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Rio mayor welcomes federal investigation into Olympics

Rio mayor, Eduardo Paes says he welcomes an investigation into possible corruption involving construction projects for the upcoming Olympic games.

Man vows to keep stalking TV reporter _ when probation is up

A man has vowed in court to resume stalking a Philadelphia TV news reporter as soon as his probation for doing so expires in 15 years

Michigan paying defense bills for 2 charged in Flint crisis

Michigan is paying criminal defense bills for two state employees charged amid Flint's crisis with lead-tainted water

The Latest: Cleanup to begin after northern Kansas tornado

Cleanup is expected to begin after a tornado that officials say stayed on the ground for about 90 minutes damaged or destroyed about 20 homes in rural northern Kansas

Hey You: The UK's Royal Mail Just Made A Set Of Pink Floyd Stamps

Brits can now tell friends "Wish You Were Here" with commemorative stamps.

2020 Olympics May Open with Man-Made Shooting Stars

The 2020 Olympics will be held in Tokyo and they are looking into artificial shooting stars to help light up the celebrations. Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) explains.

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The Italian Navy Rescues At Least 500 Migrants From A Capsized Boat

At least 500 migrants were saved by Italy's navy after their boat capsized near the Libyan coast in the Mediterranean Sea.

Norway subjects viewers to 2-day stream of app terms of use

A Norwegian consumers' group has taken inspiration from "slow television" to produce a marathon webcast of a team of readers going through the fine print of terms and conditions when downloading apps

State judge in 'Mississippi Burning' trial dies at age 84

The state judge who presided over the "Mississippi Burning" case in a 2005 trial has died

The Harsh Reality Behind Soft Pillows

People pay top dollar for down comforters and pillows, never thinking about how they're made. Jordyn Rolling (@jordynrolling) has the story!

In reversal, House backs LGBT rights for federal contractors

After party leaders let Republican lawmaker vote as they wished, the House reversed course and approved a measure aimed at upholding an executive order that bars discrimination against LGBT employees by federal contractors

The National Spelling Bee Words Are Getting Harder Every Year

In 1940, if you could spell "therapy" correctly, you might've won the National Spelling Bee championship. Now, you need to know "scherenschnitte."

90-minute tornado a rarity, even where tornadoes are common

A tornado that raked the Kansas landscape for 90 minutes was rare, scouring the Plains for 10 times longer than the typical twister

Stocks rally for second day

Higher oil prices and increased acceptance of a likely Fed rate hike helped stocks extend gains from Tuesday's session. Bobbi Rebell reports.

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Greece planning cautious return to bond markets in 2017

A senior official in the Greek Finance Ministry says the country is planning a gradual return to international debt markets next year

Man convicted of killing lawmaker's 2 sisters gets life term

A judge has imposed a life sentence on a Pittsburgh man convicted of killing two of his next-door neighbors, the sisters of an Iowa state lawmaker

A Bus In China Can Actually Straddle Traffic

This bus can pass over most passenger cars.

Donald Trump clinches Republican nomination

Donald Trump has reached the number of delegates needed to clinch the Republican presidential nomination.

Microsoft, Facebook team up to build undersea Internet cable

Microsoft and Facebook are building a new sub-sea Internet cable that will cross the Atlantic Ocean to carry customers' data between North America and Southern Europe

Ship flips, throws 500+ overboard

Five people were killed and around 562 people were rescued after a migrant ship capsized in the Mediterranean Sea.

Testimony continues in trial of Alabama House speaker

Testimony is continuing in the ethics trial of the Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard

Arrest made in 2014 killing of FSU law professor

Tallahassee police say they've arrested a man in connection with the killing of a Florida State University law professor

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McDonald's CEO says company is making changes customers want

McDonald's, under intense pressure in a competitive industry, is seeking to reassure its shareholders that it is making changes to its food and service that customers want

Obama Doesn't Hold Back When Criticizing Trump's Foreign Policy

During his trip to Japan, President Obama met with several world leaders, whom he described as worried about Donald Trump's foreign policy plans.

U.S. Still Using Floppy Disks to Run Its Nuclear Program

It's very concerning information, that the government's system for sending emergency messages to nuclear teams runs off 70's computer technology and floppy disks. Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) explains.