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Gisele Bundchen fires back in feud with Brazilian minister

Gisele Bundchen fires back in feud with Brazilian minister

RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazilian supermodel turned environmental activist Gisele Bundchen is pushing back against the agricultural minister in her homeland, along the way wading into a growing debate about the future of the Amazon.

Federal judge in Wisconsin strikes early-voting restrictions

MADISON, Wis. — A federal judge on Thursday struck down early-voting restrictions Wisconsin Republicans adopted in a December lame-duck legislative session, saying the limits mirror restrictions he blocked two years ago.
Cohen says he rigged online polls for Trump in 2014, 2015

Cohen says he rigged online polls for Trump in 2014, 2015

NEW YORK — President Donald Trump's estranged former lawyer acknowledged Thursday that he paid a technology company to rig Trump's standing in two online polls before the presidential campaign.

Company issues lifetime ban after man jumps from cruise ship

MIAMI — Royal Caribbean International says it's issued a lifetime ban for a Canadian man who jumped off a cruise ship in the Bahamas.
Fans buy 'Little House on the Prairie' star's memorabilia

Fans buy 'Little House on the Prairie' star's memorabilia

GENOA TOWNSHIP, Mich. — More than 200 items belonging to "Little House on the Prairie" star Melissa Gilbert and her husband, Emmy-winning actor Timothy Busfield, have been purchased in an estate sale in Michigan.

Google to buy power from solar farms in Tennessee, Alabama

NASHVILLE — Google plans to buy power from Tennessee and Alabama solar farms under a deal with the Tennessee Valley Authority. Google announced Wednesday that it will buy 413 megawatts of output from 1.

Journalist in Ghana who exposed soccer corruption shot dead

ACCRA, Ghana — An investigative journalist in Ghana who helped expose a high-ranking official at world soccer body FIFA as corrupt was shot dead by gunmen on a motorbike as he drove home alone at night, police said Thursday.
UK PM May holds Brexit talks; opposition dubs them a 'stunt'

UK PM May holds Brexit talks; opposition dubs them a 'stunt'

LONDON — British Prime Minister Theresa May was consulting opposition parties and other lawmakers Thursday in a battle to get Brexit back on track after surviving a no-confidence vote, talks that were branded a "stunt" by the main opposition leader.
Germany: Love Parade trial headed for inconclusive end

Germany: Love Parade trial headed for inconclusive end

BERLIN — The trial of 10 people in Germany over a deadly mass panic at the Love Parade techno music festival in 2010 appears likely to be closed without a formal verdict.
Number of federal workers seeking US jobless aid doubles

Number of federal workers seeking US jobless aid doubles

WASHINGTON — The number of furloughed federal employees seeking unemployment benefits jumped in the first two weeks of the shutdown, topping 10,000 during the week of Jan. 5.