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Flames engulf the 200-year-old National Museum of Brazil, in Rio de Janeiro, Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018. According to its website, the museum has thousands of items related to the history of Brazil and other countries. The museum is part of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
September 02, 2018 - 11:39 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A huge fire engulfed Brazil's 200-year-old National Museum in Rio de Janeiro, lighting up the night sky with towering flames as firefighters and museum workers raced to save historical relics from the blaze. The esteemed museum, which houses artefacts from Egypt, Greco-Roman...
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This undated photo released by the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities, shows one of the oldest villages ever found in the Nile Delta, with remains dating back to before the pharaohs in Tell el-Samara, about 140 kilometers (87 miles) north of Cairo, Egypt. Chief archaeologist Frederic Gio says his team found silos containing animal bones and food, indicating human habitation as early as 5,000 B.C. (Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities via AP)
September 02, 2018 - 7:55 am
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt said Sunday that archeologists have unearthed one of the oldest villages ever found in the Nile Delta, with remains dating back to before the pharaohs. The Antiquities Ministry said the Neolithic site was discovered in Tell el-Samara, about 140 kilometers (87 miles) north of...
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Archaeologist Ross Harper holds a notched projectile, estimated to be 3,000 years old, found at the site of a Native American fort in Norwalk, Conn., on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018. The firm Archaeological & Historical Services is removing artifacts from the site for further study. The fort was found during a survey as part of rail bridge replacement project. (AP Photo/Dave Collins)
August 28, 2018 - 9:25 pm
NORWALK, Conn. (AP) — A 1600s Native American fort uncovered as part of a rail bridge replacement project is shining some light on a tribe's first dealings with Europeans, archeologists said on Tuesday during a tour of the site. The find on a small sliver of land next to railroad tracks that carry...
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August 27, 2018 - 10:52 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Authorities have reported a robbery on a tiny Greek island once used as a leper colony. Police said Monday that power tools were used to break into the archaeological site at the tiny uninhabited island of Spinalonga over the weekend. Cash from ticket sales to visitors was...
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FILE - This file photo provided by the Bexar County Sheriff Office in San Antonio, Texas, shows Jose Nunez, a deputy sheriff who was jailed in June 2018 on charges alleging that he sexually assaulted a 4-year-old girl and threatened her mother with deportation. The Bexar County sheriff's office says Nunez died Monday, Aug. 20 at the jail in nearby Karnes County. Bexar County Sheriff Office via AP, File)
August 21, 2018 - 3:19 pm
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A Texas sheriff's deputy accused of repeatedly sexually assaulting a 4-year-old girl and threatening her mother with deportation if she reported the abuse died in jail from an apparent suicide, according to authorities. Jose Nunez, 47, was found dead in his cell at the Karnes...
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August 20, 2018 - 12:37 pm
DENVER (AP) — In a story Aug. 15 about the Colorado River, The Associated Press, relying on information from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, reported erroneously when potential cutbacks could begin if a shortage is declared. A shortage could be declared in the latter part of 2019, and cutbacks...
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August 19, 2018 - 5:07 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Climate change could be to blame for the collapse of bird populations in the desert along the Nevada-California border, scientists said. The number of bird species has fallen by an average of 43 percent over the past century at survey sites across an area larger than New York state...
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August 17, 2018 - 8:30 am
CAIRO (AP) — Scientists have discovered that a solidified whitish substance in an ancient jar dug up in Egypt is "probably the most ancient archaeological solid residue of cheese ever found." A study published this week in Analytical Chemistry says the cheese was made from a mixture of cow milk and...
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FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 13, 2017 file photo, a nurse practitioner prepares to start the first human gene editing treatment for Hunter syndrome, an inherited metabolic disease, at a hospital in Oakland, Calif. On Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, federal officials said that gene therapy is becoming an established form of medical care and carries no special risks that warrant special regulation, as they revised rules for vetting such experiments and products. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
August 15, 2018 - 5:55 pm
U.S. health officials are eliminating special regulations for gene therapy experiments, saying that what was once exotic science is quickly becoming an established form of medical care with no extraordinary risks. A special National Institutes of Health oversight panel will no longer review all...
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Maryland athletic director Damon Evans pauses as he speaks at a press conference held Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, to address the school's football program and the death of offensive lineman Jordan McNair, who collapsed on a practice field and subsequently died, in College Park, Md. Athletic director Damon Evans said Tuesday that “mistakes were made” in the treatment of McNair after he fell ill during a conditioning drill. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
August 14, 2018 - 4:27 pm
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — The University of Maryland acknowledged Tuesday that the football player who collapsed during practice and subsequently died did not receive proper medical care and the school must accept "legal and moral responsibility for the mistakes." Maryland has parted ways with...
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