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Patrick Joseph Hickey, the president of Ireland's Olympic Committee, was arrested Wednesday morning; shortly afterwards, he was taken to a hospital.
Aug. 17, 2016
At the world's largest wine research library — inside UC Davis — librarians are crowd-sourcing their archives to understand the forces that shaped California's wine industry into a global powerhouse.
Aug. 17, 2016
Groups of walruses are vulnerable to disturbances, but it's hard to avoid them if you don't know where they are. A new tool from U.S. and Russian researchers draws on history to protect the animals.
Aug. 17, 2016
In the resort town of Puerto Vallarta, 29-year-old Jesus Alfredo Guzman and five other men were kidnapped by armed assailants on Monday. Guzman is the son of notorious imprisoned kingpin "El Chapo."
Aug. 17, 2016
The Trump campaign is naming Breitbart News' Stephen Bannon as chief executive, and is also promoting pollster Kellyanne Conway to campaign manager. Paul Manafort will stay on as campaign chairman.
Aug. 17, 2016
The camp on Manus Island has been criticized by human rights advocates, and was declared unconstitutional by Papua New Guinea's Supreme Court.
Aug. 17, 2016
These middle schoolers have been working after school for six months building their giant human-powered brain sculpture. Will their ideas hold up or come crashing down?
Aug. 17, 2016
Bill and Hillary Clinton moved into the White House in 1993 as a First Couple of modest means. If they return next January, it will be as millionaires.
Aug. 17, 2016
The WikiLeaks founder argued that the Department of Justice decision not to prosecute Hillary Clinton for breaching national security with her private email server is unfair.
Aug. 17, 2016
An L-shaped machine in Louisiana is hunting for some of the most powerful waves in existence: gravitational waves. This wave detector acts like a giant tape measure to capture bends in space and time.
Aug. 17, 2016
The Blue Cut fire east of Los Angeles has burned 15,000 acres and shut down Interstate 15, southern California's principal west-east highway.
Aug. 16, 2016
There's a clear trend in track. Jamaicans have won three sprints in recent days, and Kenyans have done the same in distance races. Simone Biles wrapped up her sparkling Rio games with a fourth gold.
Aug. 16, 2016
McLaughlin's provocative political talk shows anticipated the current TV verbal battleground. He knew he was breaking the traditional mold of political talk shows as forums for polite disagreement.
Aug. 16, 2016
Brothers Gary and Paul O'Donovan took silver in rowing, Ireland's first ever medal in the sport. But they set a new Olympic standard for the best post-competition interview.
Aug. 16, 2016
Lanier, after 26 years as a police officer, will oversee all aspects of security for the league.
Aug. 16, 2016
Caster Semenya, the favorite in the women's 800 meters, is controversial. The South African runner is widely believed to be intersex, with testosterone levels much higher than other female athletes'.
Aug. 16, 2016
Federal officials are expanding a disaster declaration to include more areas inundated by floodwaters. At least 40,000 homes have been damaged by floods since Friday.
Aug. 16, 2016
Russia is racing to build a bridge to Crimea, the Ukrainian peninsula it annexed in 2014. The strategically vital project is beset by charges of near-slave labor for workers and engineering concerns.
Aug. 16, 2016
Fulfilling a demand from Republicans in Congress, the FBI has shared documents about its closed investigation of Hillary Clinton's private email server. Some worry the move sets a bad precedent.
Aug. 16, 2016
A special court in Sacramento, Calif., aims to keep families together by getting treatment for parents who have substance abuse problems, instead of sending off their kids to foster care.
Aug. 16, 2016

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