Factbox: The trading firms under investigation in Brazil graft probe

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Last week, Brazilian investigators accused four of the world's largest oil-trading firms of participating in a corruption scheme focused on Brazil's state-controlled oil...
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Vitol, rival oil traders in spotlight of Brazil bribery probe

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Brazil's epic "Car Wash" corruption investigation has taken down presidents and elite businessmen, and led to the largest corporate leniency deal ever signed.
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Watching brain cells fire in real time

Watching brain cells fire in real time

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Brain scientists have plenty of ways to track the activity of individual neurons in the brain, but they're all invasive. Now, Daniel Palanker and colleagues have found a way to...
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Why deep oceans gave life to the first big, complex organisms

Why deep oceans gave life to the first big, complex organisms

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Why did the first big, complex organisms spring to life in deep, dark oceans where food was scarce? A new study finds great depths provided a stable, life-sustaining refuge...
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Mitchell leads SDSU to 99-46 win vs Division II Toros

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SAN DIEGO - The San Diego State Aztecs just needed a win. It happened that Division II Cal State Dominguez Hills was up next. Matt Mitchell scored 20 points and San Diego State...
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Egyptian novel explores Christians under controlling church

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CAIRO - Shady Lewis Botros says his recently published novel - “Ways of the Lord” - can be broadly viewed as an attempt to answer one question: What it's like to be a Christian...
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Raptors rout Warriors 113-93 without Kawhi to complete sweep

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OAKLAND, Calif. - Kyle Lowry had 23 points and 12 assists to lead a balanced Toronto offence while leading scorer Kawhi Leonard sat out, Serge Ibaka added 20 points and the...
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Trump creates new federal body to oversee ‘opportunity zones'

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The move to promote the specially designated areas designed to “incentivize” private sector investment in distressed communities is not expected to have much impact on the 61...
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Vigil planned for Revere girl killed in crash

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Revere will hold a candlelight vigil tonight remembering the 5-year-old killed in a car crash as the girl's infant sister clings to life. The vigil will take place at 5:30 p.m...
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Poftak has work cut out for him at MBTA

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The beleaguered MBTA is getting new leadership and it couldn't come fast enough. General Manager Luis Ramirez is out and Steve Poftak is in. Poftak has been a sharp critic of...
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Del Monte recalls select cans of corn distributed in 25 states

Del Monte recalls select cans of corn distributed in 25 states

Del Monte Foods Inc. is recalling more than 64,000 cases of the product due to potential contamination, according to a recall notice. Read more ...

Official: Military jet crashes in ocean off Hawaii

Official: Military jet crashes in ocean off Hawaii

A military spokesman says an aircraft crashed in the ocean Wednesday. Read more ...

Reports: 3 people missing in West Virginia coal mine found alive

Reports: 3 people missing in West Virginia coal mine found alive

Three people who were missing in an abandoned coal mine have been found, according to officials. Read more ...

Police officer demoted after giving retired police dog to animal shelter

Police officer demoted after giving retired police dog to animal shelter

Ringo, a police dog who retired from the force, ended up at an animal shelter. Read more ...

Takeaways from Parkland shooting report include security and law enforcement...

Takeaways from Parkland shooting report include security and law enforcement response failures

Unlocked and unmanned gates and an inadequate public address system are among the missteps highlighted in the draft report of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public... Read more ...

This state is considering a tax on text messages

This state is considering a tax on text messages

A tax on text messaging is being considered by California regulators. Read more ...

Here's how having a decorated Christmas tree during the holidays became a...

Here's how having a decorated Christmas tree during the holidays became a popular tradition

The tradition of keeping a decorated evergreen tree indoors dates back further than you might think. Read more ...

Tribune, Tronc And Beyond: A Slur, A Secret Payout And A Looming Sale

Tribune, Tronc And Beyond: A Slur, A Secret Payout And A Looming Sale

Tribune Publishing secretly started to pay more than $2.5 million to a fired news executive to settle a lawsuit. It sought to keep a slur by controlling owner Michael Ferro... Read more ...

There's a Santa Claus school and, yes, you can attend

There's a Santa Claus school and, yes, you can attend

Learn how to make toys, fly sleighs and shake your belly like a bowl full of jelly! Read more ...

Family: 9-year-old killed herself after bullies mocked her for having a...

Family: 9-year-old killed herself after bullies mocked her for having a white friend

Family members say the girl committed suicide after being bullied with racist taunts. Read more ...