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German Parliament passes toll for passenger cars

BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s Parliament has passed a law introducing a road toll for passenger cars. The disputed law, which was passed Friday, had long been questioned by other European countries and European Union bodies who said it was discriminatory toward non-German car drivers as German owners of cars registered in Germany would have the toll deducted from their annual ... Read More »

Brazil destroys Uruguay, Argentina survives in qualifiers

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil was not intimidated by more than 60,000 raucous fans at the Estadio Centenario in Montevideo, beating second-place Uruguay 4-1 in South America’s World Cup qualifying group to retain the lead in the standings after 13 matches. Midfielder Paulinho scored a surprising hat trick, with Barcelona star Neymar adding another, to keep their team firmly on ... Read More »

‘Hidden Figures’ author Shetterly receives literary prize

Margot Lee Shetterly

CLEVELAND (AP) — An author whose book was the basis for the Oscar-nominated movie “Hidden Figures” has won an award for writing literature that promotes diversity and confronts racism. Margot Lee Shetterly’s book and the namesake movie are about the contributions of a team of black women mathematicians to the NASA space program. Best-selling novelist Isabel Allende has received a ... Read More »

Brazil destroys Uruguay, Argentina survives in qualifiers

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil were not intimidated by more than 60,000 raucous fans at the Estadio Centenario in Montevideo, beating second-place Uruguay 4-1 in South America’s World Cup qualifying group to retain the lead in the standings after 13 matches. Midfielder Paulinho scored a surprising hat trick, with Barcelona star Neymar adding another, to keep their team firmly on ... Read More »

The Latest: Former Manafort aide leaves pro-Trump group

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 8 p.m. A former Trump campaign official is leaving an outside group set up to promote President Donald Trump’s policies. In a tweet, the America First Policies group says Rick Gates is “on to more ventures” but doesn’t explain the reason for his departure. Gates was a deputy ... Read More »