Baby shot by 3-year-old brother
An 8-month-old girl was accidentally shot by her 3-year-old brother in a New Mexico motel room while their mother and her boyfriend were in a shower, police said. The infant girl was in critical condition Tuesday, unchanged since she was found by Gallup police. Officers arrived at the motel to find an adult holding a baby with a gunshot wound to her face, a complaint filed Monday said.
Fire cleanup estimated at $3 billion
State and federal authorities estimated that it will cost at least $3 billion to clear debris from 19,000 homes and businesses destroyed by three California wildfires last month.
Shooter kills 4 in cathedral, then himself
A man opened fire in a cathedral in southern Brazil after mass, killing four people and wounding four more before taking a bullet in the ribs in a firefight with police and then shooting himself in the head. The shooting happened right at the Metropolitan Cathedral in Campinas, a city about 60 miles north of Sao Paulo. Hours after paramedics were seen taking bodies and injured out of the church, authorities identified the shooter as Euler Fernando Grandolpho, 49, from Valinhos, a nearby city in the densely populated state of Sao Paulo.
Modi’s party suffers defeats in state elections
Voters delivered stinging defeats to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party in state elections, a sign of growing dissatisfaction with his government as it looks ahead to national elections next year. Just months remain before the world’s largest democracy holds its general election, a once-in-five-year effort to seat a new Parliament. Modi led his party to a decisive victory in 2014, but Tuesday’s election results indicate that he could face a fight to retain power in 2019.
Deal reached for Yemeni prisoner swap
Delegations from Yemen’s warring sides have agreed to set Jan. 20 as a final date to swap more than 15,000 prisoners from both sides of the country’s devastating civil war, according to a member of the rebel delegation. The internationally recognized government of President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi and Iran-backed Shiite rebels said at news conferences in Sweden that they have exchanged prisoner lists ahead of a final swap to be facilitated by the Red Cross.
Violent attacks kill more than 30
At least 12 people were killed on the outskirts of Kabul when explosives in a vehicle detonated near a convoy of security forces, Afghan officials said, and at least 12 others were wounded. It was the deadliest of several violent attacks across Afghanistan on Tuesday that left a total of more than 30 dead, most of them members of security forces.