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Brasília (AFP) - An explosive new twist in Brazil's corruption and impeachment crisis has weakened President Dilma Rousseff days before her probable suspension from office and strengthened the man likely to replace her. The probe into a vast corruption network centered on state oil giant Petrobras has already sucked in dozens of figures from the country's political and business elite. A request by chief prosecutor Rodrigo Janot for the Supreme Court to authorize an investigation into Rousseff, Lula and other close allies of the president was reported late Tuesday in Brazilian media but had yet to be confirmed by officials.
ATLANTA (AP) — Among the four dozen alleged Gangster Disciples members charged in indictments unsealed Wednesday, one sticks out: An Atlanta-area police officer who prosecutors say claimed to be a hit man for the violent gang and tipped off other members about police activity.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Prodded by the U.S. government, Takata agreed Wednesday to add up to 40 million air bag inflators to an already massive recall, raising questions about the auto industry's ability to produce and distribute the necessary replacement parts.