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Theory: Maya Rulers' Ashes Used to Make Pelota Balls

Archaeologist believes it happened in at least 3 cases

(Newser) - Pelota is one of the oldest known team sports, played centuries ago by the Maya—in some cases, with a ball that may have been partly made from the ashes of their dead rulers. The BBC reports on archaeologist Juan Yadeun Angulo's theory, which was born from a pair...

Supreme Court Gives Biden a Win on Immigration

5-4 vote allows administration to end Trump-era 'Remain in Mexico' policy

(Newser) - In its last major decision of a history-making term , the Supreme Court delivered a ruling the Biden administration will actually like. In a 5-4 vote, the court said President Biden can end a Trump-era immigration policy informally known as "Remain in Mexico," reports CNN . The Migrant Protection Protocols...

Survivor Doesn't Blame Netflix for Deadly Crash

Yeray Albelda lost 2 friends in Mexico crash

(Newser) - Yeray Albelda is hurting physically and emotionally after the crash that killed two fellow actors in an upcoming Netflix show—but he doesn't blame Netflix or production company Redrum. The crash in Mexico last Thursday killed two of his close friends: Raymundo Garduno Cruz and Juan Francisco Gonzalez Aguilar,...

2 Priests Gunned Down in Mexico Church, Bodies Taken

Jesuit priests were protecting man who sought refuge in church

(Newser) - Two Jesuit priests were fatally gunned down in a Mexico church Monday, the Jesuits of Mexico announced Tuesday. Fathers Javier Campos Morales, 79, and Joaquín César Mora Salazar, 80, who had almost a century of service between them, were trying to protect a man who was being chased...

Two Actors in New Netflix Series Killed in Crash

Six others from 'The Chosen One' injured in Mexico

(Newser) - Two actors working on a new Netflix series were killed and six others injured in Mexico when their van crashed, reports USA Today . The men killed were identified as Raymundo Garduño Cruz and Juan Francisco González Aguilar, though Aguilar is known professionally as Paco Mufote, per People . They...

Storm Floods Miami Streets
Storm Floods
Florida Streets

Storm Floods Florida Streets

System arrives from Mexico with heavy rainfall

(Newser) - The storm system that made landfall in Mexico as Hurricane Agatha has reached Florida, bringing heavy rain and winds and flooding roads on Saturday. Officials in Miami, where downtown streets flooded overnight, warned residents not to try to drive or walk through the standing water, the Orlando Sentinel reports. Many...

Pacific Has Its First Hurricane of the Season
Hurricane Agatha Makes
Landfall in Mexico
updated

Hurricane Agatha Makes Landfall in Mexico

Forecasters warn of dangerous flooding, winds

(Newser) - Update: Hurricane Agatha made landfall at 2pm PDT Monday west of Puerto Angel, Mexico, bringing maximum sustained winds of 105mph. It's the earliest a Category 2 storm has made landfall on Mexico's Pacific Coast, CBS News reports. The US National Hurricane Center warned the area could face dangerous...

Breaching Whale Slams Right Onto Boat
Humpback Whale Leaps,
Comes Down on Boat
video

Humpback Whale Leaps, Comes Down on Boat

It happened in Mexico on Saturday

(Newser) - Getting up close and personal with nature proved dangerous in Mexico's Sea of Cortez on Saturday, when a boat that apparently got too close to a humpback whale ended up nearly being taken down by the creature. 9News reports that tourists on nearby boats in Topolobampo Bay off Sinaloa,...

Report: DOD 'Vehemently' Objected to Passage in Esper Book

Pentagon didn't want ex-defense secretary to write about Trump wanting to fire missiles into Mexico

(Newser) - Update: The Defense Department vetted all relevant claims Mark Esper made in his upcoming memoir, but it apparently wasn't thrilled with some of them. In fact, sources tell CNN Business that Pentagon officials were "vehemently" against the former defense secretary writing about then-President Trump suggesting in 2020 that...

'Crime Scene' of 150 Skulls Was Actually Coldest of Cases

Remains found in Mexican cave in 2012 date from AD 900

(Newser) - When Mexican police found a pile of about 150 skulls in a cave near the Guatemalan border, they thought they were looking at a crime scene, and took the bones to the state capital. It turns out it was a very cold case. It took a decade of tests and...

Woman Gets Stuck Climbing Border Wall, Dies

She was upside down for a significant amount of time, authorities say

(Newser) - A 32-year-old woman attempting to climb over a border wall from Mexico into Douglas, Arizona, was killed Monday when she got stuck upside down. The unidentified woman got over the wall and was using a harness to go down the other side, but her foot and leg got tangled and...

At US-Mexico Border, Truckers Block Bridges in Protest

This time it's Mexican truckers, upset over Texas governor's inspections order that's slowing traffic

(Newser) - There's a new trucker protest underway, this time along the US southern border. Reuters reports that big-rig drivers from Mexico have been blocking bridges leading in and out of Texas for days, a protest against Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's recent mandate that officials carry out vehicle safety inspections...

QAnon Believer Texted Wife Day He Allegedly Killed Kids

Wife said Matthew Coleman grew 'significantly more paranoid' before murders: affidavit

(Newser) - California surfing instructor Matthew Coleman, accused of stabbing his two young children to death with a spearfishing gun on the belief that they had "serpent DNA," grew more and more paranoid as he went down the QAnon rabbit hole, court documents allege. Wife Abby Coleman told investigators that...

Gunmen Open Fire at Cockfight
Gunmen Kill 20 at Cockfight
UPDATED

Gunmen Kill 20 at Cockfight

Police say Mexico City assailants used a fish-and-chips van for camouflage

(Newser) - Update: Police investigating a mass shooting in Mexico's Michoacan state that left 20 people dead say the gunmen staged their ambush by hiding in a fish-and-chips van, reports the BBC . The assailants drove to a ranch that was home to an illegal cockfighting ring in a food van that...

Gunman Kills Indigenous Rights Activist

Nearly 100 rights leaders have been killed in Mexico in less than 4 years

(Newser) - Armed assailants killed lawyer and Indigenous rights activist Patricia Rivera Reyes, Mexican authorities announced Monday. The prosecutors' office in the northern border state of Baja California said three masked intruders burst into a home in the border city of Tijuana where a festivity was being held Saturday night. The intruders...

He Arrived in Cabo for Spring Break. Hours Later, He Was Dead

Arizona State University's Aiden Nevarez, 18, fell 20 feet over a hotel short wall

(Newser) - The Arizona State University community is mourning one of its own, a college freshman who died while celebrating spring break in Mexico, just hours after arriving at his hotel. Two friends of 18-year-old Aiden Nevarez who were with him on the trip told 12 News that they and Nevarez had...

Tennis Star's Attack on Chair Gets Him Booted From Tourney

No. 3 Alexander Zverev smashed the umpire's seat with his racket at Mexican Open

(Newser) - German tennis star Alexander Zverev is out of the Mexican Open—and not because of a loss. Zverev, ranked third in the world in men's singles, defeated Jenson Brooksby of the US 3-6 7-6 (10) 6-2 in a singles match early Tuesday, before heading into a men's doubles...

US Relents on Avocados From Mexico
US Relents on Avocados
From Mexico

US Relents on Avocados From Mexico

Temporary ban threatened to result in higher prices

(Newser) - The US is lifting a ban on inspections of Mexican avocados, freeing the way for exports to resume. Ambassador Ken Salazar said in a statement the decision came after Mexico and the United States agreed “to enact the measures that ensure the safety" of agricultural inspectors who are in...

'Startled' Flock of Birds Slams Into the Ground

Mexico incident left dozens of dead birds in street

(Newser) - Hundreds of blackbirds suddenly plunge from the sky and slam into buildings or the ground in a grim video captured by a security camera in Mexico. Most of the flock of yellow-headed blackbirds flew off afterwards, but dozens remained on the ground, dead or injured, CBS reports. Experts believe the...

In Surprise Move, US Suspends Avocado Imports

After inspector in Mexico receives a threat

(Newser) - Mexico has acknowledged that the US government has suspended all imports of Mexican avocados after a US plant safety inspector in Mexico received a threat, the AP reports. The surprise, temporary suspension was confirmed late Saturday on the eve of the Super Bowl, the biggest sales opportunity of the year...

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