Rio Olympic, Paralympic ceremonies to be low-budget

RIO DE JANEIRO - The opening and closing ceremonies for Rio Olympics and Paralympics will be low-budget Beijing in 2008.The austerity reflects the reality of Rio's Olympics, which open in just over 10 1/2 months and...
With Olympic boycott ruled out, Russians to admit some wrong

...Vitaly Mutko told The Associated Press on Thursday that there will "not in any case" be a boycott of next year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.A short time later in a separate interview, the acting president of the Russian track federation told the AP he...
Trump touts program with dark history

...Mae Ngai, a professor of history at Columbia University.The operation was named after a term for Mexicans who crossed the Rio Grande that is now viewed a racial slur. The 1954 initiative was aimed at apprehending and deporting agricultural workers who...
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Biles wins 3rd straight world gymnastics title

...execution.Yet while Biles will be the overwhelming favorite in Rio next August, her toughest competition will likely from her own...Biles "amazing," she's hardly ready to cede that gold in Rio is out of reach. Attempting to become the first Olympic champ...
Swimming body criticizes Olympic organizers

...organizers of next year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro over what it says are substandard...most-watched events, attacked the organizers and Rio mayor Eduardo Paes on various grounds including...letter as saying that swimming conditions in Rio would be "a step back in relation to previous...
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Luxury birthing clinics spur cesarean 'epidemic' in Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO - Thais Faria sank into a leather...cesarean, Faria was being pampered at an upscale Rio de Janeiro maternity clinic.Cesarean births...the cesareans," said Dr. Marcos Dias, a Rio obstetrician who advocates natural childbirth...
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Bengals' Jones fined $35K

...during the game.Raiders coach Jack Del Rio declined to discuss Jones' conduct after...chance to see the video. On Monday, Del Rio said Jones' conduct was "clearly way over...something like that could be missed," Del Rio said, referring to Jones avoiding an ejection...
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Priests in Holy Year can absolve 'sin of abortion,' says pope

...welcomed the pope's move as she walked up the steps of a church in Rio de Janeiro."While I'm against taking a life, I also know...York and Associated Press Writer Brad Brooks contributed from Rio de Janeiro.___Frances D'Emilio can be followed on Twitter...
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Bills to Super Bowl! Winston a bust! And other overreactions

...quality.OVERREACTION: The Raiders won't win a game. The Bengals dominated the Raiders in a 33-13 win at Oakland in Jack Del Rio's coaching debut.APPROPRIATE REACTION: An 0-16 season isn't impossible, but the Raiders have the Browns, Jets and...
Border Patrol agent indicted in 2012 fatal shooting

...arrest immigrants who had illegally crossed into the country when rock throwers attacked him. Mesa fired his weapon across the Rio Grande, striking the teen twice.A three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals originally said Hernandez...
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