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Adventure sports boss and instructor charged over British woman’s bungee-jumping death

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Rio 2016 Olympic Venue Waters Are Filthy, AP Study Finds

By BRAD BROOKS, Associated Press and JENNY BARCHFIELD, Associated Press RIO DE JANEIRO (AP)  Athletes in next year’s Summer Olympics here will be swimming and boating in waters so contaminated with human feces that they risk becoming violently ill and unable to compete in the games, an Associated Press investigation has found. An AP analysis of water quality revealed dangerously high levels of viruses and bacteria from human sewage in Olympic and Paralympic venues — results that alarmed international experts and dismayed competitors training in Rio, some of whom have already fallen ill with fevers, vomiting and diarrhea. It is the first independent comprehensive testing for both viruses and bacteria at the Olympic sites Continue reading

US delivering 8 newer F-16 warplanes to Egypt

CAIRO (AP) — The United States Embassy in Cairo says the U.S. is delivering eight newer F-16 warplanes to Egypt as part of an ongoing military support package. It says in a Thursday statement that the aircraft, of the current Block 52 production variant, will be flown in from the U.S. Continue reading

Congress Set to Examine Revenge Porn

A bill that would make the nonconsensual distribution of intimate photos a federal crime finally is ready for introduction. Continue reading

Man wearing ninja mask robs pharmacy with sword

PLACENTIA, Calif. (AP) — Police are looking for a robbery suspect who was wearing a ninja mask and armed with a sword when he demanded cash from a clerk at a Walgreens pharmacy in Placentia, California. The Orange County Register reports (http://bit.ly/1KCjEbX ) that police had responded to a report of a robbery at the pharmacy Wednesday night. Continue reading

The Latest: 911 call reporting teen boaters missing released

Andrew Grubowski, 10, of Palm City, Fla., releases a lantern during a vigil for Austin Stephanos and Perry Cohen, Tuesday, July 28, 2015, in Stuart, Fla. The two teenagers have been missing since last Friday when they went out on a boat to go fishing from Tequesta, Fla. A search continues for the boys from the Atlantic waters off Daytona Beach, Fla, north through Savannah, Ga. Continue reading

Stocks lower in US after some weaker company results

By KEN SWEET, AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks were lower Thursday, following disappointing results from several big companies including Procter & Gamble and Facebook. A positive report on U.S. economic growth did little to help the market. Continue reading

HBO to air two-part U2 tour special

NEW YORK (AP) — HBO and U2 are collaborating on a double-barreled special about the veteran Irish rock band’s current world tour. The network said it will air a documentary in November about how the “iNNOCENCE and eXPERIENCE” show was put together and how the band overcame obstacles, including singer Bono’s serious bicycle accident, to perform. U2 is currently on a run of shows in New York Continue reading

The Latest: Police: Hate crime not ruled out over MLK flags

ATLANTA (AP) — The latest on the investigation into Confederate flags found at the Ebenezer Baptist Church near the Martin Luther King Jr. Center in Atlanta: 11:20 a.m Continue reading

India hangs only man sentenced to die for 1993 Mumbai blasts

By MUNEEZA NAQVI, Associated Press NEW DELHI (AP) — Ignoring pleas and petitions by civil society groups, India on Thursday hanged an accountant convicted of supporting the 1993 Mumbai bombings that killed 257 people in the country’s worst terrorist attack. The police barred media from publishing images of Yakub Abdul Razak Memon’s funeral, apparently fearing a backlash against the execution that many said was driven by politics. Continue reading