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Rafael Araiza, the head of a local civil defense office on Mexico's Pacific Coast, said a 26-year-old woman died from a shark bite as she was pushing her 5-year-old daughter toward a floating play platform near the beach in Melaque.

Shannon Overstreet, who's serving a sentence of two to 10 years for malicious wounding and forgery at the Huttonsville Correctional Center in West Virginia, was indicted on murder and other charges in connection with his missing daughter's death, police said in a news release.

Lena Kabaeva, who's just buried her brother killed fighting for Russia in its invasion of Ukraine, said she had to tell her 85-year-old mother he was killed by American soldiers since "it would be impossible for her to understand" how two parts of the Soviet Union in which she grew up could be at war.

John Bellhouse, a former federal correctional officer at a women's facility in California, was sentenced to five years and three months in prison on two counts of sexual abuse and three counts of abusive sexual contact involving two inmates between 2019-20.

Luc Durnez, who marched through Brussels in a rally highlighting the dangers of climate change, claimed the Belgian government went to the COP28 climate summit in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, "without a plan and it is really a shame for us."

Chisom Kingston and Natalie Hanna White entered negotiated guilty pleas to arson charges and received identical sentences of five years' probation and $500 fines for burning down a southwest Atlanta Wendy's during the protests following Rayshard Brooks' shooting death in June 2020.

John Strauss, a University of Southern California professor who was placed on administrative leave, is allowed to return to campus as the institution continues its investigation into his comments about Hamas during a student protest, according to his lawyer.

Pope Francis, who has canceled public outings due to a lung inflammation and the flu, skipped his window appearance in St. Peter's Square, but told parishioners that he's "getting better, but the voice still isn't."

Sara Moore, 40, of Blountsville, Ala., pleaded guilty to felony murder in the 2019 death of a man who was beaten by a baseball bat, Blount County District Attorney Pamela Casey said.

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