Brazil's Michel Temer inherits presidency on shaky ground

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The permanent ouster of deeply unpopular President Dilma Rousseff by Brazil's Senate means that a man who is arguably just as unpopular is now faced with trying to ease the wounds of a divided nation mired in recession.

  • Written by PETER PRENGAMAN, Associated Press

Brazil's President Rousseff ousted from office by Senate

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Brazil's Senate on Wednesday voted to remove President Dilma Rousseff from office, the culmination of a yearlong fight that paralyzed Latin America's largest nation and exposed deep rifts among its people on everything from race relations to social spending.

  • Written by PETER PRENGAMAN, Associated Press MAURICIO SAVARESE, Associated Press

UN envoy: Military escalation in Yemen is fueling extremists

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The dangerous military escalation following a breakdown in the cease-fire between government supporters and Shiite rebels is fueling the spread of al-Qaida and the Islamic State extremist groups, the U.N. special envoy to Yemen warned the Security Council on Wednesday.

  • Written by MICHAEL ASTOR, Associated Press