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  • AP Investigation: Dirty Rio water a threat at 2016 Olympics
    AP Investigation: Dirty Rio water a threat at 2016 Olympics

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The waters where Olympians will compete in swimming and boating events next summer in South America's first games are rife with human sewage and present a serious health risk for athletes, as well as for visitors to the iconic beaches of Rio de Janeiro.

  • 5 things to know about Olympians weighing Rio's filthy water
    5 things to know about Olympians weighing Rio's filthy water

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Associated Press commissioned a study of the virus and bacteria levels in the waters where Olympic athletes will compete next year in Rio de Janeiro. The testing found dangerously high levels of pathogens from human sewage waste.

  • US official: Plane debris in Indian Ocean same type as MH370

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Air safety investigators have a "high degree of confidence" that aircraft debris found in the Indian Ocean is of a wing component unique to the Boeing 777, the same model as the Malaysia Airlines plane that disappeared last year, a U.S. official said Wednesday.

  • Ohio cop indicted on murder charge in traffic stop shooting
    Ohio cop indicted on murder charge in traffic stop shooting

    CINCINNATI (AP) — A University of Cincinnati police officer who shot a motorist during a traffic stop over a missing front license plate was indicted Wednesday on a murder charge, with a prosecutor saying the officer "purposely killed him" and "should never have been a police officer."

  • Drachma revolt adds unease to Greece's awkward alliance
    Drachma revolt adds unease to Greece's awkward alliance

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' power-sharing acrobatics look harder to perform by the day.

  • Taliban leader Mullah Omar, reclusive in life and death
    Taliban leader Mullah Omar, reclusive in life and death

    Mullah Mohammad Omar, the secretive head of the Taliban and an al-Qaida ally who led a bloody insurgency against U.S.-led forces, eluded capture for more than a decade in spite of being one of the most-hunted fugitives on Earth.

  • Minnesota dentist rarely discussed hunting with patients
    Minnesota dentist rarely discussed hunting with patients

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota dentist who has become the target of worldwide outrage for hunting and killing a protected lion in Zimbabwe advised patients Wednesday to seek care elsewhere and said he rarely discussed his big-game hunting because it can be a "divisive and emotionally charged toic.

  • Prosecutors charge teen with murder in death of 8-year-old
    Prosecutors charge teen with murder in death of 8-year-old

    SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors charged a 15-year-old boy with murder, kidnapping and rape Wednesday in the death of an 8-year-old girl in an artists complex in a California beach town.

  • 3 UVa graduates sue Rolling Stone over retracted rape story
    3 UVa graduates sue Rolling Stone over retracted rape story

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Three University of Virginia graduates and members of a fraternity profiled in a debunked account of a gang rape in a retracted Rolling Stone magazine story filed a lawsuit against the publication and the article's author Wednesday, court records show.

  • Brady fights on, files lawsuit to stop suspension
    Brady fights on, files lawsuit to stop suspension

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady took the fight over his "Deflategate" suspension to social media and federal court Wednesday, and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft backed the three-time Super Bowl MVP, saying "I was wrong to put my faith in the league."

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