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Third suspect arrested in Mexico killings

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico — Mexico has arrested a third suspect in last month's massacre of 15 people in the border city of Ciudad Juarez.

Chihuahua state prosecutors say he is a former police officer believed to have worked as a hit man for the Juarez cartel.

A statement Saturday says he confessed to killing at least one victim.

On Jan. 30, armed men blocked off a dead-end street in a working class neighborhood and shot up three houses.

Many of the victims were teens with no known cartel ties, and the attack outraged even hardened residents of the violent city across from El Paso, Texas.

Investigators say the gunmen may have been acting on mistaken information.

Lithuanians protest high heating bills

VISAGINAS, Lithuania — Hundreds of residents of a Lithuanian town protested a decline in living standards Saturday, just two months after a nearby nuclear power plant was closed due to safety concerns.

The closure has driven up electricity bills and unemployment in Visaginas, a town of 28,000 people in northeastern Lithuania near the Belarusian border.

The protest, by about 2,000 mostly elderly people, occurred in the central square of the town amid heavy police presence, including a canine unit.

Protest organizers and participants expressed anger at a sharp rise in their January heating bills and the government's failure to provide financial relief. For years residents of Visaginas benefited from cheap energy supplied by the nearby Ignalina nuclear plant — a luxury that ended once the reactor was shut down in December.

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