The dear mayor of Honduras stood out from the bloody term

CANTARRANAS, Honduras (AP) – San Luis was the eighth stop on a nine-village tour for Francisco “Paquito” Gaitan, the popular mayor of this municipality, who sat in the mountains outside Tegucigalpa, the capital of Honduras. Two weeks before the election, Gaita seemed untouched as he continued for the fifth consecutive term. This rare politician here … Read more

The Feds arrested a smuggler on a flight from Guatemala to Miami

MIAMI (AP) – Federal authorities have arrested a 26-year-old man who apparently curled up in the landing gear department during a battle with American Airlines that arrived at Miami International Airport in Guatemala on Saturday morning. The man was in a wheel well area when the flight arrived from Guatemala at 10.06 a.m., authorities said. … Read more

Police: A man shot at an NC mall is still in critical condition

DURHAM, NC (AP) – Police in North Carolina say a man is still in critical condition after a shooting on Friday at a mall full of customers the day after Thanksgiving. Durham police said Saturday investigators will continue to investigate the incident on Thepoint’s Streets in Southpoint. A 10-year-old child and another man were also … Read more

500 guards gather in a Mexican city and vowed to help police

NUEVO URECHO, Mexico (AP) – The blackmail of avocado farmers in western Mexico has worsened so much that 500 vigilants from a so-called “self-defense group” known as United Towns or Pueblos Unidos met on Saturday and vowed to help police. Supervisors gathered for a demonstration in the city of Nuevo Urecho in the western state … Read more

Nashville Police: 3 dead, 4 wounded in house shooting

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) – A shooting at a Tennessee apartment killed three people and wounded four others, police said. The shooting took place Friday night in an apartment in Nashville, police said on Twitter. Three young men died at the scene and four other people were injured that were not life-threatening. Police said there were … Read more

Flood clocks were released in the recently damaged Northwest

Washington residents were preparing for possible floods as “atmospheric rivers” once again threatened parts of the Northwest that were hit by extreme weather earlier this month. Flood guards have been assigned to much of western and northern Washington over the weekend, and the National Weather Service warned that floods are possible throughout northwest Washington. Heavy … Read more

The Afghan prime minister is defending Taliban power in the midst of the crisis

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (AP) – The Taliban Prime Minister of Afghanistan defended the group’s power in a public address on Saturday, saying it was not to blame for the worsening economic crisis and is working to redress the corruption of the ousted government. He also resisted international pressure to form a more comprehensive government. The half-hour-long … Read more

Donations are flowing to a Missouri man released after 43 years

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Nearly $ 1.4 million had been raised by Saturday from a man who spent 43 years behind bars before a judge overturned his conviction for a triple murder. The Midwest Innocence Project set up a GoFundMe fundraiser as they fought for the release of Kevin Strickland, noting that he would … Read more

German minister hopes patient will postpone “wake-up call”

BERLIN (AP) – German health minister said on Saturday that he hoped the sight of air force planes carrying patients across the country would serve as a “wake-up call” for millions still awaiting COVID-19 vaccination. Health Minister Jens Spahn said the number of people who received their first vaccinations has increased last week, with 450,000 … Read more

Tunisian Ministry of Interior: The knife striker is known as an extremist

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) – The Tunisian Ministry of the Interior has reported that a man attacking security authorities in central Tunisia was a well-known extremist movement. According to a statement released on the ministry’s Facebook page late Friday, the 31-year-old previously studied abroad and is on the list of the Takfiris extremist group, which considers … Read more