Peter Prengaman and Mauricio Savarese, Associated Press | Posted Aug 31st - 8:01pm
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 people on everything from race relations to social spending.
Brian Melley, Associated Press | Posted Aug 31st - 7:50pm
A California grandmother who lost her life savings in a real estate investment scam offered by an insurance agent was awarded more than $15 million Wednesday in a lawsuit against MetLife and two subsidiaries, attorneys said.
Michael Weissenstein, Associated Press | Posted Aug 31st - 6:40pm
The first commercial flight between the United States and Cuba in more than a half century landed in the central city of Santa Clara on Wednesday morning, re-establishing regular air service severed at the height of the Cold War.
Erik Schelzig, Associated Press | Posted Aug 31st - 5:31pm
The National Labor Relations Board is ordering Volkswagen to engage in bargaining with a group of skilled-trades workers who voted to be represented by the United Auto Workers union at the German automaker's lone U.S. plant in Tennessee.
Brian Slodysko, Associated Press | Posted Aug 31st - 5:21pm
Indiana schools Superintendent Glenda Ritz's office approved a lucrative technology contract that state government officials said should have been subject to competitive bid, benefiting a company that later gave one of her key aides a senior job.
Mead Gruver, Associated Press | Posted Aug 31st - 5:21pm
A uranium mining company has agreed to corrective measures after two spills of radioactive sludge, the most recent on March 29 when some of the material from a Wyoming mine leaked from a truck onto a highway, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Wednesday.
Michael Astor, Associated Press | Posted Aug 31st - 5:12pm
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe must have a say with regard to a $3.8 billion oil pipeline that could disturb sacred sites and impact drinking water for 8,000 tribal members, representatives of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues said Wednesday.
Composer Hans Zimmer, crooner R. Kelly and members of such bands as the Go-Go's, the Black Crowes, Linkin Park and Three 6 Mafia are supporting Pharrell Williams, Robin Thicke and T.I. in their appeal in the ongoing legal dispute over the hit song "Blurred Lines."
Candice Choi, Associated Press | Posted Aug 31st - 4:22pm
McDonald's says the president of its U.S. business is retiring after about two years on the job, marking the latest executive change as the fast-food giant tries to reinvent itself by bringing in a relative outsider to lead its flagship region.
Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press | Posted Aug 31st - 3:35pm
Authorities are looking into whether sun glare was a factor in an accident in which a ferry departing a pier slammed into a group of kayakers, critically injuring one and knocking some into the Hudson River.
Martin Crutsinger and Stan Lehman, Associated Press | Posted Aug 31st - 3:13pm
Two dramas that grabbed global attention — the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro and the removal of Brazil's president — have now concluded. But Brazil is far from answering the biggest challenge facing the country: How can Latin America's largest economy climb out of a deep recession?
U.S. stocks took small losses Wednesday as energy companies fell with the price of oil and chemical and materials companies traded lower. That pulled the market lower for August, ending a five-month winning streak. The losses were small, and this proved to be one of the quietest months in recent history for stocks.
Jonathan Mattise, Associated Press | Posted Aug 31st - 2:50pm
Two months after a freak storm flooded homes and killed 23 people in West Virginia, residents in impoverished Rainelle curl up in tents and campers at night while their homes are gutted during the day.