| Dec 18, 2013
| 1:14 AM
LONDON — Ronnie Biggs, one of the most famous criminals in British history, who helped commit the Great Train Robbery of 1963, broke out of prison, enjoyed a notoriously colorful life on the lam in Brazil and then gave himself up, in thoroughly...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 8:55 AM
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil -- Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden has published a lengthy "open letter to the people of Brazil," saying he has been inspired by the reaction around the world to his revelations, and lamenting that he can't...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 4:42 AM
RIO DE JANEIRO — National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden wrote in a lengthy “open letter to the people of Brazil” that he's been inspired by the global debate ignited by his release of thousands of National Security Agency...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 11:52 AM
Alessandra Ambrosio is having a pretty great year.
Just after the broadcast of the annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show last week, the supermodel has landed a feature interview in Net-a-Porter's The Edit. Yes, interview, with words. Not just photos...
| Dec 14, 2013
Judging by the media's coverage of Nelson Mandela's memorial this week, the gathering in South Africa consisted primarily of President Obama appeasing enemies of the United State and snapping juvenile "selfies" with his fellow national leaders. Those...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 12:24 PM
SAO PAULO, Brazil -- At least three people were killed and more than 2,000 displaced when heavy rainfall caused flooding this week in the coastal state of Rio de Janeiro, officials said Thursday.
The downpour began Wednesday and continued overnight,...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 3:29 PM
John Brazil can remove the interim label from the Sylmar football coaching position. The former offensive coordinator who took over running the program when Chris Richards was fired as coach midway through this past season has been named the head coach....
| Dec 6, 2013
| 10:55 AM
The United States will open play in the 2014 World Cup on June 16 in Natal, Brazil, in a Group G game against Ghana, a team that has eliminated it from the last two tournaments.
The Americans were drawn into Group G along with Germany and Portugal....
| Dec 6, 2013
| 11:46 AM
The United States not only was placed in what most experts are calling the toughest group for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, but the Americans will have an extra burden of logging the most miles -- nearly 9,000 -- during travel to their three games....
| Nov 26, 2013
| 5:00 AM
SÃO PAULO, Brazil — With a stable job as a home health worker, Maria Conceição decided it was time to live a little.
So when a local retailer offered her the chance to buy some appliances on credit, she pounced. Using installment plans, she...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 7:26 AM
We humans sure like to anthropomorphize. You know, layer human emotions onto animals.
Like when you're convinced your dog is trying to talk to you, or that your cat is plotting to overthrow the dog. (Maybe the dog is trying to snitch on the cat?)