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Soccer fans gather at service for Brazilian players who died in plane crash

On a rainy Saturday that only accentuated the grief, 20,000 people filled a tiny stadium under umbrellas and plastic ponchos to say goodbye to members of the Chapecoense soccer club …


Pilot told Colombia controllers ‘no fuel’ before crash

The pilot of the chartered plane carrying a Brazilian soccer team told air traffic controllers he had run out of fuel and desperately pleaded for permission to land before crashing …


Colombia plane crash probe focuses on fuel, electrical systems

Air crash investigators in Colombia sought Wednesday to piece together the terrifying final moments aboard a charter jet carrying a Brazilian soccer team for the biggest match in its history, …


Plane with Brazilian soccer team crashes in Colombia

A chartered aircraft with 72 people on board, including players from a Brazilian soccer team heading to Colombia for a regional tournament final, has crashed on its way to Medellin’s …


Once underfed, Brazil’s poor have a new problem: obesity

Brazil has been bogged down in a recession for over two years but one business is still growing. Fast food. And as it expands, so does the country’s obesity problem.


Zika birth defect may only become clear months after birth

Researchers say a severe birth defect caused by a Zika infection may not be apparent at birth but develop months afterward, further confirmation that the virus can cause unseen damage …


Lochte banned through June 2017, loses $100,000 in bonuses

Ryan Lochte will forfeit $100,000 and a chance to swim at next year’s world championships as part of the penalty for his drunken encounter at a gas station in Brazil …


Amy Goodman: Brazil’s ‘coup’ should be denounced

This week’s coup was not carried out by the military, but by the Brazilian Senate. The effect is essentially the same: the president has been impeached, and an unpopular political …


Brazil’s President Rousseff ousted from office by Senate

Brazil’s Senate on Wednesday voted to remove President Dilma Rousseff from office, the culmination of a yearlong fight that paralyzed Latin America’s largest nation and exposed deep rifts among its …


Brazil Senate debates fate of Rousseff, final vote Wednesday

Senators deciding whether to oust President Dilma Rousseff headed into a long night of debate Tuesday, with so many wanting to speak that the judge presiding over the impeachment trial …


Volunteers sought as race to develop a Zika vaccine heats up

Wanted: Volunteers willing to be infected with the Zika virus for science.


Germany, Brazil advance to men’s soccer finals in Rio

Lukas Klosertmann and Nils Peterson scored to send Germany into the Olympic gold-medal match for the first time with a 2-0 semifinal victory over Nigeria on Wednesday.


Brazil hopes to feed off famed Maracana in soccer semifinal

Brazil will look for inspiration from playing at the historic Maracana Stadium when it faces Honduras in the semifinals of the men’s Olympic soccer tournament on Wednesday.


Tim Wendel: Build permanent facilities for Olympics

It would end the insane bidding wars to host the games. It would help curtail the bribes and kickbacks that are seemingly required to land an Olympiad. More importantly, it …


Brazil presents big challenge for U.S. on the beach

Kerri Walsh Jennings beat the Chinese in Beijing, winning one of her three Olympic beach volleyball gold medals in 2008 in front of a crowd rooting hard for the hometown …


Olympics begin with Sweden beating South Africa in soccer

The first Olympics in Brazil are underway – aptly with a game of soccer in the sport’s spiritual home. Just not a very memorable one.


Steve Christilaw: New heroes will be born at Rio games

On the field, the Olympic Games will leave us breathless time and again. Heroes will be revealed.


Brazil arrests 10 in alleged Olympics terror plot

Brazilian police arrested 10 people who allegedly pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group on social media and discussed possible attacks during the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, officials said Thursday.


Pair black beans with sweet potatoes for a glorious salad

The Healthy Plate helps home cooks discover the healthier side of everyday ingredients. It runs every week.


Former Guantanamo detainee’s whereabouts unclear; South American airlines issues alert

A South American airline is asking its employees to be on the lookout for a former Guantanamo Bay detainee who was resettled in Uruguay after being freed by U.S. authorities.


Court freezes Facebook’s funds in Brazil

A Brazilian news site said a federal court has ordered more than $6 million in Facebook funds frozen because its popular messaging service WhatsApp failed to turn over messages sought …


Amid cuts, Rio police ask for handouts ahead of Olympics

Just weeks ahead of the Olympic Games, police helicopters are grounded, patrol cars are parked and Rio de Janeiro’s security forces are so pressed for funds that some have to …


Harlem Globetrotters offer Brazilian soccer star Neymar chance to use his hands

Hey, Neymar, we’ll let you use your hands. The Harlem Globetrotters have “drafted” the Brazilian soccer star in their annual exercise of selecting from a host of world-class athletes and …


Four of 30-plus men wanted in teen’s gang rape ID’d

Police said Friday that they have identified and are searching for four of the more than 30 men suspected in the gang rape of a 16-year-old girl, a case that …


Brazil’s March for Jesus draws tens of thousands

Tens of thousands of evangelical Christians are taking part in Brazil’s “March for Jesus,” an annual event that unites faithful from hundreds of Protestant churches in a country that is …


Robert J. Samuelson: Olympics hosts do financial bellyflop

Hosting the Olympics has become a financial sinkhole, made less attractive because economic growth and tax revenues have slowed.


Suspended Brazil leader blasts critics; fill-in urges unity

BRASILIA, Brazil – Brazil’s Senate voted Thursday to impeach President Dilma Rousseff after a months-long fight that laid bare the country’s fury over corruption and economic decay, hurling Latin America’s …


Olympics official wary of athletes staying outside village

Extra security measures may be needed to protect athletes staying outside of the Olympic Village during the games in Rio de Janeiro, including Rafael Nadal, who will be staying at …


LeBron James says no Olympic commitment yet

LeBron James says he has not committed to play for the United States at the Olympics.


Elevated bike lane collapses in Brazil’s Olympic city, at least 2 die

An oceanfront stretch of an elevated bike lane built ahead of the Olympic Games collapsed on Thursday when it was hit by a strong wave, killing at least two people, …