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More mourning in New York as baby dies after hit-and-run

New York

More mourning as baby dies after hit-run

A close-knit ultra-Orthodox Jewish community in Brooklyn was plunged into a new round of mourning Monday by the death of a baby who was delivered by caesarean section after his parents were killed in a hit-and-run crash a day earlier. Police hunted for the suspected driver, Julio Acevedo, saying he was barreling down a residential street at 60 mph, or twice the speed limit, early Sunday when he collided with a car hired to take the couple to a hospital. The death of the newborn on Monday compounded the community's grief. The baby was buried near the graves of his parents, Nachman and Raizy Glauber, both 21, said Isaac Abraham, a spokesman for the Hasidic Jewish community.

Venezuela

Chávez's breathing problems worsen

Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez's respiratory problems have gotten worse and he is in "very delicate" condition, the government said Monday. Communications Minister Ernesto Villegas said in a statement read on national TV that the cancer-stricken leader has a "severe infection." Chávez underwent surgery in Cuba on Dec. 11 and flew back to Caracas on Feb. 18.

Elsewhere

Vatican City: The College of Cardinals held its first general meeting Monday since the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI, but the cardinals did not choose a start date for the conclave to elect the next pope. Cardinals have said they expect at least a few days of meetings before the conclave begins.

Times wires

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