Brazil: Dead men don't sign IOUs

A Brazilian woman made the headlines Wednesday when she was arrested for bringing her uncle's dead body on Tuesday to a bank in Rio de Janeiro to have him “sign” the pertinent documents to collect a R$ 17,000 (US$ 3,243) loan.

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China urged to help ease Mideast tensions. Senate kicks off impeachment trial of the Homeland Security secretary. Coral reefs undergo a mass bleaching event which could soon be the worst on record.

The Rise and Fall of the Panama Canal

The Panama Canal has been dubbed the greatest engineering feat in human history. It's also (perhaps less favorably) been called the greatest liberty mankind has ever taken with Mother Nature. But due to climate change, the Canal is drying up and fewer than half of the ships