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Senate confirms White House official Rao for appeals court

Mar. 13, 2019 5:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Wednesday confirmed President Donald Trump's nominee to replace Brett Kavanaugh on a high-profile appeals court, despite concerns about her past writings on sexual assault. White House official Neomi Rao won confirmation to a seat on the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the...

Senate panel endorses Trump nominee Rao for appeals court

Feb. 28, 2019 2:35 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Judiciary Committee voted Thursday to advance President Donald Trump's nominee to replace Brett Kavanaugh on a high-profile appeals court. The committee voted 12-10 along party lines to endorse Neomi Rao for a seat on the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of...

Search for Brazil dam survivors renews as death toll hits 58

Jan. 27, 2019 9:53 PM EST

BRUMADINHO, Brazil (AP) — Brazilian rescue crews returned to mud-covered flats Sunday to resume the search for hundreds of people missing in the wake of a dam collapse after the operation was suspended for several hours over fears that a second dam was at risk of breach. The Civil Defense office in Minais...

40 dead, many feared buried in mud after Brazil dam collapse

Jan. 26, 2019 6:30 PM EST

BRUMADINHO, Brazil (AP) — The death toll from the collapse of a dam holding back mine waste in southeastern Brazil rose to 40 on Saturday as searchers flying in helicopters and rescuers laboring in deep mud uncovered more bodies. An estimated 300 people were still missing and authorities expected the death...