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  • Brazil data: Olympic water ‘unfit’ for triathletes to swim

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Brazilian government’s most recent data on water pollution in Rio de Janeiro show that water near where triathletes are preparing to compete this weekend is “unfit” for swimming. The…

  • Searchers scour beaches in hopes of unlocking MH370 mystery

    SAINT-ANDRE, Reunion (AP) — Searchers scored Reunion’s shoreline for debris and investigators prepared to load a sea-encrusted wing fragment onto a plane bound for France on Friday to learn whether the aircraft remnant could help…

  • This Date In Baseball

    Aug. 1 1906 — Harry McIntire of the Brooklyn Dodgers pitched 10 2-3 innings of no-hit ball before Claude Ritchey of Pittsburgh singled. McIntire weakened in the 13th and lost 1-0 to the Pirates on…

  • Democrats far behind GOP in raising money for ’16 super PACs

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton has a message for the country’s wealthiest Democrats: I need you, unfortunately. “We’re going to have to do what we can in this election to make sure that we’re…

  • Zimbabwe: American lion killer’s extradition being sought

    HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe intends to seek the extradition of an American dentist who killed a lion that was lured out of a national park and shot with a bow and a gun, and…

  • University of Michigan: Consumer sentiment dips this month

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The University of Michigan says U.S. consumer sentiment slipped this month but remains at high levels. Michigan’s index of consumer sentiment fell to 93.1 in July from 96.1 last month. Richard Curtin,…

  • Afghan Taliban praise new leader as rift in ranks appears

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The first signs of the deep fractures within the Afghan Taliban surfaced on Friday as the son of Mullah Mohammad Omar rejected the choice of his successor, just hours after the…

  • NHL Calendar

    July 20-Aug. 4 — Salary arbitration hearings. Aug. 6 — Deadline for salary arbitration decisions. Oct. 7 — Regular season opens. Nov. 9 — Hockey Hall of Fame induction in Toronto. Jan. 31, 2016 —…

  • NBA Calendar

    Aug. 1 — NBA Africa game, Johannesburg. Aug. 15-18 — FIBA Oceania Championship (Australia and New Zealand). Aug. 19-30 — AfroBasket. Aug. 31-Sept. 12 — FIBA Americas Championship. Sept. 5-20 — EuroBasket. Sept. 10-12 —…

  • NFL Calendar

    Aug. 8 — Hall of Fame inductions, Canton, Ohio. Aug. 9 — Hall of Fame game, Canton, Ohio: Minnesota vs. Pittsburgh. Sept. 5 — Clubs must reduce rosters to a maximum of 53 players by…

  • APNewsBreak: Germany shelves Nazi crimes probe of US man

    BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors have shelved their Nazi war crimes investigation of a retired Minnesota carpenter whom The Associated Press exposed as a former commander in an SS-led unit, saying Friday that the 96-year-old…

  • WikiLeaks says US spied on Japanese government, companies

    TOKYO (AP) — The WikiLeaks website published documents Friday that it said shows the U.S. government spied on Japanese officials and companies. The documents include what appear to be five U.S. National Security Agency reports,…

  • Back to Beijing for 2nd Olympics in 14 years

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Throughout more than 120 years of Olympic history, no city has hosted both the winter and summer games. Now, Beijing will be the first do it — and in the…

  • In Urban League speech, Bush touts time as Florida governor

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush ventured into historically Democratic territory on Friday to tell a predominantly-African American audience that the country’s decades-long efforts to fight poverty are failing_and his record…

  • Technical issues force 2 votes for 2022 Winter Olympics

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The vote to decide the 2022 Winter Olympics host city should have taken about 10 minutes using tablet-like electronic devices. Instead, a technical glitch left 85 voting members of the…