Brazil president blasts critics, vows to fight impeachment

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Speaking hours after the Senate voted to impeach her on Thursday, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff blasted the process as "fraudulent" and promised to fight what she characterized as an injustice more painful than the torture she endured under a past military dictatorship.

  • Written by JENNY BARCHFIELD, Associated Press MAURICIO SAVARESE, Associated Press

Sioux tribes push to protect sacred Black Hills site Pe' Sla

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Rosebud Sioux member Russell Eagle Bear remembers feeling relief as night was falling at a sacred site in the Black Hills of South Dakota called Pe' Sla. People had gathered to pray on a cold, windy evening in December 2012 just after a group of tribes completed the purchase of the roughly 3-square-miles of land.

  • Written by JAMES NORD, Associated Press

Malaysia: 2 more pieces 'almost certainly' from Flight 370

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's government said Thursday that two more pieces of debris, discovered in South Africa and Rodrigues Island off Mauritius, are "almost certainly" from Flight 370, bringing the total number of pieces believed to have come from the missing Malaysian jet to five.

  • Written by EILEEN NG, Associated Press

2 Brits, Mexican are 1st foreigners on Everest in 2 years

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Two British and a Mexican climber on Thursday became the first foreigners to scale Mount Everest in two years together with three Nepalese guides, officials said.

  • Written by BINAJ GURUBACHARYA, Associated Press