The Latest: DiRado adds to her Olympic schedule with 200 IM
Wed, 29 Jun 2016 21:06:37 -0400
The Latest on the Olympics ahead of the Rio Games (all times local to Rio):
10 Things to Know for Thursday
Wed, 29 Jun 2016 21:03:04 -0400
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:
Swim star Michael Phelps qualifies for fifth Olympics
Wed, 29 Jun 2016 20:57:15 -0400
Michael Phelps qualified for a milestone fifth Olympics, booking his ticket to the Rio Games with a 200m butterfly victory at the US swimming trials. Phelps, whose record 22 Olympic medals include an astonishing 18 gold, clocked 1min 54.84sec to triumph over Tom Shields and become the first man to make a fifth US Olympic swimming team. Shields finished in 1:55.81, pushing Phelps all the way.
Alvin Toffler, author of 'Future Shock,' dead at 87
Wed, 29 Jun 2016 20:54:07 -0400
NEW YORK (AP) — Alvin Toffler, a guru of the post-industrial age whose million-selling "Future Shock" and other books anticipated the disruptions and transformations brought about by the rise of digital technology, has died. He was 87.
LA votes to put $1.2 billion homeless measure on ballot
Wed, 29 Jun 2016 20:52:23 -0400
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles City Council voted Wednesday to place a $1.2 billion bond measure before voters to raise money to fight homelessness.
Wind and heat are driving wildfires in the West
Wed, 29 Jun 2016 20:49:22 -0400
Fast-moving wildfires fanned by strong, erratic winds and high temperatures are burning in California and Arizona. Here's a look at fires across the West:
Phelps locks up trip to 5th Olympics; Franklin going too
Wed, 29 Jun 2016 20:47:49 -0400
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Michael Phelps is heading back to the Olympics.
Malaria vaccine loses effectiveness over several years: study
Wed, 29 Jun 2016 20:43:59 -0400
An experimental vaccine against malaria known as Mosquirix -- or RTS,S -- weakens over time and is only about four percent effective over a seven-year span, researchers said Wednesday. The findings, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, are based on a phase II clinical trial involving more than 400 young children in Kenya. There is currently no vaccine against malaria on the world market and Mosquirix -- developed by the British pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline -- is the experimental vaccine in the most advanced stage of development.
APNewsBreak: Military seeks more time on transgender policy
Wed, 29 Jun 2016 20:42:17 -0400
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior military leaders expressed deep concerns this week that the launch of new Pentagon rules allowing transgender service members to serve openly in the U.S. military is moving too quickly, arguing that a number of details and questions must still be resolved, several senior U.S. officials told The Associated Press.
No charges after drug investigation of Minnesota wrestlers
Wed, 29 Jun 2016 20:38:17 -0400
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — No criminal charges will be filed in an investigation of University of Minnesota wrestlers allegedly involved in the sale and use of the anti-anxiety drug Xanax, prosecutors said Wednesday.