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NEW YORK CITY -- Online fundraising site Kickstarter says hackers got some of its customer data.

Kickstarter co-founder Yancey Strickler said in a Saturday blog post that hackers accessed usernames, email addresses, phone numbers and passwords. The passwords are encrypted, but the company said it's possible for a hacker to guess a weak or obvious password. It recommended that users change their passwords.

Hackers did not get credit card information, said New York-based Kickstarter, but two accounts saw unauthorized activity.

The company said it learned about the breach from law enforcement Wednesday and closed it immediately.

Suspect claims 23 killings

SUNBURY, Pa. -- A Pennsylvania woman charged with her newlywed husband with killing a man they met through Craigslist admitted to the slaying in a jailhouse interview with a newspaper and said she has killed more than 20 other people across the country, claims police said they are investigating.

In an interview with The Daily Item in Sunbury, 19-year-old Miranda Barbour said she wants to plead guilty to killing Troy LaFerrara in November. She also said in the interview she has killed at least 22 other people from Alaska to North Carolina in the last six years as part of her involvement in a satanic cult.

Zimmerman gives interview

NEW YORK CITY -- George Zimmerman, the 30-year-old Floridian acquitted last year of murdering Trayvon Martin, says he's homeless, jobless and struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder.

Mr. Zimmerman made these comments in an interview with Spanish-language television network Univision that was scheduled to air at 7 p.m. Sunday, a week and a half before the second anniversary of the shooting.

Obama signs debt limit law

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. -- President Barack Obama on Saturday signed separate measures into law to lift the federal debt limit and restore benefits that had been cut for younger military retirees.

The debt limit measure allows the government to borrow money to pay its bills, such as Social Security benefits and federal salaries.

Separate legislation passed in December would have held annual cost-of-living increases for veterans age 62 and younger to 1 percentage point below the rate of inflation, beginning in 2015.

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