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  • Donald Trump speaks after he accepted the nomination for president of the United States at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio on Thursday, July 21, 2016.

    Trump Says He Regrets Sometimes Saying the Wrong Thing

    CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (CNN) — Donald Trump, in a remarkable break with his characteristically unapologetic style, acknowledged Thursday that he has sometimes said “the wrong thing” and said he regretted some of his controversial statements. “Sometimes, in the heat of debate and speaking on a multitude of issues, you don’t choose the right words or you say the wrong thing. I have done that. And believe it or not, I regret it. And I do regret it, particularly where it […]

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    Report: U.S. Olympic Swimmers Vandalized Rio Gas Station, Got in Fight

    RIO DE JANEIRO  — Brazilian authorities say Ryan Lochte and three other U.S. swimmers were never robbed, and that surveillance video shows them vandalizing a gas station after a night of partying. Brazil’s Globo media group has released footage that shows US swimmers Ryan Lochte, James Feigen, Jack Conger and Gunnar Bentz at the gas station in Rio’s Barra da Tijuca neighborhood early Sunday when the athletes said they were robbed at gunpoint by men in police uniforms. One of the […]

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    Two U.S. Swimmers Pulled Off Plane in Brazil Amid Probe Into Ryan Lochte Robbery Story

    RIO DE JANEIRO – American Olympic swimmers Jack Conger and Gunnar Bentz were pulled off their flight from Rio de Janeiro to the United States overnight and had their passports seized as muddled accounts of a reported robbery involving the athletes spiral into a diplomatic matter. The two men and fellow US swimmers Ryan Lochte and James Feigen reported being robbed at gunpoint early Sunday in a taxi bound for the Olympic Village by individuals posing as armed police officers, the […]

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    Ryan Lochte’s Robbery Story Questioned, Judge Orders Passport Seizure

    RIO DE JANEIRO — A Brazilian judge has issued a search and seizure warrant for US Olympic swimmers Ryan Lochte and James Feigen as questions emerge about their account of being robbed at gunpoint early Sunday in Rio de Janeiro. Police arrived Wednesday morning at the Olympic Village to take the swimmers’ passports and gather further testimony from them about the reported robbery, US Olympic Committee spokesman Patrick Sandusky said. But the athletes were not there. “The swim team moved out […]

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    Runners Fall, Give Us the Most Uplifting Moment of the Olympics

    RIO DE JANEIRO — It could have been a moment of controversy or anger. Instead it turned into a perfect demonstration of one of Olympism’s founding principles — that it’s “a philosophy of life, exalting and combining in a balanced whole the qualities of body, will and mind.” As New Zealand runner Nikki Hamblin competed in the 5,000 meters Tuesday at Rio 2016, she stumbled and fell, accidentally tripping Abbey D’Agostino of the US. D’Agostino helped Hamblin back to her feet […]

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    Dramatic Video Shows Woman, Dog Pulled From Sinking Car During Louisiana Flood

    BATON ROUGE — Dramatic footage captured by WAFB in Louisiana shows the moment a woman and her dog were saved from a car sinking in flood waters. The local television station was with rescue crews near Baton Rouge on Saturday when they came across a sinking car. One of the men on the boat, identified as David Phung by the BBC, jumps in the water to help. Phung can be seen pulling the woman to safety from her completely submerged vehicle. […]

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    JFK airport: All-clear given after report of shots

    NEW YORK — Police have given the all-clear at John F. Kennedy International Airport after reports of shots fired Sunday night inside Terminal 8, a New York law enforcement official told CNN. Two people reported hearing what they thought were shots fired, law enforcement sources said. Police went floor to floor to clear the airport and ensure there was nothing to be found, a source said. Surveillance video from inside the terminal did not show any shooting. Police from the […]

  • For most of us, winning the lottery usually means splurging on lots of shiny new things: fancy houses, expensive cars or dazzling jewelry. Ursula McCafferty's no different. She knows exactly what she wants to get her hands on after hitting it big: a new phone.

    Grandma Wins $30,000 in Lottery, Wants New Cell Phone

    NORTH CANAAN, Conn. — For most of us, winning the lottery usually means splurging on lots of shiny new things: fancy houses, expensive cars or dazzling jewelry. Ursula McCafferty’s no different. She knows exactly what she wants to get her hands on after hitting it big: a new phone. Preferably one “where you can actually see pictures,” joked McCafferty, a 95-year-old grandmother of 12 from North Canaan, Connecticut, who won $30,000 playing a scratch game from the Connecticut Lottery last week. […]

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    Child Falls From Roller Coaster at PA Amusement Park

    LIGONIER, Pennsylvania — A child fell off a roller coaster at an amusement park in western Pennsylvania on Thursday, a local official told CNN. An ambulance was dispatched to Idlewild and SoakZone in Ligonier, Pennsylvania, around 1 p.m. after the child fell, Westmoreland County Department of Public Safety spokeswoman Mary Beth Eslary said. The child was flown by medical helicopter to the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Eslary said. The incident is at least the fourth one this week on U.S. […]

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    How Michael Phelps Changed the Business of Swimming

    NEW YORK — Michael Phelps has already made an impression during the 2016 Rio Olympics. His death stare has been turned into a viral meme and he’s won three gold medals. Phelps, who came out of retirement to compete in Rio, has brought lots of attention to the sport of swimming, but his biggest contribution may be what his fame has done for other athletes. According to Chuck Wielgus, the executive director of USA Swimming, Phelps’ popularity and success in […]

  • Donald Trump said Thursday that he meant exactly what he said when he called President Barack Obama the "founder of ISIS" and objected when a conservative radio show host tried to clarify the GOP nominee's position.

    Donald Trump: I Meant That Obama Founded ISIS, Literally

    WASHINGTON — Donald Trump said Thursday that he meant exactly what he said when he called President Barack Obama the “founder of ISIS” and objected when a conservative radio show host tried to clarify the GOP nominee’s position. Trump was asked by host Hugh Hewitt about the comments Trump made Wednesday night in Florida, and Hewitt said he understood Trump to mean “that he (Obama) created the vacuum, he lost the peace.” Trump objected. “No, I meant he’s the founder […]

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    Water Park Witness: I Saw Him Slide Down ‘And Then I Saw the Blood’

    KANSAS CITY, Kansas — It was supposed to be just another summer day at the Kansas City water park until Jess Sanford and Melanie Gocke witnessed something that would be imprinted on their minds forever: the death of 10-year-old Caleb Thomas Schwab from a neck injury while riding the world’s tallest water slide. Schwab was decapitated, the Associated Press reports. Speaking to Brianna Keilar on CNN’s “New Day,” Gocke said she saw Schwab falling down the Verrückt slide, leaving a […]

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