Richard Melancon

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‘Let’s dance’: Olympics ends in relief for Brazilians

The Closing Ceremony brings to an end the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.<p>The Closing Ceremonies end the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.<p>RIO DE JANEIRO — South America’s Olympic debut ended Sunday night doused with a tropical drizzle but dancing all the way, a festive Brazilian farewell to a …

Brazil

Berlin's graveyards are being converted for use by the living

Graveyards are disappearing in the German capital.<p>They are being converted into public parks, playgrounds, and even land for new housing. To some, it might sound macabre, but in Germany, it reflects unique attitudes about death.<p>At one kindergarten playground in central Berlin, for instance, kids …

Archaeology

Drone makes 'record-breaking' Channel crossing

A British company is the first in history to fly a drone across the English Channel -- a feat which was also the longest ever single flight of a …

Drones

Blake Shelton responds to Westboro Baptist Church threatening to picket his concert

Bring it on.<p>Blake Shelton and the Westboro Baptist Church's longtime feud was re-ignited on Tuesday, when the 39-year-old country superstar responded to the group's plan to picket his Friday concert in Kansas City. The religious sect -- best known for picketing military funerals and their anti-gay …

Apple reports a quarterly profit of $18.4 billion, the largest in history

But the company predicted revenue will decline next quarter, its first drop in years<p>Apple's profits typically skyrocket during the fourth quarter, when new models of the iPhone often arrive and shiny new devices are purchased as holiday gifts. Last year Apple notched a record $18 billion in profit …

Markets

The Tea Party Just Turned Five — and It's Not Going Away

Phoenix Arizona, USA, April, 2009: Tea party attendee protests government policies with homemade sign. Courtesy: iStock<p>Some date the advent of the …

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