CCTV US swimmers at Gas Station

Lochte, Brazil Police Differ On Robbery; 2 US Swimmers Heading Home:

A decorated American Olympian says he and three of his teammates were robbed at gunpoint.

Brazilian police say that’s not true.
Who’s right?
After days of confusion about what actually happened to Ryan Lochte, James Feigen, Jack Conger and Gunnar Bentz, there’s now video of much of the incident, which occurred at a gas station in the early morning of August 14.
Bentz and Conger gave statements Thursday denying having been victims of a robbery and said that the version of events presented by Lochte was not true, Civil Police said.
The United States Olympic Committee CEO has apologized for the incident.

Pew Research Center: Clinton Has ANarrow Lead:

Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton has a narrow nationwide lead against her Republican rival, Donald Trump, in a four-way match-up that includes third-party candidates, according to a new poll released Thursday.

The Pew Research Center survey finds that if the election were held today, 41% of those surveyed would support Clinton, 37% would support Trump, 10% would back Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson and 4% would back Green Party candidate Jill Stein.
Additionally, women surveyed back Clinton over Trump 49% to 30%, respectively, while men support Trump 45% to 33%.
A road in Baton Rouge was relatively dry Saturday but was inundated by Sunday.

Louisiana Flood: Worst US Disaster Since Hurricane Sandy:

The catastrophic flood devastating Louisiana is now the worst natural disaster to strike the United States sinceHurricane Sandy four years ago, the Red Cross said.

“Thousands of people in Louisiana have lost everything they own and need our help now,” said Brad Kieserman, the Red Cross’ vice president of disaster services operations and logistics.
“This disaster is the worst to hit the United States since Superstorm Sandy, and we anticipate it will cost at least $30 million — a number which may grow as we learn more about the scope and magnitude of the devastation.”
Joint silver medalists, Michael Phelps of United States and Laszlo Cseh of Hungary and gold medalist Joseph Schooling of Singapore celebrate on the podium during the medals ceremony in the Men's 100m butterfly final.

Which Country Rewards Athletes Best For Olympic Success?:

Olympic athletes shed blood, sweat and tears for the chance to go for gold and bring their country pride once every four years.

While many developed countries expect their athletes to compete purely for the glory of victory, smaller nations shower their sportspeople with cash and other incentives in the hopes of spurring the march to medals.
Usain Bolt Unleashes More Lightning While Winning the 200M for the 3rd Time

On the night that the man with the lightning-bolt pose won yet another historic Olympic gold, let’s remember these appropriate words from famed American author and humorist Mark Twain:

“Thunder is good. Thunder is impressive. But it is lightning that does the work.”

And Usain Bolt was all lightning Thursday night in Rio de Janeiro, winning the 200 meters for a record third time while leaving the rest of the field looking like a backup chorus line.

As has been typical of the greatest sprinter in track history, Bolt again presented his unique mix of thunder and lightning.

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source: CNN.com

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