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Murder suspect arrested

Mexico City prosecutors said they have arrested a third suspect in the killings of a photojournalist and four women in a case that drew attention around the world. City prosecutor Rodolfo Rios Garza on Friday said that Cesar Omar Martinez had been arrested earlier in the day on the city’s south side. Martinez is 32 years old and his name partly corresponds to one mentioned by the second suspect arrested in the case, a former policeman. Three men were seen by surveillance cameras on Friday leaving the apartment building where the killings occurred. The victims included photojournalist Ruben Espinosa and activist Nadia Vera. Also killed were a 19-year-old aspiring makeup artist, a woman from Colombia and their 40-year-old housekeeper.


Man urinates on plane

An Oregon man faces charges after authorities said he urinated on passengers on a flight from Anchorage, Alaska, to Portland, Oregon. Jeff Rubin, 27, was arrested early on Friday after JetBlue Flight 47 arrived at Portland International Airport, KOIN-TV reported. A police report said passengers and airline employees told officers Rubin had been sleeping for most of the flight. About 30 minutes before landing, they said, he stood up and began urinating through the crack between the seats in front of him onto the passengers sitting there. The report said he lost his balance and fell backward, splashing urine on passengers, seats and luggage. Rubin spent about five hours in jail and was released on his own recognizance. He faces charges of criminal mischief and offensive littering.


Self-euthanasia bill approved

California lawmakers on Friday gave final approval to a bill that would allow terminally ill patients to legally end their lives. The measure to allow doctors to prescribe life-ending medication succeeded on its second attempt after the heavily publicized case of 29-year-old Brittany Maynard, a woman with brain cancer who moved to Oregon to legally take her life. Her relatives tearfully watched the debate from the US Senate floor. The measure faces an uncertain future with California Governor Jerry Brown, a former Jesuit seminarian who has not said whether he would sign it. Senators approved the bill on a 23-14 vote after an emotional debate on the final day of the legislative session. Opponents said the measure could prompt premature suicides. The revised measure includes requirements that the patient be physically capable of taking the medication themselves, that two doctors approve it, that the patient submit several written requests, and that there be two witnesses.


Eleven killed in Damascus

Eleven people were killed in evening rebel rocket fire on the Syrian capital, Damascus, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said yesterday. The Britain-based monitor said the deaths were in the Duwaylaa neighborhood of Damascus, adding that most of those killed appeared to be civilians. At least 20 people were also injured in the Friday shelling, the monitor said. Rebels in strongholds on the outskirts of the capital regularly fire rockets into Damascus, often killing scores of people, many of them civilians. The regime also regularly carries out air strikes on rebel-held areas around Damascus, particularly the Eastern Ghouta region, where aerial assaults in August alone killed 377 people, according to Doctors Without Borders. Rights group.

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