Brazil has used a new anti-terror law to make another detention on grounds that the suspect was an Islamic State sympathizer. His lawyer denied any such connection and said no specific allegations had been made. But the arrest adds to security concerns, with the start of the Olympic Games just days away.
Democrats’ and Republicans’ positions on Latin America, as defined by their party platforms, reflect the gap between conservative and liberal views about our neighbors to the south – major economic partners – but also incorporate few concrete initiatives they want the next president to pursue in the region.
Some of the attacks, such as the coordinated assault on multiple targets in Paris last November, were elaborately planned operations by Islamic State adherents. However, they may have contributed to some of the other attacks by troubled individuals with no established ties to the militant group.
The biggest attraction in the temporary New York museum is a large pool filled with 11,000 pounds of confetti-colored sprinkles. Visitors can immerse themselves in the fake candy. Posted rules say: “make a wish,” “dip at your own risk” and “Caution: May cause spontaneous happiness.”
A Lexington, Ky., chef will be in court Aug. 1, accused of drunkenly attacking flight attendants while his American Airlines flight taxied to the gate in Charlotte. Michael Kerr is charged with interfering with a flight crew, a federal offense. His Facebook page says he got engaged the day he got out of the Mecklenburg County Jail.
Odalis Sharp was accused of physical and emotional abuse of her children. The Sharp Family Singers performed for armed occupiers who had taken over an Oregon wildlife refuge. Most of the children will remain in the custody of the Kansas Department for Children and Families.
Cameron Poimboeuf and Jansen Tabor of Charlotte had been playing Pokemon Go on the beach in Tampa Bay, Fla, when the storms rolled in. The next thing they remember was waking up – survivors of a lightning strike.
Lt. Col. Brian Birdwell never got to thank the man who held his leaky IV line and tried to keep him conscious as he lay on a gurney, parts of his body and half his face burned beyond recognition. Col. Rob Maness never knew if the severely wounded man he'd helped had survived.
President Barack Obama delivered an impassioned speech Wednesday at the Democratic National Convention, defending America from a pessimistic Republican view and promoting his chosen successor, Hillary Clinton.