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  • Brazil police seek charges for 19 in fatal overpass collapse 
    Updated: May-06-15 4:59 pm

    RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazil's investigative police say they're seeking homicide charges against 19 people in the deaths of a man and a woman caused by the collapse of unfinished overpass in the World Cup host city of Belo Horizonte.

  • Rio museum opens its doors to Carnival's anonymous artisans 
    Updated: May-06-15 10:12 am

    RIO DE JANEIRO - Jeff Koons' "Balloon Dog" and Henry Moore's "Archer" are among some of the world's most iconic sculptures competing for space at a new museum exhibition where one of Alberto Giacometti's signature figurines appears to stride boldly into the room.

  • Rio museum opens its doors to Carnival's anonymous artisans 
    Updated: May-06-15 12:05 am

    RIO DE JANEIRO - Jeff Koons' "Balloon Dog" and Henry Moore's "Archer" are among some of the world's most iconic sculptures competing for space at a new museum exhibition where one of Alberto Giacometti's signature figurines appears to stride boldly into the room.

  • Brazil court acquits 3 in 2007 plane crash trial 
    Updated: May-05-15 4:29 pm

    RIO DE JANEIRO - A Brazilian court has cleared three people of responsibility for a 2007 jetliner crash that killed 199 people at a Sao Paulo airport.

  • Tips for visiting Milan Expo, from dining to weather 
    Updated: May-05-15 12:23 pm

    MILAN - The theme of this year's Milan Expo 2015 world's fair is food, and global fare is a big draw. Many of Expo's foreign visitors will be looking to sample Italian food and wine, which will be complemented by street food and cuisine from around the globe.

  • Robinho called up for Brazil's Copa America squad story has photos
    Updated: May-05-15 11:44 am

    SAO PAULO - Veteran striker Robinho was summoned by Brazil for the Copa America, while an injured Oscar was left out of the squad on Tuesday.

  • Brazil weighs investigating ex-leader Silva story has photos
    Updated: May-04-15 6:37 pm

    RIO DE JANEIRO - Federal prosecutors in Brazil confirmed Monday that they are weighing whether to open a full investigation into former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's alleged overseas lobbying efforts for the scandal-plagued construction firm Odebrecht, the nation's biggest builder.

  • Rio environmental official takes dip in polluted bay 
    Updated: May-04-15 4:06 pm

    RIO DE JANEIRO - A Brazilian state environmental secretary has plunged into the polluted waters of Guanabara Bay as part of a televised stunt meant to assuage worries about health risks faced by sailors competing in the 2016 Olympics.

  • Vasco da Gama beats Botafogo 2-1 to win Rio state title story has photos
    Updated: May-03-15 7:59 pm

    SAO PAULO - Striker Gilberto scored in second-half injury time to help Vasco da Gama defeat Botafogo 2-1 to win its first Rio de Janeiro state title in 12 years on Sunday.

  • Pacifying police move into violent Rio slum, replacing army 
    Updated: May-01-15 1:23 pm

    RIO DE JANEIRO - Rio de Janeiro's state government says police have begun replacing the soldiers stationed as a "pacifying force" in part of the sprawling Mare slum.

  • Brazil still struggling to deal with World Cup stadiums 
    Updated: May-01-15 12:50 pm

    SAO PAULO - Brazil spent billions renovating and building World Cup stadiums that were supposed to help modernize and improve local soccer. Almost a year after the tournament ended, the nation is still trying to figure out what to do with them.

  • Sao Paulo confirmed as football host in 2016 Olympics 
    Updated: Apr-30-15 8:59 pm

    SAO PAULO - Olympic organizers have confirmed Sao Paulo as one of the host cities of the football tournament at the 2016 Rio Games.

  • Brazil judge orders return of ex-billionaire's seized assets 
    Updated: Apr-30-15 1:23 pm

    RIO DE JANEIRO - A Rio de Janeiro judge has ordered the return of several luxury cars and other high-ticket items to Brazil's one-time richest man, Eike Batista, who is fighting insider trading and other charges stemming from the demise of his industrial empire.

  • Brazil: Teachers, police clash outside congress building 
    Updated: Apr-29-15 8:10 pm

    RIO DE JANEIRO - Police unleashed waves of rubber bullets, tear gas and stun grenades on striking teachers in a southern Brazilian city Wednesday, leaving over 150 people injured.

  • Brazil executives moved to house arrest in corruption case 
    Updated: Apr-29-15 7:46 pm

    RIO DE JANEIRO - Top executives from several big Brazilian construction and engineering firms left prison Wednesday but will remain under house arrest for their alleged roles in a big kickback scheme at state-run oil company Petrobras.

  • World Surf League nixes polluted Rio beach for competition story has photos
    Updated: Apr-29-15 5:13 pm

    RIO DE JANEIRO - A sewage-filled Rio de Janeiro beach has been removed from the list of venues for an upcoming surfing competition in the city, the World Surf League said Wednesday.

  • Soccer fan dies after attack by rival group in Brazil 
    Updated: Apr-29-15 4:24 pm

    SAO PAULO - A Palmeiras fan has died from head injuries after being attacked by Santos supporters following the teams' match in the final of the Sao Paulo state championship at the weekend.

  • Australia wary of escalating rift after Indonesia executions story has photos
    Updated: Apr-29-15 2:04 pm

    CANBERRA, Australia - Australia said it would withdraw its ambassador to Indonesia after two Australians were among eight drug traffickers executed by the Southeast Asian country Wednesday, but was wary of escalating hostilities with its neighbor despite a public outcry.

  • Volleyball and soccer top list of preferred Olympic tickets 
    Updated: Apr-28-15 5:19 pm

    RIO DE JANEIRO - Rio's Olympic committee says volleyball and soccer are the most popular sports for fans seeking tickets for the 2016 Games.

  • Fan in serious condition after being attacked in Brazil 
    Updated: Apr-28-15 2:48 pm

    SAO PAULO - A Palmeiras fan has been hospitalized in a serious condition after being attacked by Santos supporters following the teams' match in the final of the Sao Paulo state championship at the weekend.

  • Brazil to host Mexico in friendly before Copa America 
    Updated: Apr-28-15 1:57 pm

    SAO PAULO - The Brazilian football confederation says the national team will play Mexico on June 7 as part of its preparations for the Copa America.

  • American Civil War commemorated way down south of Dixie story has photos
    Updated: Apr-27-15 11:55 am

    SANTA BARBARA D'OESTE, Brazil - It had all the trappings of a down-home country fair somewhere well below the Mason-Dixon line: Lynyrd Skynyrd medleys, mile-long lines for fried chicken, barbeque and draft beer, and a plethora of Confederate flags emblazoning everything from belt buckles to motorcycle vests to trucker caps.

  • UN chief appeals to Indonesia to stop planned executions 
    Updated: Apr-25-15 5:07 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. chief is appealing to Indonesia to stop the planned executions of nine foreigners and one local who were convicted for drug crimes.

  • Olympic sailing events may be moved from Rio's polluted bay story has photos
    Updated: Apr-24-15 9:02 pm

    RIO DE JANEIRO - The world governing body of sailing threatened Friday to move all of its events for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics out of the city's Guanabara Bay if action isn't taken quickly to clean the heavily polluted body of water that many sailors have described as an "open sewer."

  • Brazilian player Jobson banned 4 years in doping case 
    Updated: Apr-24-15 5:21 pm

    RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazilian striker Jobson has been banned from football for four years for allegedly refusing to undergo a doping test while he played in Saudi Arabia.