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Mexican police probe water heater in Iowa family's death

Mexican police probe water heater in Iowa family's death

World
April 5 (UPI) -- Authorities in Mexico said a rusted water heater may be the source of leaked gas that caused the deaths of an Iowa family vacationing there over spring break.Christopher Martinez, the main investigator in Tulum, where the family died, told the Des Moines Register the family members asphyxiated by gas from the faulty heater, which had rusted in the area's humid climate.But the State Attorney's Office in Mexico's Quiantana Roo told ABC News a definitive cause has not been established. The office said Martinez only told the newspaper that "one of the lines of investigation is that the gas might have come from the water heater, which looked damaged."The family traveled to Tulum on March 15 and were found dead in the condo eight days later. Prosecutors said the family had been ...
Sanctuary on side of Mexican volcano could be universe model

Sanctuary on side of Mexican volcano could be universe model

Technology
Mexican archaeologists say they have excavated a stone sanctuary in a pond on the side of a volcano east of Mexico City that may have been built as a miniature model of the universe. The National Institute of Anthropology and History says the remnants of the stone "tetzacualco" were in the center of a natural pond below the Iztaccihuatl volcano at an elevation of nearly 13,000 feet. In addition to the sanctuary, decorative pieces associated with the rain god Tlaloc were found nearby. Archaeologist Iris del Rocio Hernandez Bautista says some Mesoamerican creation myths hold that the earth monster Cipactli floated on primeval waters and then split itself, thus creating the heavens and earth. She says the site at Nahualac could emulate that idea.Let's block ads! (Why?) ABC News: Technology
Lewis Hamilton trails Daniel Ricciardo in Mexican Grand Prix second practice

Lewis Hamilton trails Daniel Ricciardo in Mexican Grand Prix second practice

Sports
Mexican Grand Prix live on the BBCSaturday's third practice: 15:55 BST on 5 live sports extraSaturday's qualifying: 18:55-20:05 BST on 5 live sports extraSunday's race: 18:30-21:00 GMT on BBC Radio 5 liveRed Bull's Daniel Ricciardo headed Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton in a closely contested second practice at the Mexican Grand Prix.Ricciardo was 0.131 seconds quicker than Hamilton, who had a spin early in the session, with Max Verstappen's Red Bull ahead of Sebastian Vettel.Vettel was only 0.032secs off Hamilton as the Ferrari driver clings to his fading title hopes.Hamilton needs only to finish fifth on Sunday to clinch a fourth championship.If Vettel is second in the race, Hamilton needs only ninth to clinch the championship. If the German finishes anywhere else, Hamilton takes the crow...
Frampton-Gutierrez off after Mexican slips in shower

Frampton-Gutierrez off after Mexican slips in shower

Sports
Media playback is not supported on this device Carl Frampton's fight against Andres Gutierrez has been called off after the Mexican injured himself by slipping in the shower on the eve of the bout.Gutierrez, 24, suffered facial cuts, bruising to the head and broke two teeth in the accident.Northern Irishman Frampton, 30, had earlier weighed in for the fight - which was due to take place in Belfast - a pound over the featherweight limit. That meant the contest would not have been a WBC title eliminator for him.WARNING: Image of Gutierrez's facial injury belowFrampton's manager Barry McGuigan said: "We're all so disappointed. It was a freak accident."He slipped in the shower, smashed his face, the guy is concussed. He has a deep gash on hi...
19 killed in shootout between Mexican police, rival gangs

19 killed in shootout between Mexican police, rival gangs

World
July 1 (UPI) -- At least 19 members of rival gangs died in a shootout with police in Mexico's western Sinaloa state, state prosecutors said.The clashes resulted in injuries to five police officers Friday night.The confrontation started around 8:15 p.m., when members of one gang allegedly killed two people from a rival gang in Villa Union. Police then chased the gunmen and engaged in a shootout in Aguaje, where 17 gang members were killed.Police seized some two dozen weapons and three vans from the gang members.Both local and state police investigated the shootout.Violence in Sinaloa state has surged in the past several months after the extradition of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, the former leader of the Sinaloa Cartel. His transfer to the United States has created a leadership vacuum.There w...