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Updated at 7:44 AM

BEIJING (AP) " China issued a safety warning Friday to Chinese visiting Rio de Janeiro for the Olympics following a spate of thefts and armed robberies committed against its athletes, officials, members of the media and others. The Foreign Ministry said visitors should avoid dangerous areas of the city, leave their luxury watches at home and not carry backpacks or talk on mobile phones while walking in the street. It advised that in the event of a robbery, people stay calm and...

Updated at 7:38 AM

MOSCOW (AP) " The Latest on the Rio Games (all times local to Rio de Janeiro): 5:35 a.m. The sports chief of the Russian Olympic team in Rio says Russian athletes who arrived in Rio early are under scrutiny of WADA doping...

Updated at 7:38 AM

OSWIECIM, Poland (AP) " The Latest on Pope Francis' visit to Poland (all times local): 10:35 a.m. Pope Francis has met a group of survivors during his visit to the former German Nazi death camp of Auschwitz, shaking their hands,...

Updated at 7:25 AM

MOSCOW (AP) " Russia says its taekwondo team has been approved to compete at the Rio Olympics against the backdrop of the country's doping scandal. Under International Olympic Committee rules introduced last week following accusations of a...

Updated at 7:23 AM

OSWIECIM, Poland (AP) " Pope Francis paid a somber visit to the Nazi German death camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau Friday, becoming the third consecutive pontiff to make the pilgrimage to the place where Adolf Hitler's forces killed more than 1 million...

Updated at 7:18 AM

OLYMPICS RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) " A half-million foreign tourists, dozens of heads of state and the attention of the world's media. If there were ever a headache for anti-terror forces, it's the Olympics. In the aftermath of deadly...

Updated at 7:15 AM

CHICAGO (AP) " It's a toothy giant that can grow longer than a horse and heavier than a refrigerator, a fearsome-looking prehistoric fish that plied U.S. waters from the Gulf of Mexico to Illinois until it disappeared from many states a...

Updated at 7:02 AM

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) " They were used to running barefoot on baking ground. They were raw, untrained. All eager. Each day, the five runners who grew up in the Kakuma refugee camp pounded the dusty tracks past thousands of makeshift tents to...

Updated at 7:02 AM

BEIJING (AP) " China has issued a safety warning to Chinese visiting Rio de Janeiro for the Olympics following a spate of thefts and armed robberies committed against its athletes, officials, members of the media and others. The Foreign...

Updated at 6:47 AM

CHICAGO (AP) " Jimmy Butler spun a basketball on his finger. He joked around with Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving during a brief 1-on-1 exchange. He smiled as some of the NBA's biggest stars lobbed some playful barbs in his...

Updated at 6:45 AM

ATLANTA (AP) " Twenty years after the Olympics were held in Atlanta, some remnants of that improbable summer remain a highly visible part of the city's landscape, while others quickly faded away. Centennial Olympic Park and Turner Field "...

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