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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) " Jeff Henderson had an Olympic gold medal in his grasp. Just not one he could call his own. With a pressure-packed jump on his last try of the night, the American long jumper changed all that. He won his own gold medal in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday and returned the one he carried for motivation to its rightful owner. And now both Henderson and his coach, 1984 triple jump champ Al Joyner, really have something to celebrate. "He said, 'I want you to give...

Updated at 4:19 AM

SANAA, Yemen (AP) " Yemeni military officials say pro-government troops, backed by forces from a Saudi-led military coalition, are launching an offensive to retake territory held by Islamic State and al-Qaida forces east of the port city of...

Updated at 4:16 AM

MANILA, Philippines (AP) " Hundreds of Filipinos have rallied in stormy weather against President Rodrigo Duterte's approval of dictator Ferdinand Marcos' burial in a heroes' cemetery. A left-wing group is also planning to ask the Supreme...

Updated at 4:12 AM

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) " Connecticut has not been in Republican hands since George H.W. Bush won the state in 1988. No matter, Donald Trump says as he promises to pursue the Democratic stronghold. "I'm making a big play for Connecticut.

Updated at 4:10 AM

LOWER LAKE, Calif. (AP) " A fast-moving wildfire threatened scores of homes at a Northern California lake community that was evacuated because of a devastating nearby wildfire last year. Authorities issued four evacuation orders for an...

Updated at 4:09 AM

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) " The Latest on the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro (all times local): 4 a.m. In the end, this is the way he wanted to go. Standing atop the Olympic medal podium for the 23rd time, Michael Phelps...

Updated at 3:58 AM

HONOLULU (AP) " Incumbent U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz won his Democratic primary race Saturday, defeating four challengers in his bid for his first full term in office. Schatz easily advanced to meet Republican John Carroll in the November...

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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) " Joseph Schooling was working on a school essay one morning in 2008 when Michael Phelps showed up to train at his club in Singapore ahead of the Beijing Olympics. While other kids rushed at Phelps wanting photos,...

Updated at 3:25 AM

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) " Standing atop the medal podium for the 23rd time, Michael Phelps teared up, bit his lip and gave a little nod. This was how he really wanted to go out. On top of his game in the water. Totally content away...

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NEW YORK (AP) " NBC may believe that Michael Phelps means it when he says his swimming career is over, but ultimately isn't ready to bet the house on it. The network turned its Saturday night broadcast into a valedictory for the Olympics'...

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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) " They teamed up for a carpool karaoke video. They planted their flag in Brazil. And when the Olympics are done, they'll be remembered as the latest in a long line of U.S. swimming powerhouses. So much for all those dire...

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