| Nov 17, 2013
| 10:37 AM
Although “Thor” hung on to the No. 1 spot at the box office this weekend, the big story was a stellar opening for “The Best Man Holiday,” which trounced all expectations to debut with a studio-estimated $30.6-million.
| Oct 25, 2013
| 7:30 AM
MESQUITA, Brazil — As Dilma Rousseff neared the end of her successful 2010 campaign to become Brazil's president, Jeferson Monteiro set up a parody Twitter account and began having fun at her expense.
When Rousseff took office and abandoned her...
| 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 13, 2013
| 8:27 AM
Motorola is following the release of its slumping Moto X smartphone by releasing the Moto G, a mid-range device that's set to arrive in the U.S. in January and be available with no contract for $179.
The Google-owned phone maker unveiled the device in...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 12:58 PM
Brazil is poised to triple oil production in the next two decades and become a top producer by 2035 if the country can develop its massive offshore reserves.
Brazil could jump to No. 6 on the world's top producer list by 2035, up from 12th currently,...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 3:18 PM
SAO PAULO, Brazil -- A Brazilian government commission has requested Russia's help to meet with former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, as allegations of U.S. spying continue to dog relations between the Western hemisphere's largest countries.
| Sep 16, 2013
| 2:55 PM
Beyonce had a close call Sunday night in Brazil when a too-excited fan almost yanked Queen B off stage and into the hive of buzzing concert-goers.
The singer was performing "The Mrs. Carter Tour" that night at Morumbi Stadium in Sao Paulo.
| Sep 17, 2013
| 12:57 PM
WASHINGTON -- A state visit to the U.S. by the president of Brazil was put on hold Tuesday in the latest diplomatic fallout from leaks by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden about U.S. spying tactics. Documents leaked by Snowden...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 5:48 PM
SAO PAULO, Brazil -- In the latest crackdown on corruption since protests exploded across the country in June, Brazilian police Thursday arrested four police officers and 15 others in a public pension scandal involving at least $135 million.
| Sep 20, 2013
Re "Brazilian president snubs U.S.," Sept. 18
When will the administration learn that it's our actions that upset people, not the disclosures or the whistle-blowers who made the actions come to light?
According to the White House, President Obama...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 2:43 PM
SAO PAULO -- A Brazilian rancher has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for ordering the killing of U.S.-born nun and Amazon environmental activist Dorothy Stang in 2005.
It was the fourth time that Vitalmiro Bastos de Moura was tried in Brazil's...