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AP Exclusive: Ex-congregants reveal years of ungodly abuse
SPINDALE, N.C. (AP) -- From all over the world, they flocked to this tiny town in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, lured by promises of inner peace and eternal life. What many found instead: years of terror - waged in the name of the Lord....

Float crashes, injuring 12 people at Rio's Carnival parade
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- A float crashed during Rio de Janeiro's world famous Carnival parade Sunday evening and injured at least 12 people, including at least one person reported in serious condition, but organizers proceeded with the show....

Fallen Argentine troops' relatives wait for identification
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- The body of Jose Antonio Reyes Lobos rests in the Falkland Islands along with those of more than 100 other fallen Argentine soldiers. But his 79-year-old mother says she doesn't want to leave this world without putting a flower on a grave bearing the name of her son killed in combat more than three decades ago....

6 bull riders, 2 companions reported kidnapped in Mexico
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Prosecutors in Mexico say six bull riders and two companions have been reported kidnapped in the southern state of Guerrero....

Far from Carnival street fests, glitzy Rio Ball for elite
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Women in elegant, long-flowing dresses saunter on the red carpet while men in tuxedos smile broadly and wave to hundreds of people who have lined up along Rio de Janeiro's Avenida Atlantica to have a look....