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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) " Brazilian police charged American swimmer Ryan Lochte on Thursday with filing a false robbery report over an incident during the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. A police statement said Lochte would be informed in the United States so he could decide whether to introduce a defense in Brazil. The indictment will also be sent to the International Olympic Committee's ethics commission, it said. "The investigation was concluded on Thursday and Olympic American...

Updated at 11:49 PM

Women to watch at the U.S. Open, which begins Monday: SERENA WILLIAMS Seeded: 1 Age: 34 Country: United States 2016 Match Record: 33-5 2016 Singles Titles: 2 Career Singles Titles: 71 Major Titles:...

Updated at 11:44 PM

DURANT, Miss. (AP) " Two nuns who worked as nurses and helped the poor in rural Mississippi were found slain in their home, perhaps victims of a break-in and vehicle theft, officials said Thursday. Authorities would not say if they have a...

Updated at 11:34 PM

SINGAPORE (AP) " The world's first self-driving taxis began picking up passengers in Singapore starting Thursday. Select members of the public can hail a free ride through their smartphones in taxis operated by nuTonomy, an autonomous...

Updated at 11:32 PM

PESCARA DEL TRONTO, Italy (AP) " As the search for survivors ground on, Premier Matteo Renzi pledged new money and measures Thursday to rebuild quake-devastated central Italy amid mounting soul-searching over why the seismic-prone country has...

Updated at 11:29 PM

AJMAN, United Arab Emirates (AP) " The suspicious text message that appeared on Ahmed Mansoor's iPhone promised to reveal details about torture in the United Arab Emirates' prisons. All Mansoor had to do was click the link. Mansoor, a human...

Updated at 10:02 PM

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) " Two-time defending champion Petra Kvitova needed just an hour Thursday to beat Ekaterina Makarova 6-3, 6-1 and move into the semifinals of the Connecticut Open, despite suffering from a cold. Looking to join Venus...

Updated at 9:58 PM

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) " Two Irish Olympic executives have told Rio police that the head of their national committee, who has been arrested in a Summer Games ticket-scalping probe, was in sole charge of ticketing matters, a chief investigator said...

Updated at 9:53 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) " On the day Victoria Martens was going to celebrate her 10th birthday, she was found dead in her family's apartment by Albuquerque police officers, her dismembered remains wrapped in a burning blanket. Details of...

Updated at 9:37 PM

AMATRICE, Italy (AP) " The Latest on the earthquake in central Italy (all times local): 2:30 a.m. New York City's World Trade Center is honoring the victims of the earthquake in Italy. Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday directed the...

Updated at 8:59 PM

Men to watch at the U.S. Open, which begins Monday: NOVAK DJOKOVIC Seeded: 1 Age: 29 Country: Serbia 2016 Match Record: 51-5 2016 Singles Titles: 7 Career Singles Titles: 66 Major Titles: 12 " U.S.

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