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Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva speaks during a rally with his supporters in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018. Appellate court judges have voted to uphold a graft conviction against da Silva, raising the specter that the former leader won't be able to run for Brazil's top job despite holding a lead in the polls. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
January 25, 2018 - 12:04 am
PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil (AP) — Former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is charging ahead with his plans to run for Brazil's presidency again, even after an appeals court unanimously upheld a graft conviction against him and added years to his prison sentence. Da Silva, who was wildly popular as...
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January 24, 2018 - 6:03 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional investigators said Wednesday that Chinese opioid manufacturers are exploiting weak screening at the U.S. Postal Service to ship large quantities of illegal drugs to American dealers. In a yearlong probe, Senate investigators found that Chinese sellers, who openly...
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Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva speaks during a demonstration in his support in Porto Alegre, Brazil, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. Brazilian judges are scheduled to rule Wednesday on da Silva's appeal of his conviction on corruption and money laundering charges. (AP Photo/Wesley Santos)
January 24, 2018 - 3:32 pm
PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil (AP) — An appellate court on Wednesday delivered a significant blow to Brazil's ex-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, unanimously upholding a graft conviction against him and even adding years to his prison sentence in a major decision that could keep the former leader from...
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In this image from video made available by SpaceX, a Falcon Heavy rocket is test fired at Cape Canaveral, Fla., on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018. The rocket's three boosters — 27 engines in all — were ignited. (SpaceX via AP)
January 24, 2018 - 2:12 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX fired up its newest, biggest rocket in a critical launch pad test Wednesday, advancing toward a long-anticipated test flight possibly in just a week. The Falcon Heavy briefly roared to life for the first time at NASA's Kennedy Space Center. All three boosters — 27...
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January 24, 2018 - 10:38 am
DALLAS (AP) — Airline stocks went into a nosedive Wednesday on investor fears that a plan by United Airlines to grow rapidly will undercut prices and profits. Shortly after the opening bell, shares of United Continental Holdings Inc. were down $7.92, or 10.2 percent, to $70.05. American, Delta and...
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Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva speaks during a demonstration in his support in Porto Alegre, Brazil, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. Brazilian judges are scheduled to rule Wednesday on da Silva's appeal of his conviction on corruption and money laundering charges. (AP Photo/Wesley Santos)
January 24, 2018 - 9:44 am
PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil (AP) — An appellate court in Brazil on Wednesday is considering whether to uphold or throw out a corruption conviction against former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, a decision that could impact presidential elections and even stability in Latin America's largest nation...
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January 24, 2018 - 7:58 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Rights groups are calling on Lebanon to open an investigation into a global surveillance network based out of the country's General Security directorate. Security firms revealed the existence of the network five days ago. Lookout, Inc. and the Electronic Frontier Foundation said the...
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January 24, 2018 - 12:01 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio-based nonprofit named for humorist James Thurber says its annual ceremony to award the country's top humor writing prize is moving from New York City to Ohio this year. Thurber House, the boyhood home of Thurber, serves as a literary center and museum in Columbus. Each...
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Beach goers ingnore the beach closure signs posted at Monterey State Beach Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, after sewage spilled into Monterey Bay in Monterey, Calif. Nearly 5 million gallons of sewage spilled into the ocean in Monterey County after a filter at a water treatment plant got clogged and the computer system failed to sound an alarm, an official said Monday. The spill at the facility in the city of Marina started Friday night and an operator stopped it about eight hours later on Saturday morning. (Vern Fisher/Monterey Herald via AP)
January 23, 2018 - 7:16 pm
MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) — Eight beaches on California's Central Coast reopened after nearly 5 million gallons of sewage spilled into the ocean over the weekend, official said Tuesday. The beaches south of San Francisco that are popular with surfers and day visitors opened Monday after lab tests...
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A Turkish push into Kurdish territory.
January 23, 2018 - 6:39 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local): 1:35 a.m. U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley is accusing Russia of trying to distract attention from a new initiative by 24 countries to hold those who use chemical weapons in Syria accountable by proposing that the U.N. create a new...
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