Third Breakdown In Year For $360M US Navy Combat Ships: For the third time in a year, one of the US Navy’s $360 million littoral combat ships has been knocked out of action by mechanical problems. The latest victim is the USS Freedom, which had seawater leak into one of its two main diesel propulsion […]

LA Police: LAX Shooter Reports Unfounded; Terminals Cleared: Los Angeles Airport police have confirmed that reports of shots fired in the facility were a false alarm as the airport authority confirms that all terminals have been cleared and operations are restarting. Passengers are being re-screened for security and are re-entering the terminal buildings. “Report of […]

The moon is but a faint sliver on this early July morning and, without its glow, sky and sea meld into a darkness so deep that before John Hamilton can clearly see the people he has come to save, he can smell them. It is the sour stench of human misery. Of sweat, urine, vomit, […]

Earthquake in Italy: Rescuers are searching for survivors after a 6.2-magnitude earthquake hit central Italy. 14 people are confirmed dead, according to CNN affiliate Rai Original earthquake struck near the town of Norcia at 3:36 a.m. local time Several aftershocks followed, bringing down buildings and blocking roads A Clue In Prince’s Death Could Have Big […]

Dylann Roof Case: New Court Documents Reveal More Details, Feds Say: Dylann Roof, the man accused in the racially driven massacre at Charleston’s Emanuel AME Church last year, wrote two documents and had made a list of churches, according to recently filed court documents. Federal authorities say the two handwritten documents, or what they are […]

Closing Ceremony: Rio Passes Olympic Flag To Tokyo (and Super Mario): It was a wet, windy and wild farewell to the 2016 Olympic Games as Rio de Janeiro bowed out in a storm of samba and rain inside the Maracana Stadium. The night began with a power cut and ended with an explosion of color […]

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 […]

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 […]

getty images: Simone Biles Soars One Final Time in Rio, Her Sacrifices Turn to Gold: She took one deep breath and then stepped forward onto the mat. Thousands of cameras flashed like lightning down on the girl whose entire athletic life had been building to this moment. The floor exercise has always been the signature […]

Yulia Efimova: America Has Changed Me: Russian swimmer Yulia Efimova has been one of the most divisive figures of the Olympic Games. Having served a doping ban between October 2013 and February 2015, Efimova tested positive for meldonium earlier this year, only for her provisional suspension to be overturned by the sport’s governing body, clearing […]

Michael Phelps Makes Yet More History To Win 22nd Olympic Gold: Michael Phelps is used to rewriting history — now he’s eclipsing it too. You have to go back around 2,160 years, give a week or two, to find an athlete who could challenge the imperious record held by the “Baltimore Bullet.” The US star […]

Secret Service Spoke To Trump Campaign About 2nd Amendment Comment: A US Secret Service official confirms to CNN that the USSS has spoken to the Trump campaign regarding his Second Amendment comments. “There has been more than one conversation” on the topic, the official told CNN. But it’s unclear at what level in the campaign […]