RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The World Health Organization has asked the IOC to analyze virus levels in Rio de Janeiro's Olympic waters, and the governing body of world sailing says it will start doing its own independent virus tests.
SEATTLE (AP) — A person familiar with the deal says the Seattle Seahawks and linebacker Bobby Wagner are close to finalizing a contract extension that would keep the All-Pro middle linebacker with the club after this season.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Cole Hamels understood not getting to finish the eighth inning of his debut with the Texas Rangers.
NEW YORK (AP) — Unions representing Verizon workers in nine states say their members will work without a contract as more negotiations are scheduled with the wireless carrier.
NEW YORK (AP) — President Barack Obama will impose even steeper cuts on greenhouse gas emissions from U.S. power plants than previously expected, White House officials said Sunday, in what the president called the most significant step the U.S. has ever taken to fight global warming.
Hackers are not just after your computer: connected devices from cars to home security systems to sniper rifles are now targets for actors looking to steal or cause mischief. The rapid growth in the "Internet of Things" has opened up new opportunities for cyber attacks and new markets for cyber defenders. This is among the hot topics at a Black Hat computer security conference that kicks off in Las Vegas on Sunday and an infamous Def Con hacker gathering that follows.
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Officials says two soldiers have been killed and 24 others wounded in a suicide attack by Kurdish rebels in eastern Turkey.
NEW YORK (AP) — Dozens of people stopped in Manhattan intersections gazing at photos of endangered animals shining on the side of the Empire State Building.
Wildfires burned out of control across swathes of parched California, forcing residents to hastily evacuate and shutting miles of highway after claiming the life of a firefighter. There had been "thousands" of lightning strikes since Thursday night, California fire chiefs said, sparking several hundred small wildfires. At least 23 large fires were burning menacingly across California but many were clustered in the north of the bone-dry US state, which is in the crippling throes of a historic drought.
Top-seeded John Isner kept his bid for a third straight Atlanta title on track, rallying for a three-set semi-final victory over qualifier and friend Denis Kudla. Isner unleashed 25 aces and converted three of nine break chances to defeat his fellow American 4-6, 6-2, 7-5. In Sunday's final he faces fifth-seeded Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis, a 6-7 (4/7), 6-3, 7-6 (7/4) winner over seventh-seeded Gilles Muller of Luxembourg.
MIAMI (AP) — In his first Spanish-language television network interview since launching his 2016 presidential campaign, Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush fielded questions ranging from the upcoming presidential debate to Latin American foreign policy to whether he had ever experienced discrimination.
According to Business Insider, a series of lewd text messages allegedly sent by the former Subway spokesperson have reportedly been subpoenaed by the FBI.
By Rich McKay ALPHARETTA, Ga., (Reuters) - Dozens of onlookers gathered on Saturday near a Georgia church for the funeral of Bobbi Kristina Brown, the 22-year-old daughter of late singer Whitney Houston, who died this week, months after she was found unresponsive in a bathtub. Brown's funeral at St. James United Methodist Church in Alpharetta, an Atlanta suburb, was private and closed to the public, but dozens of well-wishers stood behind police barricades outside. Brown died on Sunday at a hospice, six months after suffering irreversible brain damage in a still unexplained incident at her Roswell, Georgia, home.
The north end of the Lindbergh terminal was evacuated at about 1:20 p.m. and the roadway shut down while a bomb squad from the Bloomington, Minnesota police department investigated, airport spokeswoman Melissa Scovronski said. "One of our officers decided to swab it and it came back positive for explosives."The bag, which had been left on a scale at a ticket counter, also tested positive when a Transportation Security Administration agent swabbed it, Scovronski said. The scene was cleared and the terminal reopened about 40 minutes later, she said, after no explosives were found.
Organizers of "America's Journey for Justice" want to build momentum behind a renewed national dialogue over race relations prompted by the killing of a number of unarmed black men by police officers over the past year. National Association for the Advancement of Colored People leaders at the rally urged marchers to honor the memories of New York's Eric Garner and Cincinnati's Samuel DuBose, two of the unarmed black men killed in the police confrontations.
ALPHARETTA, Ga. (AP) — R&B singer Bobby Brown emerged from the funeral of his daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown, staring toward the ground before lifting his head up and briefly gazing at the sky.
After hundreds of rescue workers fanned out across a massive swath of the Atlantic for a full week, the Coast Guard's search for two teenage fishermen ended Friday, a heart-rending decision for families so convinced the boys could be alive they're pressing on with their own hunt.
The Fourth Corner Credit Union claims it is being prevented from providing financial services to the marijuana industry.