LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — A woman who had her heart set on taking home the same stray dog that Republican Gov. Paul LePage adopted is angry that the animal shelter broke its own rules by making the canine available to him a day before it was available to the public.
Prince was famous worldwide for his music and extravagant outfits, but he was also a secret philanthropist in war-torn Afghanistan, quietly donating thousands to Scout masters caring for young orphans, a charity told AFP Thursday. The pop icon, who died suddenly last month at the age of 57, gave tens of thousands of dollars to Physiotherapy and Rehabilitative Support for Afghanistan (PARSA), an NGO supporting vulnerable women and children, according to its executive director.
Brasília (AFP) - A Brazilian Supreme Court justice on Thursday suspended Eduardo Cunha, the senior lawmaker at the center of efforts to impeach President Dilma Rousseff, citing his attempt to obstruct a probe into his alleged corruption. The speaker of Brazil's lower house of Congress is the architect of the impeachment drive which is expected to see Rousseff forced to step aside from office on Wednesday. Cunha's dramatic setback was not expected to change the momentum against Rousseff, but yet again signaled Brazilian politics' descent into a whirlpool of corruption scandals and instability.