• Small Brazilian city prepares to bury remains of soccer club

    The caskets with the remains of Chapecoense soccer team victims, arrive in Chapeco, Brazil, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

    CHAPECO, Brazil (AP) — On a rainy Saturday that only accentuated the grief, 20,000 people filled a tiny stadium under umbrellas and plastic ponchos to say goodbye to members of the Chapecoense soccer club who died in a plane crash.

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  • AFA hired firm to fly Argentine team without knowing plane

    This photo released by the Bolivian Soccer Federation Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016, shows the doomed BAE 146 Avro RJ85 LaMia jet, registration CP-2933, parked at the Viru Viru airport in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, Oct. 4, 2016. There are indications that the LaMia jet ran out of fuel, moments before crashing into the Andes near Medellin, on Monday evening. It is not known whether the lack of fuel was because they did not have enough for the flight, a leak or for some other reason. (Andres Dorado/Bolivian Soccer Federation via AP)

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina’s Football Association hired a company that charters flights to transport superstar Lionel Messi and the rest of the national team for a World Cup qualifying game without knowing the name of the airline or the model of the plane, an official said Friday.

  • Colombia repatriates dead as airline’s licensing questioned

    A priest sprinkles "holy water" on a coffin containing the remains of a LaMia flight crew victim, at the military airbase in Rio Negro, Colombia, Friday, Dec. 2, 2016. An honor guard played taps early Friday as members of Colombia's military loaded the five flight crew victims of an air crash that also killed most members of a soccer team and a group of journalists, onto a cargo plane for the trip back to their native Bolivia. (AP Photo/Luis Benavides)

    RIO NEGRO, Colombia (AP) — Victims of this week’s tragic air crash in the Andes were flown home Friday as Bolivia’s president called for “drastic measures” against aviation officials who signed off on a flight plan that experts and even one of the charter airline’s executives said should never have been attempted because of a possible fuel shortage.

  • Q&A: Sonia Braga plays the role of her life at 66

    This Nov. 11, 2016 photo shows Brazilian actress Sonia Braga during an interview about her new film, "Aquarius," in New York. Braga plays a widow and retired music critic reluctant to sell the seaside apartment that holds her most cherished memories. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    NEW YORK (AP) — While female actors are fighting for more and better roles in Hollywood, Sonia Braga got the part of her life at 66 in Kleber Mendonça Filho’s “Aquarius”.

  • Tiger avoids mistakes and posts 65 in 2nd round back

    Tiger Woods reacts after saving par on the 16th hole during the second round at the Hero World Challenge golf tournament, Friday, Dec. 2, 2016, in Nassau, Bahamas. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

    NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Tiger Woods saved par from the dunes with a shot so good that two spectators ran over and scooped up sand for a souvenir.

  • House passes $611 billion policy defense bill by wide margin

    In this Nov. 14, 2016, file photo, President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference in the Brady press briefing room at the White House in Washington. The Reublican-led House is pushing ahead with a $611 billion defense policy bill that prohibits closing the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, forbids the Pentagon from trimming the number of military bases and awards U.S. troops their largest pay raise in six years. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led House on Friday overwhelmingly backed a $611 billion defense policy bill that rejects a number of President Barack Obama’s key proposals for managing the nation’s vast military enterprise.

  • Peru extradites ex-soccer boss to US on bribery charges

    LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peru has extradited the country’s former soccer boss to the United States for his alleged involvement in a multibillion-dollar FIFA bribery scandal involving marketing and broadcasting rights.

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  • Dodgers, Latin American players losers in MLB labor deal

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers, Latin American teenagers and Cubans approaching their mid-20s were losers in baseball’s new labor contract, which includes stiffer penalties for high-spending teams and a hard cap on signing bonuses for international amateurs.

  • Grief turns to anger amid reports of lack of fuel in crash

    A funeral employee walks past coffins containing the remains of the victims of the Colombian air tragedy are lined up in the parking garage of the San Vicente funeral home in Medellin, Colombia, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016. Because of the large number of casualties, the funeral home had to place the coffins in its parking garage. Forensic authorities say they have managed to identify a majority of the victims of Monday's crash and hope to finish their work on Thursday. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

    MEDELLIN, Colombia (AP) — Authorities prepared Thursday to transport home the bodies of dozens of victims of this week’s air tragedy in Colombia as grief turned to anger amid indications the airliner ran out of fuel before slamming into the Andes. Bolivian aviation officials announced they were indefinitely suspending the charter company that operated the flight.