Anger in Spain: These demonstrators carried a banner reading, “No financial cuts” during a protest against unemployment and austerity measures in Madrid on Sunday. Thousands of protesters, including health, transport and administrative workers, marched in Madrid and Barcelona to the din of horns, drums and yells of “Government resign!” Spain’s jobless rate is a staggering 26 percent.
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Six teens killed in single-vehicle crash
Six Ohio teenagers died and two more were injured Sunday after their vehicle hit a guardrail, went airborne and landed in a pond, according to the Ohio State Patrol. The sport utility vehicle — traveling more than 70 mph and carrying eight people in Warren, Ohio — veered to the left, hit the guardrail and flew out of control. The dead included three 15-year-old boys, boys, 14 and 17, and a 19-year-old woman.
Survivors of sailboat race crash released
Five sailors who survived when their boat smashed into rocks during a race in storm-churned seas off San Diego, killing a fellow crew member, have been released from San Diego hospitals. The survivors were treated for cuts, bruises and hypothermia. The Uncontrollable Urge broke apart Friday on rocks near San Clemente Island after the 32-foot sailboat lost its steering.
Jeb Bush: Reporters like ‘crack addicts’
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush compared journalists to “crack addicts” and “heroin addicts” for asking about the 2016 presidential campaign. Bush was asked on NBC’s “Meet the Press” who is more likely to win the White House — himself or Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio. Bush said to host David Gregory: “Man, you guys are crack addicts. You really are obsessed with all this politics.”
Soviet soldier, missing for 33 years, is found
Lost for 33 years, Bachredtin Khakimov, a former Soviet soldier presumed dead by Russia, was recently found working as an herbal healer in a remote Afghan village. It was an extraordinary discovery for the Committee for the Affairs of Soldiers Abroad, the Russian agency charged with scouring Afghanistan for soldiers unaccounted for after the Soviet withdrawal in 1989. The fates of some 270 others remain unknown. Khakimov was like other Soviet soldiers who took up new lives in Afghanistan after the decade-long war. Now in his mid-50s, the man, who is from the Central Asian state of Uzbekistan, calls himself Sheikh Abdullah. Pictures show an older man with a crease-lined face, a long shaggy beard and wearing a turban. “He is living in his own world,” said Alexander Lavrentyev, the man who found him. The Soviet army invaded in 1979.
Gang-rape suspect found dead in cell
One of the men accused in the gang rape of a 23-year-old physiotherapy student was found dead in his jail cell in New Delhi on Monday morning, a jail official said. Ram Singh, who drove the bus in which the fatal rape took place on Dec. 16, appeared to have hanged himself, a jail spokesman said. Singh was the first of the accused to provide details of the attack to the police. He was one of five men and a juvenile arrested in the case.