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Float crashes, injuring 20 people at Rio's Carnival paradeA float crashes during Rio de Janeiro's world famous Carnival parade and injures eight people, including at least three people reported in serious condition, but organizers proceed with the show
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In this 2012 photo provided by a former member of the church, Word of Faith Fellowship leader Jane Whaley, center, holds a baby with others during a church ceremony in Spindale, N.C. From all over the world, they flocked to a tiny North Carolina town in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, lured by promises of inner peace and eternal life. What many found instead: years of terror _ waged in the name of the Lord. (AP Photo)
AP Exclusive: Ex-congregants reveal years of ungodly abuseForty-three former members of an evangelical church in western North Carolina say they were subjected to years of emotional and physical abuse inside the Word of Faith Fellowship
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Fallen Argentine troops' relatives wait for identificationRelatives of fallen Argentine soldiers are waiting for the remains of their loved ones to be identified more than three decades after a war with the British
The Associated Press6 hours ago
6 bull riders, 2 companions reported kidnapped in MexicoProsecutors in Mexico say six bull riders and two companions have been reported kidnapped in the southern state of Guerrero
The Associated Press13 hours ago
A guest, second left, reacts as he attends a traditional Carnival ball at the Copacabana Palace hotel in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. In stark contrast to the hundreds of hard-charging street parties across Rio that are open to anyone, the "Baile do Copa" bills itself as a fairytale event where the country's elite can see and be seen in a hotel known for both opulence and a lengthy tradition of welcoming world leaders and stars. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
Far from Carnival street fests, glitzy Rio Ball for eliteFar from the Carnival's hard-charging street parties, Brazil's glamorous elite gather for the Rio Ball
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Brazil's Carnival revelers channel anger against presidentThe exuberant, sassy celebration of Carnival is giving Brazil's battered leftists a stage to vent their frustrations after a year that saw their movement pushed out of power
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Dancers from the Mancha Verde samba school perform on a float during a carnival parade in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
AP Explains: Rio's Carnival, a high-stakes samba paradeRio de Janeiro's Carnival parade is world famous for the dancing, the all-but-naked bodies and the magnificent floats down the sambadrome on Avenida Marques de Sapucai
The Associated Press1 day ago
Police work to bring back murder suspect who fled statePolice in Bridgeport are trying to bring back to Connecticut a man suspected of fleeing the state with his daughter after killing the child's mother
The Associated Press1 day ago
In this Feb. 18, 2017, file photo, young visitors point at photos of players of Brazil's Chapecoense team who died in plane crash last year, at a bar opened in their honor in Medellin, Colombia. The tragedy shook the soccer world and resonated especially strongly in this Andean city where for one Colombian couple, the best way to pay homage to the players was to open a bar named for the team. (AP Photo/Luis Benavides)
Colombian bar pays homage to soccer players killed in crashIt's just like many little sports bars around the world: Photos of members of a favorite team line the walls, young men smiling proudly in their uniforms
The Associated Press1 day ago
Haiti gov't creates commission to probe prison conditionsHaiti has announced a new government commission to evaluate the country's lockups and make recommendations to improve dreadful conditions for inmates
The Associated Press2 days ago
Guatemala orders expulsion of abortion ship, crewGuatemala's immigration office has ordered the expulsion of a ship run by a Dutch nonprofit organization that performs free abortions onboard in international waters
The Associated Press2 days ago
US to seek extradition of ex-Guatemalan vice presidentThe United States embassy in Guatemala says the U.S. government will seek the extradition of former Guatemalan Vice-President Roxana Baldetti and ex-Interior Minister Hector Mauricio Lopez Bonilla on drug trafficking charges
The Associated Press2 days ago
Mayor Joe Ganim, second from left, and investigators remain at the scene of a homicide at a home in Bridgeport, Conn., on Friday, Feb. 24, 2017. Police said a young Connecticut girl has been found in Pennsylvania after a high-speed chase and crash involving a car driven by her father, who is suspected in her mother's killing at the home. (Cathy Zuraw/Hearst Connecticut Media via AP)
Search for murder suspect, 6-year-old daughter ends in crashPolice say a missing 6-year-old Connecticut girl has been found in Pennsylvania after a high-speed chase and crash involving a car driven by her father, who's suspected in her mother's killing
The Associated Press2 days ago
In this Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 photo, El Paso County Attorney Jo Anne Bernal, left, answers a question in El Paso, Texas, as County Judge Veronica Escobar and Center Against Sexual and Family Violence Executive Director Stephanie Karr listen as the three take questions from local media concerning the arrest of Irvin Gonzalez. The arrest by federal authorities in El Paso of the transgender woman who was seeking protection from an abusive boyfriend has led to questions about what lengths authorities will go to apprehend people under newly stepped-up immigration policies. (Mark Lambie /The El Paso Times via AP)
Release sought for immigrant who asked for protection orderThe attorney for a Mexican immigrant woman arrested in El Paso while obtaining a protective order against her abusive boyfriend has asked a judge for her immediate release
The Associated Press2 days ago
In this Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 photo, El Paso County Attorney Jo Anne Bernal, left, answers a question in El Paso, Texas, as County Judge Veronica Escobar and Center Against Sexual and Family Violence Executive Director Stephanie Karr listen as the three take questions from local media concerning the arrest of Irvin Gonzalez. The arrest by federal authorities in El Paso of the transgender woman who was seeking protection from an abusive boyfriend has led to questions about what lengths authorities will go to apprehend people under newly stepped-up immigration policies. (Mark Lambie /The El Paso Times via AP)
The Latest: Border Patrol wants probe of woman's detentionThe Border Patrol has asked for an internal investigation of the circumstances leading up to the arrest of a transgender woman in an El Paso courthouse
The Associated Press2 days ago
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