- Quotations in the News
"I knew immediately it was part of an aircraft, but I didn't realize how important it was, that it could help to solve the mystery of what happened to the Malaysian jet." — Johnny Begue, an environmental worker on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion, who claimed he stumbled upon the wing part that may be linked to the missing Boeing 777.
- Questions remain after Boston's Olympics bid ends
BOSTON (AP) — Boston's bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics flamed out in spectacular fashion earlier this week, with local organizers and the U.S. Olympic Committee deciding to part ways after the Boston mayor and the Massachusetts governor refused to be rushed into a decision putting taxpayers on the hook if the games went over budget.
- Almaty, Beijing make final pitches for 2022 Winter Olympics
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The prime minister of Kazakhstan challenged the IOC on Friday to make a "historic decision" by awarding the 2022 Winter Olympics to Almaty, painting the project as the one that offers real snow and mountain conditions as opposed to the rival bid from Beijing.
- HBO chief says 'Game of Thrones' could wrap after 8 seasons
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Here's a roundup of news Thursday from the Television Critics Association summer meeting, at which TV networks and streaming services are presenting details on upcoming programs:
- Louganis contemplates his, fellow Olympian Jenner's journeys
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Greg Louganis said he was unaware of fellow Olympian Bruce Jenner's gender identity struggle when their paths crossed at the Summer 1976 Games and in later years.
- Jenner Olympic Torch fetches $24,000 at auction
NEW YORK (AP) — The 1984 Summer Olympic Torch that Bruce Jenner carried through Lake Tahoe, Nevada, sold for just under $24,000 at an auction of sports memorabilia Thursday.
- Chinese vice premier, Kazakh prime minister head delegations
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Kazakhstan Prime Minister Karim Massimov will head the Almaty delegation and Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong will lead the Beijing team in the final presentations to the IOC ahead of the vote for the 2022 Winter Olympics.
- Almaty has hard-hitting final pitch for 2022 hosting rights
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Almaty has pleaded with International Olympic Committee members to not consider them a "risky" choice to host the 2022 Winter Games simply because the central Asian country of Kazakhstan is not familiar to many of them.
- AP Investigation: Filthy Rio water a threat at 2016 Olympics
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The waters where Olympians will compete in swimming and boating events next summer in South America's first games are rife with human sewage and present a serious health risk for athletes, an Associated Press investigation has found.
- Rousey roams to Brazil with plan to beat Correia at UFC 190
GLENDALE, Calif. (AP) — Ronda Rousey is in charge now. The unbeaten bantamweight champion is the biggest star in the UFC, and she could have staged her next title defense anywhere in the world before she moves on to her next acting job or book tour stop or red-carpet appearance.
- Free checkups helping Special Olympics athletes stay healthy
LOS ANGELES (AP) — They arrived in Los Angeles by the thousands to run, jump and swim and to play such team sports as soccer and softball.
- PGA Tour presents packed 2016 schedule in Olympic year
Jordan Spieth might have no choice but to miss the John Deere Classic next year. It's the same week as the Olympics.
- FSB: US, Georgia helped prevent attacks at Sochi Olympics
MOSCOW (AP) — The head of Russia's domestic security agency says the United States, Georgia and several Western European countries helped prevent terrorist attacks during last year's Winter Olympics.
- 5 things to know about filthy water awaiting Rio Olympians
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Associated Press commissioned a study of the virus and bacteria levels in the waters where Olympic athletes will compete next year in Rio de Janeiro. The testing found dangerously high levels of pathogens from human sewage waste.
- No move to alter Olympic venues despite water contamination
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Sailors and other athletes preparing for the Olympics have been training for months in contaminated waters where the Rio Games will be held. Many believe moving events now would put them at a disadvantage, even though water-quality tests analyzed by The Associated Press show athletes have a high chance of being exposed to viruses.