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Police: 5-year-old girl burned in voodoo ritual; 2 charged

EAST BRIDGEWATER, Mass/February 03, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Two sisters tied down and burned a 5-year-old girl, permanently disfiguring her, in a voodoo ritual meant to rid her of a demon causing her to misbehave, police said. The women also threatened to cut off the head of the girl’s 8-year-old brother with a machete, authorities said. The boy … Continue reading Police: 5-year-old girl burned in voodoo ritual; 2 charged

Bears burned in California wildfires go holistic for pain

SAN FRANCISCO/January 24, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Veterinarians successfully used alternative medical treatments such as acupuncture on three wild animals burned in the Southern California wildfires, although one patient — a 5-month-old mountain lion — did keep eating his fish-skin and corn-husk bandages, vets at the University of California, Davis said Wednesday. Rescuers brought two adult bears, … Continue reading Bears burned in California wildfires go holistic for pain

Pope goes to restive area in Chile where churches are burned

SANTIAGO, Chile /January 16, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Pope Francis is looking to put Chile’s sex abuse scandal behind him Wednesday by diving into another divisive issue roiling the South American nation: the plight of the indigenous Mapuche and their long-running conflicts with government authorities. In an ominous reminder of how the centuries-long conflict has occasionally … Continue reading Pope goes to restive area in Chile where churches are burned

Burned by book, Trump takes issue with nation’s libel laws

WASHINGTON  /January 10, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — President Donald Trump said he’s going to be taking “a strong look at our country’s libel laws,” blasting the current standards as “a sham and a disgrace.” Speaking during a Cabinet meeting Wednesday, Trump said that people shouldn’t be able to say things that are false and then “smile … Continue reading Burned by book, Trump takes issue with nation’s libel laws

Man who doused wife in lye, prompting face transplant, dies

MONTPELIER, Vt. /December 19, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — A Vermont man who in a jealous rage doused his estranged wife with industrial-strength lye and burned her so badly she needed a face transplant has died at a Pennsylvania hospital. Sixty-two-year-old Herbert Rodgers had been serving a 30- to 70-year prison sentence in Pennsylvania and died Monday. … Continue reading Man who doused wife in lye, prompting face transplant, dies

Firefighters forced to step aside as winds powered infernos

FALLBROOK, Calif. /December 9, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Firefighters in Southern California were on high alert for dangerous fire potential even before the first blazes broke out. But once flames met ferocious winds, fire crews were mostly powerless to stop infernos that destroyed more than 750 buildings, killed dozens of horses and forced hundreds of thousands … Continue reading Firefighters forced to step aside as winds powered infernos

Trainers rushed to save terrified horses as flames closed in

BONSALL, Calif. /December 9,2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — A routine day at an elite training center for racehorses transformed into terror and chaos in minutes, with hundreds of thoroughbreds stampeding out of their stalls in a desperate attempt to flee a Southern California wildfire that set their barns ablaze. Turned loose by their trainers in a last-ditch … Continue reading Trainers rushed to save terrified horses as flames closed in

Fast-moving wildfire engulfs semi-rural San Diego area

FALLBROOK, Calif. /December 8,2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) —Retirement communities built on golf courses, thoroughbreds in race horse stables and other usually serene sites were engulfed by flames as the San Diego area became the latest front in California’s wildfire fight. The fire broke out Thursday amid dry, hot, windy conditions across the region that would be extreme … Continue reading Fast-moving wildfire engulfs semi-rural San Diego area