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Right-wing comedian’s prison sentence sparks free-speech debate in Bolsonaro’s Brazil

The line between offensive and criminally offensive has become a central issue in Brazil today, as the nation’s institutions — including its new president — test the boundaries of the freedom of expression....

Right-wing comedian’s prison sentence sparks free-speech debate in Bolsonaro’s Brazil

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Judge sparks outrage for no jail time in rape sentence New York court officials say a judge who stoked social media outrage for sentencing a former bus driver to probation in the rape a 14-year-old is getting "numerous vitriolic" phone calls....
13:32, 04/30/2019

Instagram Holocaust diary Eva.Stories sparks debate in Israel Jewish girl’s life is documented on social media to teach young people about WWII genocideAn Instagram account that recounts the real-life story of a Jewish girl murdered in a concentration camp, by imagining she had documented her days on a smartpho...
03:32, 05/08/2019

Man gets 10-year prison sentence for deadly Kansas shooting LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison in an October 2017 shooting that killed three people and wounded two others in a popular downtown area of a Kansas college town. Prosecutors announced Wednesday that 23-year-old Ahm...
09:00, 05/09/2019

DW contributor Pelin Ünker: Prison sentence overturned In January, Ünker had been sentenced to 13 months in prison for her reporting on offshore companies in Malta as part of the international “Paradise Papers“ investigations....
03:48, 05/08/2019

Brazil appeals court reduces ex-president Lula's sentence The ruling, broadcast live on the court's YouTube channel, reduces sentence to almost nine years and could mean Lula is eligible for "semi-open" prison later this year....
10:48, 04/28/2019

Michael Cohen set to begin serving sentence at cushy prison Former President Trump lawyer Michael Cohen is scheduled to check in Monday at a federal lockup in Otisville, NY, where he will begin serving a three-year stint for crimes including campaign finance violations tied to hush-money payments made on Trum...
06:32, 05/06/2019

Anthony Weiner Has Completed His Prison Sentence, Hopes ‘to Live a Life of Integrity’ (NEW YORK) — Former Rep. Anthony Weiner left a New York City halfway house on Tuesday after completing his prison sentence for illicit online contact with a 15-year-old girl. “It’s good to be out,” the disgraced former congres...
08:00, 05/14/2019

Michael Cohen Heads to Prison to Begin His Sentence for Trump Hush-Money (NEW YORK) — Michael Cohen, the former lawyer, media attack dog and all-around fixer for President Donald Trump, is scheduled to begin serving a three-year prison sentence Monday for crimes including campaign finance violations related to hush-...
22:16, 05/05/2019

Michael Cohen arrives at US prison to serve 3-year sentence for tax crime, lies and payoffs to protect Trump OTISVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — Michael Cohen arrives at US prison to serve 3-year sentence for tax crime, lies and payoffs to protect Trump....
09:48, 05/06/2019

Mark Duplass dishes on new docuseries about comedians with Asperger’s Mark Duplass wasn’t sure, initially, that he’d be able to make his new docuseries “On Tour with Asperger’s Are Us” because it wasn’t about a murder. “If you’re watching a documentary series right now, most of the ones that are popular have to do with...
08:32, 05/02/2019

Michael Cohen will serve his prison sentence at one of America's '10 cushiest prisons' President Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, is set to begin serving his three-year prison sentence for crimes including campaign finance violations.        ...
18:00, 05/06/2019

Nicola Zingaretti pledges to take on Italy's rightwing government Leader of centre-left Democratic party is third in the polls for European electionsNicola Zingaretti, the new leader of Italy’s centre-left Democratic party (PD), said European leftwing and liberal forces must unite to protect the EU against those wh...
05:32, 05/15/2019

Charles Koch gave $25m to our university. Has it become a rightwing mouthpiece? We are student journalists at Utah State University. Our investigation found an effort to inject universities with conservative thinkingThis story is published in collaboration with the university’s student newspaper, the Utah StatesmanAt first, Ange...
06:00, 05/02/2019

How a rightwing group accessed the White House to spread its anti-abortion agenda The outsize influence of C-Fam in the top reaches of the Trump administration has helped turn the tide on the world stage on issues involving women’s reproductive rightsLast spring, Laurie Shestack Phipps, a diplomat at the US mission to the UN, rece...
03:00, 05/16/2019

Prison chief says 2 Reuters journalists jailed for breaking Myanmar’s Official Secrets Act have been freed from prison YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Prison chief says 2 Reuters journalists jailed for breaking Myanmar’s Official Secrets Act have been freed from prison....
21:16, 05/06/2019

Joe Pavelski Sparks the Sharks, Whether He’s on the Ice or Not After a terrifying crash to the ice in San Jose’s first-round playoff win, Pavelski needed staples to close a gash in his head and missed six games. His return has lifted the Sharks, and raised concern about brain trauma....
23:32, 05/14/2019

SSE sparks merger talks over £1bn retail arm SSE, one of Britain's biggest gas and electricity suppliers, is scrambling to find a buyer or merger partner for its £1bn retail‎ division months after scrapping a tie-up with rival Npower....
11:16, 04/28/2019

No, this AI can’t finish your sentence The New York Times wrote in November that Google's Bert natural language model can finish your sentences, but this week, the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence argues it's not so and that machines still cannot really reason....
12:00, 05/22/2019

Sparks fly as Co-op Energy‎ weighs sale The mutual behind the Co-op Energy‎ brand is exploring a sale of parts of its domestic power supply business as reforms to the market prompt a growing squeeze on profits....
14:00, 05/20/2019

Gio Reyna sparks US U17s to 3-2 CONCACAF win over Canada BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Gio Reyna, a son of former U.S. national team captain Claudio Reyna, sparked a comeback from a two-goal deficit with an assist, then converted a free kick to put the Americans ahead in their 3-2 victory over Canada on Thursday ...
20:32, 05/02/2019

Facebook Penalty Sparks Partisan Wrangling Federal Trade commissioners will appear at a House hearing as they complete a settlement with Facebook over privacy violations, in a session likely to see sparring over who is better positioned to police Big Tech....
19:32, 05/07/2019

Congo violence sparks fears over UK Ebola response Attacks on health clinics provoke concern that disclosing details of funding might ‘put a target on the head’ of medical workersThe UK has agreed not to publicly disclose how much funding has been allocated to the Ebola response in the Democratic Rep...
02:16, 05/22/2019

German conference on Islamic veil sparks controversy Islamic veils are a hot topic in Germany, particularly due to a growing Muslim population. Now, outcry over an academic conference on the issue has surprised even its organizer, who says freedom of speech is at stake....
23:00, 05/02/2019

Fruit with odour of 'onions in a gym sock' sparks uni evacuation A university library evacuated over a suspected gas leak has reopened after hazardous material crews found out that a discarded piece of fruit was responsible for the unpleasant smell....
04:16, 05/13/2019

Australian election sparks wave of suicide attempts A shock Australian election result has sparked a wave of suicide attempts among refugees held in the Manus Island detention center off Papua New Guinea, activists say....
01:00, 05/22/2019

US talk of growing threat from Iran sparks worries of war International worries that the Trump administration is sliding toward war with Iran flared into the open amid skepticism about its claims that the Islamic Republic poses a growing threat to the U.S. and its allies in the Persian Gulf and beyond ....
01:00, 05/15/2019

3-Year-Old's Rape In Bandipore Sparks Protests In Kashmir Protests broke out in several parts of Kashmir Valley today after a three-year-old child was raped allegedly by her neighbour in the Bandipore district. Schools and colleges were shut in the district......
07:00, 05/13/2019

Deadly police car chase sparks anger in Argentina Protesters rallied against police brutality in Buenos Aires after three teenagers and one adult died during a police car chase. Police officers had allegedly opened fire at a car which then crashed into a truck....
18:48, 05/24/2019

Mel Gibson casting in Rothchild comedy sparks outrage News of the film, set among the New York super-rich, attracts criticism in wake of the actor’s previous antisemitism controversiesA wave of condemnation has greeted the announcement of a new film starring Mel Gibson, in which the actor is due to play...
06:32, 05/14/2019

Ala. abortion bill sparks legal, political battles Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has not said whether she'll sign the abortion ban bill into law, but state residents are already 'disappointed' with the proposed bill. (May 15)        ...
21:00, 05/15/2019

Robotics challenge sparks students’ passion for STEM careers LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — More than 15,000 students from about 40 countries brought robots they’ve spent months building and fine-tuning to Louisville recently for a world championship designed to spark their interest in pursuing careers in fields...
09:00, 05/05/2019

Doctor With Infected Syringe Allegedly Sparks HIV Outbreak In Pakistan Parents nervously watch as their children wait to be tested for HIV in a village in southern Pakistan, where hundreds of people have been allegedly infected by a doctor using a contaminated syringe....
19:32, 05/16/2019

'It would destroy it': new international airport for Machu Picchu sparks outrage Peruvian archaeologists decry new airport that would carry tourists directly to already fragile Inca citadelAmong the Inca archeological sites that abound in Peru, none draw nearly as many tourists as the famed of Machu Picchu. There were more than 1...
02:32, 05/15/2019

Sparks re-sign Riquna Williams, who faces assault charges NEW YORK (AP) — The Los Angeles Sparks re-signed free agent Riquna Williams, who was arrested last month after fight with her ex-girlfriend at a Florida home. According to an arrest report, Williams forced her way inside and repeatedly struck Alkeria...
12:48, 05/15/2019

'Chevy or Ford' argument reportedly sparks Virginia shooting A Virginia man was arrested last week after he allegedly shot two people because he seemingly disagreed on a topic: which is better, a Chevy or a Ford?...
00:48, 05/02/2019

Charging electric unicycle sparks Greenwich Village fire It was one wheely bad fire. A two-alarm fire that broke out in a Greenwich Village building Wednesday was caused by an electric unicycle that was charging at the scene, officials revealed Thursday. The blaze broke out at 4:37 p.m on the fourth floor ...
14:48, 05/09/2019

Texas man gets life sentence for abduction of 2 sisters AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A man accused of fatally beating a Central Texas woman and kidnapping her daughters has been sentenced to life in federal prison. Forty-five-year-old Terry Allen Miles was convicted in February of several charges, including two c...
12:16, 05/21/2019

Sentence next for ex-Michigan trooper in teen's death A former Michigan state trooper is facing a prison sentence for involuntary manslaughter for firing a Taser at a Detroit teenager who crashed an all-terrain vehicle and died....
07:48, 05/13/2019

Gimelstob says he will resign from ATP board after assault sentence Former player Justin Gimelstob will step down from the ATP board of directors and will not seek re-election after being sentenced following a felony battery charge, the New York Times quoted him as saying on Wednesday....
14:00, 05/01/2019

Chicago 'car bomber' sentence to be handed down Monday Nearly 7 years after pressing the detonator on what he thought was a 1,000-pound car bomb outside a Chicago bar that would level the block and kill hundreds of people, Adel Daoud will learn his fate when he is sentenced in federal court Monday aftern...
10:32, 05/06/2019

Former CIA Agent Gets 20-Year Sentence For Spying For China An ex-CIA officer was sentenced to 20 years in prison Friday for spying for China in a case called part of an "alarming trend" in the US intelligence community....
17:16, 05/17/2019

Gimelstob to resign from ATP board after assault sentence "Former player Justin Gimelstob will step down from the ATP board of directors and will not seek re-election after being sentenced following a felony battery charge, the New York Times quoted him as saying on Wednesday."...
11:00, 05/01/2019

Poll surge for Nigel Farage sparks panic among the Tories and Labour Support for the Conservatives at the European elections slumps to 11%, less than a third of what the Brexit party is pollingSenior Tory and Labour politicians have issued frantic calls to their voters to back them in next week’s European elections af...
21:32, 05/11/2019

Fernández de Kirchner sparks renewed speculation with PJ National Council visit The presence of the Unidad Ciudadana leader, who has not officially declared her candidacy for this year's election in October, will spark renewed speculation over a presidential run....
17:16, 05/14/2019

Chase sparks backlash over tweet mocking customers for spending money A now deleted ‘#MondayMotivation’ tweet shamed customers for splurging taking cabs, eating out and buying coffeeChase Bank deleted a tweet this week where it appeared that the bank was doing some personal finance shaming. The tweet mocked customers f...
15:16, 05/01/2019

Wall St. edges higher after Trump sparks U.S.-China trade hopes Wall Street's major stock indexes edged higher on Friday after falling in the previous session, as hopeful comments from U.S. President Donald Trump regarding trade relations with China assuaged concerns among some investors....
15:00, 05/24/2019

'Moral panic' over gender identity film sparks backlash in Indonesia Director gets death threats as 93,000 sign petition to have ‘LGBT film’ Memories of My Body banned lest young ‘imitate behaviour’The release of an award-winning Indonesian film about a male dancer exploring his sexuality has led to a backlash from re...
03:00, 05/16/2019

Watch: Bear Tumbles Off Cliff After Stones Thrown At It; Sparks Outrage The bear had climbed a steep mountain ridge after being chased by the people from the nearby village, but fell into a stream after losing balance as people aimed stones at it....
07:00, 05/11/2019

One brutal sentence captures what a disaster money in America has become Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images One brutal sentence embodies the bleak state of money in America. "The bottom half of Americans combined have a negative net worth," Ben Steverman wrote in a recent Bloomberg article. This comment is based on the research...
14:48, 05/23/2019

UN panel calls WikiLeaks founder’s UK sentence excessive LONDON (AP) — A panel of legal experts affiliated with the United Nations has criticized the 50-week sentence a British judge imposed on WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange for jumping bail. The Working Group on Arbitrary Detention said Friday that Assa...
06:48, 05/03/2019

Alesha MacPhail killer allowed to appeal against sentence Aaron Campbell was given minimum term of 27 years for rape and murder of six-year-oldAaron Campbell, the teenager who abducted, raped and murdered six-year-old Alesha MacPhail on the Isle of Bute last July, has been granted leave to appeal against hi...
06:32, 05/14/2019

Former Arkansas lawmaker gets jail sentence in theft case ASHDOWN, Ark. (AP) — A former state lawmaker in Arkansas has been sentenced to four months in jail after pleading guilty to a theft charge. Fonda Hawthorne was accused of using public money from the Ashdown-Little River Chamber of Commerce to buy alc...
09:00, 05/22/2019

Julian Assange's 50-Week Jail Sentence Dispropotionate, Says UN United Nations human rights experts voiced concern on Friday at what they called the "disproportionate sentence" of 50 weeks in prison imposed on WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange for skipping bail in......
08:00, 05/03/2019

Life sentence for murder after son finds body years later A Florida man has been sentenced to life in prison for his wife's murder, which was witnessed by their then-toddler son who found his mother's buried body 21 years later....
15:32, 05/21/2019

The Latest: Jayme Closs' family satisfied with sentence The latest on the sentencing hearing for a Wisconsin man accused of kidnapping 13-year-old Jayme Closs and killing her parents (all times local): 1:50 p.m. Members of Jayme Closs' family are asking a Wisconsin judge to sentence the man who kidnapped ...
17:32, 05/24/2019

Kentucky man could face death sentence in girl’s killing SCOTTSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky man could face the death penalty if convicted of murder in the death of a 7-year-old girl. The Glasgow Daily Times reports that a judge denied a motion Friday to exclude death as a possible sentence if Timothy Madde...
16:00, 05/04/2019

Serbia introduces life sentence amid EU criticism BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbian lawmakers have voted to introduce life imprisonment without parole for the gravest criminal acts, despite criticism from the Council of Europe’s top human rights official. Parliament on Tuesday approved the chang...
06:16, 05/21/2019

Long-lost love letter from soldier sparks nationwide search for owner A nationwide search is underway for a soldier who wrote an adorable love letter to his sweetheart after being forced to miss their date -- more than 65 years ago....
14:48, 05/21/2019

Demand to remove crosses from county courthouse sparks uproar in rural Texas The Freedom From Religion Foundation demanded that four white crosses at the San Jacinto County Courthouse be removed immediately, alleging it violated the Constitution. That demand sparked an uproar....
12:16, 05/08/2019

Wall St. clings to slight gains after Trump sparks U.S.-China trade hopes Wall Street's major indexes edged higher on Friday in a rebound from the previous session's losses after upbeat comments from U.S. President Donald Trump regarding trade relations with China assuaged concerns among some investors....
13:00, 05/24/2019

Ilhan Omar's tweet on Israel-Gaza violence sparks condemnation from Republicans Republicans were harsh to condemn freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., who tweeted about this weekend’s violence in Israel, the worst in a string of flare-ups since a 2014 war....
14:32, 05/06/2019

Jenelle Evans' Husband David Eason's Alleged Killing of Her Dog Sparks Investigation Authorities have gotten involved after Teen Mom 2 star Jenelle Evans' husband David Eason allegedly intentionally shot and killed her dog, and he could face jail time if found......
19:48, 05/02/2019

Arnaud Démare wins stage 10 of Giro after Ackermann crash sparks chaos Frenchman holds off Viviani and Selig in reduced sprint Points leader Ackermann hits tarmac close to finishArnaud Démare claimed his first win of 2019 with victory on stage 10 of the Giro d’Italia in Modena.The Frenchman held off the Italian national...
11:16, 05/21/2019

Plan to build country's third largest copper mine in Arizona sparks controversy The San Rita Mountains, nestled in the Coronado National Forest, is home to Juniper trees, a variety of birds and even wildcats like ocelots and jaguars....
15:32, 05/21/2019

US Man Challenges 76-Year Murder Sentence, Says Witness "Legally Blind" Ronald Moore was in the back seat of a car on a June night in 2011, court records say, when the car started to overheat. His younger brother, Rondell Moore, pulled into a BP gas station parking lot in......
22:00, 05/14/2019

‘Broadway Bandit’ got wrist-slap sentence due to cancer diagnosis The bank robber known as the “Broadway Bandit” — who allegedly returned to his life of crime last week, days after getting out of the slammer with a wrist-slap sentence — may have had nothing to lose....
23:32, 05/13/2019

German nurse who killed up to 100 patients faces another life sentence German prosecutors in the northwest city of Oldenburg are seeking a life sentence for Niels Hoegel, a former male nurse who is considered Germany's deadliest postwar serial killer after allegedly killing as many as 100 patients....
10:48, 05/16/2019

YouTube star gets 10-year sentence in child porn case A former YouTube star with a large teenage following was sentenced in Chicago federal court to 10 years in prison for coercing six girls to send him sexually explicit videos...
17:00, 05/03/2019

Judge delays sentence for ‘The Bachelor’ star in Iowa crash INDEPENDENCE, Iowa (AP) — A judge has delayed sentencing for former “The Bachelor” star Chris Soules for leaving the scene of a fatal 2017 accident. The decision comes after Judge Andrea Dryer ruled Tuesday that she will disregard letters...
14:00, 05/21/2019

Pamela Smart seeks reduced sentence in husband's death Pamela Smart is again asking for a chance at freedom nearly three decades after she was sentenced to life in prison without parole for recruiting her teenage lover to kill her husband in New Hampshire, a scandal that inspired a movie starring Nicole ...
01:00, 05/15/2019

Not Surprisingly, It's Bad News When The Words "Orioles" And "Dingers" And "Record" Appear In The Same Sentence Home runs are up across baseball. The woeful Baltimore Orioles will not be the only team whose pitchers give up what in previous eras would’ve been considered nauseating dinger totals. Still, statistics like this, courtesy of Eddie Matz of ESPN, cont...
05:32, 05/22/2019

Paedo who raped his daughter, 14, given light sentence 'because of religious faith' A PAEDO who faced life in prison for raping his 14-year-old daughter was given a lighter sentence because the judge was impressed by his religious faith....
09:00, 05/14/2019

Judge tells attacker to study Sikhs as part of sentence A judge on Friday ordered an Oregon man to learn about the Sikh religion and submit a report to the court as part of his sentence for an attack on a Sikh shopkeeper in Salem, a civil rights group said....
17:32, 05/24/2019

UAE court upholds life sentence against Turkish citizen for terrorism The United Arab Emirates' Supreme Federal Court upheld a life sentence against a Turkish citizen in a terrorism case, Emirates News agency (WAM) said on Monday....
14:32, 04/29/2019

Russian Woman Who Sought U.S.-Russia Backchannel Gets 18-Month Sentence Maria Butina, the Russian woman who used gun-rights advocacy to establish ties with the National Rifle Association and attempt to influence U.S. policy in favor of the Kremlin, was sentenced to 18 months in prison....
09:16, 04/28/2019

Lazio handed suspended sentence of partial stadium closure Lazio has been handed a suspended sentence of a partial stadium closure for one match for their fans' racist abuse against AC Milan        ...
13:32, 04/29/2019

California police defend placing ‘spit mask’ over boy’s head after video sparks outrage Sacramento attorney Mark T. Harris said he is considering a lawsuit on behalf of the youth and his mother against the city, the security guard, and an employee at a nearby restaurant who he said also helped detain the boy....
19:32, 05/23/2019

'Prolific' severe weather event sparks tornadoes, hail, flooding in Oklahoma, Texas The central United States is once again on heightened alert as severe storms, which could produce life-threatening impacts such as long-track tornadoes and flash flooding, ignite across the region through Monday night....
18:00, 05/20/2019

Ex-youth coach accused of sexually exploiting more than 400 boys gets 180-year sentence Greg Stephen, who solicited explicit photos from more than 400 boys over the course of a decade, receives what amounts to a life sentence.        ...
22:32, 05/02/2019

UN expert condemns new sentence for jailed Venezuelan judge as ‘another instance of reprisal’ Maria Lourdes Afiuni, a jailed Venezuelan judge arrested ten years ago, has been slapped with a further five-year sentence, prompting a UN human rights expert to express his “grave concern”, describing the further punishment as an act of “reprisal ag...
10:48, 04/28/2019

Jayme Closs: man gets life sentence for kidnapping teen and killing her parents Jake Patterson pleaded guilty in March to intentional homicide and kidnapping, after Closs was held for 88 daysA Wisconsin man was sentenced on Friday to life in prison for kidnapping 13-year-old Jayme Closs and killing her parents in a case that mys...
17:00, 05/24/2019

Pamela Smart again asks for reduced sentence for 1990 murder plot CONCORD, N.H. — Pamela Smart is again asking for a chance at freedom nearly three decades after she was sentenced to life in prison without parole for recruiting her teenage lover to kill her husband in New Hampshire, a scandal that inspired a movie ...
23:48, 05/14/2019

UN court increases sentence of former Bosnian-Serb leader to life imprisonment A United Nations appeals court on Wednesday increased the 40-year sentence initially imposed on Radovan Karadžić, former leader of the Republika Srpksa region of Bosnia and head of the Bosnian-Serb Army, to life imprisonment....
14:00, 04/28/2019

Egypt upholds death sentence for 13 members of disbanded militant group Egypt's top appeals court on Tuesday upheld death sentences for 13 members of a disbanded militant group who were convicted of launching attacks on security forces, a judicial source and lawyer said....
05:16, 05/07/2019

Anti-vaxx movement for pets is a ‘death sentence,’ vets warn The anti-vaccination movement has gone to the dogs — prompting concerned veterinarians to warn pet owners are sentencing their pups “to death.” Vets around the country say they are seeing increased cases of pet owners influenced by anti-v...
17:32, 05/22/2019

Prosecutors recommend 4-month sentence for Felicity Huffman in admissions scandal Prosecutors in Massachusetts recommended a four-month prison sentence for actor Felicity Huffman on Monday after she formally entered her guilty plea in a college admissions scandal, court documents indicate....
18:48, 05/13/2019

Iran court upholds Iranian's death sentence for killing U.S. woman Iran's supreme court has upheld the death sentence of an Iranian man for killing an American woman seven years ago to steal her car, the state-run daily Iran reported on Saturday....
01:00, 05/18/2019

Judge orders life sentence for Iowa coach who abused players CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A judge has sentenced an influential Iowa youth basketball coach to an effective lifetime prison sentence for secretly collecting sexual images of 440 boys and fondling more than a dozen over a 20-year period. U.S. District ...
17:00, 05/02/2019

WikiLeaks' Julian Assange given 50-week jail sentence for skipping bail The 47-year-old Australian sought asylum in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London in 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden over sex assault allegations.        ...
12:48, 05/01/2019

Top Civil Rights Groups Will Help Crystal Mason Appeal Her 5-Year Sentence for Trying to Vote It was a case so unfair, it quickly became a go-to talking point to illuminate the criminal justice system’s deep racial inequities: Crystal Mason, a 44-year-old Texas woman was sentenced to five years in jail for unknowingly casting an illegal ballo...
16:00, 05/13/2019

Bahrain court rejects request for alternative sentence for activist Rajab - lawyer A Bahraini court has rejected a motion filed by lawyers of prominent activist Nabeel Rajab asking it to pass an alternative to the jail term he is currently serving, his lawyer said on Monday....
04:48, 05/06/2019

Nick Jonas' Met Gala outfit sparks 'Game of Thrones' comparisons from Sophie Turner, social media Littlefinger, is that you? Many people had something to say about Nick Jonas’ look at the Met Gala on Monday — including Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) herself....
20:32, 05/08/2019

Sick morgue photo of Argentinian soccer player Emiliano Sala surfaces on Twitter, sparks outrage A sick photo of Argentinian soccer player Emiliano Sala taken after his death in a plane crash surfaced on Twitter, sparking outrage and a U.K. police investigation....
09:32, 04/29/2019

YouTube star Austin Jones gets 10-year sentence after asking minors to send him lewd videos A former YouTube star with a large teenage following was sentenced in Chicago federal court to 10 years in prison for coercing six girls to send him sexually explicit videos.        ...
17:32, 05/05/2019

New Jersey police officer could get life sentence after driver gunned down during high-speed chase A New Jersey police officer could be spending the rest of his life in prison after being charged with shooting and killing a driver and wounding a passenger during a wild chase caught on video....
12:32, 05/22/2019

EU election candidates face off in TV debate With European elections looming, the lead candidates from six pan-EU party groups have met for a head-to-head debate on a range of issues. Though the field is broad, only two candidates are considered front-runners....
20:00, 05/15/2019

Human or hybrid? The big debate over what a species really is Humans once mated with Neanderthals so are we hybrids? How we see ourselves and the rest of nature is changing, raising the question of whether species even exist...
10:00, 04/28/2019

Democrats Have 20 Spots in the First Debate. There Are Now 21 Candidates. Seventeen candidates have already qualified for the first debate. Here is a look at how the party will decide who makes the stage if that number passes 20....
07:16, 05/02/2019

The Great Debate: Dishwasher v. Washer and Dryer On Tuesday, the Splinter team had an internal discussion—a friendly chat, even—over what appliance those of us living in the amenity-sparse city of New York would prefer: A dishwasher or a washer and dryer. Lines were drawn and crossed and friendship...
13:00, 05/10/2019

Black Ops 4 Update Stokes Debate About Who The Spectre Really Is Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’s latest event “Spectre Rising” brings back the series’ most mysterious Specialist, and the community seems torn over the character’s identity....
16:48, 05/09/2019

Iran Threat Debate Is Set Off by Images of Missiles at Sea The photographs fueled fears that Iran would fire missiles at U.S. naval ships in the Persian Gulf. But some said the moves could be defensive acts against Washington provocations....
22:16, 05/15/2019

Mayor's knitting shows men still dominate debate While demonstrations and suffragette memorials may be typical outlets for politicians to rise up against the patriarchy, one Canadian official has taken a decidedly unconventional stand: knitting....
09:48, 05/19/2019

"Come, Debate With Me. I'm Also Gujarati", Sam Pitroda Challenges PM Modi Congress leader Sam Pitroda challenges Prime Minister Narendra Modi to a debate on "issues", alleging the BJP government had failed to deliver on promises made during the 2014 Lok Sabha election......
09:32, 05/09/2019

Newsbook: 3 Novels Explore the Abortion Debate How would life in the United States change for women if terminating a pregnancy was outlawed? A recent novel imagines the outcome, and two others delve into the issue....
12:00, 05/15/2019

Aretha Franklin’s Sons Debate Whether New Will Is Valid When the singer died last year, her family thought she had no will. But documents have surfaced that detail a specific plan on how to distribute her estate....
14:16, 05/24/2019

The Debate Over Office Temperatures Just Heated Up, Thanks to a New Study There are new data to throw into the ongoing debate over office thermostats—but they likely won’t settle any arguments. The question of how cold to keep an office often splits workplaces by gender, since women typically prefer a warmer wo...
20:48, 05/22/2019

Democrats discuss electability during gubernatorial debate LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Looking to turn around their slumping political party’s future, three prominent Democrats running for Kentucky governor took turns portraying themselves as the strongest challenger to Republican Gov. Matt Bevin during a h...
19:16, 05/13/2019

Gmail's log of all of your purchases pops up in the privacy debate As we become ever more aware about the data companies are tracking about us, we're even more concerned about how they're using it. During I/O 2019, Google highlighted efforts to streamline the way people can view and manage the data it stor...
01:00, 05/18/2019

End of ‘Big Bang’ stirs debate over future of TV comedies LOS ANGELES (AP) — The end of “The Big Bang Theory” means the beginning of a familiar debate: is the traditional sitcom, complete with laugh track, a thing of the past? The hit CBS comedy concludes its 12-year run on Thursday. When it deb...
04:32, 05/13/2019

"Ready To Debate With PM On Corruption," Says Rahul Gandhi Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress chiefRahul Gandhi will be in Uttar Pradesh today to address poll ralliestwo days before the fifth phase of national elections is held in 51 constituencies......
00:48, 05/04/2019

Analysts debate whether Chevron or Occidental will win Anadarko bidding war Pavel Molchanov of Raymond James and Josh Silverstein of Wolfe Research discuss the deal talks surrounding Anadarko and the larger energy space with CNBC's "Closing Bell" team....
17:48, 04/29/2019

Venezuela’s opposition-led congress to debate defense pact CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela’s opposition-controlled congress plans to discuss a proposal for Venezuela’s return to a regional defense agreement that dates from the Cold War. Tuesday’s debate comes as U.S. officials say they ...
09:48, 05/07/2019

EU candidates face off in live debate a week before polls Leading candidates in the European Parliament elections are facing off in a final televised debate before millions of people take part in the world’s biggest transnational polls on May 23-26...
15:00, 05/15/2019

In #MeToo era, states debate teaching consent in schools Inside a Catholic school in Portland, Oregon, high school sophomores break into groups to discuss some once-taboo topics: abusive relationships and consent. At one desk, a girl with banana-colored fingernails begins jotting down some of the hallmarks...
16:32, 05/20/2019

The debate behind Trump's move to tighten Iran oil sanctions U.S. President Donald Trump's unexpected decision to ban all Iranian oil purchases after May 1 - ending exemptions for eight nations - came after hawkish economic and security advisors allayed the president's fears of an oil price hike, according to ...
23:16, 04/30/2019

McGahn to skip hearing as Democrats debate next steps WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats are facing yet another brazen attempt by President Donald Trump to stonewall their investigations, this time with former White House counsel Donald McGahn defying a subpoena for his testimony on orders from the White...
01:00, 05/21/2019

Abortion bills at nexus of national debate among states Alabama's passage of the nation's strictest abortion law is the latest bid by states in the South and Midwest to stake out a legal challenge on a highly emotional, and controversial topic.        ...
11:00, 05/16/2019

Venezuela's opposition-led congress to debate defense pact Venezuela's opposition-controlled congress plans to discuss a proposal for Venezuela's return to a regional defense agreement that dates from the Cold War....
11:00, 05/07/2019

Americas private banking debate: Internationalization is the future Wealthy clients increasingly need international products and services. The opportunities are clear for those who can stomach the regulatory hurdles of cross-border business and who can leverage their retail or investment banking connections. Technolo...
14:32, 05/24/2019

Congress joins debate over sending TSA employees to border WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers are clashing over the Trump administration’s move to send hundreds of Transportation Security Administration employees to the U.S.-Mexico border. The TSA is asking federal air marshals, airport screeners and others t...
12:16, 05/21/2019

| Brexit debate draws newcomers into British politics With no previous political experience, Jessica Simor and James Wells are both candidates in the upcoming European elections for rival parties born out of the divisive Brexit debate that is shaking up politics in Britain....
15:00, 05/21/2019

Marvel’s boss just settled a big debate from ‘Avengers: Endgame’ With $2.5 billion under its belt as we approach the film’s fourth weekend at the box office, Avengers: Endgame isn’t just the biggest MCU movie to date, it’s about to become the highest-grossing movie of all time. It’s also pr...
12:48, 05/16/2019

Trump Fed pick says he would win Senate backing if debate were over policy President Donald Trump's pick for a Federal Reserve Board seat, economic commentator Stephen Moore, said on Thursday he would win the Senate's needed backing for the post if the debate over his prospective nomination were about policy, Bloomberg Tele...
20:16, 05/02/2019

First presidential debate of 2019 election to be held in Santa Fe The event, for which a date has yet to be scheduled, will be held at the Paraninfo auditorium of the National University of the Littoral (Universidad Nacional del Litoral), in Sante Fe City....
11:00, 05/14/2019

£14trn investor body wades into Barclays debate A powerful‎ City body whose members control £14trn in assets has waded into the debate about Barclays' universal banking strategy ahead of a bid by a dissident investor to force his way onto its board....
11:16, 04/28/2019

The Latest: Alabama Senate begins debate on abortion ban MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on the Alabama Senate taking up a proposed abortion ban (all times local): 4:15 p.m. Alabama lawmakers have begun debating a proposal to outlaw most abortions in the state. The GOP-dominated Senate is expected to vo...
16:16, 05/14/2019

N.L. leaders to square off tonight in first TV debate of provincial election Liberal Premier Dwight Ball will debate Tory Leader Ches Crosbie - his closest rival in the May 16 vote, according to recent polls - and NDP Leader Alison Coffin....
14:00, 05/01/2019

Chevy vs. Ford debate leads to shooting in Virginia A debate over which is better; Chevy or Ford, led to an argument and a shooting in Virginia. Veuer’s Justin Kircher has the story.        ...
13:48, 05/02/2019

Groups bringing national reparations debate to Detroit DETROIT (AP) — Two national organizations pushing for federal legislation on reparations for descendants of African American slaves are bringing their agendas and messages to Detroit. The Detroit-based Reparations Labor Union has scheduled a summit i...
22:00, 05/13/2019

Madonna sparks controversy at 'non-political' Eurovision with her flag display Madonna got political during her anticipated performance at Eurovision, following calls to boycott the event over the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.        ...
13:00, 05/19/2019

Fraternities suspended after document referencing 'rape attic' sparks protests at Swarthmore Dozens of students have been protesting Phi Psi fraternity after leaked documents revealed years of racist, homophobic and misogynist language.        ...
20:32, 04/30/2019

Digging deep into the great Daniel Jones’ arm strength debate It was really not much of a debate at all. There were those heading into the NFL draft that liked Daniel Jones as a quarterback prospect, liked him a great deal. Some were lukewarm. Others saw him as too mechanical, with limited upside potential. Alm...
18:48, 05/07/2019

The obscure advisory committees at the heart of the U.S. drug pricing debate Expectations were high last year for three new migraine drugs hitting the market from Amgen Inc, Eli Lilly and Co and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries....
07:16, 04/29/2019

"PM Sleeps 3 Hours, So Debate Me On Corruption": Rahul Gandhi To Ravish Rahul Gandhi today said Prime Minister Narendra Modi should debate him on issues such as corruption, notes ban, Goods and Services Tax and farmer crisis, given that the PM "works very hard and sleeps......
07:00, 05/11/2019

Long-shot 2020 Dem Williamson slams DNC for debate criteria Democratic presidential candidate Marianne Williamson has a message for the Democratic National Committee. The best-selling spiritual author and philanthropist turned Democratic presidential candidate says the DNC’s “job should be to help us get in f...
13:32, 05/22/2019

"Anywhere But At Anil Ambani's House": Rahul Gandhi Jabs PM On Debate Congress chief Rahul Gandhi today reiterated his challenge for a debate with Prime Minister Narendra Modi over what he called "fundamental issues" like jobs, economy and agriculture, two days before......
00:48, 05/04/2019

| Europe's clubs, leagues set for Champions League revamp debate With radical changes proposed to the Champions League,at least 150 clubs will gather for talks in Madrid, ahead of a crucial meeting with UEFA 24 hours later....
13:16, 05/06/2019

Should we ban facial recognition? From companies to cities, debate over privacy rages on Facial recognition is spreading to where you live, work, shop and travel. What happens to the data? Would you trade privacy for safety?        ...
16:00, 05/22/2019

Crunch board meeting to debate Arcadia rescue plan The directors of Sir Philip Green's high street empire will meet on Tuesday ahead of a looming decision on whether to pursue a controversial restructuring plan or pave the way for an auction of the company....
06:48, 04/29/2019

A GOP lawmaker used the phrase ‘consensual rape’ during abortion debate. He says he misspoke. Missouri state Rep. Barry Hovis, a former police lieutenant, said most of the sexual assault cases he handled in his law enforcement career were "date rapes or consensual rapes."...
12:32, 05/17/2019

Oscars: After debate, Netflix films not limited by new Academy rules The Oscars have tweaked a few rules, but not any that would limit the eligibility of Netflix films at the 2020 Academy Awards.        ...
13:00, 04/28/2019

Minimum-Wage Push Slows on Debate Over Regional Differences A debate about whether the U.S. should have a patchwork of minimum wages is complicating a push to raise the federal pay floor to $15 an hour—and hindering House Democrats’ effort to unite on the issue....
07:16, 05/10/2019

NFL experts debate: Which offseason addition will make the biggest impact? The Dolphins might have their QB of the future. The Browns added a game-changer at WR. Our insiders pick the top instant-impact offseason acquisitions....
04:48, 05/15/2019

"At Race Course Road Or Parliament": Rahul Gandhi's Debate Dare To PM Congress President Rahul Gandhi has claimed it would take him 15 minutes to make Prime Minister Narendra Modi lose face in a debate. He said at a rally in Punjab that the PM didn't debate with him as......
08:02, 05/15/2019

Conservative pundit admits he was 'destroyed' after cutting short TV debate American conservative commentator Ben Shapiro has admitted he was "destroyed" in a TV interview this week with British journalist Andrew Neil after being widely mocked for storming out of the debate and telling Neil: "I'm popular, and no one has ever...
02:00, 05/12/2019

US Billionaire's Gift To Graduates Fuels Student Debt Debate When the American billionaire Robert Smith announced to students graduating from historically black Morehouse College that he would pay off their student loans, he put himself at the center of one of......
06:16, 05/22/2019

On Politics: Images of Missiles Prompted Debate Over Iran Threat New intelligence on Iran that has alarmed the White House, but divided government officials and foreign allies, was compiled from photos of missiles on small boats....
22:16, 05/15/2019

Foiled North Korean Escape Ignites Human-Rights Debate China’s detention of a 9-year-old girl and six other North Koreans who tried to escape their country has triggered a public outcry that South Korea’s president, while pursuing peace talks, must confront Pyongyang about rights abuses....
07:32, 05/12/2019

Ami Horowitz hopes to 'bring some sanity' to Dem debate stage as he launches 2020 bid Documentary filmmaker Ami Horowitz officially threw his hat in the ring on Wednesday in the ever-expanding 2020 Democratic primary, hoping he'll "bring some sanity" to the Democratic debate stage as he seeks to qualify with 65,000 individual donors. ...
18:48, 05/10/2019

Pelosi clashes with fellow Dems in closed-door debate on impeachment House Democratic leaders sparred internally on Monday over whether to begin an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, with Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her allies rejecting the call to move forward for now, according to multiple sources.Reps...
22:16, 05/20/2019

N.Y. lawmakers debate bill that would provide Donald Trump's state tax returns New York State legislators will take up a bill Wednesday that would give them access to President Donald Trump's state tax returns -- fiscal records the president has refused to make public for four years....
06:00, 05/08/2019

Papua New Guinea debate: PNG takes bold step onto financial and economic map Last year was key in the development of one of Oceania’s more unexplored yet potential-rich economies. Its inaugural $500 million sovereign dollar bond caught light and its hosting of the APEC Summit was a hit. The country now needs investment to unl...
04:16, 05/15/2019

Viral Pic Of Women Cleaning TV Studio Before Election Debate Irks Twitter The cutaway shot from Monday evening's televised debate shows women cleaning around the TV studio as the all-male line-up of politicians prepares for the debate. For some on Twitter, the image is......
12:32, 04/28/2019

As nuclear weapons risk escalates, debate grows about 'vintage' US arsenal The threat of nuclear weapons being deployed is now at its highest point since the conclusion the World War ll, a top United Nations security expert cautioned this week, calling the matter an “urgent” one that requires global attention....
11:48, 05/23/2019

In Debate Over Fed Holdings, Officials Seek Maximum Recession-Fighting Firepower Federal Reserve officials began a formal debate at its latest policy meeting around the task of determining the composition of Treasury securities the central bank would hold after it ends the runoff of its asset portfolio....
13:32, 05/22/2019

Bill Gates Actually Made a Good Point About the Socialism Debate in America Billionaires Bill Gates, Charlie Munger, and Warren Buffett were interviewed on CNBC this morning, and it wasn’t surprising to hear the three men defend capitalism. But it was surprising to hear Gates make a really good point about socialism. Or, at ...
11:32, 05/06/2019

‘Fetal Heartbeat’ vs. ‘Forced Pregnancy’: The Language Wars of the Abortion Debate Activists on both sides of the abortion fight have long chosen their words carefully, coining terms like “pro-life,” “pro-choice” and “partial-birth abortion.”...
18:00, 05/22/2019

"Sam Pitroda Wrong, No Debate On 1984 Tragedy": Rahul Gandhi To NDTV Speaking to NDTV after an election rally in Madhya Pradesh, Congress President Rahul Gandhi repeated his statement that Sam Pitroda's comments on the 1984 anti-Sikh riots were wrong...
07:00, 05/11/2019

Ford vs. Chevy debate ignites shooting at Virginia family dinner A pre-Easter dinner ended with three people shot and one stabbed after an argument over vehicle superiority.        ...
06:16, 05/02/2019

Alabama Senate rejects exception for rape amid debate to ban nearly all abortions Alabama's state Senate on Tuesday debated a bill that would outlaw nearly all abortions, rejecting an exception for rape and incest, part of an effort by more than a dozen states to have the U.S. Supreme Court reconsider a woman's constitutional righ...
19:00, 05/14/2019

Documentary on child sex abuse by Catholic priests stirs debate in Poland A newly released documentary about children who were sexually abused by Polish priests has shaken the country, bringing a once-taboo topic to the fore. Now, the Catholic Church and politicians are under pressure to act....
20:00, 05/15/2019

Dutch prime minister, populist leader clash in Europe debate The Dutch prime minister has clashed with the leader of a right-wing populist party over immigration and whether the Netherlands should remain in the European Union in a debate on the eve of European Parliament elections...
16:32, 05/22/2019

Notre-Dame Donation Backlash Raises Debate: What’s Worthy of Philanthropy? Philanthropic experts said they were not shocked by what seemed like an ungrateful response to the money raised to restore the cathedral, but few agreed on a solution....
15:00, 05/21/2019

After eating raw rodent’s kidney for 'good health,' couple dies of bubonic plague, sparks quarantine A Mongolian couple died from the bubonic plague after eating raw marmot meat, sparking a quarantine that trapped tourists for days, officials said.        ...
13:00, 05/07/2019

Nick Kyrgios throws chair at Italian Open; players debate punishment Nick Kyrgios walked off the court in a fit of rage and was defaulted from his second-round match at the Italian Open.        ...
17:16, 05/16/2019

CNN's Chris Cuomo calls Benghazi scandal a 'sham' during debate on Mueller probe CNN anchor Chris Cuomo had a heated debate with two pro-Trump pundits about House Democrats' ongoing investigations into President Trump -- and injected the Benghazi controversy into the conversation, calling it a "sham."...
23:32, 05/22/2019

Town hall on enemy turf? Fox News debate divides 2020 Dems WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders appeared on a Fox News town hall and attracted nearly 2.6 million viewers. Elizabeth Warren turned down a similar chance while branding the network a “hate-for-profit racket.” Pete Buttigieg used Fox News&...
01:00, 05/21/2019

AI Weekly: Facial recognition policy makers debate temporary moratorium vs. permanent ban While some say facial recognition software can be made to work for everyone, others say it's a "uniquely dangerous and oppressive technology."Read More...
14:32, 05/17/2019

Pelosi says Trump is 'engaged in a cover-up' as impeachment debate swirls – live news Speaker comes out firing after Democratic caucus meetingMueller to release search warrants from inquiry into Michael CohenSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 4.33pm BST An investigation has failed to determine whether Virginia Gover...
08:48, 05/22/2019

Dem Rep. Garamendi: Barr contempt debate a 'fundamental fight' about federal 'power distribution' Congressman John Garamendi said Wednesday on "Outnumbered Overtime" that the debate over whether to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress for not turning over the unredacted Mueller report may lead to a "fundamental fight" over t...
20:16, 05/08/2019

Singapore parliament passes bill against online falsehoods amidst heated debate As expected, the Singapore government has voted to pass the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Bill despite strong urging from industry observers and global technology companies to reassess the legislation, which they say gives the go...
12:48, 05/08/2019

Iran Parliament Upholds Women’s Rights in ‘Mixed Marriage’ Citizenship Debate (Bloomberg) — Iran’s parliament struck a blow for women’s rights by overwhelmingly voting to confer citizenship on children born to an Iranian mother and foreign father. Currently, children of “mixed marriages” are only ...
08:16, 05/12/2019

James Harden calls for ‘fair chance’ from refs, reigniting slide-under foul debate "I just want a fair chance, man,” James Harden said after Houston's Game 1 loss to the Golden State Warriors. “Call the game how it’s supposed to be called, and that’s it. I’ll live with the results.”...
18:32, 04/28/2019

Global private banking debate: Trust, scale and security key factors in a digital world Meeting the needs of high net-worth families is more challenging and fascinating than ever. Private banks are investing in new forms of digital communication, catering to clients’ philanthropic demands, boosting fee transparency and finding ways to a...
10:48, 04/28/2019

Trump impeachment debate 'torturing' Democrats, Matt Gaetz tells Sean Hannity Democrats are "tortured" by the issue of whether to impeach President Trump, one Republican congressman said Thursday in reaction to news that Trump has given Attorney General William Barr the authority to declassify documents regarding the origins o...
21:16, 05/23/2019

Wealth Matters: Notre-Dame Donation Backlash Raises Debate: What’s Worthy of Philanthropy? Philanthropic experts said they were not shocked by what seemed like an ungrateful response to the money raised to restore the cathedral, but few agreed on a solution....
12:16, 04/28/2019

'Bachelor' star Chris Soules awaits sentence for fatal 2017 crash; watch hearing live Sentencing began Tuesday for former "Bachelor" star Chris Soules, who faces two years for fleeing the scene of a deadly crash in his native Iowa.        ...
13:48, 05/21/2019

Protect women’s rights ‘before, during and after conflict’ UN chief tells high-level Security Council debate Over the course of the past decade, there has been “a paradigm shift” in understanding the devastating impact of sexual violence in conflict on international peace and security, UN Secretary-General António Guterres told the Security Council during a...
09:32, 04/28/2019

New York Times piece dubs Aperol Spritz a bad drink as social media users debate beverage Social media users debated whether the alcohol drink the Aperol Spritz is a good drink following a piece by The New York Times that called the spirit a bad drink....
16:00, 05/10/2019

Who is that guy? Andrew Yang’s presidential campaign draws crowds, money and an expected spot on the Democratic debate stage. The tech entrepreneur is pushing a $12,000 annual income for adult U.S. citizens and lamenting a coming “crisis” as robots take jobs now held by humans....
03:16, 05/10/2019

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage challenges Corbyn to a debate ahead of European Parliament elections The leader of the Brexit Party Nigel Farage has challenged Jeremy Corbyn to a debate ahead of the European Parliament elections, warning a deal between Labour and the Conservatives would be "the final betrayal"....
06:00, 05/05/2019

'If I was black I'd be picking cotton': Ohio teen's racist prom proposal sparks backlash In the post, a poster reads, "If I was black I'd be picking cotton, but I'm white so I'm picking U for prom?"        ...
14:00, 05/02/2019

Trump's Health Secretary Praises Trump for Opening Up 'Debate' on Vaccines That Is 'Settled' Now The nation’s top health official, Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar, praised his boss Donald Trump on Monday for supposedly contributing to some kind of scientific “debate” about whether vaccines cause autism (they do not) and that it ...
06:32, 04/30/2019

What's a foul? Warriors' win over Rockets in Game 1 renews debate Golden State outlasted Houston to take Game 1, but the heated talk coming out of it was fresh controversy over what constitutes a foul.        ...
18:48, 04/28/2019

Booker deputy campaign manager donates to Gillibrand campaign to 'ensure' debate spot Deputy campaign manager for 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker donated funds this week to one of the New Jersey Senator’s many opponents....
12:16, 05/16/2019

Asia private banking debate: Great opportunities in Asia Asia offers a unique client set of young entrepreneurs; it also offers the challenge of new generations inheriting wealth with different expectations from their predecessors. That is a great opportunity, but it requires private banks to be nimble, th...
10:48, 04/28/2019

AP Explains: Brazil’s environmental changes under Bolsonaro AP Explains: A look at what was behind Brazil cancelling a UN workshop on climate change that was to have been held in August, reaffirming its opposition to participating in global efforts to fight global warming...
06:16, 05/15/2019

AP Explains: Brazil's environmental changes under Bolsonaro The administration of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has canceled a United Nations climate change workshop to be held in the city of Salvador in August, reaffirming its lack of interest in participating in international efforts to fight global wa...
00:16, 05/15/2019

FX: Brazil needs to grasp the real problem The 100-day mark of Brazil’s new president, Jair Bolsonaro, has recently passed; no one – not even the government itself – pretended the time had been well spent....
10:32, 04/28/2019

Cop kills ex, then himself in Brazil government building A police officer shot his ex-girlfriend to death at her office at the municipal education department in Brazil's capital and then killed himself Monday, authorities said....
14:00, 05/20/2019

Dad’s in Prison. Mom Was on Parole. He’s Running for D.A. In San Francisco, Chesa Boudin, whose parents were in the radical Weather Underground, wants to join the growing ranks of prosecutors who have direct experience with the prison system....
02:16, 05/24/2019

Brazil's state-run Eletrobras Q1 profit soars Brazilian state-controlled power utility Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras SA on Tuesday posted a first-quarter profit almost three times the size of its earnings a year earlier....
04:16, 05/14/2019

Crowds protest against education cuts in Brazil Brazil's president is dismissing protests against his cuts to education funding, saying the student demonstrators are "useful idiots" who have "nothing in their heads"....
18:16, 05/15/2019

Private banking: Wealth becomes exciting again in Brazil After so long, private bank clients and even retail investors are no longer happy with the returns from government bonds; instead, they are searching for yield and pushing up the value of risk assets....
10:32, 04/28/2019

Dam at Brazil Mine Could Burst Soon, Officials Warn Months after a nearby dam breach at a mining site killed more than 240 people, prosecutors say another similar disaster could occur as soon as Sunday....
12:48, 05/17/2019

Ex-ministers condemn course of Brazil's environmental policy Eight former Brazilian environment ministers are lashing out at far-right President Jair Bolsonaro, saying his administration is "wrecking" environmental protections....
19:32, 05/08/2019

Ex-ministers condemn course of Brazil’s environmental policy SAO PAULO (AP) — Eight former Brazilian environment ministers are lashing out at far-right President Jair Bolsonaro, saying his administration is “wrecking” environmental protections. Gathered Wednesday at the University of Sao Paulo, the...
17:48, 05/08/2019

Brazil's Vale Sees Risk of New Dam Burst Brazil’s iron-ore giant Vale alerted local authorities another of its dams could burst soon, just months after the unexpected collapse of a similar structure owned by the company killed hundreds of people in the town of Brumadinho....
16:16, 05/16/2019

Brazil's students protest education cuts Students and teachers have taken to the streets in more than half of Brazil's states to protest deep cuts in funding for public education. The government ordered soldiers to guard the Education Ministry in the capital....
20:00, 05/15/2019

Brazil cancels another UN climate change event After backing out of hosting the 2019 U.N. climate summit, Brazil is now canceling a United Nations climate change event that was to be held in August in the city of Salvador....
14:48, 05/14/2019

Brazil says Turkey backs down on steel tariffs Turkey has decided not to impose tariffs on steel imports from Brazil after concluding an investigation into a dispute between the two countries, Brazil's Economy Ministry and Foreign Ministry said on Friday....
10:00, 05/24/2019

Retail investors point to changing Brazil The investment landscape is shifting rapidly as falling returns on sovereign fixed income assets force investors to look elsewhere for returns. Retail investors in particular are playing an important role in the transformation of local capital market...
06:32, 05/01/2019

Why the Future of Brazil’s Economy Rides on Pensions Latin America’s largest economy, Brazil, is at a crossroads. Fixing its public finances could open the door to a virtuous cycle of expansion; failing that, it risks slipping deeper into junk-level credit ratings and sub-par growth. Much depends on th...
15:32, 04/30/2019

Brazil's economy contraction more likely after industry collapse Output tumbled 1.3 percent in March, its worst reading in six months. In the 12 months through March, Brazil’s industrial production contracted for the first time since 2017, the national statistics bureau reported Friday. Exports to Argentina also d...
10:00, 05/03/2019

Manufacturers run out of cotton harvesters for Brazil for 2019 It is only May, but if a Brazilian cotton grower orders a new harvester now to cope with an expected larger crop this year, he will not get it in 2019. The industry has run out of them....
09:48, 05/03/2019

Amnesty International criticizes Brazil’s far-right leader Amnesty International has published an open letter criticizing the policies of far-right President Jair Bolsonaro, saying they will lead to more homicides and deny some Brazilians their human rights...
16:16, 05/21/2019

Brazil: Man who killed 3 at Baptist church was ‘incoherent’ Brazilian authorities say a man was disoriented and speaking “incoherent phrases” when he shot three people to death at a Baptist church, before being seriously wounded by military police...
16:32, 05/22/2019

11 people killed in gun attack at bar in Brazil: reports Brazilian authorities say there has been a "massacre" in the country's northern Pará state without releasing any details, while Brazilian news media say gunmen attacked a bar in Belem City and killed 11 people....
20:32, 05/19/2019

11 people reported killed in gun attack at bar in Brazil Brazilian news media say a gang of gunmen roared up to a bar in Belem city in Brazil’s northern Pará state and opened fire, killing six women and five men...
20:16, 05/19/2019

Brazil: Man who killed 3 at Baptist church was 'incoherent' Brazilian authorities say a man was disoriented and speaking "incoherent phrases" when he shot three people to death at a Baptist church, before being seriously wounded by military police....
17:00, 05/22/2019

Brazil loses credibility under Jair Bolsonaro Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has found himself to be persona non grata in New York. And Brazil may encounter similar hostility elsewhere in the world as well while he remains leader....
20:00, 05/19/2019

Armed group kills 11 in a bar in northern Brazil An armed group entered a bar in the Brazilian northern city of Belem on Sunday and fired at patrons, killing 11 people and leaving one wounded, according to local media reports....
18:16, 05/19/2019

Gunmen Kill 11 People In Bar In Brazil: Officials Gunmen killed at least 11 people in a bar in northern Brazil on Sunday, officials said. The shooting took place in the city of Belem, the public safety department of northern Para state said....
21:32, 05/19/2019

Brazil’s far-right leader cancels N.Y. trip following backlash Jair Bolsonaro was to receive the person of the year award from the Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce. But after local politicians put up a fuss and key sponsors dropped out, he opted to stay home....
19:32, 05/04/2019

Amnesty International criticizes Brazil's far-right leader Amnesty International published an open letter Tuesday criticizing the policies of President Jair Bolsonaro, saying they will lead to more homicides and deny some Brazilians their human rights....
17:16, 05/21/2019

Michael Cohen arrives at NY prison President Donald Trump's ex-lawyer has arrived at an upstate New York prison to start a three-year sentence for crimes including campaign finance violations related to hush-money payments made on Trump's behalf. (May 6)    &...
18:00, 05/06/2019

The Most Honest Man in College Basketball Is Going to Prison In mob trials, prosecutors flipped the underlings to nail the bosses. In college basketball’s corruption trial, the small players are taking big hits....
14:16, 05/21/2019

Guantánamo Bay Prison Commander Has Been Fired Rear Adm. John C. Ring has been let go because of a “loss of confidence in his ability” to lead, the United States Southern Command said Sunday in a statement....
17:16, 04/28/2019

Commander of Guantanamo Bay prison is fired Military officials say the commander of the task force that runs the prison at the U.S. Naval Station at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, has been fired for a "loss of confidence in his ability to command."...
23:32, 04/28/2019

Brazil's far-right president nixes U.S. trip in face of protests Brazil's far-right President Jair Bolsonaro has canceled a trip to the United States, his office announced on Friday, after sharp protests against his being honored as the person of the year by the Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce....
17:48, 05/03/2019

Brazil's Itau Unibanco meets estimates for Q1 profit Brazil's largest private-sector lender Itau Unibanco Holding SA posted a first-quarter recurring profit of 6.87 billion reais ($1.73 billion) on Thursday, up 7.1 percent from the same period one year earlier....
16:32, 05/02/2019

Boeing drops Embraer name from Brazil commercial jet division Boeing Co on Thursday said that after taking over Brazilian planemaker Embraer SA's passenger jet unit, it will call the division Boeing Brasil - Commercial, dropping one of Brazil's most iconic company names....
15:48, 05/23/2019

UPDATE 3-Brazil's SBF Group makes counteroffer for Netshoes Brazil's Grupo SBF SA , owner of sporting goods retailer Centauro, has submitted a counteroffer of $2.80 per share to acquire online shoe retailer Netshoes Ltd, the company said in a filing on Thursday....
18:32, 05/23/2019

Brazil’s Bolsonaro to appoint Moro to Supreme Court RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro says he will nominate anti-corruption crusader Sergio Moro to the Supreme Court whenever there is an opening. In an interview Sunday with Radio Bandeirantes, the president said: “The firs...
18:32, 05/12/2019

In Cannes, a gory Western stands against Bolsonaro’s Brazil Kleber Mendonca Filho’s Cannes entry, ‘Bacurau,’ is a feverish and violent Western about a rural Brazilian community defending itself from a hard-to-comprehend invasion...
13:32, 05/16/2019

Brazil could tweak gun decree after criticism: president's spokesman Brazil's government could make some changes to an executive gun decree signed by far-right President Jair Bolsonaro as a result of some of the criticisms it faced, the president's spokesman said on Tuesday, without giving more details....
16:48, 05/21/2019

Venezuela unrest leads to more migrants at the Brazil border The Brazilian military says the number of Venezuelans crossing into Brazil has risen this week amid an escalation in their homeland's political unrest....
14:48, 05/02/2019

Brazil's Bolsonaro signs decree further easing gun rules Brazil's president has made it easier for people to get their hands on foreign guns and carry more ammunition. Supporters say it will help people defend themselves in a country plagued by endemic violence....
03:48, 05/08/2019

Brazil's Bolsonaro signs decree easing gun laws President Jair Bolsonaro is loosening Brazil's strict gun laws with a new decree, delivering on a campaign promise to make it easier for Brazilians to buy guns and ammunition....
02:16, 05/08/2019

Brazil's Bolsonaro wants police in schools, discipline code When students at Ceilandia state school No. 7 in Brazil's capital came back from their break in February, they were met by two dozen uniformed police officers in a place they barely recognized anymore....
00:00, 05/02/2019

Vale warns Brazil prosecutors another dam at risk of collapse Brazilian iron ore miner Vale SA told prosecutors in the state of Minas Gerais that a dam is at risk of rupturing at its Gongo Soco mine, about 40 miles from where its Brumadinho dam collapsed, killing more than 230 people....
16:32, 05/16/2019

'Bacurau' shines spotlight on a feverish Brazil at Cannes Set in the scorching outback of northern Brazil in a small, cut-off town suffering from water shortages, "Bacurau", a contender for the top film prize at Cannes, is not short of digs at the state of local politics....
09:48, 05/16/2019

Brazil's Eletrobras misses workforce reduction target Brazil's state-controlled Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras SA has not met its workforce reduction target with a voluntary buyout program, the company's chief executive said on Friday....
15:16, 05/03/2019

The Vale do Amanhecer religious community in Brazil – in pictures This eclectic community holds its most important ritual of the year on Labour Day to honour the mediums who communicate with good and bad spirits. The group combines a range of religious practices, including Christian and Hindu, with symbols borrowed...
01:00, 05/03/2019

Avon Nears Sale to Brazil's Natura Cosmeticos Avon Products is close to a sale to Brazil’s Natura Cosmeticos in a deal that would mark the end of the independence of a 20th-century business icon....
04:48, 05/22/2019

Brazil seeks China's OK for genetically modified sugarcane Brazil's agriculture minister will ask Chinese officials on Thursday to greenlight exports to the Asian nation of sugar made from genetically modified (GM) sugarcane, which is expected to be widely used in Brazil in coming years....
14:00, 05/15/2019

Ex-Brazil president Michel Temer freed from detention Four judges on the Superior Court of Justice unanimously voted in favor of granting a habeas corpus release to Temer, president from 2016 to 2018, for the second time since March....
14:48, 05/15/2019

Venezuela reopens borders with Brazil and Aruba, official says Venezuela is reopening its borders with Brazil and the Caribbean island of Aruba, Venezuela's Economy Vice President Tareck El Aissami said on Friday....
09:48, 05/10/2019

Protesters March in Brazil Against Bolsonaro's Education Cuts Students and teachers took to the streets across Brazil to protest spending freezes, marking the first nationwide demonstrations against President Jair Bolsonaro as he struggles to maintain his popularity....
17:32, 05/15/2019

Trump designates Brazil a major non-NATO U.S. ally Ahead of a U.S. visit by Brazilian President Jair Bolsonro next week, President Donald Trump has designated the South American nation a major non-NATO ally....
15:48, 05/09/2019

Brazil ex-President Temer turns himself in on graft charges Brazil’s former President Michel Temer was arrested for a second time on corruption charges Thursday, facing renewed scrutiny in a sprawling graft probe that has ensnared top politicians and businessmen...
13:00, 05/09/2019

Venezuela reopens borders with Brazil and Aruba: official Venezuela is reopening its borders with Brazil and the Caribbean island of Aruba, Venezuela's Economy Vice President Tareck El Aissami said on Friday....
09:16, 05/10/2019

Brazil backs Venezuela uprising, but says it won't intervene militarily Brazil's right-wing government threw its support behind Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido's push to oust President Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday, and called on other nations to do the same....
16:48, 04/30/2019

Universities hit back as Brazil slashes scholarship funds University deans and education experts in Brazil are pushing back against the government's decision to block all forthcoming scholarships for master's and doctorate students....
14:00, 05/09/2019

Brazil economy likely shrank in Q1, says central bank chief Brazil's economic slowdown of late last year spilled over into this year, so much so that there's a "relevant probability" that the economy contracted slightly in the first quarter, central bank President Roberto Campos Neto said on Thursday....
07:32, 05/16/2019

Brazil veteran Formiga set for record seventh World Cup "Brazil\u0027s 41-year-old midfielder Formiga is set to become the first player, male or female, to participate at seven World Cups after she was named in their squad on Thursday for the women\u0027s tournament in France."...
08:00, 05/16/2019

McDonald's investigated over racism and harassment claims in Brazil Federal prosecutors say complaint presents ‘worrying evidence’ of sexual harassment and discriminationIt was a busy day at a McDonald’s branch in São Paulo. Marcelo says he was struggling to keep up with demand while manning the chips and white meat ...
14:48, 05/21/2019

Brazil airline Azul's Q1 profit drops to $35 million Brazilian airline Azul SA on Thursday posted net income of 137.7 million reais ($35.06 million) for the first quarter, a 20 percent decrease compared with the same period a year earlier....
05:00, 05/09/2019

Brazil airline Azul could bid for Avianca Brasil's assets after all Brazilian airline Azul SA has registered to participate in a bankruptcy auction for the assets of struggling carrier Avianca Brasil scheduled for next week, potentially walking back a previous decision not to participate....
16:32, 05/02/2019

Setback for Bolsonaro as Brazil's economy heads for contraction Brazil’s economy shrank in the first quarter, a key Central Bank activity index showed, dealing a setback to President Jair Bolsonaro’s pledge to accelerate the country’s recovery....
06:48, 05/15/2019

Brazil prosecutor's office seeks suspension of gun decree Brazil's federal prosecutor's office said Wednesday that it has filed a lawsuit seeking the immediate suspension of a decree by President Jair Bolsonaro loosening regulations on guns and ammunition....
17:00, 05/16/2019

Brazil officials report ‘massacre’; media say 11 dead at bar RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian authorities say there has been a “massacre” in the country’s northern Pará state without releasing any details, while Brazilian news media say gunmen attacked a bar in Belem City and killed 11 people....
16:00, 05/19/2019

Brazil's Bradesco agrees to buy Florida bank for $500 mln -filing Brazil's Banco Bradesco SA has agreed to pay approximately $500 million for BAC Florida Bank, which focuses on high net worth non-resident individuals, according to a securities filing on Monday....
05:32, 05/06/2019

Moura, Fabinho not in Brazil squad for Copa America "Brazilian coach Tite included Manchester City\u0027s Fernandinho for his Copa America squad on Friday, but there was no place for Spurs forward Lucas Moura or Liverpool midfielder Fabinho."...
12:48, 05/17/2019

Brazil's JBS posts Q1 net income of $273 mln, beats analysts' estimates Brazil-based food processor JBS SA on Monday reported first-quarter net income of 1.09 billion reais ($273 million), above analysts' estimates of a 526.19 real net income for the period, as net revenues rose across all its business segments....
18:32, 05/13/2019

BHP faces $5 billion claim over 2015 Brazil dam failure Anglo-Australian mining giant BHP is facing a landmark, $5.0 billion damages claim in England for being "woefully negligent" in the run-up to a 2015 dam failure that led to Brazil's worst environmental disaster, a lawsuit alleges....
05:32, 05/07/2019

Brazil's environment minister challenges Amazon Fund Brazil's environment minister questioned on Friday the effectiveness of the Amazon Fund created to contain the deforestation of the vast rainforest, the latest challenge to environmentalists from climate-change sceptics within the far-right governmen...
16:16, 05/17/2019

Brazil Bar Shooting Leaves 11 Dead and 1 Wounded, Reports Say (RIO DE JANEIRO) — A gang of gunmen roared up to a bar in Belem city in Brazil’s northern Pará state and opened fire, killing six women and five men Sunday afternoon, media reports said. State officials would confirm only that R...
20:48, 05/19/2019

| Brazil police shoot dead eight in Rio favela: official Brazilian police have shot dead eight people in one of Rio de Janeiro's biggest slums on, an official says, just days after figures showed a record number of killings by state officers in the first quarter....
04:32, 05/07/2019

Petrobras plan to end refining monopoly in Brazil comes with caveats Brazil's Petroleo Brasileiro SA drew plaudits from investors last month for announcing a plan to sell off eight of its refineries in a process the company says could fetch some $15 billion....
03:32, 05/07/2019

Tennis: Brazil once ruled Paris but Guga era now seems long way off For a few years at the turn of the century he was the King of Paris and the darling of Brazilian tennis but a failure to build on his success means no one is likely to challenge Gustavo Kuerten as Brazil’s best-known tennis player any time soon....
02:32, 05/24/2019

Brazil energy group Cosan net income up 14.5% -filing Cosan SA Indústria e Comércio CSAN3.SA, one of Brazil's largest energy and logistics companies, said on Tuesday it posted a quarterly net profit of 395.7 million reais ($99 million), up 14.5% from a year earlier....
18:32, 05/13/2019

Brazil’s Athletico tops River Plate in 1st leg of Recopa SAO PAULO (AP) — Marco Ruben scored in the 25th minute and Brazil’s Athletico beat Argentina’s River Plate 1-0 on Wednesday night in the first leg of the Recopa Sudamericana final. The Recopa is played between the winners of the Copa Libe...
20:32, 05/22/2019

Brazil plans to slash funding of universities by 30 percent Education officials in Brazil’s far-right government say they are slashing university funding 30%, a move at least partly motivated by complaints about partisan activities on campus...
16:32, 05/01/2019

Brazil's Eletrobras plans sale of stakes in 45 cos in second half -CEO Brazil's state-controlled power holding company Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras SA plans to sell 45 stakes in companies, mostly windfarms, in the second half of the year, Chief Executive Officer Wilson Ferreira Jr. said on Tuesday....
13:48, 05/14/2019

VW truck brand to invest $344 mln in Brazil after Ford exit Volkswagen AG truck brand Scania said on Tuesday it will invest 1.4 billion reais ($344.14 million) to modernize its Brazilian factory in Sao Bernardo do Campo, an industrial city near Sao Paulo....
11:32, 05/21/2019

Brazil state prosecutors warn of possible mine dam collapse RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The prosecutor’s office for Brazil’s Minas Gerais state warned Thursday that a dam holding back mining waste could collapse in the next few days and told its operator, mining giant Vale, to inform nearby residents. S...
17:00, 05/16/2019

Brazil's Itau Unibanco to launch new payments app using QR code Brazil's largest private-sector lender, Itaú Unibanco Holding SA, will launch an instant payments platform by the third quarter that uses QR codes, adding fuel to the fierce competition among card processors....
12:32, 05/13/2019

Turkey says UAE spy suspect committed suicide in prison A man held by Turkey on suspicion of spying for the United Arab Emirates has committed suicide by hanging himself in prison, the Istanbul prosecutor's office said on Monday....
06:16, 04/29/2019

Wrongfully convicted man who served 45 years in prison to get $1.5M A Michigan man who spent 45 years behind bars for a crime he didn’t commit — the longest a wrongfully convicted person has ever served in America — will get a $1.5 million payout from the state. Richard Phillips was 27 years old when he w...
08:00, 05/22/2019

A bus driver rapes, a man keeps girl captive and neither are going to prison Bus driver Shane Piche raped a 14-year-old girl. Michael Wysolovski kept a teen in sexual captivity. Neither will go to prison. Why?        ...
12:48, 05/03/2019

At least seven killed, 17 injured in shooting at Guatemala prison At least seven people were killed and 17 injured after shooting broke out at a prison near Guatemala City on Tuesday, according to officials, who said that authorities have regained control at the prison....
16:32, 05/07/2019

Lawyer: 17 wounded in prison where US-Nicaraguan man killed A Nicaraguan lawyer says 17 people who were arrested in previous anti-government protests were wounded in a prison disturbance in which a 57-year-old U.S. dual national was shot dead...
15:00, 05/17/2019

Myanmar frees 2 Reuters journalists from prison Prison chief says 2 Reuters journalists jailed for breaking Myanmar’s Official Secrets Act have been freed from prison.        ...
00:48, 05/07/2019

Ex-AAU coach gets life in prison for sexual abuse Greg Stephen, a former influential youth basketball coach in Iowa, was sentenced to 180 years in federal prison, the maximum penalty he faced on sexual exploitation and pornography charges....
18:48, 05/02/2019

Man freed from prison after 30 years charged again with rape LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man who spent three decades in prison for a rape he says he did not commit before being freed in 2016 is now accused by police of raping a woman in January. The Republican newspaper reports 50-year-old George Pe...
13:32, 05/04/2019

Serial cyberstalker who threatened women sent to prison PROVO, Utah (AP) — A man who posted a Facebook message threatening to kill “as many girls as I see” in retaliation for years of romantic rejection has been sentenced to up to five years in prison in Utah. A judge sentenced 27-year-old Chr...
12:00, 05/23/2019

Man who was exonerated of murder after 16 years in prison will soon be a lawyer He was convicted at 17 of a rape and murder he didn't commit. He was exonerated at 32. Now, at 45, Jeffrey Deskovic is graduating law school.        ...
17:32, 05/09/2019

Mississippi man gets prison time in church arson A Mississippi man who in 2016 burned down a historically black church -- the same place that had once been vandalized with political graffiti -- was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Thursday....
21:48, 05/02/2019

Russian embassy visits Butina in prison MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s embassy in the United States says its diplomats have visited the gun-rights activist who was sentenced to prison last week for being an unregistered agent of Russia. In a Facebook statement on Friday, the embassy said Mar...
06:48, 05/03/2019

Former AAU coach gets life in prison for sexual abuse CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — A judge sent an influential youth basketball coach to prison effectively for the rest of his life Thursday, saying he secretly collected sexual images of 440 boys and molested more than a dozen over a 20-year period. U.S. Distric...
01:32, 05/03/2019

Three Tajik prison guards killed in riot Rioting prisoners have killed three guards in a high-security facility in Tajikistan which houses people convicted of religious extremism, including Islamic State militants, the Central Asian nation's Justice Ministry said on Monday....
22:32, 05/19/2019

'American Taliban' to be released from prison Thursday John Walker Lindh, the American captured in Afghanistan in 2001 fighting for the Taliban and vilified as a national traitor, is to be released early from a federal prison on Thursday while some U.S. lawmakers worry he still poses a security risk....
13:16, 05/22/2019

Three killed, 10 injured in shooting at Guatemala prison Three people were killed and at least ten injured when shooting broke out at a prison near Guatemala City on Tuesday, a local emergency services official said....
12:00, 05/07/2019

'Cyber flashers' in Singapore could now get two years in prison Singapore has criminalized the sending of unsolicited intimate images, or "cyber flashing," as part of a major crackdown on sexual harassment online....
12:48, 05/07/2019

Inmates set fire to prison during riot in Indonesia JAKARTA, Indonesia — Hundreds of police and soldiers have retaken control of a prison in western Indonesia following a riot on Thursday, officials said. Angry inmates set fire to Langkat prison in North Sumatra province, which is designed to house 90...
13:32, 05/16/2019

Ex-Autonomy CFO sentenced in US to 5 years prison over HP fraud The former chief financial officer of British software company Autonomy was sentenced on Monday to five years in prison, after a U.S. jury found him guilty of fraud over the $11.1 billion sale of the company in 2011 to Hewlett-Packard....
15:16, 05/13/2019

Former Long Island man exonerated after 33 years in prison A former Long Island man who spent 33 years in prison for the attempted rape and murder of a 14-year-old girl was exonerated during an emotional court hearing on Wednesday. Keith Bush, 62, stared as if in shock as Suffolk County Judge Anthony Senft g...
11:16, 05/22/2019

Man arrested during Nicaraguan protest killed in prison A 57-year-old man arrested for taking part in protests against Nicaragua's government was killed by a bullet Thursday in a prison north of the capital amid disturbances that left six prison officials injured....
21:16, 05/16/2019

Arizona transfers 716 from prison with lock problems PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Department of Corrections has transferred more than 700 inmates from Phoenix-area state prison with cell door lock problems to other prisons. The prisoners were moved from one of three units that a union representing guards...
20:00, 05/16/2019

Texas man gets prison for smuggling immigrants in furniture CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — A Houston-area man has been sentenced to nearly two years in prison for trying to smuggle immigrants in furniture after three people were found in a plastic-wrapped dresser that was nailed shut. Federal prosecutors say 23...
09:00, 05/21/2019

Man who sang about woman’s slaying sentenced to prison SOMERVILLE, N.J. — A New Jersey man who ordered pizza and posted a video of himself singing after killing a woman is going to prison. A judge on Thursday sentenced 20-year-old Tamar Reaves of Franklin Township to 27 years behind bars. He must serve 2...
04:32, 05/17/2019

Oklahoma ex-oil executive sentenced to 6 years in prison OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A former oil company executive in Oklahoma has been sentenced to six years in prison for wire fraud and money laundering. Federal prosecutors say Kevin Wieck of Cromwell was sentenced Monday to 72 months after being convicted in ...
10:16, 05/07/2019

Arizona man sentenced to prison for domestic assault PHOENIX – Federal prosecutors say an Oak Springs, Arizona man is headed to prison in connection with a domestic assault case. Shaun Gui Hale, 33, will spend the next seven years in prison, after he pleaded guilty to charges earlier this year. I...
17:16, 05/20/2019

| Disgraced Russia footballers sentenced to prison A Moscow court has found twp Russian footballers guilty of hooliganism over a night of drunken assaults and sentenced them to a year and a half in prison....
10:00, 05/08/2019

Ex-Episcopal bishop who killed bicyclist gets out of prison BALTIMORE (AP) — A former Episcopal bishop who fatally struck a bicyclist while drunk and texting behind the wheel more than four years ago has been released from a Maryland prison. Heather Cook was the second-highest-ranking Episcopal leader in the ...
10:48, 05/14/2019

UPDATE 1-Brazil's Itau Unibanco to launch new payments app using QR code Brazil's largest private-sector lender, Itaú Unibanco Holding SA, will launch an instant payments platform by the third quarter that uses QR codes, adding fuel to the fierce competition among card processors....
12:16, 05/13/2019

Brazil's Souza provisionally suspended amid corruption probe "Brazilian Joao Souza has been provisionally suspended for the second time this year amid a corruption investigation, the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) said on Friday."...
05:10, 05/01/2019

Venezuela reopens border where migrants used trails to reach Brazil Venezuela reopened its border crossing to Brazil on Friday, after its closure for nearly three months forced desperate Venezuelans to use indigenous trails to smuggle food and basic goods or to flee their crisis-stricken homeland....
10:00, 05/12/2019

Mass deforestation: How trade fells trees in Brazil and Indonesia Hunger for beef, palm oil, soy and timber fuels rainforest clearance at enormous scales, especially in Brazil and Indonesia. That matters for climate change....
11:48, 05/01/2019

Brazil's president wins, justice minister loses in Congress Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro surmounted a crucial hurdle for his young government on Wednesday by winning approval from disgruntled lower house lawmakers for his move to reorganize the country's executive branch....
20:32, 05/22/2019

Brazil´s Petrobras may launch secondary share offering on May 24- source Brazilian state-controlled oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA is expected to launch its secondary share offering on May 24, one person with knowledge of the matter said on Thursday....
05:00, 05/09/2019

UPDATE 1-Brazil's JBS posts Q1 net income of $273 mln, beats analysts' estimates Brazil-based food processor JBS SA said on Monday that net profit rose by almost 116% in the first quarter, after the company, which produces proteins on four continents, registered revenue growth in all of its business segments....
18:32, 05/13/2019

Irate Brazil lawmakers threaten Bolsonaro's cabinet, agenda Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro faces a crucial test on Wednesday of his ability to govern without courting traditional parties in Congress, which is threatening to derail his agenda and scramble his cabinet after months of mutual antagonism....
15:32, 05/22/2019

Brazil planemaker Embraer posts $42.5 mln loss as it prepares Boeing tie-up Brazil planemaker Embraer SA on Wednesday posted a $42.5 million first-quarter loss on lower deliveries and as it works through the separation costs involved in selling an 80 percent stake in its commercial aviation division to Boeing Co....
04:00, 05/15/2019

Amazon deforestation: EU firms linked to illegal logging in Brazil An organic smoothie producer and a boutique fashion store are among Western businesses whose supply chains are tainted by illegal deforestation in Bolsonaro's Brazil....
11:48, 05/01/2019

Fiat Chrysler to invest $4B to regain lost share in Brazil Fiat Chrysler is bringing new models to Brazil and expanding local Jeep and engine production in a bid to regain lost market share in Latin America's biggest economy....
05:16, 05/23/2019

Ayrton Senna: Brazil mourns 'superhero' 25 years after his death The anniversary of Senna's death on Wednesday will revive the sense of loss and bewilderment that followed the shocking crash on the Imola circuit in Italy on May 1, 1994, that took the 34-year-old's life. ...
07:16, 05/01/2019

Democracy and China top German agenda in Brazil diplomatic visit Foreign Minister Heiko Maas will discuss human rights with Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro before heading to Colombia, where millions of Venezuelans have fled. China also looms over the Latin America trip....
11:48, 05/01/2019

Brazil's indigenous tribes protest Bolsonaro assimilation plan Thousands of people representing the more than 300 tribes native to Brazil marched to government offices in Brasilia on Friday to protest the policies of right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro that threaten their reservation lands....
11:32, 04/28/2019

Brazil's supreme court votes to make homophobia a crime A majority in Brazil's supreme court has voted to make homophobia and transphobia crimes like racism, a decision coming amid fears the country's far-right president will roll back LGBT social gains....
23:32, 05/23/2019

Brazil's Bolsonaro shocked by high number of penis amputations Brazil's far-right President Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday expressed horror over the 1,000 penis amputations that occur each year in the country including those due to a lack of basic hygiene, a figure he called "ridiculous and sad."...
11:00, 04/28/2019

| 'Senna Day' held in Brazil on 25th anniversary of F1 great's death The Interlagos racing circuit held a 'Senna Day' to celebrate the life of Formula One great Ayrton Senna to mark the 25th anniversary of the Brazilian's death....
16:00, 05/01/2019

Brazil's CAOA eyes Chinese partner to take over Ford plant The founder of Brazilian automaker CAOA said on Monday he is negotiating with Chinese business executives to make a joint acquisition of a Ford Motor Co plant near Sao Paulo....
12:16, 05/13/2019

Brazil farm credit uncertainty could hurt machine sales Uncertainty surrounding Brazil's new farm credit package is worrying executives from the world's largest agricultural machine makers since a delay on the definition of the program could hurt their sales....
04:32, 05/02/2019

Homophobic remarks by Brazil's president could harm tourism industry Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's comment that the country must not become a "gay tourism paradise" sparked fears that LGBTQ people will avoid traveling to the country, fearing the possibility of violence, according to advocates and industry repre...
09:32, 04/28/2019

Brazil's Itaú plans to close 400 branches in two years -sources Brazil's largest private lender, Itaú Unibanco Holding SA, plans to close 400 branches in the country over the next two years, two sources with knowledge of the matter said....
14:16, 05/13/2019

Anger mounts at Vale in Brazil town at risk for new dam burst It was bad enough for Paulo de Morais when he was expelled in early February from the house where he lived for 22 years, in the shadow of a mining dam at risk of collapse....
10:48, 05/24/2019

Brazil to revamp Amazon Fund after finding irregularities -minister Brazil will overhaul rules for selecting projects to reduce deforestation supported by the Amazon Fund, which is financed by Norway and Germany, after discovering irregularities in spending, Environment Minister Ricardo Salles said on Friday....
15:00, 05/17/2019

Senators in Brazil pass forced rehab for drug users The Senate approved Wednesday a series of drug policy changes that strengthen penalties for traffickers and introduce forced admissions of addicts in private and religious centers...
19:00, 05/16/2019

After outrage ensues, Brazil’s far-right president cancels New York trip Jair Bolsonaro was to receive the person of the year award from the Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce. But after local politicians put up a fuss and key sponsors dropped out, he canceled the trip....
19:32, 05/04/2019

UPDATE 1-Vale warns Brazil prosecutors another dam at risk of collapse Brazilian iron ore miner Vale SA told prosecutors in the state of Minas Gerais that a dam is at risk of rupturing at its Gongo Soco mine, about 40 miles from where its Brumadinho dam collapsed, killing more than 230 people....
16:16, 05/16/2019

Brazil's Bolsonaro cancels New York trip as sponsors withdraw The far-right president of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, has pulled out of a trip to attend a gala in his honor in New York. The cancelation came after several companies withdrew their sponsorship for the event....
06:32, 05/04/2019

Brazil confirm Arsenal approach for Edu but insist no deal has been struck yet The Brazilian Football Confederation have confirmed Arsenal's approach for Edu but denied a deal has been agreed to become the club's new technical director....
05:32, 05/08/2019

Spain's Globalia to launch new air carrier in Brazil: cabinet minister Spanish tourism and transportation company Grupo Globalia will launch a new air carrier in Brazil, Brazilian Infrastructure Minister Tarcísio Gomes de Freitas said in a message posted on Twitter on Saturday....
11:48, 05/18/2019

Brazil's Bolsonaro signs executive order easing gun rules Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro has signed an executive order relaxing gun rules in the country, making it easier to import guns and increasing the amount of ammunition a person can buy in a year....
08:32, 05/08/2019

Brazil president says Formula One race to be held in Rio de Janeiro in 2020 Brazilian President Jair bolsonaro told reporters on Wednesday that the Formula One race in Brazil will be held in Rio de Janeiro from 2020 onward, after a new track is built in the city....
10:32, 05/08/2019

UPDATE 2-Brazil automakers fret about cheap imports from Mexico Automakers in Brazil warned on Tuesday of the threat from cheap imported cars from Mexico, as the end of a cap on bilateral trade in the sector presents a new challenge to the dominance of local manufacturing in Latin America's largest auto market....
16:32, 05/07/2019

Brazil's Iguatemi 1st-qtr profit drops even as mall sales pick up Iguatemi Empresa de Shopping Centers SA, one of Brazil's largest mall operators, reported a 4.6 percent drop in quarterly earnings on Tuesday, as improved operational results were eclipsed by higher financial expenses and taxes....
16:32, 05/07/2019

Petrobras told to end McLaren F1 deal early by Brazil president Petrobras is seeking to end its partnership with the McLaren Formula 1 team at the request of Brazil's national government, the country's new president has claimed...
08:00, 05/18/2019

Petrobras told to end to McLaren F1 deal early by Brazil president Petrobras is seeking to end its partnership with the McLaren Formula 1 team at the request of Brazil's national government, the country's new president has claimed...
03:48, 05/18/2019

Brazil expects to collect at least $47 bln in signing bonuses from oil auctions -official Brazil expects to collect at least $47 billion in signing bonuses this year from three upcoming offshore oil auctions set for October and November, an official said on Monday....
19:48, 05/06/2019

Brazil's Bradesco to buy Florida bank to focus on wealthy individuals Banco Bradesco SA has embarked on its first-ever international acquisition by paying approximately $500 million to buy BAC Florida Bank, which focuses on high-net-worth individuals in a move intended......
10:48, 05/06/2019

Brazil officials say 11 dead in ‘massacre' at Belém bar The G1 news website says police reported that seven gunmen opened fire on a bar. G1 says police also report one wounded in the attack.        ...
22:16, 05/19/2019

Ayrton Senna: Brazil Mourns "Superhero" 25 Years After His Death The anniversary of Ayrton Senna's death on Wednesday will also serve as a bitter reminder that since his last title in 1991, there has never been a Brazilian world champion....
22:00, 04/29/2019

Brazil's Ambev in stronger position to benefit from economic recovery -CEO Brazilian beverages firm Ambev SA has emerged from the country's economic recession in a stronger position to compete in the beer market and is increasingly betting on premium brands to drive volumes up, executives said on Tuesday....
10:32, 05/07/2019

Brazil to revamp Amazon Fund after finding irregularities: minister Brazil will overhaul rules for selecting projects to reduce deforestation supported by the Amazon Fund, which is financed by Norway and Germany, after discovering irregularities in spending, Environment Minister Ricardo Salles said on Friday....
12:16, 05/17/2019

Brazil’s supreme court votes to make homophobia a crime Brazil’s supreme court ruled Thursday that homophobia and discrimination against members of the LGBT community should be crimes like racism, a decision coming amid fears the country’s far-right president will roll back social gains...
21:32, 05/23/2019

Ex-ministers blast Bolsonaro for dismantling Brazil's environment protections Eight former Brazilian environment ministers blasted new right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro and his administration in a letter on Wednesday, saying it is dismantling the country's environmental protections....
12:32, 05/08/2019

Brazil's Embraer delivers fewer commercial planes in first quarter Brazil planemaker Embraer SA said on Friday that it delivered 11 commercial planes in the first quarter of 2019, three fewer than in the same period last year, as it works to cede control of that profitable division to Boeing Co ....
08:48, 05/03/2019

Brazil's Natura to invest in new brands through venture capital funds Brazil cosmetics company Natura intends to invest in new brands in beauty and wellness segments in Europe and the United States through venture capital funds, executives said on Friday....
08:48, 05/03/2019

Front-runner in Brazil’s election wants to pull out of climate treaty The far-right winner of the first round of Brazil's presidential election wants to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement and cut down the Amazon rainforest...
12:32, 04/28/2019

UPDATE 1-Brazil's antitrust watchdog investigates Banco Bradesco Brazil's antitrust watchdog CADE opened an investigation into Banco Bradesco SA for anti-competitive practices against financial startup Guiabolso, according to a CADE statement on Tuesday....
17:00, 04/30/2019

Brazil President's Decree Allows Millions Of Brazilians To Carry Guns Truckers, lawyers and politicians are among millions of Brazilians eligible to carry loaded weapons in public under far-right President Jair Bolsonaro's decree relaxing gun laws that experts say is......
13:16, 05/09/2019

'Exterminator of the future': Brazil's Bolsonaro denounced for environmental assault Activist and politician Marina Silva warns Brazil’s rainforest protections being destroyed but vows ‘we can’t let that happen’Jair Bolsonaro is transforming Brazil into an “exterminator of the future”, the activist and politician Marina Silva has war...
02:48, 05/09/2019

UEFA rejects Portugal protest over Brazil-born Ukrainian NYON, Switzerland (AP) — UEFA has dismissed protests by defending champion Portugal and Luxembourg about Ukraine fielding Brazil-born forward Junior Moraes in European Championship qualifying games. UEFA says its disciplinary panel rejected cases fro...
05:00, 05/03/2019

Brazil court sends ex-president back to jail during probe RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A Brazilian federal court is sending ex-President Michel Temer back to jail as he is investigated in several cases of alleged corruption. Temer’s lawyer, Eduardo Carnelos, told to Globo Television on Wednesday that he coul...
17:48, 05/08/2019

UPDATE 2-Brazil's Vale swings to loss as dam burst charges near $5 bln Brazil's Vale SA set aside $4.95 billion to pay for costs from the collapse of its Brumadinho tailings dam, driving the world's top iron ore miner deep into the red as it reckoned with the aftermath of one of the country's deadliest industrial disast...
21:16, 05/09/2019

| Vettel shocked at plan to shift Brazil race from Interlagos Sebastian Vettel said he was shocked to learn that the atmospheric Interlagos circuit in Sao Paulo is to be axed as the home of the Brazilian Grand Prix....
05:48, 05/10/2019

Brazil's Magazine Luiza posts net profit in line with expectations Brazilian electronics and appliance retailer Magazine Luiza SA reported a quarterly net profit in line with market expectations, helped by a 28 percent increase in total sales largely driven by e-commerce....
06:00, 05/07/2019

Delays to Brazil's Pension Overhaul Increase Economic Concerns Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s slow-moving effort to get a pension overhaul approved in Congress has left the country’s already struggling economy in limbo as businesses, consumers and markets wait to see when, and in what form, the proposal wi...
16:00, 05/08/2019

Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro abruptly cancels US visit after protests Climbdown by far right leader, who was due to receive prestigious award, called ‘a very big embarrassment’Brazil’s far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, has abruptly cancelled a US trip to receive a prestigious award following a storm of protest over ...
19:32, 05/03/2019

Crowds protest cuts in federal funding for Brazil schools Tens of thousands have joined in demonstrations across Brazil to protest big cuts in federal funding for public education, the first nationwide rallies organized against far-right President Jair Bolsonaro since he took office Jan. 1...
15:00, 05/15/2019

Ex-police officer gets prison for paying teen girls for sex BALTIMORE (AP) — A Maryland man who pleaded guilty to paying two teenage girls for sex while he was employed as a police officer in Washington, D.C., has been sentenced to 14 years in federal prison. U.S. Attorney Robert Hur’s office says a fed...
14:00, 05/21/2019

Jayme Closs’s Kidnapper Gets Life in Prison Without Parole “I was smarter,” Jayme said in a statement at the sentencing hearing for Jake Patterson, who pleaded guilty to abducting her and killing her parents....
16:16, 05/24/2019

US Ex-Spy Sentenced To 20 Years In Prison For Selling Secrets To China A former defense and intelligence contractor who sold classified documents to the Chinese government, and then claimed that he was actually working a reverse sting to expose Chinese spying methods,......
00:00, 05/18/2019

Minnesota minister gets prison for drunken driving fatality A minister has been sentenced to four years in prison for driving drunk and killing a woman who was on her way to work as a Minneapolis 911 dispatcher....
10:32, 05/15/2019

Wisc. man gets life in prison in Jayme Closs case A Wisconsin man will spend the rest of his life in prison for kidnapping 13-year-old Jayme Closs and killing her parents. (May 24)        ...
20:16, 05/24/2019

Ex-Harlem teacher who hid explosives in home gets 6 years in prison One of the twin brothers who were busted last year for keeping bomb-making materials in their Bronx apartment — a former Harlem Prep teacher who enlisted the help of students to make explosives — has been sentenced to nearly six years in prison....
17:48, 05/22/2019

‘American Taliban’ Lindh freed after 17 years in prison John Walker Lindh, the Californian who took up arms for the Taliban and was captured by invading U.S. forces in Afghanistan in 2001, got out of prison Thursday after more than 17 years, released under tight restrictions that reflected government fear...
10:16, 05/23/2019

Former Texas prison sergeant set for trial in inmate's death A former Texas prison sergeant is slated to stand trial, accused of throwing a handcuffed prisoner onto a concrete floor so viciously that the inmate died....
15:32, 05/21/2019

Man dubbed 'Broadway Bandit' arrested after prison release A dying New Yorker dubbed the "Broadway Bandit" has been arrested in a bank robbery that occurred only nine days after his release from prison where he served time for robbing five banks....
01:00, 05/15/2019

‘American Taliban’ to be freed from federal prison this week Infamous “American Taliban” John Phillip Walker Lindh, who abandoned his California home to fight with Osama bin Laden and the Taliban, will be sprung from a federal prison this Thursday. Lindh, 38, will walk out of the Indiana slammer after serving ...
13:00, 05/21/2019

See Every Photo From Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino's Prison Journey Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino may be in federal prison, but he's not letting that stop him from constantly smiling. The Jersey Shore star surrendered himself to authorities......
22:32, 05/14/2019

Former Texas prison sergeant set for trial in inmate’s death ROSHARON, Texas (AP) — A former Texas prison sergeant is slated to stand trial, accused of throwing a handcuffed prisoner onto a concrete floor so viciously that the inmate died. Lou Joffrion slammed inmate David Witt in August 2017 in an attack that...
12:16, 05/21/2019

Quarantine at Michigan women’s prison after scabies outbreak YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — Officials say a new scabies outbreak at Michigan’s only prison for women led to a quarantine at the facility so inmates could get treatment. The Michigan Department of Corrections confirmed Tuesday that a residential uni...
09:00, 05/22/2019

Jury set to deliberate in fatal Delaware prison riot WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Jury deliberations are set to begin in the trial of an inmate accused of leading a riot at Delaware’s maximum-security prison during which a guard was killed and other staffers taken hostage. Jurors are to open deliberat...
14:00, 05/21/2019

N Carolina transgender inmate to transfer to women’s prison RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Prison officials in North Carolina are honoring the wishes of a transgender inmate and transferring her to a women’s prison. The state’s Department of Public Safety on Friday told lawyers for the ACLU of North Carolin...
18:16, 05/24/2019

A man who spent nearly 46 years in prison for a wrongful conviction will get $1.5 million Imprisoned for more than 45 years for a murder he didn't commit, Richard Phillips spent more time behind bars than any other wrongfully imprisoned person in America....
04:00, 05/22/2019

Man who stabbed Petra Kvitova gets 8-year prison term A court in the Czech Republic convicted a man of knifing two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova in her home and sentenced him to eight years in prison        ...
18:48, 05/16/2019

Indiana synagogue vandal sentenced to 3 years in prison A 21-year-old man has been sentenced to three years in prison for spray-painting anti-Semitic graffiti and lighting fires outside a suburban Indianapolis synagogue....
15:32, 05/21/2019

American who fought for Taliban to be freed early from US prison John Walker Lindh to be released but some politicians say he may still be security riskJohn Walker Lindh, the American captured in 2001 fighting for the Taliban, is to be released early from federal prison despite some US politicians expressing conce...
05:00, 05/23/2019

Sentencing for 2 Louisiana prison guards in abuse case Separate sentencings are scheduled Wednesday for two former Louisiana prison guards who pleaded guilty to plotting to hide the fact that they sprayed chemical into the faces of kneeling, handcuffed inmates....
12:00, 05/14/2019

Pastor gets life in prison on child sex trafficking charges TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A minister in Ohio who pleaded guilty to child sex trafficking has been sentenced to life in prison. Federal authorities say Cordell Jenkins was among three Toledo-area pastors who paid teenage girls for sex over the past few year...
18:16, 05/17/2019

Julians Assange gets 50 weeks in prison, will fight extradition A British judge has sentenced WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to 50 weeks in prison for jumping bail in 2012.        ...
10:32, 05/01/2019

Reuters reporters freed from Myanmar prison: witnesses Two Reuters reporters who were jailed in Myanmar on convictions of breaking the Official Secrets Act were freed Tuesday after spending more than 500 days behind bars, according to witnesses. ...
20:32, 05/06/2019

Deniz Yücel: Erdogan let me be tortured in Turkish prison German-Turkish journalist Deniz Yücel says that he was tortured during his near year-long detention in Turkey. In court testimony seen by DW, he holds Turkish President Erdogan personally responsible for the abuse....
05:16, 05/10/2019

Love-spell extortionist gets 2 years in US federal prison An Argentinian man who ran an international extortion scheme that victimized lovelorn believers in witchcraft has been sentenced in California to two years in prison....
19:16, 05/06/2019

The prison where women say guards and medical staff preyed on them Former inmates at a California prison allege a range of sexual abuses by employees – from overt assault to subtle misconduct – made easy by the toxic power dynamicsIn 2011, Michele Infante was incarcerated for close to six months at the Century Regio...
03:48, 05/02/2019

Man sentenced to 16 years in prison for plot to blow up Chicago bar An Illinois man was sentenced on Monday to 16 years in prison for attempting to set off what he thought was a car bomb outside a downtown Chicago bar in 2012, a federal prosecutor said....
17:32, 05/06/2019

Rapper whose show ended in shootout sentenced to prison A Tennessee rapper whose Arkansas performance ended in a shootout has been sentenced to five years in prison for carrying a gun during the show nearly two years ago...
07:16, 05/10/2019

Man freed from prison after 30 years faces new rape charge A Massachusetts man who spent roughly 30 years in prison for rape before being freed in 2016 is facing new charges in connection with a January sex assault, authorities said. George Perrot, 51, was arraigned Monday in Salem Superior Court on charges ...
16:32, 05/06/2019

| Former All Black given suspended prison term for domestic violence Former All Black Carl Hayman was handed a four-month suspended prison sentence for domestic violence with the ex-Toulon star admitting to "a problem with alcohol"...
13:16, 05/06/2019

German heiress impostor sentenced to prison for larceny A woman who posed as a German heiress to enter Manhattan's elite society was sentenced Thursday to 4 to 12 years in prison for defrauding banks, hotels and friends of thousands of dollars....
11:32, 05/10/2019

US Coach Gets 180 Years In Prison For Sexually Exploiting Over 400 Boys Saying that an AAU basketball coach in Iowa "exploited, manipulated and abused children for almost two decades," a judge sentenced him to 180 years in prison Thursday. Greg Stephen, 43, had pleaded......
04:16, 05/04/2019

Heading To Prison, Ex-Trump Lawyer Cohen Says ‘Much To Be Told’ NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Cohen, the former lawyer, media attack dog and fixer for President Donald Trump, said Monday there “remains much to be told” as he heads to prison to begin a three-year prison sentence for crimes including campaign...
09:48, 05/06/2019

Ex-Texas A&M football player gets life in prison for murder A former Texas A&M football player has been sentenced to life in prison for the murder of a Dallas jogger who was hacked to death with a machete in 2015        ...
18:32, 05/01/2019

Reactions to release of Reuters journalists from Myanmar prison Two Reuters journalists jailed in Myanmar after they were convicted of breaking the Official Secrets Act walked free from prison on Tuesday after spending more than 500 days behind bars....
00:00, 05/07/2019

Journalists jailed in Myanmar released after more than 500 days in prison Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were arrested on the evening of Dec. 12, 2017, at the time when they were working on an investigation into the massacre of 10 Rohingya Muslim men and boys in the conflict-torn Rakhine State....
00:48, 05/07/2019

More weapons found in Delaware prison 2 years after riot More than two years after a fatal riot, investigators have found more homemade weapons in a building at Delaware's maximum-security prison where a guard was killed and other staffers taken hostage....
17:48, 05/07/2019

Oxygen greenlights Kim Kardashian prison reform documentary Oxygen Media has greenlighted a two-hour documentary showing Kim Kardashian West's efforts to free prisoners she believes were wrongly accused.        ...
09:00, 05/08/2019

Prize-winning journalists released from Myanmar prison Two Reuters journalists whose arrests over 500 days ago sparked international condemnation of the Myanmar government were among some 6,520 inmates freed Tuesday under a presidential pardon....
14:00, 05/07/2019

The Latest: Fake German Heiress Gets 4-12 Years In Prison Anna Sorokin returns to the courtroom after the jury sent a note, Thursday, April 25, 2019, in New York. Sorokin, who claimed to be a German heiress, is on trial on grand larceny and theft of services charges. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) NEW YORK (AP) —...
12:32, 05/09/2019

UK court sentences Julian Assange to 50 weeks in prison A court in London has sentenced WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to 50 weeks in prison for breach of bail. Assange, who spent years holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy, also faces possible extradition....
11:48, 05/01/2019

Assange sentenced to nearly a year in prison for jumping bail WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange also faces a hearing on extradition to the United States, where he is charged with conspiring to hack a government computer....
14:48, 05/01/2019

Judge: New York man who raped 14-year-old gets no prison time A New York judge has ruled that a school bus driver who raped a 14-year-old student will serve no time in prison. Veuer’s Justin Kircher has the story.        ...
14:00, 04/30/2019

Phoenix man sentenced to life in prison for murder of wife TUCSON – A Phoenix man found guilty of killing his wife in February 2018 was sentenced to life in prison. Leroy Calderon Jr. was also sentenced to 19 ½ years for other charges. Officials said Calderon, his wife, and her 7-year-old son were driv...
08:48, 05/07/2019

Myanmar Freed Two Reporters From Prison. It’s Not a Paradigm Shift. Activists said the release of two Reuters journalists did not mean broad improvement for freedom of expression and other rights that are in jeopardy in Myanmar....
08:48, 05/07/2019

Socialite scammer Anna Delvey has been sentenced to prison AP Photo/Richard Drew Anna Delvey was sentenced to four to 12 years in prison for her fake heiress scam. Delvey — whose real name is Anna Sorokin — was convicted of eight charges related to a scheme where she tried to get socialites and ...
16:16, 05/09/2019

Journalists reunited with families after 500 days in Myanmar prison Two journalists jailed in Myanmar for breaking state-secrets laws while investigating a Rohingya massacre have been reunited with their families after spending more than 500 days behind bars....
05:32, 05/07/2019

Reuters reporters jailed for more than 500 days freed from prison Two journalists from Reuters — who had been detained in Myanmar after reporting about the killing of Muslim men in western Rakhine State — were released from prison on Tuesday local time. Wa Lone, 33, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 29, had been convicted in Septem...
21:00, 05/06/2019

Michael Cohen hints at further reveals as he heads to prison Michael Cohen left his Park Avenue home Monday morning to report to an upstate prison where he’ll begin serving a three-year sentence – saying “there still remains much to be told.” President Trump’s former lawyer and “fixer” faced a throng of report...
07:48, 05/06/2019

Woman accused of killing Kim Jong Nam released from prison A Vietnamese woman accused of killing Kim Jong Un’s half-brother with a nerve agent was headed home Friday after serving time behind bars for the stunt. Doan Thi Huong’s release from a Malaysian prison caps the two-year case — which means it’s likely...
07:32, 05/03/2019

Man convicted for killing girlfriend sentenced to life in prison TUCSON – The Tucson man convicted for murdering his girlfriend in 2016 was sentenced to life in prison on Monday. On Nov. 21, 2016, Chet Maley, 25, was taken into custody for second-degree murder after police found 29-year-old Roxanne Ortiz wit...
12:48, 05/13/2019

Ex-Officer in Florida Gets 25 Years in Prison for Killing Black Man Nouman Raja, a former Palm Beach Gardens police officer, was convicted of manslaughter and attempted first-degree murder in the 2015 shooting of Corey Jones, 31....
09:32, 04/28/2019

Vietnam suspect in Kim Jong Nam’s killing freed from prison KAJANG, Malaysia (AP) — A Vietnamese embassy translator says the Vietnamese woman who was tried for the killing of the estranged half brother of North Korea’s leader has been released from a Malaysian prison. Maridam Yacfar told reporters at th...
18:16, 05/02/2019

Only Hispanic prison population rising, blacks, whites down The Hispanic population has doubled since 1990 and in the last 10 years has become the only race that has also seen growth in prison inmates, a break from the trend in shrinking black and white prisoners, according to two new reports on Latin immigra...
15:48, 05/02/2019

Nelson Mandela Prison Drawing Sells For $112,575 In New York A drawing by late South African president Nelson Mandela of the door of his prison cell on Robben Island - where he was held for 18 years - sold on Thursday in New York for $112,575....
08:00, 05/03/2019

Man gets life in prison for lighting homeless woman on fire CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A homeless man who lit a homeless West Virginia woman on fire as she slept has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. News outlets report Carl Tramane Magee III was sentenced Friday in Kanawha Cou...
15:00, 05/11/2019

Russian Spy Maria Butina Sentenced to 18 Months in Prison (WASHINGTON) — In a quivering voice, Maria Butina begged for leniency, casting herself as a comparative innocent caught up in a massive geopolitical power game. Prosecutors held a dimmer view, saying the 30-year-old Russian deliberately obscure...
10:16, 04/28/2019

Julian Assange starts extradition fight from prison Julian Assange appeared in a London court by videolink from a high-security prison on Thursday as his battle against extradition to the United States on a computer hacking conspiracy charge gets underway....
13:16, 05/02/2019

US Man Faces 140 Years In Prison For Threatening To Kill Trump, Others A Connecticut man has been indicted after prosecutors say he threatened to kill US President Donald Trump and sent others bomb threats and mail containing suspicious white powder, according to court......
22:16, 05/12/2019

Sports of The Times: The Most Honest Man in College Basketball Is Going to Prison In mob trials, prosecutors flipped the underlings to nail the bosses. In college basketball’s corruption trial, the small players are taking big hits....
14:32, 05/03/2019

UPDATE 2-Brazil's Natura to invest in new brands through venture capital funds Brazil cosmetics company Natura intends to invest in new brands in beauty and wellness segments in Europe and the United States through venture capital funds, executives said on Friday....
09:48, 05/03/2019

UPDATE 3-Brazil's Bradesco to buy Florida bank to focus on wealthy individuals Banco Bradesco SA has embarked on its first-ever international acquisition by paying approximately $500 million to buy BAC Florida Bank , which focuses on high-net-worth individuals in a move intended to close the gap with Brazilian rivals....
09:32, 05/06/2019

Nestle and Fonterra mull sale of dairy joint venture in Brazil Swiss food group Nestle SA and New Zealand's dairy producer Fonterra Co-operative Group said they would review strategic options for their Dairy Partners Americas (DPA) joint venture in Brazil, which could include a potential sale....
00:00, 05/23/2019

UPDATE 1-Brazil wireless carrier TIM uses equipment from China's Huawei for 5G tests Brazilian wireless carrier TIM Participacoes SA said on Wednesday it is using equipment provided by China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd to conduct fifth-generation wireless technology (5G) tests in Florianopolis, a city in the south....
18:16, 05/22/2019

Brazil's Caixa to offer discounts on delinquent loans to raise up to 4 bln reais Brazilian state-owned lender Caixa Econômica Federal will offer indebted retail clients discounts on their delinquent loans, in an attempt to raise up to 4 billion reais ($990.52 million) for the bank's coffers, CEO Pedro Guimaraes told journalists o...
18:48, 05/21/2019

Nestle to boost healthy food products in Brazil, eyes partnerships Nestle SA will increase its natural and organic products in Brazil, its No. 4 market worldwide, as part of a wider Americas plan to cut sugar, sodium and saturated fats in its food, a spokesman said....
09:32, 05/17/2019

Brazil sues tobacco companies to recover public health costs Brazil’s Attorney General’s Office is suing multinational tobacco companies to recover costs by the public health care system in treating smoking-related illnesses...
09:00, 05/23/2019

Brazil leader says fractures in Venezuelan army could lead to Maduro's fall Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday said that fractures within the Venezuelan army could lead to the "collapse" of Nicolas Maduro's socialist government....
08:32, 05/01/2019

Norsk Hydro eyes Brazil progress as court lifts one of two embargoes A Brazilian federal court has lifted one of two production embargoes on a key plant owned by Norwegian metals maker Norsk Hydro, the company said on Thursday, raising hopes that full production can soon resume....
03:32, 05/16/2019

Brazil's Natura to invest $5 million in new brands through venture capital funds Brazil cosmetics company Natura intends to invest up to $5 million in new brands in beauty and wellness segments in Europe and the United States through venture capital funds, executives said on Friday....
22:00, 05/03/2019

Brazil lower house votes to allow foreign airlines in domestic market Brazil's lower house of Congress voted on Tuesday to allow foreign-controlled airlines to operate domestic flights in Latin America's largest economy, opening the door to more competition in an increasingly concentrated market....
18:48, 05/21/2019

Brazil's Bolsonaro signs decree easing gun import, ammo limits Brazil's right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro signed a decree on Tuesday to ease restrictions on gun imports and increase the amount of ammunition a person can buy....
16:32, 05/07/2019

Mexico asks Brazil's Moro for help with its Odebrecht graft probe: source The Mexican attorney general's office has asked Brazil Justice Minister Sergio Moro to give its investigators access to evidence of alleged corruption by construction firm Odebrecht SA in Mexico, according to a source with knowledge of the matter....
19:00, 05/07/2019

Brazil's Petrobras eyes transfer-of-rights addendum that opens up $9 bln payment Brazil's state-run oil company Petrobras said on Tuesday its board of directors approved an addendum to a transfer-of-rights oil contract that will see it reimbursed to the tune of $9.06 billion, but the deal remains subject to governmental agreement...
06:48, 05/21/2019

U.S. refiners tap Iraq, West Africa and Brazil for scarce crude supplies U.S. refiners have turned to several lesser-used oil suppliers in the wake of U.S. sanctions that restricted usual providers of widely-used grades as they gear up for peak driving season....
10:48, 05/06/2019

Brazil vice president says Guaido's attempted uprising not a good idea Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido's attempt to oust Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro was not the best decision and likely premature, Brazil's Vice President Hamilton Mourao told reporters on Thursday....
12:48, 05/02/2019

Brazil officials report ‘massacre’; media say 11 dead at bar The G1 news website says police reported that seven gunmen opened fire on a bar. G1 says police also report one wounded in the attack.        ...
16:16, 05/19/2019