Continuing the journey
Central American migrants wait for subway cars Saturday as they resume their journey north after leaving temporary shelter at the Jesus Martinez stadium in Mexico City. Thousands were back on the move toward the United States with dedicated Mexico City metro trains that whisked them to the outskirts of the capital.
Since then, Hezbollah has amassed an arsenal that is believed to include well over 100,000 missiles and rockets, which Israel considers an existential threat.
Newly discovered tombs hold mummies, animal statues
A top Egyptian antiquities official says local archaeologists have discovered seven Pharaonic Age tombs near the capital of Cairo containing dozens of cat mummies, along with wooden statues depicting other animals and birds.
Mostafa Waziri told reporters Saturday that the discovery at Saqqara also includes mummies of scarabs, the first ever to be found in the area.
Of the statues found, those depicting cats were
the majority, reflecting the reverence ancient Egyptians showed the felines. Other statues depicted a lion, a cow and a falcon.
Egypt has been whipping up publicity for its new historical discoveries in the hopes of reviving a devastated tourism sector still recovering from the turmoil following a 2011 uprising.
Shelter opened as fl ood death toll climbs to 12
The death toll from flash floods in Jordan rose to 12 on Saturday and the kingdom's main tourist attraction, the ancient city of Petra, was closed for cleanup after what local officials said was the biggest deluge in the area in decades.
Friday's floods struck several areas of Jordan.
Rescuers continued the search for missing people around the Wala reservoir in central Jordan on Saturday.
In all, 12 people were killed, including two children and a diver who had been involved in rescue efforts, according to state media and Jordanian government spokeswoman Jumana Ghuneimat. Two of the bodies were found Saturday.
The torrents came two weeks after 21 people, most of them children, were killed in flash floods near the Dead Sea.
Upper Peninsula hit with season's first big snow
Parts of Michigan's Upper Peninsula have received more than a foot of snow in the first major snowfall of
Mayor acquitted of lying to relief of Five Star
Rome’s embattled mayor was acquitted Saturday of charges of lying about a city hall appointment, a case that threatened her career as well as the credibility of the anti- establishment Five Star Movement she represents.
A judge found that no crime had been committed when the mayor, Virginia Raggi, appointed the brother of her top aide to a prestigious tourism position in 2016.
‘‘ This sentence wipes away two years of political mud,’’ Raggi said. ‘‘ I am going ahead with our heads high for Rome, my beloved city, and all residents.’’
Prosecutors had sought a 10-month prison term on charges that Raggi had lied to anti- corruption officials about the appointment. Raggi said that the choice was hers alone, while prosecutors argued that it had been orchestrated by her aide.