Brazil investigators look at meals made of processed pellets

SAO PAULO (AP) — Prosecutors in Brazil’s largest city have opened an inquiry into the mayor’s plans to offer school meals with pellets made of reprocessed food items. The investigation comes amid a growing outcry over the planned use of the pellets, which Sao Paulo...

France committed to Iran nuclear deal despite Trump decision

PARIS (AP) — France has reaffirmed its support for the Iran nuclear deal following the decision by U.S. President Donald Trump to no longer back it in its current form. French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves le Drian said Thursday after a meeting in Paris with head of the...

Taliban attacks kill 58, nearly wipe out Afghan army camp

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban have killed at least 58 Afghan security forces in a wave of attacks across the country overnight, including an assault that nearly wiped out an army camp in southern Kandahar province, officials said Thursday. The attack on the army camp took...

English FA leadership undermined by handling of racism case

LONDON (AP) — Claims of institutional racism dismissed as “fluff” by the chairman. A player believing she was being blackmailed into silence. And a stench engulfing the soccer organization that so often assumes the moral high ground when preaching to FIFA. The English...

Hayward, Lin out for year, and many others in NBA are ailing

MIAMI (AP) — Brooklyn’s Jeremy Lin was horrified to see what happened to Gordon Hayward, whose season almost certainly ended in a most disturbing fashion five minutes into the Celtics’ season-opener. A night later, Lin met a similar fate. Here’s some of what...

Russia’s Putin: Trump’s foes have blocked his agenda

MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that Russia remains open to cooperation with Washington even though President Donald Trump’s political foes in the U.S. have tried to prevent him from fulfilling his campaign promises. Asked at a forum of foreign policy...
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2-story ‘Star Wars’ replica in yard for Halloween is big hit

PARMA (AP) — A two-story, “Star Wars”-inspired Halloween yard display in Parma is enticing kids to get toy lightsabers and attracting hundreds of visitors from across the state. Elevator mechanic Nick Meyer, 39, spent about $1,500 and 10 hours a weekend for half a...

Senators push for more online transparency in elections

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Democratic senators are unveiling what could be the first of several pieces of legislation to try to lessen influence from Russia or other foreign actors on U.S. elections — with a measure to boost transparency for online political ads. The bill by...

U.S. tourist fears he was hit in Cuba, years before diplomats

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Chris Allen’s phone started buzzing as word broke that invisible attacks in Cuba had hit a U.S. government worker at Havana’s Hotel Capri. Allen’s friends and family had heard an eerily similar story from him before. The tourist from...

Prosecutor grateful for verdict in ex-cop’s 4th murder trial

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma prosecutor said Thursday that he isn’t surprised or disappointed that a jury convicted a white former police officer of manslaughter instead of murder in his fourth trial for killing his daughter’s black boyfriend. Tulsa County District...