Alcohol truck crash kills 10
Police say a tanker truck carrying alcohol on Friday collided with five cars and caught fire on a highway near the Peruvian border. Ten people are reported dead and 14 injured. Transit Police Colonel Dainer Zurita said the alcohol spilled from the truck and caught fire, burning 11 vehicles. Zurita said the truck driver may not have noticed that cars were stopped ahead of him as traffic was restricted to a single lane because revellers were occupying part of the road for a local holiday celebrating the new year 5,521 of the indigenous Andean calendar.
FBI tracked Carlos Fuentes
FBI documents show that the bureau and the US Department of State for more than two decades kept close track of author Carlos Fuentes, who was considered a communist and sympathizer of former Cuban president Fidel Castro. The documents posted on the FBI’s Web site last week show the US denied Fuentes an entry visa at least twice in the 1960s. In one of the memorandums Fuentes is described as “a leading Mexican communist writer.” The FBI files also show how over time, the bureau changed its views about Fuentes. Early on, the FBI highlighted his leftist tendencies, but in 1985 he is described as a prominent author and was given a visa to teach at Harvard University.
Sheriff appeals ruling
Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio is appealing a federal judge’s ruling that his office violated the constitutional rights of Latinos who were stopped during saturation patrols. Lawyers for Arpaio and the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office filed a notice of appeal on Friday in a federal court in Phoenix. District Judge G Murray Snow last month said that Arpaio, who calls himself the country’s toughest sheriff, and his deputies had no authority to stop and detain people solely based on the suspicion that they were undocumented immigrants. Arpaio’s department covers Arizona’s biggest county by population, with 3.8 million residents. His tough methods have made him a hero to groups seeking a crackdown on illegal immigration.
WTC remains identified
Authorities retesting human remains recovered from the World Trade Center (WTC) site after the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks have identified those of a 43-year-old woman. A spokeswoman for the New York City medical examiner’s office said the woman’s name will not be released at her family’s request. About 2,750 people died at the WTC in the attacks. Friday’s announcement brings the number of identified victims up to 1,636. The identification was made from remains collected before May 2002.
Kardashian, West name child
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West named their daughter North West, according to their Los Angeles County birth certificate. The baby was born at 5:34am on Saturday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. North is certainly not the first celebrity baby with an unorthodox name, plenty of which have set trends. “Brooklyn” may have seemed exotic when Victoria and David Beckham chose it in 1999, but last year it was the 29th most popular baby name in the country, the Social Security Administration said. Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz’s choice of another New York borough, Bronx, is less popular. “North” has not cracked the administration’s top 1,000 baby names over the past century, though “West” ranked 949 for boys in 1913.