in­juries and was treated and re­leased from a clinic at Lake Pow­ell.

Some­one was try­ing to start the gen­er­a­tor in the Crys­tal Springs Canyon area when it sud­denly ex­ploded, said Sher­iff Rick El­dredge of San Juan County, Utah.

It could take more than a decade to clear Mo­sul of un­ex­ploded mu­ni­tions and booby traps.

After nine months of vi­cious street-tostreet fight­ing to drive the Is­lamic State out of Mo­sul, it could take many years more to fully re­move ex­plo­sives and other mu­ni­tions from what was once one of Iraq’s most pop­u­lous cities, U.S. State Depart­ment of­fi­cials said.

“When I look around the world in some ways there’s noth­ing like Mo­sul that we’ve en­coun­tered,” said Stan­ley Brown, the di­rec­tor of the Of­fice of Weapons Re­moval and Abate­ment. “The level of con­tam­i­na­tion though is not one of those where we’re talk­ing weeks and months, we’re talk­ing years and maybe decades.”

In three years of oc­cu­pa­tion, the Is­lamic State mined and booby­trapped large sec­tions of Mo­sul. Heavy com­bat lit­tered the city with un­ex­ploded ord­nance such as ar­tillery shells and hand grenades. In the western reaches of the city, where fight­ing was fierce, mas­sive de­bris fields will need to be re­moved to clear the ground be­neath.

Carter hos­pi­tal­ized while build­ing homes in Canada. WIN­NIPEG,

MAN­I­TOBA» Former U.S. Pres­i­dent Jimmy Carter was treated at a hospi­tal Thurs­day after be­com­ing de­hy­drated while help­ing to build houses in Canada for Habi­tat for Hu­man­ity.

The 92-year-old former pres­i­dent known for his post-pres­i­den­tial hu­man­i­tar­ian work was taken to a hospi­tal for re­hy­dra­tion, spokes­woman Deanna Congileo said.

Habi­tat for Hu­man­ity CEO Jonathan Reck­ford said the former pres­i­dent did not ap­pear to be in se­ri­ous med­i­cal dan­ger.

Judge or­ders ex-pres­i­dent jailed in cor­rup­tion case. LIMA, PERU»

A Peru­vian judge has or­dered the ar­rest of former Pres­i­dent Ol­lanta Hu­mala and his wife as they face money laun­der­ing and con­spir­acy charges tied to a con­struc­tion scan­dal in­volv­ing Brazil­ian com­pany Ode­brecht.

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