| Jun 18, 2013
| 2:06 PM
SANDY, Utah -- Three more teams earned places in next summer's World Cup in Brazil with Australia, Iran and South Korea all advancing through regional qualifying Tuesday.
Australia got a goal from substitute Josh Kennedy in the 83rd minute to beat Iraq,...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 2:30 PM
SAO PAULO, Brazil -- A number of cities in Brazil announced reductions in public bus fares Tuesday as authorities grappled with some of the largest street protests in years.
Another major rally was planned in Sao Paulo for Tuesday evening, after tens of...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 8:12 PM
SAO PAULO, Brazil -- Police used tear gas and rubber bullets Thursday night to disperse thousands of protesters in Sao Paulo who had been chanting, "The love is over -- Turkey is right here" before fleeing the law enforcement onslaught.
At least 55...
| Jun 22, 2013
| 9:43 AM
Recovering from a torn Achilles' tendon, Kobe Bryant turned to soccer star David Beckham for advice.
"Becks and I have grown to be pretty close since he's been playing in Los Angeles for [the Galaxy] the last five years," said Bryant in a video...
| Jun 23, 2013
| 1:19 PM
Kobe Bryant has consistently suggested he'll play just one or two more seasons before retiring.
Currently on a trip to Brazil, the Lakers guard may have revealed a different plan altogether.
"I could easily see myself playing another three or four...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 11:19 AM
Brad Pitt is steering clear of Brazil.
Because of unrest in the South American country, Paramount Pictures canceled Monday’s red carpet premiere of “World War Z,” where star and producer Pitt was scheduled to attend.
| Jun 24, 2013
| 7:14 PM
SAO PAULO, Brazil -- After meeting with representatives from Brazil's widespread protest movement, President Dilma Rousseff on Monday proposed a national plebiscite to reform Brazil’s political system.
The move may help undercut claims she has...
| Dec 22, 2012
| 7:33 PM
Brazil is dealing with what officials call a crack epidemic, affecting Brazilians of all ages and confounding government efforts to deal with it. Almost a year after a high-profile police effort to clean up Sao Paulo’s cracolandia as part of a...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 5:22 PM
Tommy Trojan is getting some Brazilian flavor. USC, which already has seven overseas offices in Asia and Mexico for recruiting and fundraising, is about to add one in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The Los Angeles-based university announced Thursday that its...
| May 7, 2013
| 2:21 PM
SAO PAULO, Brazil--Roberto Azevedo of Brazil has been elected the first Latin American director-general of the World Trade Organization, the global body charged with moving forward stalled trade agreement talks.
The choice of Azevedo over close rival...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 4:53 PM
The Julia Dean Photo Workshops is beginning a series of free monthly presentations featuring photographers from the Los Angeles Times. Times photojournalist Michael Robinson Chavez will kick off the first event, “The Los Angeles Times Photographer...