- Brazil's transparency chief under pressure to leave over tap Updated: May-30-16 12:22 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - Leaked recordings of conversations of heavyweight politicians are causing yet more headaches for Brazil's acting President Michel Temer. His new anti-corruption chief was under pressure to resign Monday after TV Globo broadcast a recording of him giving legal advice to the head of Brazil's Senate, a man under investigation in a sprawling kickback probe involving the state oil company Petrobras.
- Jennings City Council ousts mayor Updated: May-27-16 8:26 am
JENNINGS, Missouri - The embattled mayor of the St. Louis suburb of Jennings has been removed from office.
- 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.
- Feds question Alabama governor's ex-law enforcement chief Updated: May-25-16 4:51 pm
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - The former law enforcement chief who accused Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley of having an affair with an adviser has been questioned by federal investigators about the governor's administration, the official's attorney said Wednesday.
- Oklahoma tribal chief impeached over financial improprieties Updated: May-25-16 3:37 pm
TAHLEQUAH, Oklahoma - An Oklahoma tribal chief has been impeached after he faced questions regarding the use of his tribe's finances.
- 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.
- House GOP gives election-year airing to IRS gripes Updated: May-24-16 2:56 pm
WASHINGTON - Republicans gave an election-year airing to their complaints about IRS chief John Koskinen Tuesday, telling a GOP-run House committee that he should be impeached for lying to lawmakers and destroying evidence.
- Editorial Roundup: Recent editorials in Oklahoma newspapers Updated: May-24-16 9:16 am
Here are excerpts from recent editorials in Oklahoma newspapers:
- 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 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.
- The Latest: Jury selection begins for Alabama House speaker Updated: May-16-16 12:38 pm
OPELIKA, Alabama - The Latest on the ethics trial of Alabama House speaker(all times local):
- 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.
- 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.
- 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):
- 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.
- 2 men in line for Brazilian presidency accused of corruption Updated: May-10-16 5:00 pm
The impeachment proceedings against Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff have put a spotlight on endemic corruption in the ranks of lawmakers. Some 60 percent of the 594 legislators in both chambers of Congress are being investigated for wrongdoing or are facing corruption charges, according to watchdog groups. Many of the investigations are related to a kickback scheme at state oil company Petrobras. The two men in line to replace Rousseff if she is impeached, and a third who would have been in line, are themselves being investigated in the Petrobras and other cases.
- Lawsuit accusing Maine governor of blackmail is dismissed Updated: May-03-16 7:11 pm
PORTLAND, Maine - A federal judge on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit accusing Republican Gov. Paul LePage of using blackmail to force a charter school operator to rescind a job offer to a political opponent, a flap that roiled the Legislature and led to an impeachment effort.
- 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.
- Trade unions hold rallies to mark May Day; clashes Updated: May-01-16 6:19 pm
Trade unions and other groups are staging rallies around the world to mark International Workers Day. A look at some May Day events: