| Jul 23, 2013
| 1:43 PM
RIO DE JANEIRO -- Brazil’s Roman Catholic faithful are hoping to get a boost from the visit by the charismatic Pope Francis this week.
Brazil is the world’s largest Roman Catholic country, but it is less Catholic than it has ever been....
| Aug 10, 2013
| 9:00 AM
SÃO MIGUEL DOS MILAGRES, Brazil — Anyone who says it's the journey that matters most wasn't trying to navigate through the favelas of Maceió, my launch point for Brazil's Costa dos Corais, or Coral Coast, 50 miles north.
Although Maceió has a...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 5:40 PM
This post has been corrected, as noted below.
Rapper Kanye West probably won't face any felony charges over his altercation with a photographer at Los Angeles International Airport and may even be able to resolve a misdemeanor battery charge by...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 10:12 AM
Wednesday's Pictures in the News begins in England, where Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, depart St. Mary's Hospital in London with their newborn son. The baby, as yet unnamed, is third in line to the throne and...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 8:57 AM
During Pope Francis' excursion Monday in Rio de Janeiro, his car got stuck in traffic, and his driver made a wrong turn amid the chaos of ecstatic crowds. It was a nightmare for the pope's security team. The pope, however, got a kick out of it.
| Aug 8, 2013
| 5:50 PM
Despite its title, "Elysium" is no promised land.
Expectations were high that the film starring Matt Damon would carry the flag for thoughtful, big-budget films that care about more than profits. But it has ended up as something of a disappointment,...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 2:48 PM
The State Department said Sunday that it was extending the closure of 19 embassies and consulates in the Muslim world through next Saturday, but not solely because of heightened concerns about terrorist attacks in the region.
Jen Psaki, a department...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 3:51 PM
RIO DE JANEIRO -- By all accounts, Pope Francis has already won over many hearts in Brazil with his simplicity and message of caring for the poor. But as he travels the country on his first overseas trip as pontiff, he will be speaking to a group of young...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 12:24 PM
RIO DE JANEIRO -- Pope Francis arrived in Brazil on Monday, returning to his native South America on his first official trip since he became pontiff in March and started shaking up the Catholic church with his more personal, humble style.
The pope waved...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 6:02 PM
BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil -- U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry ran into a storm of criticism Tuesday during a visit to Brazil dominated by protests and warnings about the consequences of U.S. intelligence agency spying on Brazilians' emails and phone...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 8:40 PM
WASHINGTON — After leading the way out of the global recession, China and other big developing economies now are growing slower, a significant shift in momentum that augers weaker world growth and softer demand for U.S. exporters.