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Venezuela Investigates Possible Slaying of 28 Missing Miners

Venezuelan officials searched Monday for 28 miners who relatives say were killed by a gang seeking to take over a disputed gold claim in a jungle area of the southeastern state of Bolivar. Families say the wildcat miners were slain Friday and the gang then dismembered the bodies and drove the remains away in a truck. State Governor Francisco Rangel, a staunch ally of Venezuela's governing socialist administration, first denied that any massacre took place, saying local police...

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