177 bodies found in massive graves in Mexico

In the past few days, police have discovered dozens of mass graves filled with victims of drug cartels in San Fernando, Mexico.


Police have discovered a total of 177 victims in the graves, most of which were likely killed at the hands of the Zetas cartel, a major and vicious Mexican gang, authorities told the Financial Times.


Most of the victims had blunt force trauma to the head, while a sledgehammer that was found at the crime scene this month was likely used in the executions, Mexican investigators and state officials told the Washington Post.


Over 35,000 people have been killed in the past four years since the government's began it's battle with Mexico's organized crime, which America has supported with $1.6 billion.


Authorities have arrested 76 suspects, including the possible local Zeta boss Martin "El Kilo" Estrada, who authorities have attributed as the mastermind behind the killings.

Reporters found that the White House visitor logs have a lot of missing data in an iWatch News story.


The reporters would have had to do some extensive research on the online White House visitor log and found the missing information.


Looking over hundreds of thousands of log entries must have been extremely time consuming and aggravating.


The reporters did not use many other documents for the purpose of this article, but the amount of information found in the White House visitor log, and the lack of information found in the visitor log, provided most of the information needed to write the story.


The computer-assisted reporting was necessary for this story because the records were found online and the reporters would have had to be extremely careful in the examining and interpreting of the records they found.


The reporters would have had to find the gaps in the visitor logs themselves and found the oddly high numbers of junior aid visits and what the underlying cause of this is and why it is important.

Semitruck strikes and kills University student on bike

A semitruck hit and a University of Minnesota student on a bike just in front of the Dinkytown McDonalds on Thursday morning.


Kimberly Yeong Sil Hull, 25, was going to graduate from the university in May with majors in communication and Japanese and had just won first place in a university film contest, according to the Star Tribune.


Hull was biking south towards campus besides the truck when it took a right onto Fourth Street, knocking her onto the crosswalk and crushing her chest where she died at the scene.


The driver of the truck cooperated with police and was not arrested, though police are still determining who had the right of way traffic accident investigators are determining the speed of the semitruck, in a Minnesota Daily story.


Memorial services will be held at the Rarig Center on Tuesday, the day she would have turned 26.

St. Louis tornado leaves none killed or injured

The most powerful tornado to hit the St. Louis area in 44 years rampaged through an airport and destroys up to 100 homes on Friday, yet didn't kill or injure anyone.


The tornado peaked at a level EF-4 on the Enhanced Fujita scale, damaged 750 St. Louis homes, damaged the Lambert-St. Louis Airport and yet no one was killed thanks to citizens taking precaution after the 34-minute warning, said the Star Tribune.


On Easter Sunday, many civilians were left to pick up the pieces of the aftermath that will cost millions in dollars to repair.


Flights at the airport resumed on Sunday and reached about 70% of operations a mere two days after the tornado struck, said CNN.


The tornado had winds of about 170 mph, left 65 houses uninhabitable, and 35 houses with sustainable damage, according to Police Chief Donald Hood.

New Yorkers take $5,000 taxi ride across the country

Two New Yorkers paid a cab driver $5,000 to drive from New York to Los Angeles in one trip.


Mohammed Alam told CNN he left his crying family behind to take investment banker John Belitsky, 31, and English professor Dan Wuebben, 32, 3,000 miles across the country in six days.


One of the stops included along the way included Las Vegas, where the pair won $2,000, according to The Telegraph.


Belitsky wanted to take a taxi across the country after his father, a former New York taxi driver, told him no cab driver would take him across America.


It has been estimated that it would have cost $17,000 if the meter had been running the entire time.

Arrest made for hit-and-run connection

Police arrested a 29-year-old Roseville man on Thursday who may have been connected to the hit-and-run that killed a 23-year-old University of Minnesota student.


The Minneapolis police told KARE-11 News that they found the man after connecting tips and information from witnesses to the suspect.


The suspect was admitted to the Hennepin County Jail Thursday at 6:30 p.m. and is being held on probable cause for attempted murder without bail, according to the Minnesota Daily.


The suspect's name has not yet been released by the media because he has not yet been formally charged.


The hit-and-run the suspect is possibly connected to resulted in the injury of two female students and the death of Benjamin Van Handel, a University of Minnesota student from Appleton.

Mexican town faces sewage flood

A sewage water canal breach flooded about 200 Mexican homes with raw sewage on Sunday.


The colony of San Isrido and La Providencia's wall of the Canal De La Compania had a 30-meter long crack in it, CNN reported.


The crack allowed about 1.5 million gallons of wastewater to flow out of the canal and into the residential areas, in a UPI story.


There have been no reported fatalities, but three minors were injured. One was injured when he tried fleeing his flooding house while two others were sent to the hospital with hypothermia, said the local fire department.


Heavy overnight rains likely caused the crack, and authorities claimed the situation could be controlled by Sunday night, with the highway remaining closed until sometime on Monday.

Numi, the latest luxury toilet by Kohler, is looking to make a splash when it launches in the U.S. next month with its high end technology.


The Numi "Smart Toilet" gives its users adjustable seat positions, ambient lighting, a built-in audio system and an integrated stainless steel, self-cleaning bidet wand with adjustable water temperature and pressure and a dryer.


According to the Huffington Post, the Numi will cost consumers $6,300 to partake in the luxurious loo.


"This product is targeted at those consumers who want the best--they want the latest in design and technology (and) want a fashion statement in their home," Kohler's President and Chief Operating Officer David Kohler said to USA Today.


The Numi has been in production for five years, Kohler said. Kohler added that video capabilities may be next on the horizon for the Numi.

Inner Grove Heights soldier, 25, killed in Afghanistan

U.S. Army Specialist Joseph A. Kennedy was killed by small-arms fire on Friday in Afghanistan when insurgents attacked his Helmand Province unit. He was 25.


Kennedy, known to friends and family as a free-spirited daredevil, was a 2004 Simley High School graduate and a St. Paul resident who had been deployed overseas since January, in a Star Tribune story.


Kennedy was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry out of Fort Knox, Ky.


Many of Kennedy's old high school teachers told the Pioneer Press he was a disciplined, respectful and hard working and had the makings of a good soldier.


"He is our hero," Kennedy's mother, Valerie, said in a Statement released Saturday by the Department of Defense. "We are extremely proud of him and his service to our country. He will be missed by many that loved him dearly."

Devastating storm kills at lest 43 across 6 states

An enormous storm system created dozens of tornadoes from Oklahoma to North Carolina, Killing 43 people in six states before reaching the sea.


A total of 62 tornadoes swept through North Carolina, making for the worst storm to hit the state since March 1984, where 57 people were killed and hundreds were injured by a storm that spawned 22 tornadoes, the North Carolina governor declared in an Associated Press article.


The storm severely injured 130 people, leveled or damaged hundreds of homes and left over 84,000 people without power.


The National Weather Service meteorologist Scott Sharp told the New York Times that a "family of tornadoes" that were part of the same thunderstorm system was the reason for the devastation.


At one point, North Carolina had over 250,000 people without power before emergency crews began repairing the lines. Sporadic outages are still expected until Monday.