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RIO DE JANEIRO | Firefighters going through burned-out National Museum

RIO DE JANEIRO— The Latest on the fire at Brazil’s National Museum (all times local): 3:13 p.m. Brazil’s National Museum was so strapped for cash that it turned to crowdfunding to reopen an exhibition that closed after a termite infestation. Officials sought at least $7,000 earlier this year on a crowd funding site to rebuild … Continue reading RIO DE JANEIRO | Firefighters going through burned-out National Museum

RIO DE JANEIRO | Recriminations fly after fire roars through Brazilian museum

RIO DE JANEIRO— Smoke rose Monday from the burned-out hulk of Brazil’s National Museum, as recriminations flew over who was responsible for a huge fire that destroyed of at least part of Latin America’s largest archive of historical artifacts and documents. A few hundred protesters gathered outside the museum gates tried several times to push … Continue reading RIO DE JANEIRO | Recriminations fly after fire roars through Brazilian museum

RIO DE JANEIRO | After Rio museum burns, Brazilians question who is at fault

RIO DE JANEIRO — Smoke rose Monday from the burned-out hulk of Brazil’s National Museum, as recriminations flew over who was responsible for the loss of at least part of Latin America’s largest archive of historical artifacts, objects and documents. The museum’s director said part of the collection was destroyed but that it was not … Continue reading RIO DE JANEIRO | After Rio museum burns, Brazilians question who is at fault

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