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April 28, 2017 11:30 PM Brazil Supreme Court releases former billionaire Batista from jail

BRASILIA Brazilian Supreme Court justice Gilmar Mendes ordered the release from jail of former mining and oil magnate Eike Batista, once the country's richest man, ahead of his trial on corruption charges, the court said on Friday. Batista has been jailed since Jan. 30 when he voluntarily returned to Rio from New York after four days as a fugitive. He is expected 13

April 28, 2017 12:10 PM Seen as a setback to justice, Egypt ratifies judges' law

CAIRO – Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has ratified much-contested legal amendments that effectively give him power over the country's courts, as he will be the one appointing heads of judicial bodies. Those judicial bodies include the Court of Cassation, which was seen as a last refuge for political prisoners. Rights groups condemned the law after 13

April 28, 2017 11:27 AM Poland's ruling Party backs out of plan to expand Warsaw

WARSAW, Poland – Poland's ruling party says it is halting a plan to expand the capital city following protests, saying it needs more consultation with the people. The populist Law and Justice party previously had dropped plans to toughen Poland's anti-abortion law and reversed the liberalization of forestry law that had led to excessive logging 15

April 28, 2017 7:37 AM Acosta Confirmed As Labor Secretary, First Latino Member Of Trump Cabinet

Alexander Acosta testifies last month at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. The Senate confirmed Acosta as labor secretary on Thursday. The final member of President Trump's Cabinet — secretary of labor — was confirmed by the Senate Thursday in a bipartisan vote of 60-38. Alexander Acosta, 48, will be the Cabinet's 16

April 28, 2017 4:28 AM Arkansas carries out fourth execution in eight days, concluding frantic lethal injection schedule

Arkansas executed a death-row inmate late Thursday night in the state’s fourth lethal injection in eight days, concluding a frantic execution schedule officials said was necessary in order to carry out death sentences before one of their drugs expired. The execution of Kenneth Williams, who was convicted of killing a man he fatally shot after escaping 22

April 27, 2017 11:13 PM Trending: ‘The Simpsons’ parody Trump’s 100 days; Trump hotline trolled by space aliens

People use “criminal alien” line to troll Trump administration about space aliens. @Jeaniebonotex, tweeting about the hotline created by the Trump administration, 1-855-48-VOICE, for victims of crimes committed by “criminal aliens,” or undocumented immigrants. The hotline backfired, however, when people used it to troll the administration and “report 16

April 27, 2017 8:43 PM From 0-100: Presidents' first days come at varying speed

WASHINGTON – A president's first 100 days can be a tire-squealing hustle from the starting line (Franklin Roosevelt), a triumph of style over substance (Jimmy Carter), a taste of what's to come (Ronald Reagan) or an ambitious plan of action that gets rudely interrupted by world events (pick a president). Roosevelt came to office in the Great Depression 17

April 27, 2017 7:48 PM Top Pentagon watchdog launches investigation into money that Michael Flynn received from foreign groups

The Pentagon’s top watchdog has launched an investigation into money that former national security adviser and retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn received from foreign groups and whether he failed to obtain proper approval to do so, lawmakers and defense officials said Thursday. The Pentagon has in the past advised retiring officers that because they can be recalled 11

April 27, 2017 7:30 PM An Arkansas Community Looks for an Execution to End Its Ache

The death chamber in nearby Varner is Arkansas’s ultimate clearinghouse for capital cases, the site of all of the state’s executions in the modern era of the American death penalty. The area is one of the country’s sparsely populated death chamber locales, places of peculiar notoriety whose very names can be statewide shorthand for capital punishment 10

April 27, 2017 6:21 PM Spicer blames Obama for Flynn’s security clearance

White House press secretary Sean Spicer on Thursday deflected blame for the firestorm surrounding Michael Flynn, saying the ousted national security adviser received his security clearance from the Obama administration. Spicer signaled support for a Defense Department investigation into payments Flynn received from foreign groups in 2015, but blamed 15