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Brazil leader's ally suspended after underwear cash jackpot

Oct. 17, 2020 8:40 AM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — A Brazilian lawmaker stepped down from his position representing President Jair Bolsonaro’s government and was suspended from the senate, after police searched his house and found cash inside the underwear he was wearing. Federal police targeted Roraima state’s Sen. Chico...

Pilgrims walk on the shoulder of a highway toward Our Lady of Aparecida Basilica on the outskirts of Aparecida, Brazil, Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. Two of Brazil’s biggest Catholic celebrations scheduled for this holiday weekend were downscaled and canceled, yet people still appeared in droves, underscoring the challenge of extolling COVID-19 precautions as well as pressures to ease up. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

Brazil Catholics drawn to worship despite downsized services

Oct. 12, 2020 3:28 PM EDT

APARECIDA, Brazil (AP) — Inside, there was nothing massive about the Mass: Just 1,000 people were spaced carefully across the pews of a vast basilica that normally holds 35,000 as the Roman Catholic Church tried to protect parishioners from the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet such caution wasn't apparent outside...

FILE  - In this May 11, 2020, file photo, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear puts on a face mask after speaking to reporters at the Capitol in Frankfort, Ky. Kentucky's governor said Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020,  that he will quarantine after a member of his security detail who drove with his family the day before later tested positive for COVID-19.
Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear said he and his family feel fine, show no coronavirus symptoms and have tested negative for the virus. (Ryan C. Hermens/Lexington Herald-Leader via AP, File)

The Latest: S. Korea reports 97 new coronavirus cases

Oct. 11, 2020 10:21 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has confirmed 97 new cases of the coronavirus, a modest uptick from the daily levels reported last week, just as officials ease social distancing restrictions after concluding that transmissions have slowed following a resurgence in mid-August. The figures released by the...

Women peel potatoes outside a snack bar amid the new coronavirus pandemic in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Oct. 9, 2020. Many people in Brazil are struggling to cope with less pandemic aid from the government and jumping food prices, with millions expected to slip back into poverty. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

The Latest: Brazil's virus death toll surpasses 150,000

Oct. 10, 2020 7:32 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil’s count of COVID-19 deaths surpassed 150,000 on Saturday night, despite signs the pandemic is slowly retreating in Latin America’s largest nation. The Brazilian Health Ministry reported that the death toll now stands at 150,198. The figure is the world’s second...

Health workers walk through the Rocinha slum to test people for COVID-19 as part of a rapid test campaign by the civilian organization

Brazil reaches 150,000 deaths from COVID-19 milestone

Oct. 10, 2020 6:15 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil’s count of COVID-19 deaths surpassed 150,000 on Saturday night, despite signs the pandemic is slowly retreating in Latin America's largest nation. The Brazilian Health Ministry reported that the death toll now stands at 150,198. The figure is the world’s second...

In this image taken from WFP video, David Beasley, Executive director of the World Food Program (WFP), center, celebrates with members of WFP staff in Niamey, Niger, Friday Oct. 9, 2020, after being awarded the 2020 Nobel Peace prize. The World Food Program has won the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize for its efforts to combat hunger and food insecurity around the globe. The announcement was made Friday in Oslo by Berit Reiss-Andersen, the chair of the Nobel Committee. (WFP via AP)

Nobel win reflects 'hunger for international cooperation'

Oct. 9, 2020 2:48 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — At a time when the COVID-19 pandemic has fractured global alliances and go-it-alone has turned ugly, some world leaders say Friday's awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to the U.N. World Food Program was a commitment to the belief that only a concerted effort can save humanity from...

FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2020 file photo, squatters peer from behind the iron gate of a house that about 19 families have been occupying for close to a year, before being evicted, amid the new coronavirus pandemic in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Poor people in Brazil are struggling to cope with less pandemic aid from the government and jumping food prices, with millions expected to slip back into poverty. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo, File)

Brazil’s poor squeezed by less virus aid, surging food costs

Oct. 9, 2020 12:43 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Many people in Brazil are struggling to cope with less pandemic aid from the government and jumping food prices, with millions expected to slip back into poverty. Brazil’s government, starting this month, halved the amount of its monthly emergency cash transfers to help...

A man dances during a street performance by the Brazilian band Atitude Nossa as the restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic are eased in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Oct. 5, 2020. Since the beginning of October, live shows are now permitted in Rio de Janeiro. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

Brazil strains at quarantine as virus cases pass 5 million

Oct. 8, 2020 4:13 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Dozens of people converged on the cobblestone streets of downtown Rio de Janeiro for its traditional Pedra do Sal samba party — the first since the pandemic began — and it seemed Brazil was returning to normal. Among those dancing Monday were Luana Jatobá and two...

Editorial Roundup: Alabama

Oct. 7, 2020 7:16 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Alabama newspapers: ___ Oct. 7 The Decatur Daily on Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Abreast cancer diagnosis doesn’t affect just the patient. It causes sorrow and fear for all the people who know the mother, grandmother, sister or wife confronting the disease. The statistics on...

Dr. Sean Conley, physician to President Donald Trump, briefs reporters at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020. Trump was admitted to the hospital after contracting the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Trump said to be improving but next 48 hours 'critical'

Oct. 3, 2020 11:31 PM EDT

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — President Donald Trump went through a “very concerning” period Friday and faces a “critical” next two days in his fight against COVID-19 at a military hospital, his chief of staff said Saturday — in contrast to a rosier assessment moments earlier by...