At California-Mexico border, migrants plan next moves
Some Central Americans were hoping Monday to leave the town of Mexicali on the California-Mexico border for Tijuana, where an additional 2,400 migrants have converged. More than 1,000 people crowded into shelters in Mexicali over the weekend as Mexican federal police prevented their buses from continuing 100 miles along the highway to Tijuana, Mexico’s westernmost border city. Hundreds of Tijuana residents, opposed to what they described as the “chaos” of the migrant caravan, gathered at a prominent roundabout on Sunday, before marching to a shelter. They chanted “Mexico! Mexico!” and “yes to migrants, no to invaders!” and waved signs with messages urging the migrants to go home and urging the government to take action.
Chiefs face Rams in potential Super Bowl preview
The Los Angeles Rams and Kansas City Chiefs square off Monday night in a potential Super Bowl preview. What some are calling the NFL’s Game of the Year already made huge headlines by being moved out of Mexico City because of poor playing conditions. Chiefs-Rams is back in Los Angeles, in prime time and, if it lives up to its billing, could be a wild, high-scoring affair. It’s the first meeting in NFL history this late in a season between two teams averaging 33 points per game.
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Colorado dad to be sentenced for murder of pregnant wife, 2 children
Christopher Watts is set to be sentenced at 10 a.m. Monday for his role in the murder of his pregnant wife and two children. The 33-year-old Colorado man will face at least three life terms in prison without the possibility of parole. Watts pleaded guilty Nov. 6 to the murder of his 34-year-old wife, Shanann, and their daughters, 4-year-old Bella and 3-year-old Celeste. Shanann was 15 weeks pregnant when investigators say Watts killed his family and dumped their bodies on a Weld County oilfield in August.
A Colorado dad convicted of murdering his pregnant wife and two daughters won’t receive the death penalty. Weld County’s district attorney agreed not to seek capital punishment in exchange for Christopher Watts pleading guilty to all nine counts.
Travel times increase ahead of Thanksgiving
Brace yourselves. This Thanksgiving, 54.3 million people will travel 50 miles or more away from home, a 4.8 percent increase over last year. That will be the highest volume of Thanksgiving travelers since 2005, according to an analysis by AAA. Travel times will start to increase on Monday and could be four times longer than a normal trip in the most congested cities. The best days to travel will be Thanksgiving Day, Friday or Saturday. Sunday will be busy as most holiday travelers will head home after the long weekend. Here are the worst days and times to drive in America’s largest cities.
‘Fantastic Beasts’ still holds ‘Harry Potter’ magic
Final numbers are expected Monday after “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” crawled, slithered and flew its way to the top of the weekend box office with a $62.2 million opening. Its reviews were largely lackluster, with critics saying Rowling’s magical world is wearing thin after 10 films. Last week’s top film, “Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch,” was second with $38.1 million, bringing its domestic tally to $126 million after two weekends. Freddie Mercury and Queen biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody” is still rocking, taking third place with $15.7 million for a total of $127 million.
Contributing: Associated Press
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