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Judge will not block California school vaccination law

By Reuters on Aug. 26, 2016, at 8:23 p.m.
A federal judge on Friday refused to block a California law tightening vaccination requirements for schoolchildren in the state.
USA's Ryan Lochte during the qualification round of the 200m medley men in the swimming event in Olympic Swimming Pool on Aug. 10, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Four sponsors drop Ryan Lochte after Rio incident

By Subrat Patnaik, Reuters on Aug. 22, 2016, at 11:29 a.m.
“We cannot condone behavior that is counter to the values this brand has long stood for,” Speedo USA said in an email statement Monday.

Five die as airborne car hits 2 others on Long Island Expressway

By Reuters on Aug. 22, 2016, at 11:19 a.m.
Among the dead was Scott Martella, a 29-year-old former aide to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya celebrates after winning the men's marathon in the Rio Summer Olympic Games Sunday at the Sambodromo in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Rio tops off rocky yet rousing Games with tropical tribute

By Reuters on Aug. 21, 2016, at 7:58 p.m.
RIO DE JANEIRO — A bit of melancholy and unbridled joy converged at the closing ceremony of the 2016 Olympics on Sunday as Brazil breathed a collective sigh of relief for having pulled off South America’s first Games. It was far from a perfect execution by Brazil, which battled with …
U.S. boxer Claressa Shields celebrates on the podium with her medals after the women's middleweight competition Sunday at the Rio Games at Riocentro Pavilion 6 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Two-time boxing gold medallist hopes to inspire African-American women

By Reuters on Aug. 21, 2016, at 6:10 p.m.
RIO DE JANEIRO — Two-time boxing gold medallist Claressa Shields said she hoped her victories would help inspire other young African-American women to reach for success. Shield’s triumph in the women’s middleweight final on Sunday against the Netherlands’ Nouchka Fontijn means that at the age of just 21, she is …

Gunmen wound 13 in shooting at Connecticut house party

By Reuters on Aug. 21, 2016, at 12:23 p.m.
Thirteen people were shot and wounded when at least two shooters fired into a house party from a neighboring backyard.

Iraq hangs 36 Islamic State fighters sentenced to death for 2014 massacre

By Reuters on Aug. 21, 2016, at 9:50 a.m.
The militants were sentenced to death over the mass killing of hundreds of mainly Shiite soldiers at a military camp north of Baghdad two years ago.

Man who confessed to killing 5 in Alabama kidnapped girlfriend

By Joseph Ax, Reuters on Aug. 21, 2016, at 8:03 a.m.
The suspect walked into a sheriff’s office across the state line in Mississippi and confessed to the killings, local media report.

Six Notre Dame football players arrested in Indiana

By Reuters on Aug. 20, 2016, at 4:17 p.m.
Three of the players also face a charge of possessing a firearm without a license.

Former Navy SEAL who penned book on bin Laden raid to pay $6.8M to feds

By Dan Lamothe, Washington Post on Aug. 20, 2016, at 2:44 p.m.
A former U.S. Navy SEAL who wrote a book about the daring operation on Osama Bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan has agreed to forfeit $6.8 million in book royalties and speaking fees.
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North Korea brands high-level diplomat who defected ‘human scum’

By Reuters on Aug. 20, 2016, at 2:31 p.m.
The diplomat to North Korea’s embassy in London is the highest-level diplomat to defect from isolated nation.
Paul Manafort attends an event on foreign policy in Washington on Wednesday April 27, 2016 in Washington, D.C.

Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort resigns

By Robert Costa, Dan Balz and Jose A. DelReal, The Washington Post on Aug. 19, 2016, at 10:26 a.m.
Paul Manafort resigned from the campaign of U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Friday, days after he was effectively demoted in a shake-up of the campaign leadership.

Clinton Foundation to bar foreign, corporate funding if Hillary is elected

By Reuters on Aug. 18, 2016, at 9:13 p.m.
WASHINGTON — The Clinton Foundation will stop accepting foreign and corporate donations if Hillary Clinton is elected president and will stop holding the annual Clinton Global Initiative meetings whatever the outcome of the November election, a foundation spokesman said on Thursday. Former President Bill Clinton told staff members on Thursday …
U.S. State Department spokesman John Kirby

US says payment to Iran was leverage for prisoners’ release

By Reuters on Aug. 18, 2016, at 9:10 p.m.
“The payment of the $400 million was not done until after the prisoners were released.”
U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton holds a rally on Wednesday at John Marshall High School in Cleveland, Ohio.

FBI’s Hillary Clinton documents viewed in secure areas of Capitol

By Reuters on Aug. 17, 2016, at 9:02 p.m.
Republican lawmakers had requested the information last month after the FBI recommended no criminal charges against Clinton.

WHO appoints former NY mayor Bloomberg as global health ambassador

By Reuters on Aug. 17, 2016, at 5:42 p.m.
The World Health Organization on Wednesday appointed the philanthropist and former mayor of New York Michael Bloomberg as a global health ambassador to help governments tackle chronic diseases such as diabetes, stroke, cancer and heart disease.

Rowling returns to Harry Potter’s world with new ebooks

By Reuters on Aug. 17, 2016, at 1:25 p.m.
British author J.K. Rowling is delving back into the world of “Harry Potter” for a series of short ebooks with new stories about some of her characters from the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Pottermore, the digital publishing and e-commerce world founded by Rowling for fans of the boy …
Vassiliy Levit (left) of Kazakhstan and Evgeny Tishchenko of Russia square off in the men’'s heavyweight final boxing bout at Riocentro on Monday during the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games. Tishchenko won the gold medal.

Olympics roundup: Bahamian foils Felix’s bid for 400-meter gold

By Wire Service Reports on Aug. 15, 2016, at 9:28 p.m.
RIO DE JANEIRO – A valiant effort by Allyson Felix to overcome an ankle injury that threatened to derail her Olympic dreams months before she reached Rio wasn’t quite enough for her to win gold in the women’s 400-meter dash on Monday night, when Shaunae Miller of the Bahamas dived …

Twitter in talks with Apple to stream NFL games, content

By Reuters on Aug. 15, 2016, at 8:14 p.m.
LOS ANGELES — Twitter is in discussions with Apple to bring its app to Apple TV — a move that would potentially bring 10 live NFL games and other programming to the platform this fall, the New York Times reported. For Twitter, such a deal would dramatically boost its steadily …

Search at New York’s JFK airport finds no signs of gunfire

By Stephanie Keith, Reuters on Aug. 14, 2016, at 10:24 p.m.
New York police would not confirm that gunshots were fired inside the terminal.