Protestors burn a Sao Paulo state flag in front of City Hall, Sao Paulo, Brazil. (AP Photo)

Comparison of mass protests in Brazil and Turkey

Large-scale protests have engulfed Turkey and Brazil, which are thousands of miles apart, but share some traits such as being new democracies with a growing middle class. Here’s a look at the protests in both […]


Protestors burn a Sao Paulo state flag in front of City Hall, Sao Paulo, Brazil. (AP Photo)

Protesters out again in Brazil’s biggest city

SAO PAULO (AP) — Scattered street demonstrations popped up around Brazil early Wednesday as protesters continued their collective cry against the low-quality public services they receive in exchange for high taxes and high prices. In […]


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Seattle man posted video before dying on highway

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A final video of Richard Swanson shows him smiling and happy to be at the ocean as he prepared to dribble a soccer ball along Oregon’s coastal road on a planned […]


Ricardo Bellino

Ricardo Bellino on Business Rockstars

Today on Business Rockstars, Ken Rutkowski talks with Donald Trump’s “Original Apprentice,” Ricardo Bellino. A Brazilian serial entrepreneur, Donald Trump only gave him 3 minutes to pitch his business. He walked out of the room as the Donald’s partner.


Pope Benedict XVI at the Vatican.

Pope gives final Sunday blessing before resigning

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Benedict XVI bestowed his final Sunday blessing of his pontificate on a cheering crowd in St. Peter’s Square, explaining that his waning years and energy made him better suited to the life of private prayer he soon will spend in a secluded monastery.


Firefighters at scene of nightclub fire

Funerals begin for 233 killed in Brazil blaze

SANTA MARIA, Brazil (AP) — The bodies of the young college students were found piled up just inside the entrance of the Kiss nightclub, among 230+ people who died in a cloud of toxic smoke after a blaze enveloped the club within seconds and set off a panic.


Bret Lewis

Honest! The door attacked me!

Bizarre injury of the week comes from the NBA. Celtics rookie center Fab Melo (he’s fab but also mellow) suffered a concussion… in his hotel room… when he collided with… a door frame.


The Oscar Niemeyer foundation building in Niteroi, Brazil.

Brazil mourns architect Niemeyer’s death

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) – Hundreds of mourners lined up in Brasilia – Brazil’s modernist capital – to honor internationally renowned architect Oscar Niemeyer during a memorial in the city that most strongly reflects his signature style.


Man appears at his own funeral

SAO PAULO (AP) – A 41-year-old car washer shocked his family when he interrupted a funeral being held for him at his mother’s home in the town of Alagoinhas in northeastern Brazil, police said Tuesday. […]


Cancellations, delays add to Brazil airport chaos

SAO PAULO (AP) – The lone runway at a busy Brazil airport is being blocked by a damaged cargo plane, forcing cancellation of 450 flights and creating a ripple effect of delays across the nation. […]


2016 Rio leaders deny role in Olympic scandal

SAO PAULO (AP) – The president of the organizing committee for the 2016 Olympics in Rio has dismissed claims that high-ranking officials knew that workers were making unauthorized copies of files belonging to organizers of […]


Brazilian court bans anti-Islam film from YouTube

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – A court in Sao Paulo has ordered YouTube to remove clips of the video that has sparked protests across the Muslim world. In a statement, the court said Judge Gilson […]