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Chopper crash in Rio flashpoint with police in 'City of God'

Chopper crash in Rio flashpoint with police in 'City of God'

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Viviane Goncalves cries softly as she explains why she believes her husband was killed.
The 32-year-old widow says she thinks military police shot him in revenge after one of their helicopters crashed Nov. 19 while helping an anti-drug operation near the City of God slum where the couple lived, killing ... (full story)


Texas rural firefighters dedicated to saving lives, property

Texas rural firefighters dedicated to saving lives, property

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — The gym of a rural elementary school was fully engulfed in flames before anyone could do anything about it.
The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal reports with only unpaid volunteer firefighters in the small town of about 2,200 people, Hale Center Volunteer Fire Department Chief Mike Watson said at least once o ... (full story)


New Hampshire looks for answers behind oyster outbreaks

New Hampshire looks for answers behind oyster outbreaks

DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — For the past 25 years, researcher Stephen Jones has tried to understand the threat that bacteria may pose to oysters in New Hampshire's Great Bay estuary. He often couldn't get funding to study the problem. But that is beginning to change as scientists notice "something is going on."
Scientists ... (full story)


'Crimetown' podcast tells of mob and political corruption

'Crimetown' podcast tells of mob and political corruption

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The podcast "Crimetown" opens with the mayor of Providence attacking a man with a lit cigarette and a fireplace log.
It's one of the many stranger-than-fiction tales about the late Mayor Buddy Cianci, the mafia and the city they both once ruled in this serial podcast from two of the people ... (full story)


Rohingya who fled Myanmar recount killings, rapes, burnings

Rohingya who fled Myanmar recount killings, rapes, burnings

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (AP) — The Myanmar soldiers came in the morning, the young mother says. They set fire to the concrete-and-thatch homes, forcing the villagers to cluster together. When some of her neighbors tried to escape into the fields, they were shot. After that, she says, most people stopped running away.
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