Gov't: Goodyear tires may have caused 95 deaths or injuries


DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government's road safety agency says it has received allegations that defective Goodyear motor home tires caused crashes that killed or injured 95 people over two decades.


Brazil's top court: Lula can be jailed for upheld conviction


RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A sharply divided top court voted early Thursday to reject an attempt by former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio da Silva to stay out of jail while he appeals a corruption conviction, delivering a hard blow to the front-running candidate in this year's presidential election in Latin America's largest nation.

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

MLK called "apostle of nonviolence" on 50th anniversary

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The daughter of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. remembered him as "the apostle of nonviolence" as admirers marked the 50th anniversary of his assassination Wednesday with marches, speeches and quiet reflection.

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  • Written by By ERRIN HAINES WHACK, ADRIAN SAINZ and KATE BRUMBACK , Associated Press

Teacher rebellion puts red-state Republicans on defensive

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A teacher rebellion in red states from West Virginia to Arizona has put Republicans on the defensive, forcing them to walk a fine line in the months before midterm elections between placating constituents who are angry over education cuts and conservative supporters who want a smaller government and low taxes.


  • Written by By SEAN MURPHY , Associated Press

Survey: Partisan divide in US on views of sexual harassment


NEW YORK (AP) — Democrats and Republicans, on the whole, have markedly different views about sexual harassment in the workplace, according to a new, large-scale survey by the Pew Research Center conducted against the backdrop of the #MeToo movement.

  • Written by By DAVID CRARY , AP National Writer