American swimmers Gunnar Bentz (L) and Jack Conger leave the police station at the Rio de Janeiro International Airport after being detained on the plane that would travel back to the US.  

Brazilian police arrested two US swimmers and a top International Olympic Committee official as scandal overshadowed the Rio Games and Usain Bolt's progress toward a new gold.  Jack Conger and Gunnar Bentz were taken off a flight leaving Rio de Janeiro by authorities investigating doubts over their claim to have been mugged. / AFP / TASSO MARCELO        (Photo credit should read TASSO MARCELO/AFP/Getty Images)

2 US Swimmers Can’t Leave Brazil Until They Give Statements:

American swimmers Jack Conger and Gunnar Bentzhave have been ordered to stay in Brazil until they give police a statement about about an incident in which they say they and two other swimmers were robbed, according to their attorney.

Conger and Bentz were removed from their flight from Rio de Janeiro to the United States Wednesday night by Brazilian authorities, US Olympic Committee spokesman Patrick Sandusky told CNN Sports contributor Christine Brennan.
The swimmers have since been released, according to the USOC, with the understanding that they will continue discussing the incident on Thursday.
The athletes — Ryan Lochte, James Feignen, Conger and Bentz — reported being robbed at gunpoint early Sunday in a taxi bound for the Olympic Village by individuals posing as armed police officers, the US Olympic Committee said Sunday.
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Milwaukee Officer Knew Sylville Smith From High School, Family Says:

Sylville Smith and the Milwaukee police officer who fatally shot him had crossed paths before a lethal encounter that led to days of unrest, according to Smith’s relatives and friends.

A city long marred by racial strife erupted in violence over the weekend after the police officer shot the 23-year-old in the arm and chest when Smith failed to put down his handgun, city officials said.
A pair of officers had stopped Smith and another man in a car Saturday afternoon when the men bolted on foot. Smith was black, as is the unidentified 24-year-old officer who shot him.
Smith’s sister, Sherelle, said her brother and the officer attended the same school at one time.
“The officer knew him personally from high school and he still shot him,” Sherelle Smith told CNN on Wednesday. “He didn’t like my brother. The officer had a career, but my brother was more popular. He used to harass Sylville.”
Father Playing with Daughter

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Can La Nina Save The World From Record Hot Temperatures?:

July was the world’s hottest month ever, according to NASA, the tenth month in a row to break temperature records globally.

But help may be on the way in the form of a developing La Nina weather pattern — it just may not arrive until 2017.
On Tuesday, NASA confirmed in a statement 2016 had seen the warmest July ever, with air and sea surface temperatures almost a full degree above average, compared to measurements between 1951 and 1980.
An Indian youth prepares "manja," a strong string used to fly kites, in Allahabad on April 9, 2013.

Two Children, Man Dead After Sharp Kite Strings Slit Throats:

Sharp kite strings have killed three people in India in a single day, according to police.

A 4-year-old boy had his throat slit while he was looking out of a car’s sunroof and a 22-year-old man received a lethal cut on his neck while riding a motorbike on August 15, according to Pushpendra Kumar, the deputy commissioner of the West Delhi Police.
The same day, a 3-year-old girl looking out the sunroof was strangled by a kite string which cut her neck, according to a deputy commissioner of North West Delhi Police.
All three were killed by Manja, a type of kite string made with glass.
Officials in Delhi are now moving to ban any sharp kite strings.
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