Education official sorry for 'flippant' sex assault remarks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Education Department's civil rights chief says she's sorry for making "flippant" remarks attributing 90 percent of campus sexual assault claims to both parties being drunk.

  • Written by By LAURIE KELLMAN and CAROLE FELDMAN , Associated Press

Brazil's Silva defiant after conviction, wants to run again

SAO PAULO (AP) — Former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva launched a defiant public defense Thursday after being convicted of corruption and money laundering, accusing his political opponents of trying to prevent him from becoming president again.

  • Written by By MAURICIO SAVARESE and SARAH DiLORENZO , Associated Press

Watchdog: At least 200 environmental activists slain in 2016

NEW DELHI (AP) — At least 200 land and environmental activists were slain in 2016 protecting forests, rivers and land from mining, logging and agricultural companies, the highest annual number on record, a watchdog group said Thursday.

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  • Written by By PETER ORSI and MUNEEZA NAQVI , Associated Press