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October 26, 2016
Experts hope mosquito-borne bacteria can beat the Zika virus
Researchers are trying to infect mosquitoes in Brazil and Colombia with a type of bacteria that could prevent them from ...
October 24, 2016
In soccer-crazed Brazil, game central to mayoral runoff
In soccer-crazed Brazil, the game is proving central to the sport of electoral politics in one major city amid growing ...
October 07, 2016
Obama ends 'victory tax' on some US Olympic athletes
Olympic athletes who bring home the gold, silver and bronze for Team USA will no longer pay a "victory tax" for their ...
September 26, 2016
Rio police kill drug suspect who made bold hospital escape
Brazilian police fatally shot a suspected drug trafficker Monday who had stunned Rio de Janeiro by pulling off a violent ...
September 22, 2016
Ex-Brazil finance chief held, freed for now in fraud probe
The ex-finance minister under Brazilian presidents Dilma Rousseff and Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was arrested Thursday in the ...
September 19, 2016
After 1,192 days, Brazil mega-event run ends at Paralympics
After 1,192 days, Brazil's run of hosting mega-sports events came to an end Sunday at the Paralympic Games. It began with ...
September 19, 2016
Rio Olympic CEO says privately-run budget needs public money
The CEO of the Rio Olympics said Sunday his privately funded operating budget needs just under $30 million in public funding ...
September 18, 2016
Paralympics: China's Zou Lihong wins wheelchair marathon
Chinese wheelchair racer Zou Lihong captured her third medal and first individual gold of the Rio Paralympics on Sunday, ...
September 17, 2016
Iranian cyclist dies after crash in Paralympics road race
An Iranian cyclist died after crashing in a road race at the Rio de Janeiro Paralympics on Saturday. He was Bahman ...
September 14, 2016
Brazilians being Brazilians lift Paralympic spirit
Powerlifting star Majid Farzin walked to the platform to roaring applause. Then, complete silence as he attempted his lift.
September 14, 2016
Chinese dominate medal count at Paralympics
At the Riocentro Pavilion 3, the only sound in the table tennis arena was a steady tapping as the two competitors in the gold ...
September 13, 2016
Five things to know: Lots of records at the Rio Paralympics
The Rio Paralympics have hit the midpoint, with its Brazilian hosts overcoming budget issues to stage what has been a ...
September 08, 2016
Paralympic Games open to theme: 'Heart knows no limits'
The Paralympic Games opened Wednesday with 4,350 athletes demonstrating first-hand their creed: "The heart knows no limits; ...
September 07, 2016
Paralympics: As games begin, athletes want progress
At the 2012 London Paralympics, athletes competed in venues full of spectators who cheered from the first event to the last.
September 06, 2016
Police in Brazil arrest 2 suspected terror supporters
Brazilian police have detained two people for allegedly pledging allegiance to the Islamic State group on social media.
September 05, 2016
Brazilian police clash with protesters rejecting new leader
Police in Brazil's biggest city clashed with protesters who marched to reject the new president Sunday, five days after Dilma ...
September 03, 2016
Correction: Brazil-Political Crisis story
In a story Sept. 3 about a sprawling corruption investigation at state oil company Petrobras, The Associated Press reported ...
September 01, 2016
Brazil's Michel Temer inherits presidency on shaky ground
The permanent ouster of deeply unpopular President Dilma Rousseff by Brazil's Senate means that a man who is arguably just ...
August 29, 2016
Brazil's president proclaims innocence at impeachment trial
In a 14-hour session that was less electric than expected, Brazil's suspended president proclaimed her innocence at her ...
August 26, 2016
US Open top seeds Williams, Djokovic coming off injuries
Serena Williams is "starting to feel a little better." Novak Djokovic is "getting there." The U.S. Open's top seeds in both ...