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Part of Rio Carnival float collapses, injuring 15

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 06:20:14 GMT2017-02-28T06:20:14Z

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Part of a float has collapsed during Rio de Janeiro's world famous Carnival parade, injuring at least 15 people, according to doctors at the scene....

Fallen Argentine troops' relatives wait for identification

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 01:36:52 GMT2017-02-28T01:36:52Z

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- The body of Jose Antonio Reyes Lobos rests in the Falkland Islands along with those of more than 100 other fallen Argentine soldiers. But his 79-year-old mother says she doesn't want to leave this world without putting a flower on a grave bearing the name of her son killed in combat more than three decades ago....

Chilean homes without water; 3 dead, 19 missing in floods

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 01:28:04 GMT2017-02-28T01:28:04Z

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- Hundreds of thousands of homes in communities around Chile's capital remained without water Monday as authorities struggled to restore service following floods caused by Andean rainfall....

Authorities investigate killing of hippo at El Salvador zoo

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 23:05:57 GMT2017-02-27T23:05:57Z

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) -- El Salvador's widespread violence reached an unexpected corner with the brutal and fatal beating of the national zoo's beloved hippopotamus Gustavito....

Mexico ex-president Felipe Calderon donates pension

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 22:48:49 GMT2017-02-27T22:48:49Z

MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Former Mexican President Felipe Calderon says he will donate his government pension to a nonprofit group that helps children with cancer....