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Two Dead in World Cup Stadium Collapse

Two Dead in World Cup Stadium Collapse

Michael Dodge/Getty Images(SAO PAULO, Brazil) — At least two people are dead after part of the stadium that will host the World Cup Opener in 2014 collapsed on Wednesday. Local media also reported that a third victim was hospitalized in serious con…

Derrick Rose Completes Full Practice

Derrick Rose Completes Full Practice

Chicago Bulls/NBA(DEERFIELD, Ill.) — Just two days after missing a preseason game in Rio because of soreness in his surgically repaired left knee, Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose practiced in full Monday.
“My knee was good,” Rose said. “I never was w…

Mother and Daughter Trapped in Brazil Custody Dispute Return Home

Mother and Daughter Trapped in Brazil Custody Dispute Return Home

ABC News(NEW YORK) — A Massachusetts mother and her 6-year-old daughter have returned home to the United States after being stranded in Brazil for nearly two months as a result of a tumultuous custody battle, according to their Facebook page.Shauna Ha…

Brazil Wins Third Straight Confederations Cup

Brazil Wins Third Straight Confederations Cup

Scott Heavey/Getty Images(RIO DE JANEIRO) — Brazil took control of this game fast.
Fred scored the first of his two goals two minutes into the game as Brazil defeated Spain 3-0 in the Confederations Cup Final Sunday night.
The victory means the Brazil…

Obese World Cup Soccer Fans Get Extra Wide Seating in Brazil

Obese World Cup Soccer Fans Get Extra Wide Seating in Brazil

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK ) — Brazil is famous for tiny bikinis and a national passion for all things sports and fitness. Perhaps that’s why it’s so shocking the country is faced with an obesity problem — one grown so large tha…

State Department Contractor Strangled in Brazil

State Department Contractor Strangled in Brazil

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A dream vacation in Brazil turned tragic for State Department contractor Victoria Tcaciuc, 38, who was found strangled in her hotel room last week. “We were deeply saddened to learn of the death of Department of State c…

Missing Tortoise Found Alive in Brazil After 30 Years

Missing Tortoise Found Alive in Brazil After 30 Years

Zoonar/Thinkstock(RIO DE JANEIRO) — A tortoise that went missing from a family home in Brazil back in 1982 has been found alive after spending the last 30 years locked away in a storeroom in the house.When Manuela the tortoise disappeared from the hou…

Brazil Nightclub Fire: Police Arrest Three in Santa Maria

Brazil Nightclub Fire: Police Arrest Three in Santa Maria

EduAndrade/LatinContent/Getty Images(SANTA MARIA, Brazil) — Brazilian authorities have arrested three people in connection to the fire that killed more than 230 people and injured hundreds at a nightclub in Santa Maria, Brazil, this weekend.The owner …

Over 200 People Dead in Brazil Night Club Fire

Over 200 People Dead in Brazil Night Club Fire

Hemera Technologies/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Over 200 people are reportedly dead after a fire broke out in a night club in Santa Maria, Brazil.Eyewitnesses described a scene of terror with people trying to fight their way out through thick smoke and wha…

Cat Nabbed for Smuggling Contraband in Brazilian Prison

Cat Nabbed for Smuggling Contraband in Brazilian Prison

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A cunning feline was detained by Brazilian police after it was busted smuggling escape tools taped to its body into a prison.On New Year’s Eve, the cat was spotted by a guard at medium security prison Judge Lui…

Woman Dies on American Airlines Flight from Brazil to Texas

Woman Dies on American Airlines Flight from Brazil to Texas

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(HOUSTON) — A 25-year-old woman was pronounced dead shortly after her flight landed in Houston on Wednesday, diverted because she suffered a medical emergency.The woman was on American Airlines flight 96 from Sao Paolo, Brazil t…

Busted for Trying to Board Plane With 27 Snakes

Busted for Trying to Board Plane With 27 Snakes

John Foxx/Thinkstock(DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.) — A Brazilian man was arrested for trying to board a flight at Orlando International Airport while carrying 27 snakes that he’d wrapped in pantyhose and stashed away inside stereo speakers, authorities said.Ma…

Busted for Trying to Board Plane With 27 Snakes

Busted for Trying to Board Plane With 27 Snakes

John Foxx/Thinkstock(DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.) — A Brazilian man was arrested for trying to board a flight at Orlando International Airport while carrying 27 snakes that he’d wrapped in pantyhose and stashed away inside stereo speakers, authorities said.Ma…

Mexico Knocks Out Brazil, Wins Men’s Olympic Soccer Gold

Mexico Knocks Out Brazil, Wins Men’s Olympic Soccer Gold

Michael Regan/Getty Images(WEMBLEY, England) — Mexican striker Oribe Peralta scored both of Mexico’s goals, as Mexico defeated Brazil 2-1 to win their first Olympic gold medal in men’s soccer, at Wembley Stadium Saturday.
Peralta got the scoring start…

In Brazil, Love Motels for Your Furry Friend

In Brazil, Love Motels for Your Furry Friend

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Call it the 21st century version of Lady and the Tramp.  A love hotel for pets is opening in Brazil.The U.K.’s Telegraph reports that a brother and sister duo are investing $1 million in what they say is a…

In Brazil, Love Motels for Your Furry Friend

In Brazil, Love Motels for Your Furry Friend

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Call it the 21st century version of Lady and the Tramp.  A love hotel for pets is opening in Brazil.The U.K.’s Telegraph reports that a brother and sister duo are investing $1 million in what they say is a…

Brazilian Left Green After ‘Hulk’ Paint Fails to Wash Off

Brazilian Left Green After ‘Hulk’ Paint Fails to Wash Off

ABC News(NEW YORK) – A Brazilian man who tried to transform himself into the superhero “The Hulk” made a major mistake. Instead of using easy to remove body paint, the man, Paulo Henrique dos Santos, used a paint reserved for ballisti…

Police Search for ‘Blonde Gang’ of Female Kidnappers in Brazil

Police Search for ‘Blonde Gang’ of Female Kidnappers in Brazil

George Doyle/Stockbyte/Thinkstock(SAO PAULO, Brazil) — Brazilian police are searching for a group of unlikely kidnappers and thieves: young, middle class women.The “gang of blondes,” so called because all but one of the members have blonde…

American Airlines Flight Turbulence Injures 6

American Airlines Flight Turbulence Injures 6

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(MIAMI) — Six crew members aboard an American Airlines flight en route from Brazil to Miami Sunday were sent to the hospital after the flight experienced severe turbulence, airline officials said.American Airlines Flight 980 was…

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