Final Brazilian presidential debate focuses on absent leader
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The main target of participants in the final and most-watched presidential debate in Brazil has been the absent front-runner, far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro.
Bolsonaro skipped the TV Globo debate Thursday, citing doctor's orders after being stabbed during a campaign event on Sept. 6 and only leaving the hospital on Saturday. Instead, he gave an interview to TV Record at the same time.
Galatasaray beats Lokomotiv on return to Champions League
ISTANBUL (AP) — Galatasaray returned to the Champions League in style on Tuesday, beating Lokomotiv Moscow 3-0.
After spending two seasons outside Europe's premier club competition, the Turkish champion beat its Russian counterpart with high-tempo tactics and swift counterattacks in the Group D game.
Akinfeev out of Russia’s Nations League opener
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia coach Stanislav Cherchesov has rested goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev for the team's first matches since reaching the World Cup quarterfinals.
The hero of the penalty shootout win over Spain, Akinfeev is among 11 members of the World Cup squad who will be absent for the opening Nations League game in Turkey on Sept. 7 and a home friendly against the Czech Republic three days later.
Brazil’s presidential debate held - without Da Silva
SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's presidential candidates held their first debate Thursday ahead of October's election, but jailed former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was not allowed to participate despite leading in the polls.
Conservative Jair Bolsonaro, second in pre-election polls, was the main target of debaters during the encounter which took place 59 days before the first round of voting.
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Federal prosecutors in Iowa have charged a Brazilian man accused of causing a flight from Calgary, Canada, to Chicago to be diverted to Cedar Rapids.
Prosecutors said Friday that 33-year-old Guilherme Alves De Melo was charged Tuesday with one count of intimidating a flight crew member.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Two 14-year-olds were killed by stray bullets in Rio de Janeiro as violence and police efforts to contain it increase in the Brazilian city.
Nearly two years after it hosted the Summer Olympics, Rio is experiencing a wave of violence as drug traffickers fight for control of territory. President Michel Temer put the military in charge of security in the state earlier this year.
MOSCOW (AP) — Racist and anti-gay chants have become more common in Russian soccer as the country prepares to host the World Cup, even as overall incidents of discrimination declined.
Nineteen incidents of abusive chants were recorded this season, according to an annual report from the anti-discrimination Fare Network and the Moscow-based Sova Center released Wednesday. That compares to two cases the season before, and 10 the year before that.
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — APOEL Nicosia has won its sixth consecutive Cyprus championship after beating Anorthosis Famagusta 2-1 at home.
APOEL left it to its final match of the season on Saturday to clinch a record-extending 27th championship.
Second-placed Apollon Limassol plays its last match on Sunday but was four points behind. Apollon blew a chance to take the championship when it lost to APOEL 2-1 two weeks ago.
GUARUJA, Brazil (AP) — About 100 members of a Brazilian homeless movement protesting the jailing of former President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva on Monday briefly took over the beachfront apartment at the center of the corruption case against him.
After a deal with local police, they left after almost four hours in the building.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church made history and injected a bit of diversity into a previously all-white top leadership panel on Saturday by selecting the first-ever Latin-American apostle and the first-ever apostle of Asian ancestry.
-- Benjamin Hopewell, 27, 32 Jackson St., Apt. 1; assault and battery.
-- Ricardo Demelo, 27, 70 Meadowcroft St.; warrant (failure to appear for unlicensed operation of motor vehicle), unregistered motor vehicle, seat belt violation, operating without license.
-- Amanda Lanoue, 33, homeless; possession of Class B drug.
-- Juvenile, 15; possession of Class B drug with intent to distribute, juvenile delinquent.
Senate committee rejects campus free speech proposal
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota senators have shelved a bill that would have allowed students to sue public universities if they were blocked from protesting.
The Argus Leader reports the Senate Education Committee voted 4-3 Thursday to reject the bill.