Olympics

Sports

Usain Bolt brings light to a sport in peril

Since he coasted to the 100-meter finish line in world-record time at the Bird's Nest eight years ago, Usain Bolt has been the smiling face of track and field. He has served as the anchorman of the Olympics — virtually the only reason any casual fan would pay attention to a sport that has orchestrated its own slow, sad, drug-infused downfall.

Health News

Sometimes there is something better than gold in Rio

At the lowest point, when chemotherapy had turned Thomas Van der Plaetsen bald and weak at 23, even his brother, coach and biggest fan, Michael, thought chances for a comeback were minuscule. Now, barely a year and a half later, he is heading to the Rio Olympics as the European decathlon champion — and with a full head of hair.

Sports

Main ramp collapses at Rio Olympics sailing venue

The main ramp of Marina da Gloria, the sailing venue of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, partially collapsed on Saturday. Organizers said no one was injured in the incident that raises further questions about the quality of construction in the Olympic host city.

Videos

Rubio, Beruff address voters at Republican rally

Sen. Marco Rubio and Senate candidate Carlos Beruff addressed voters at a Republican rally and straw poll Saturday.
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Rubio, Beruff address voters at Republican rally

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Catholic Bishop Frank Dewane of Diocese of Venice leads local delegation to World Youth Day in Poland

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Yuniku hosts grand opening celebration

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