Brasília (AFP) - Brazil's government said Friday it will sue mining giants BHP Billiton and Vale for $5.2 billion in clean-up costs and damages after the deadly collapse of a waste water dam at an iron-ore mine. Environment Minister Izabella Teixeira said a lawsuit would be filed demanding that the companies and mine operator Samarco, which they co-own, create a fund of 20 billion reais. "There was a huge impact from an environmental point of view," Teixeira said at a press conference.
HOUSTON (AP) — Philadelphia 76ers center Jahlil Okafor says he's embarrassed about a Boston nightclub scuffle captured on video and is dealing with the team and league on possible discipline.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly two months after a U.S. warplane mistakenly attacked a hospital in northern Afghanistan, officials said Friday it remains unclear how many civilians were killed.
Nearly 136 million shoppers are expected to flock to US sales over the Black Friday weekend, both in stores and online, according to the National Retail Federation. "Reports of long lines outside stores on Thanksgiving and Black Friday were matched by reports of record-breaking online sales," said Matthew Shay, president and chief executive of NFR, in a statement. Deals often start early, on Thanksgiving, as retailers scramble to take advantage of the shopping frenzy.