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Mexican authorities uncover 113 bodies in mass grave

Of the total, 30 bodies have been identified by relatives, said state attorney Gerardo Octavio Solís at a press conference Sunday. There were 28 men and two women identified, he said.

The mass grave is located in El Salto municipality, southeast of state capital Guadalajara, in central Mexico.

A spokesman for the state attorney’s office told CNN the dig started on October 1 and excavation work continues.

Another mass grave is being excavated at Ixtlahuacán de los Membrillos, around 30 kilometers (18.6 miles) south of El Salto by road, where a further 25 bodies have been found.

Solís did not offer an explanation for the existence of the mass graves, but Jalisco state has seen rising violence in recent years.

The mass grave is located at a farm.
It’s the base of Jalisco New Generation Cartel, one of Mexico’s “most powerful and fastest growing” drug cartels, according to the US Drug Enforcement Administration.

Jalisco has also exhumed the

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Driver ‘intentionally’ rams into Anaheim hotel, injuring 3, authorities say

Anaheim police are searching for the driver of an SUV who backed into three people at the Anaheim Lodge on Thursday afternoon.



a group of people standing in front of a sign: An investigation is underway after a man backed an SUV into the Anaheim Lodge motel, injuring three people. (OnScene.TV)


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An investigation is underway after a man backed an SUV into the Anaheim Lodge motel, injuring three people. (OnScene.TV)

The man purposely drove a white Lexus SUV into the hotel on South Beach Boulevard around 4:30 p.m., targeting one of three people injured in the collision, Anaheim Police Sgt. Shane Carringer said.

In addition to two people outside, the impact also struck the hotel clerk, who was in the office on the other side of the wall.

The clerk’s wife, Dipa Ahir, who works in the hotel kitchen, came running when she heard the commotion. She saw her husband lying the ground and a woman pinned against the wall.

“[It was] really scary,” Ahir said. “I can’t explain. I can’t imagine this kind of [thing] happened.”

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Federal authorities execute drug dealer who helped bury victim alive

Terra Haute, Indiana — Orlando Hall got stiffed on a drug deal and went to a Texas apartment looking for the two brothers who took his money. They weren’t home, but their 16-year-old sister was.

Late Thursday, Hall was put to death for abducting and killing the teenager, Lisa Rene. His was the eighth federal execution this year since the Trump administration revived a process that had been used just three times in the past 56 years. A judge’s stay over concerns about the execution drug gave Hall a reprieve, but for less than six hours. After the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the stay, he was put to death just before midnight.

Hall, a changed man in prison according to his lawyers and a church volunteer who had grown close to him, was consoling his family and supporters at the end. “I’m OK,” he said in a final statement, adding,

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Senior Chinese official says authorities working on more Hong Kong reforms, including judiciary

HONG KONG (Reuters) – A senior Chinese official said on Tuesday that authorities are working on reforms related to semi-autonomous Hong Kong’s mini-constitution, including its judicial system.

FILE PHOTO: Zhang Xiaoming, Executive Deputy Director of Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office of the State Council attends a news conference about the new national security laws for Hong Kong at the State Council Information Office in Beijing, China July 1, 2020. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Zhang Xiaoming, deputy director of China’s Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office, told a legal summit in the global financial hub that moves to “perfect” the legal system in Hong Kong would not undermine judicial independence.

The former British colony returned to Chinese rule in 1997 with the promise of a high degree of autonomy under a “one country, two systems” agreement that guaranteed freedoms unavailable in mainland China and an independent judiciary.

But after prolonged anti-government and

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Authorities investigating death of Black teen in Louisiana as homicide

Authorities are investigating the the mysterious death of Black teenager Quawan “Bobby” Charles, whose body was found in a Louisiana sugar cane field, as a homicide, they said.

The announcement came Saturday after relatives of Charles, 15, and local civil rights groups called for an independent investigation and raised questions about whether his race played a role in how law enforcement officials handled his case so far.

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Quawan

Charles’ body was found on Nov. 3 in a sugar cane field near the village of Loreauville, about 20 miles from his father’s home in Baldwin. His mother first reported him missing on Oct. 30.

A lawyer for the family said last week that it was unclear why officials hadn’t issued an Amber Alert after he disappeared or how he could have drowned — the likely cause of death listed in the autopsy report — when his body was found in shallow

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Authorities ‘following every lead’ into Black teen’s death

A Louisiana sheriff says his office is “working hard to ensure no stone is left unturned” in determining what led to the death of a Black 15-year-old whose disappearance sparked speculation about racial crime

NEW IBERIA, La. — A Louisiana sheriff said Saturday that his office is “working hard to ensure no stone is left unturned” in determining what led to the death of a Black 15-year-old whose disappearance sparked speculation about racial crime.

“I want to assure the public that I, and my team, are doing everything we can, and following every lead, to gather evidence into what happened in the untimely death of Quawan ”Bobby” Charles,” Iberia Parish Sheriff Tommy Romero said in a news release.

“Any loss of life is a tragedy and that is

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Illegal Marijuana Farms on Navajo Land Raided by Authorities

This story and photo gallery was originally published by Searchlight New Mexico and is published here as part of an ongoing collaboration with Rolling Stone.

A coalition of 20 federal, state and tribal law enforcement entities descended on a network of Shiprock farms on Monday, capping a months-long investigation into illegal marijuana cultivation and possible labor trafficking on the Navajo Nation.

Throughout the day, teams of law enforcement officers — including agents from the FBI, the U.S. Marshals Service and the Drug Enforcement Agency — removed marijuana plants by the thousands, loading them onto dump trucks and burying them in large pits.

Law enforcement will not yet comment on the volume, but San Juan County Sheriff Shane Ferrari described the seizure as an amount that will “knock you back in your chair.” Navajo Nation police had previously reported that only five of 36 cannabis farms remained in operation; if true,

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Authorities looking for woman who fled scene after her car hit a Virginia State Police vehicle on I-66

State police said Sunday they were still trying to identify the driver.

The 2014 Volkswagen was traveling in the eastbound lanes of I-66, near exit 66, when it changed lanes and struck the patrol car, police said.

A female trooper who was inside the patrol car was taken to Inova Fairfax Hospital with serious but nonlife-threatening injuries, police said. She was released from the hospital Saturday and is recovering at home, authorities said.

Following the crash, police arrested the passenger, Christopher G. Rush, 37, of Woodbridge. Rush is charged with being drunk in public and obstruction of justice. He refused to identify the driver, police said.

Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller said the crash remains under investigation and as of Sunday morning, police had not located the driver.

Authorities are urging drivers to be extra cautious while traveling in highway work zones. A large segment of I-66 — both

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Palestinian prisoner ends hunger strike after making deal with Israeli authorities

Speaking to CNN, Maher Al-Akhras, a 49-year old farmer from Silat Al Dhaher in the north of the West Bank, said he had achieved “a victory for all the Palestinian people, not just for me.”

An Israeli security official confirmed to CNN that Al-Akhras had ended his hunger strike and would be released on November 26 but would not comment on whether any particular commitments had been made.

Al-Akhras told CNN he began his action in July in an effort to highlight Israel’s use of administrative detention, which allows authorities to detain people indefinitely — without pressing charges or presenting evidence — if they believe there is an imminent security threat.

“The issue of administrative detention has been opened up again, with so many question marks,” Al-Akhras told CNN. “The strength I have had all this time came from the support I received from people outside who were demanding justice.”… Read More

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Suspect in double homicide who allegedly abducted daughters found: Authorities

Authorities tracked the suspect from Kansas to Oklahoma.

Authorities said they have detained a suspect in the double homicide of two boys who also allegedly abducted his two young daughters, bringing an hourslong search to an end.

Sheriff’s deputies responding to a 911 call from a resident on Hillside Road in Leavenworth County, Kansas, shortly after 1 p.m. local time Saturday discovered two dead boys at the residence, according to the Kansas Bureau of Investigation. Two girls were also missing from the home, authorities said.

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation issued an Amber Alert Saturday afternoon for the two missing girls, identified as Nora Jackson, 7, and Aven Jackson, 3.

Their father, Donny Jackson, 40, was a suspect in the homicides and the abduction, officials said.

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