Fire engulfs Brazil's 200-year-old national museum

Fire engulfs Brazil's 200-year-old national museum


Fire engulfs Brazil's 200-year-old national museum

Posted: 02 Sep 2018 11:57 PM PDT

RIO DE JANEIRO - A fire broke out Sunday night at the National Museum of Brazil, which is 200 years old and has more than 20 million items in its collection, the BBC reported.

Reuters Myanmar Reporters Jailed for Seven Years in Landmark Secrets Case

Posted: 02 Sep 2018 11:36 PM PDT

YANGON (Reuters) - A Myanmar judge on Monday found two Reuters journalists guilty of breaching a law on state secrets and jailed them for seven years, in a landmark case seen as a test of progress towards democracy in the Southeast Asian country.

The Latest: 4 missing after Colorado River boat collision

Posted: 02 Sep 2018 11:36 PM PDT

MOABI REGIONAL PARK, Calif. - The Latest on a boat collision on the Colorado River (all times local):. 10:03 a.m.. Authorities say four people are missing after two boats crashed on the Colorado River, ejecting more than a dozen people who were on ...

Deputies shoot man who opened fire at San Diego's Del Mar racetrack

Posted: 02 Sep 2018 11:32 PM PDT

Last Updated Sep 3, 2018 2:28 AM EDT. SAN DIEGO -- A man who was told no more tickets were available for an Ice Cube concert at a racetrack was shot by a sheriff's deputy after he fired his gun into a crowd, the San Diego Sheriff's Department said.

Man shot after pulling gun outside Ice Cube concert, sheriff says

Posted: 02 Sep 2018 11:27 PM PDT

(CNN) Sheriff's deputies shot a man who opened fire outside an Ice Cube concert venue after being told the show was sold out, according to the San Diego County, California, Sheriff's Department.

Boris Johnson: UK gets 'diddly squat' from May's Brexit plans

Posted: 02 Sep 2018 11:19 PM PDT

Boris Johnson has savaged Theresa May's Brexit plans, saying they would leave the UK with "diddly squat" after the negotiations and hand the EU "victory".

Women caned in Malaysia for attempting to have lesbian sex

Posted: 02 Sep 2018 11:13 PM PDT

Two women found guilty of attempting to have sex have been caned in Malaysia's conservative north-eastern state of Terengganu, in the first punishment of its kind.

The US-China Cold War is now playing out in Pakistan

Posted: 02 Sep 2018 10:49 PM PDT

On Sept. 01, days before US secretary of state Mike Pompeo and chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, Gen. Joseph Dunford, were due to arrive in Islamabad, a Pentagon spokesman announced that the department of defense intended to permanently cut $300 ...

Man opens fire, gets shot by police outside Ice Cube concert in San Diego: Authorities

Posted: 02 Sep 2018 10:46 PM PDT

A disgruntled concertgoer was shot by police outside a concert by Ice Cube at Del Mar racetrack in San Diego on Sunday night. The San Diego Sheriff's Homicide Unit said a man approached the ticket window at about 6:40 p.m.

Brazilians mourn museum's priceless collection amid anger at funding cuts

Posted: 02 Sep 2018 10:26 PM PDT

Fears for artefacts including Roman fresco and 12,000-year-old human skeleton after national museum fire. Kate Lyons. Mon 3 Sep 2018 01.15 EDT Last modified on Mon 3 Sep 2018 01.16 EDT.

4 missing after boats collide, sink on Colorado River

Posted: 02 Sep 2018 10:24 PM PDT

MOABI REGIONAL PARK, Calif. - The search continues for four people who went missing after two boats crashed and sunk on the Colorado River, ejecting more than a dozen people who were on board, authorities said.

Chinese billionaire Richard Liu released after Minnesota arrest

Posted: 02 Sep 2018 10:18 PM PDT

Richard Liu, the billionaire founder and CEO of one of China's largest e-commerce sites, was arrested in Minneapolis late Friday on suspicion of sexual misconduct, according to police.

'Shame on you': Man shouts at Cardinal Wuerl during Sunday Mass

Posted: 02 Sep 2018 10:03 PM PDT

A man stood and shouted angrily at Cardinal Donald Wuerl, the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Washington, as the prelate spoke Sunday at a church in the District.

Kavanaugh's Life Seems Scripted for a Supreme Court Role

Posted: 02 Sep 2018 09:57 PM PDT

WASHINGTON (AP) - Judge Brett Kavanaugh's life seems as carefully constructed as the Supreme Court arguments he will hear if he is confirmed to the high court.

Multiple teens shot during party at Birmingham's WorkPlay Sunday night

Posted: 02 Sep 2018 09:54 PM PDT

Multiple people were shot at a teen party at WorkPlay in downtown Birmingham Sunday night. Birmingham police said gunfire erupted outside the event venue in the 2200 block of Fifth Avenue South as the party was preparing to end.

Myanmar judge sentences Reuters journalists to 7 years in prison

Posted: 02 Sep 2018 09:45 PM PDT

HONG KONG - A Myanmar judge on Monday found two Reuters journalists guilty of violating a colonial-era secrets law, sentencing them to seven years in prison after a months-long trial widely seen as farcical and a severe blow for press freedom in the ...

CPJ condemns conviction in Myanmar of Reuters's Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo

Posted: 02 Sep 2018 09:36 PM PDT

Bangkok, September 3, 2018--A Myanmar court today sentenced two Reuters news agency reporters, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, to seven years each in prison for violating the Official Secrets Act, Reuters reported.

Brazil's 200-Year-Old National Museum Engulfed By Flames

Posted: 02 Sep 2018 09:34 PM PDT

The National Museum of Brazil, the country's oldest scientific institution, has been engulfed by flames after a fire broke out on Sunday night.

Trump Has Hurt American Workers, Charges AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka

Posted: 02 Sep 2018 09:23 PM PDT

President Donald Trump has done more to hurt American workers than help them, the leader of the largest federation of unions in the nation declared on Sunday.

Fire Engulfs a Brazilian Museum, Threatening Hundreds of Years of History

Posted: 02 Sep 2018 09:18 PM PDT

RIO DE JANEIRO - A fire engulfed the National Museum of Brazil on Sunday night, ravaging the stately, 200-year-old museum in Rio de Janeiro and threatening the years of history encapsulated inside.