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Brazil downpour displaces 30,000, bracing for more rain

Brazil downpour displaces 30,000, bracing for more rain

RIO DE JANEIRO — Over 30,000 people have been displaced by heavy rains in southeast Brazil that also killed 54 people and left 18 missing.
Avenatti greets prospective jurors for extortion trial

Avenatti greets prospective jurors for extortion trial

NEW YORK — California lawyer Michael Avenatti stood to greet 120 prospective jurors who came to a New York courtroom Monday to fill out questionnaires for his trial on charges he tried to extort millions of dollars from Nike.
Mongolia closes border, China extends holiday to fight virus

Mongolia closes border, China extends holiday to fight virus

BEIJING — China expanded its sweeping efforts on Monday to contain a dangerous new virus, extending the Lunar New Year holiday to keep the public at home and avoid spreading infection as the death toll rose to 81.
Auschwitz survivors warn of rising anti-Semitism 75 years on

Auschwitz survivors warn of rising anti-Semitism 75 years on

OSWIECIM, Poland — Survivors of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp prayed and wept as they marked the 75th anniversary of its liberation, returning Monday to the place where they lost entire families and warning about the ominous growth of anti-Semiti
'I'm being raped': Weinstein accuser details alleged assault

'I'm being raped': Weinstein accuser details alleged assault

NEW YORK — As she tried to fight off Harvey Weinstein's advances, Mimi Haleyi told him "no, no, no" before he held her down on a bed and forcibly performed oral sex on her, she said in emotional testimony Monday at Weinstein's trial.
Billie Eilish, a voice of the youth, tops the Grammy Awards

Billie Eilish, a voice of the youth, tops the Grammy Awards

NEW YORK — Singer Billie Eilish, who gave voice to young people struggling with depression on a do-it-yourself album she made at home with her older brother, is atop the music world. The 18-year-old made history at the Grammy Awards Sunday.
Trump hosts Israeli leaders who call his peace plan historic

Trump hosts Israeli leaders who call his peace plan historic

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump hosted Israel’s prime minister and his chief rival Monday at the White House on the eve of unveiling a long-awaited Mideast peace plan, expressing confidence that despite adamant Palestinian rejection they would ul
Supreme Court allows enforcement of new green card rule

Supreme Court allows enforcement of new green card rule

WASHINGTON — A divided Supreme Court on Monday allowed the Trump administration to put in place new rules that could jeopardize permanent resident status for immigrants who use food stamps, Medicaid and housing vouchers.
Memoir by Sen. Joni Ernst of Iowa coming out in May

Memoir by Sen. Joni Ernst of Iowa coming out in May

NEW YORK — Sen. Joni Ernst has a book coming out May 26. The Iowa Republican, expected to face a competitive race for reelection this fall, is calling her memoir “Daughter of the Heartland: My Ode to the Country That Raised Me.
US says mystery crash in Afghanistan was US Air Force plane

US says mystery crash in Afghanistan was US Air Force plane

KABUL — An American military aircraft crashed in eastern Afghanistan on Monday, the U.S. military said, adding that there were no indications so far it'd been brought down by enemy fire. The spokesman for U.S. forces in Afghanistan, Col.