- Rio problems, doping issues, refugee athletes on IOC agenda Updated: May-31-16 6:47 am
LAUSANNE, Switzerland - With the opening ceremony in Rio de Janeiro just over two months away, Olympic leaders have plenty of troubling issues to deal with this week.
- Brazil's transparency chief quits over corruption probe tape Updated: May-30-16 7:23 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - Leaked recordings of heavyweight politicians discussing Brazil's sprawling kickback scandal caused more headaches for acting President Michel Temer on Monday, with a new tape forcing his anti-corruption minister to quit.
- Paralympics 100 days away; city planning ticket give-away Updated: May-30-16 1:53 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - Tickets sales for the Paralympic Games are lagging, but they are getting a big boost from an unexpected source - the city of Rio de Janeiro.
- Vuitton show draws fashion world to crisis-hit Brazil Updated: May-28-16 6:52 pm
NITEROI, Brazil - The elite of the fashion world flocked to Brazil, defying an outbreak of the Zika virus, an economic meltdown and the deep political crisis afflicting the country to attend a runway show Saturday by revered French label Louis Vuitton.
- Final vote on impeachment could come 3 days before Olympics Updated: May-27-16 12:55 am
RIO DE JANEIRO - The Rio de Janeiro Olympics have been upstaged by the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff. And it could get worse.
- Belt-tightening in Brazil aimed at fighting economic crisis Updated: May-24-16 7:03 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazil's acting president announced austerity measures Tuesday aimed at pulling Latin America's largest economy from its worst crisis in decades, warning that a failure to act will mean "extraordinary hardship" for future generations.
- Argentina and Brazil agree to mediate in Venezuela crisis Updated: May-23-16 7:59 pm
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Brazil and Argentina will work together to help find a solution to Venezuela's political crisis, Brazil's acting foreign minister said Monday.
- Brazil interim gov't under fire in wake of leaked recording Updated: May-23-16 4:57 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazil's interim government came under fire Monday as a secret recording emerged of the new planning minister discussing a purported pact to push for President Dilma Rousseff's impeachment to stall a huge corruption probe that has engulfed much of the nation's political class.
- Protests in Brazil's 2 biggest cities against acting leader Updated: May-22-16 7:58 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Brazil's two biggest cities Sunday to protest against acting President Michel Temer, trying to keep up pressure on his interim administration only 10 days after he was sworn in.
- Brazil singers stage concert to protest acting president Updated: May-21-16 1:27 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - Grammy award-winner Caetano Veloso added his voice to a growing numbers of artists and musicians rejecting Brazil's interim government, holding a concert in a building occupied by protesters.
- Brazil's Temer promises to bring women to his cabinet Updated: May-19-16 7:04 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - Acting President Michel Temer promised on Thursday that he will at some point have women in his currently all white-male Cabinet.
- Former Brazil energy minister new CEO at troubled Petrobras Updated: May-19-16 6:59 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - Former Brazilian energy minister Pedro Parente has been named by acting President Michel Temer as the new CEO of state-run oil giant Petrobras.
- Brazil president vows to fight ouster, but options limited Updated: May-19-16 2:02 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - Hours after lawmakers voted to impeach Dilma Rousseff last week, Brazil's first female president blasted her enemies for making her "the victim of a great injustice" and promised a bruising fight to hold onto her mandate.
- Cannes red carpet protest: 'Brazil is not a democracy' Updated: May-17-16 2:14 pm
CANNES, France - The cast of the Brazilian film "Aquarius" held a protest at their Cannes Film Festival red carpet premiere on Tuesday, holding signs reading that Brazil is no longer a democracy.
- Post impeachment, Brazil's road ahead filled with challenges Updated: May-15-16 12:23 pm
SAO PAULO - To say that Michel Temer faces huge challenges would be an understatement.
- Rio: Track and field a big test for an Olympics under siege Updated: May-14-16 3:40 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - American high jumper Chaunte Lowe paid her own way to Rio de Janeiro, and picked up the tab for a hotel for this weekend's test event in track and field - the last of more than 40 test events with South America's first Olympics starting in less than three months.
- Brazil's new defense minister says Rio Games first priority Updated: May-13-16 3:32 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazil's new defense minister says the Rio de Janeiro Olympics are his first priority.
- A wave of bad news batters Olympics past, present and future Updated: May-13-16 2:35 pm
LONDON - Doping scandals. Bribery allegations. Fears about Zika. Political, economic and corruption crises.
- The Latest: Brazil finance minister wants pension reforms Updated: May-13-16 11:31 am
BRASILIA, Brazil - The Latest on Brazil's political crisis following the impeachment and suspension of President Dilma Rousseff (all times local):
- 10 Things to Know for Today Updated: May-13-16 5:33 am
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
- After political turmoil, Olympic organizers push on Updated: May-12-16 8:43 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - The venues are, in the words of organizers, 99 percent ready. The torch is winding its way around the country in a three-month relay ending at the opening ceremony.
- Column: Playing Russian roulette with the Zika virus in Rio Updated: May-12-16 4:53 pm
The schedule was crowded to begin with, but here's another event for anyone traveling to Rio this summer for the Olympics: Russian roulette with the Zika virus.
- AP Interview: Rio security head says cuts impact Olympics Updated: May-06-16 3:38 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - Rio de Janeiro's state security secretary acknowledges that cuts of $550 million to his budget pose a risk to the Olympics when they open in three months.
- Rousseff lights Olympic flame as protesters hit the streets Updated: May-03-16 2:55 pm
BRASILIA, Brazil - Brazil's embattled President Dilma Rousseff ignited the Olympic flame on Tuesday, as a nationwide torch relay got underway with protests highlighting the country's deep political and economic crisis.
- Olympic flame set to arrive in Brazil for torch relay Updated: May-02-16 1:48 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - The Olympic flame is set to arrive in Brazil, kicking off a three-month torch relay around the country that will end at the Maracana stadium when the games open on Aug. 5.