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Water Issues Linger for Residents After Olympics Close

Germany's Sebastian Brendel and Jan Vandrey, far right, paddle for gold in the men's canoe double 1000m final during the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Aug. 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Matt York)
Germany's Sebastian Brendel and Jan Vandrey, far right, paddle for gold in the men's canoe double 1000m final during the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Aug. 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Matt York)

RIO DE JANEIRO—Helicopters were up at daybreak spotting rubbish flows at the Olympic sailing venue, with boats below collecting the debris. Dozens of barricades damned...




  • Police stand near the body of a man that was shot and killed near Maracana Stadium after the opening ceremony at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip )

    2 Shot and Killed Near Rio Olympic Sites

    Police in Rio de Janeiro said they shot and killed a mugger near a stadium where the Rio Olympics opening ceremony was held, and a... Read more

  • Dr. Sebi, a world-renowned holistic medicine proponent, naturalist, and pathologist, is dead.

    Dr. Sebi, Renowned Natural Medicine Proponent, Dies

    Dr. Sebi, a holistic medicine proponent, died this week in Honduras, according to a statement posted on his company’s social media pages. According to his webpage,... Read more

  • Officers of the School Security Units do the first exercise of Falun Gong in Mexico City. (Antonio Dom

    To Deal With Violence in Schools, Mexican Police Try Meditation

    For five days last month, hundreds of police officers in Mexico City gathered at a vacant high school early in the morning for a training... Read more

  • A marine gas station is shut down as it prepares for the arrival of Hurricane Earl, in Puerto Barrios, Guatemala, Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2016. Hurricane Earl bore down on the coast of the Caribbean nation of Belize with the danger of high surf and winds, while also threatening neighboring Guatemala and southern Mexico with torrential rains. (AP Photo/Luis Soto)

    Hurricane Earl Drenching Belize, Then Heading for Mexico

    BELMOPAN, Belize—Hurricane Earl has slammed into the coast of the Caribbean nation of Belize with winds of 80 mph (130 kph, bringing with it heavy... Read more

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    Hurricane Earl Aiming for Belize

    BELMOPAN, Belize—Earl strengthened into a hurricane Wednesday and roared toward a nighttime landfall in the Caribbean nation of Belize as it brushed by Honduras, leaving... Read more

  • Tropical Storm Earl over the Caribbean Sea. (US National Hurricane Center)

    Tropical Storm Earl Forms in the Caribbean

    Weather officials say that Tropical Storm Earl has formed in the Caribbean as of Tuesday afternoon on Aug. 2. Warnings have been issued across Central... Read more

  • Tropical Storm Earl over the Caribbean Sea. (US National Hurricane Center)

    Tropical ‘Wave’ Kills 6 in Dominican Republic

    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic—Heavy rains and strong winds bore down Monday on the Dominican Republic from a strengthening tropical wave that has caused at least... Read more

  • A forecast for the disturbance (NOAA NWS National Hurricane Center)

    Tropical ‘Wave’ Could Become a Cyclone, Forecaster Says

    The National Hurricane Center on Sunday said that it’s monitoring a “fast-moving tropical wave” in the eastern part of the Caribbean Sea. “A strong tropical... Read more

  • The Chef de Mission for Australia at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, Kitty Chiller (C),with Athletes Jason Whateley (L), Daniel Lewis (2nd L) and Shelley Watts(R)speaks to the press on July 25, 2016, after Australia decided not to move into the Olympic Village in Rio de Janeiro until it is completely ready to receive its athletes. (VANDERLEI ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images)

    Rio 2016: Australian Olympic Team Robbed After Fire in Athletes’ Village

    RIO DE JANEIRO — A laptop and team shirts have been stolen from Australia’s accommodation at the Olympic athletes’ village while the building was being... Read more

  • Workers install a billboard supporting Nicaragua's President Daniel Ortega along a street Managua, Nicaragua, on Dec. 21, 2015. The banner's message reads in Spanish: "Let's move ahead! In good hope, in victories!" The Supreme Electoral Council unseated 16 opposition legislators from the Liberal Independent Party and its ally the Sandinista Renovation Movement Friday, July 29, 2016, for not recognizing their leader. That leader, Pedro Reyes, had recently been given that authority by the Supreme Court, which removed the party’s previous leader following a long-running political dispute. Reyes is seen by some within his own party as a tool of Ortega. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)

    Nicaragua Electoral Authority Unseats Opposition Lawmakers

    MANAGUA, Nicaragua—Nicaragua’s top electoral authority decimated the country’s political opposition on Friday by unseating practically all of its remaining lawmakers in congress as President Daniel... Read more

  • Brazil's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva speaks at a rally in defense of public companies and against Brazil's interim President Michel Temer in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on June 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

    Former Brazilian President Silva to Stand Trial

    RIO DE JANEIRO—A Brazilian judge has accepted charges against former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva for allegedly obstructing a corruption investigation involving state-run oil... Read more

  • A crocodile remains in an antificial pond of a private hotel near La Fortuna, in the Costa Rican rainforest some 110 km northwest of San Jose, on April 5, 2010. (Yuri Cortez/AFP/Getty Images)

    Surfer Loses Lower Leg After Crocodile Attack—Humans Had Been Likely Feeding It

    An American surfer was attacked by a crocodile while crossing a river in Tamarindo, Costa Rica, on July 22. Doctors had to amputate his lower leg,... Read more

  • The Chef de Mission for Australia at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, Kitty Chiller (C),with Athletes Jason Whateley (L), Daniel Lewis (2nd L) and Shelley Watts(R)speaks to the press on July 25, 2016, after Australia decided not to move into the Olympic Village in Rio de Janeiro until it is completely ready to receive its athletes. (VANDERLEI ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images)

    Australian Athletes Reject ‘Unlivable’ Accommodations at Rio Olympics Village

    The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) announced on July 24 that its athletes will delay residing in the accommodations of the Olympic Village, due to conditions deemed... Read more

  • Sheikh Jihad Hassan Hammadeh, president of the Ethics Committee of the Sao Paulo-based National Union of Islamic Entities, speaks during a press conference in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on July 22, 2016. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

    Brazil Muslims Back Probe of 10 for Terror Suspicions

    SAO PAULO—Brazil’s Islamic community supports police actions against a group of people suspected of planning attacks during the Olympics as long as the investigations are... Read more

  • A giant banner advertising the 2016 Rio Olympics is outside a tunnel which connects Botafogo and Copacabana neighborhoods in Rio de Janeiro on July 5. (Buda Mendes/Getty Images)

    Brazilian Feds Arrest 10 Suspects for Plotting Rio Olympics Attacks

    Brazilian federal police arrested 10 suspects on July 21 who were allegedly preparing to carry out terrorist acts during the Rio Olympics, Minister of Justice... Read more

  • Kate del Castillo attends TNTLA Platino Awards 2015 at Starlight Marbella on July 18, 2015 in Marbella, Spain. (Photo by Daniel Perez/Getty Images for TNTLA)

    After El Chapo Meeting, Actress Kate Del Castillo Says Mexican Government Is Spying on Her

    Actress Kate del Castillo who met with drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman Loera alongside Sean Penn, said she fears the Mexican government is spying on... Read more

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