Agence France Presse
Latest stories
Seven Found With Throats Slit on Central Brazil Farm

Police said Monday they were questioning a suspect after seven people were found dead with their throats slit on a big farm in Brazil's central agriculturally rich state of Goais.

A police spokesman said three women and four men, including the owner of the farm and his 22-year-old son, were discovered Saturday, their throats slit with an unspecified weapon in the small town of Doverlandia, located 400 kilometers (245 miles) from the provincial capital Goainia.

W140 Full Story
Iran Says U.S. F-22s in UAE Imperil Regional Security

The United States' deployment of cutting-edge F-22 fighter jets to the United Arab Emirates "will endanger the region's security," Iran warned on Tuesday.

"We do not in any way approve the presence of foreign forces in the region. We advise the regional countries against providing a basis for their presence," foreign ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast told reporters.

W140 Full Story
U.S. Sees Spike in Painkiller-Addicted Babies

Prescription painkiller abuse among mothers-to-be has driven up the rate of babies born in the United States with opiate addiction almost threefold in a decade, said a U.S. study on Monday.

The study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association showed a five-fold increase in maternal use of painkillers from 2000 to 2009, rising from 1.19 cases per 1,000 births to 5.63 per 1,000 annually.

W140 Full Story
FlyRights App to Report Racial Profiling At U.S. Airports

Travelers who suspect they are victims of profiling by security screeners at U.S. airports can now lodge a complaint in minutes, thanks to a smartphone application released on Monday.

The Sikh Coalition, supported by African American, Latino and Muslim civil rights groups, said its FlyRights app can be used by anyone who feels their rights were violated at the security barrier.

W140 Full Story
Thunder Beat Mavericks to Stretch NBA Series Lead

Russell Westbrook scored 29 points and NBA scoring champion Kevin Durant added 26 to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder over defending champion Dallas 102-99 in an NBA playoff game.

The final eight Thunder points came from the free throw line as the hosts held off the Mavericks down the stretch to seize a 2-0 lead in the first-round Western Conference best-of-seven series. Game three will be Thursday at Dallas.

W140 Full Story
Miami Heat Extend NY Knicks' NBA Playoff Woes

Dwyane Wade scored 25 points while Chris Bosh added 21 points and LeBron James added 19 to power the Miami Heat over New York 104-94, extending the Knicks' NBA playoff winless streak to 12 games.

The Knicks suffered their 12th playoff loss in a row over multiple seasons, having not won a playoff game since 2001, to match the record NBA playoff losing streak established by the Memphis Grizzlies from 2004 through 2006.

W140 Full Story
Tiger Says He Has Fixed Masters Swing Woes

Tiger Woods said he has solved the swing problems that led to his worst professional Masters finish in a video posted on his website Monday in which he answered questions from fans.

Woods accepted questions on his Twitter and Facebook pages, and answered a select few in a 14-minute video, with one of his responses touching upon the troubles off the tee that doomed his bid at Augusta National three weeks ago.

W140 Full Story
Microsoft Counts on Allies in Mistimed Tablet Market

Microsoft is counting on friends to make it a hit later this year when it crashes a tablet computer party at which Apple has been the star ever since the launch of the iPad.

The U.S software colossus turned a draining patent lawsuit with Barnes & Noble into a mutually beneficial alliance that could make Nook digital books a cornerstone of a content "ecosystem" vital to selling Windows 8 tablets.

W140 Full Story
Drunk U.S. Woman Charged Over Biting Dog

A young U.S. woman who allegedly bit her bulldog during a drunken argument with her mother was charged with animal cruelty and domestic battery, police said Monday.

Neighbors called police after hearing loud screaming and pounding coming from the family home in Lake in the Hills, Illinois.

W140 Full Story
Denmark’s Noma Named World Best Restaurant, Again

Denmark's Noma restaurant has been named the best in the world for a third year running in an international survey that also gave top rankings to establishments in Spain, Brazil and Italy.

The Copenhagen restaurant, serving Nordic specialties in a quayside warehouse, topped the World's 50 Best Restaurants list compiled for a 10th year by more than 800 international experts for Britain's Restaurant magazine.

W140 Full Story