• Brazil's suspended President Dilma Rousseff smiles during a rally in Brasilia, Brazil, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. Brazil’s Senate braces for a final showdown in a trial that could overthrow President Rousseff after months of lengthy proceedings in Congress. She is accused of breaking fiscal laws, in managing the federal budget as her government ran out of resources. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

    Brazil Senate starts impeachment trial of President Rousseff

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil’s Senate on Thursday began deliberating whether to permanently remove President Dilma Rousseff from office, the final step in a leadership fight that has paralyzed Congress and cast a pall over a nation in the midst of a severe recession.

  • Correction: Water Park-Fatality-Regulation story

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — In a story Aug. 12 about the regulation in Kansas for amusement park rides, The Associated Press erroneously reported that South Dakota was among the states that have no laws regulating the industry. South Dakota passed a law requiring inspections in 2014.

  • UN chief calls for renewed focus on mass destruction weapons

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — UNITED NATIONS — In an Aug. 23 story about the threat of terrorist groups obtaining weapons of mass destruction, The Associated Press reported incorrectly that Interpol had seized an Islamic State group laptop in 2014 in Syria owned by a Tunisian chemistry and physics student that contained information on developing biological weapons. The laptop was not seized by Interpol, but by another rebel group, Interpol says.

  • Paramilitary officers  stand guard after sealing the offices of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement, or MQM, in Karachi, Pakistan, Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016. Pakistani forces have shuttered the offices of the ethnic party accused of violence after clashes left at least one person dead and several wounded. Supporters of the MQM attacked TV stations and clashed with police overnight in the port city of Karachi after their self-exiled leader, Altaf Hussain, broadcast a speech from London. The MQM has a history of violent protests and clashes with police and rival political parties in Karachi. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)

    Pakistan seals offices of ethnic party accused of violence

    KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan’s paramilitary troops shuttered the offices of a political party Tuesday after overnight clashes in Karachi left one person dead and eight wounded, officials said.