KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Police say R&B artist Trey Songz was arrested during the AFC Championship game in Kansas City after fans complained he wasn’t following COVID-19 protocols and other rules and he then punched an officer who was trying to remove him. Songz, whose name is Tremaine Aldon Neverson, was released Monday from the Jackson County jail. Jackson County authorities say an investigation continues and no charges have been filed. Kansas City police say fans complained about a man who was not wearing a mask or following the stadium’s code of conduct during Sunday’s game at Arrowhead Stadium. TMZ released a video showing Songz struggling with several officers before being led away. A representative for Songz declined to comment.
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Preliminary figures show that Poland’s economy shrank 2.8% during 2020 due to the pandemic, ending three decades of constant growth. The report released Friday showed that the usual driving forces of the economy faltered. Private sector spending shrank by 3% and investment contracted by 8.4%. It was the first contraction in Poland’s GDP since a 7% drop in 1991, when the economy was going through a painful transformation from being centrally-run to a market-driven system. Like most other countries, Poland’s economy was disrupted severely in 2020 by restrictions on public life meant to contain the coronavirus.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Prosecutors in northern Mexico have confirmed that at least two of the 19 people found shot to death and burned near the U.S. border were Guatemalan migrants. Two other victims among the four identified so far were Mexicans. The forensic results announced Saturday confirm the fears of families in a rural Indigenous community in Guatemala who have said they lost contact with their relatives last week as they travelled toward the United States. The prosecutors office in the northern state of Tamaulipas did not release the victims’ names. Of the 19 bodies, 16 were found to be males, one female and two others were so badly burned their gender has not been determined.
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan’s military says security forces have killed three insurgents in a raid on a militant hideout in the country’s northwest. In a statement, it said Monday’s raid took place in the former tribal region of Lower Dir in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. The slain militants until 2019 had allegedly been involved in targeted killings in northwestern Swat Valley, which was a Taliban stronghold until 2009 when the army says it cleared the region of militants. Pakistani militants have in recent months stepped up attacks on troops in the former tribal regions bordering Afghanistan, raising concerns that insurgents were regrouping in various former tribal regions.