Dec 17, 2014

Armed group seizes and beats Mexican reporters

An armed group briefly seized about 60 Mexican reporters and their families and beat some of them for supposedly showing disrespect towards 43 missing students, a local journalist organization said Tuesday. The journalists were gathered for an annual awards ceremony Saturday in the town ...

Family demands justice after Mexican student's body identified

Dec 8, 2014

Family demands justice after Mexican student's body identified

The family of the first victim identified among 43 missing Mexican students lamented the dashed dreams of the aspiring teacher, calling for justice in the case that has shocked the country. Attorney General Jesus Murillo Karam confirmed that Alexander Mora, 19, was identified among ...

Mexico says evidence proves missing students were burned up

Dec 8, 2014

Mexico says evidence proves missing students were burned up

Mexican authorities on Sunday said that mounting evidence and initial DNA tests confirmed that 43 trainee teachers who were abducted by corrupt police 10 weeks ago were incinerated at a garbage dump by drug gang members. Attorney General Jesus Murillo told reporters that one ...

Dec 7, 2014

At least one of 43 missing Mexico students ID'd

At least one of 43 college students missing since September has been identified among charred remains found near a garbage dump, two Mexican officials confirmed Saturday. The two could not provide more details on how many of the students might have been identified. They ...

Nov 17, 2014

Atari games buried in U.S. landfill net $37,000 on eBay

What some have called the worst video game ever made has fetched thousands of dollars for a city in New Mexico. An old “E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial” game cartridge drew the highest bid among 100 Atari games auctioned on eBay by Alamogordo officials. The games ...

Nov 13, 2014

Mexico rescues lioness and lynx kept in garage

Authorities rescued a distressed lioness named Madonna in western Mexico along with an overweight lynx that were kept in dismal conditions in an auto repair shop. The 19-year-old lioness weighed just 40 kg (88 pounds) when it was found in the central Mexican town ...

Nov 11, 2014

Only two bones identifiable in Mexico massacre: attorney general

Mexico’s attorney general downplayed chances Monday of ever identifying charred remains attributed to the suspected massacre of 43 students, saying only two bones were salvageable for DNA tests. Attorney General Jesus Murillo Karam said the remains found in the southern state of Guerrero were ...