Lawyers ask judges not to jail Brazil's ex-president

Lawyers for Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva asked a group of judges not to arrest the former Brazilian president in case his conviction on corruption and money laundering charges is upheld Wednesday.


Sarah Ferguson skips TV appearance after odd tweets about Princess Eugenie's engagement

Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, has seemingly been silenced after she published a series of odd tweets following the announcement that her daughter Princess Eugenie is engaged to Jack Brooksbank.

United States

Skydiver dies after falling onto California home's roof, officials say

A skydiver plummeted to his death Monday after making a hard landing on a California home’s roof, just seconds after his emergency parachute deployed, officials and witnesses said.


Trump's nicknames for rivals, from 'Rocket Man' to 'Pocahontas'

President Trump is known for giving his political opponents nicknames, especially on social media.

United States

Kentucky high school shooting leaves at least one dead and multiple wounded, officials say

At least one person was killed and several others were injured when a shooter opened fire at Marshall County High School in Benton, Ky., officials said.


Iranian woman in iconic video feared to have been arrested after waving hijab on a stick

An Iranian woman filmed waving her hijab on a stick in an iconic image captured during an apparent protest against the Islamic Republic late last year is feared to have been arrested.


Oscars snub: James Franco shut out of nominations after sexual misconduct allegations

James Franco was honored with the best actor in a comedy film award at both the Golden Globes and the Critics Choice Awards, but the star, who has recently been accused of sexual misconduct, was not nominated for an Oscar.


Kabul hotel attack leaves multiple American citizens killed, injured, State Department official says

Multiple American citizens were among those killed and injured during a weekend siege at Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel, a U.S. State Department official said Tuesday after the death toll in the deadly attack rose to 22.


Inventor 'tortured reporter' before killing her on sub

Prosecutors say Danish inventor Peter Madsen tied up and tortured Swedish reporter Kim Wall before he either cut her throat or strangled her during a trip on his private submarine in August.

United States

2 12-year-olds charged with cyberstalking in girl's suicide

Two 12-year-olds in Florida have been charged with cyberstalking in connection with the death of a middle school student who killed herself two weeks ago.


Nastia Liukin praises gymnasts for speaking out against Larry Nassar: 'You are my role models'

Olympic gold medalist Nastia Liukin praised her fellow gymnasts on Monday for speaking out about their abuse by Larry Nasser, calling them her “role models” after several athletes delivered emotional testimonies in court against the former team doctor


1.7-billion-year-old chunk of North America found sticking to Australia

Geologists matching rocks from opposite sides of the globe have found that part of Australia was once attached to North America 1.7 billion years ago.


Naomi Watts remembers 'beautiful soul' Heath Ledger 10 years after his tragic death

Naomi Watts paid tribute to late actor Heath Ledger whom she formerly dated on the 10 year anniversary of his sudden death.

United States

Superintendent of Cleveland juvenile jail retires after riot

The superintendent of a juvenile jail in Cleveland has retired after fighting and rioting by teenagers caused an estimated $200,000 in damage.

Life & Style

Bud Light might buy free beer for Philadelphia if the Eagles win the Super Bowl

Philadelphia sports fans may have yet another reason to hope their beloved Eagles win the Super Bowl.


Oscars 2018: The complete list of nominees

Here's a complete list of the 2018 Academy Award nominations.


AP source: Browns hiring fired Steelers coordinator Todd Haley

Hue Jackson is finally handing off his Browns offense.


Poll: Deep partisan divide among Americans over Israel

A new opinion poll shows a significant gap between Republicans and Democrats in support for Israel, with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu seen as a divisive figure between the two camps.


Facebook invented a new unit of time

We already have a well-established way of representing time using years, months, week, days, hours, minutes, and seconds.


Cranberries' Dolores O'Riordan laid to rest in Ireland

Hundreds of mourners have gathered in Dolores O'Riordan's Irish hometown for the funeral of the Cranberries singer.

United States

Death penalty decision expected in Florida serial killings

Authorities are expected to announce a decision on whether prosecutors will seek the death penalty against a 24-year-old man suspected of randomly killing four people and terrorizing a Florida neighborhood for several months.


Europe's recovery rolls on _ and so does ECB stimulus

Europe's economy is on a roll — raising the question of exactly when the European Central Bank will end its extraordinary stimulus efforts.


Philippines volcano lava display one of the biggest yet as alert level rises, scientists say

The Philippines' most active volcano erupted three more times Tuesday, with one blast generating one of most massive lava displays since it started acting up more than a week ago, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology says.

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