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MMA star Cris Cyborg makes boxing debut for love, not money

Sep. 24, 2022 13:57 PM EDT

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — When Cris “Cyborg” Justino turned 37 this summer, she was in the middle of hundreds of hours of grueling training for her professional boxing debut. And Justino didn't sweat away the months in this compact gym in a gritty industrial backstreet in...

Live updates: UN General Assembly

Sep. 20, 2022 20:29 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on the opening day of the U.N. General Assembly's annual high-level meeting (all times EDT): 8:25 p.m. El Salvador President Nayib Bukele has told the U.N. General Assembly that wealthy countries should help — or at least not block...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Sep. 20, 2022 17:54 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Sept. 20 The Washington Post on the Kigali Amendment: It’s rare for a climate change measure to win full-throated support from industry groups, environmental activists and lawmakers from...

Brazil's Bolsonaro calls for negotiations to end Ukraine war

Sep. 20, 2022 12:39 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday repeated his willingness to foster negotiations to resolve the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, calling for a ceasefire but renouncing sanctions and economic isolation. “We have tried to avoid blocking the...

World Cup, Euro 2024 already weigh on Nations League games

Sep. 20, 2022 09:58 AM EDT

The 13 European national teams going to this year’s World Cup will play their last competitive soccer games in the Nations League this week, two months before the tournament starts in Qatar. For the rest of continent’s teams — with the exception of Russia, which has been...

Brazil's Bolsonaro hopes land titles will lure rural votes

Sep. 12, 2022 01:35 AM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — Antônio Luis Durão is a member of a small minority in Brazil: He's an undecided voter with mere weeks until presidential elections. Had the vote taken place a year ago, the 61-year-old fruit farmer would have supported Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, the leftist...

Brazil: man killed by co-worker after argument over election

Sep. 09, 2022 13:36 PM EDT

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — A supporter of Brazil’s president used a knife and an axe to kill a backer of the main opposition leader after an argument about politics, weeks ahead of presidential elections, according to police. The killing occurred on Wednesday, the day of Brazil’s...

11 dead and 63 saved after boat sinks in northern Brazil

Sep. 08, 2022 22:03 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — A pasenger boat operating without proper licenses sank in a bay off the Atlantic in the northern Brazil state of Para on Thursday, and at least 11 people died, authorities said. A state government statement said 63 people had been rescued from the water after the...

Brazil’s Bolsonaro skips Congress' Independence celebration

Sep. 08, 2022 16:04 PM EDT

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro skipped a congressional celebration of the country’s independence bicentennial on Thursday, a day after he used the national festivities as a campaign event for his reelection. His absence on short notice added to a rift...

Bolsonaro turns Brazil's bicentennial into campaign rally

Sep. 08, 2022 00:09 AM EDT

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro transformed the nation’s bicentennial Wednesday into a multi-city campaign event, but didn't use his appearances to undermine the upcoming election as his opponents had feared. Bolsonaro, who trails former President Luiz...