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Police case against IOC executive seized naked by Rio police

August 17, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

Documents belonging to Ireland’s Patrick Hickey, a member of the International Olympic Committee’s executive board, that include his Olympics’ credential and passport are displayed alongside Olympic tickets during a police press conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016. Hickey was taken to a hospital Wednesday after...

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‘Auction’ of NSA tools sends security companies scrambling

August 17, 2016 • Business, World NewsComments (0)

In his June 6, 2013 file photo, the National Security Agency (NSA) campus in Fort Meade, Md. The leak of what purports to be a National Security Agency hacking tool kit has set the information security world atwitter — and sent major companies rushing to...

In a first, Russia uses Iran base to bomb targets in Syria

August 16, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

In this frame grab provided by Russian Defence Ministry press service, Russian long range bomber Tu-22M3 flies during an air strike over Aleppo region of Syria on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016. Russia’s Defense Ministry said on Tuesday Russian warplanes have...

Poland plans prison terms for using term ‘Polish death camp’

August 16, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Polish government approved a new bill on Tuesday that foresees prison terms of up to three years for anyone who uses phrases like “Polish death camps” to refer to Auschwitz and other camps that Nazi Germany operated in...

Four on the floor for Simone Biles; Bolt coasts in 200 heat

August 16, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

United States’ Simone Biles completes her routine on the floor during the artistic gymnastics women’s apparatus final at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell) RIO DE JANEIRO (AP)...

Brush fire near Olympic sites rains down ash

August 15, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A brush fire caused light ash to fall on the playing surface of the Olympic field hockey venue Monday, and officials are monitoring the nearby mountain bike competition site for problems there. The women’s field hockey...

Mexico: Gunmen abduct presumed gang members in resort city

August 15, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Armed men abducted 10 to 12 presumed members of a crime gang who appeared to be celebrating at an upscale restaurant in the popular Mexican beach resort city of Puerto Vallarta, authorities said Monday. Jalisco state prosecutor Eduardo...

The Latest: Brazil’s da Silva wins pole vault gold in upset

August 15, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Latest on the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro (all times local): 11:55 p.m. MEDAL ALERT-UPSET ALERT: Brazil’s Thiago Braz da Silva broke the 6-meter barrier to upset defending champion Renaud Lavillenie and win pole...

Mexico frees official jailed in drug lord ‘El Chapo’s escape

August 13, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Mexican court has ordered the release of a prison official jailed on charges of abetting the 2015 escape of drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman.” The Attorney General’s Office did not give details on the court...

On 90th birthday, Fidel Castro thanks Cuba, criticizes Obama

August 13, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

A poster of Cuban Revolution leader Fidel Castro is seen on a wall in Havana, Cuba, Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016. As Castro celebrates his 90th birthday, the Cuban government has taken a low-key approach to Castro’s birthday. There are no massive rallies or...