US calls UN meeting on North Korea
WASHINGTON—The United States has called an urgent meeting of the U.N. Security Council for Monday in response to what it says are efforts by some countries “to undermine and obstruct” sanctions against North Korea.
The U.S. Mission announced Friday evening that the meeting will “discuss the implementation and enforcement of U.N. sanctions on North Korea.”
U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley had accused Russia on Thursday of pressuring an independent panel of U.N. experts to alter a report on North Korea sanctions that included alleged violations “implicating Russian actors.”
The report said some products allegedly were off-loaded from Russian ships, which were identified in the report.
Disguised gunmen kill four in Mexico
MEXICO CITY—Mexicans heading into the weekend’s Independence Day celebrations were jolted by a brazen shooting by men dressed as mariachi musicians who killed four people and wounded nine in Garibaldi Plaza, an iconic square in the capital where the bands serenade tourists.
The Mexico City prosecutors’ office said at least one foreigner was among those wounded in Friday night’s attack, which local media said was staged by three gunmen.
The prosecutors’ office said investigators were trying to find those responsible for the attack.
Police: Man dies after shark attack
WELLFLEET, Mass.—A man was bitten by a shark Saturday in the water off a Cape Cod beach and died later at a hospital, becoming the state’s first shark attack fatality in more than 80 years.
The 26-year-old man from Revere succumbed to his injuries after the attack around noon, police said. Life-saving measures were attempted on the beach before the man was taken to Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis, where he was pronounced dead. The beach has been closed.
The family of the victim was notified of the death, but his name was not released.
Boy left in woods as punishment
ST. PETER, Minn.—A man and woman in southern Minnesota are accused of dropping off a 5-year-old boy in the woods as punishment for wetting himself.
Lynda Michel, 42, and Gregory Wilson, 32, were charged Friday in Nicollet County District Court with child neglect. Authorities said the boy is Wilson’s biological son and that Michel lives with him and the child.
The boy was found Aug. 28 walking along a highway near St. Peter, located 55 miles southwest of Minneapolis. He was crying and wet from rain when a motorist spotted him. The boy told police he had been dropped off by his “mom and dad” because he had been “naughty.”
The child was taken into protective custody and is currently in foster care, according to court documents.