AP Investigation: Dirty 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, as well as for visitors to the iconic beaches of Rio de Janeiro....
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AP Investigation: Olympic teams to swim, boat in Rio's filth
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Athletes competing in next year's Summer Olympics here will be swimming and boating in waters so contaminated with human feces that they risk becoming violently ill and unable to compete in the games, an Associated Press investigation has found....
5 things to know about Olympians weighing Rio's filthy water
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....
US official: Plane debris in Indian Ocean same type as MH370
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Air safety investigators have a "high degree of confidence" that aircraft debris found in the Indian Ocean is of a wing component unique to the Boeing 777, the same model as the Malaysia Airlines plane that disappeared last year, a U.S. official said Wednesday....
Feds accuse Philadelphia congressman Fattah of corruption
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah paid off an illegal $1 million campaign loan with federal grants and charitable donations, funneled campaign funds toward his son's student loans and disguised a lobbyist's bribe as payment for a Porsche his TV anchor wife never sold, prosecutors said Wednesday in announcing a racketeering indictment against him....
The Latest: Congressman's wife mentioned in indictment
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The latest developments surrounding the indictment of U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah (all times local):...
Wolf meets with Republican leaders about Pennsylvania budget
YORK, Pa. (AP) -- There's been another meeting aimed at resolving Pennsylvania's state budget standoff, but participants aren't reporting any breakthroughs....
Ex-Philadelphia drug squad officer to be sentenced
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A former Philadelphia police officer who pleaded guilty to federal corruption charges and also accused other officers of misconduct has been sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison....
Man accused of killing girlfriend, keeping body in closet
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) -- A central Pennsylvania man has been charged with murder in the stabbing death of his girlfriend, whose decomposing body authorities alleged he kept in his closet for three weeks before leaving it in a trash can outside his public housing apartment complex....
Virginia trucker wins $92M prize from Pennsylvania Lottery
MIDDLETOWN, Pa. (AP) -- A truck driver who purchased a Mega Millions ticket at a truck stop claimed his $92 million prize Wednesday at Pennsylvania Lottery headquarters....
Man gets life sentence in girlfriend's 2014 slaying
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- An eastern Pennsylvania man has been sentenced to life in prison plus eight to 16 years in the strangulation death of his girlfriend last year....
Leg amputated to rescue man pinned under train in Philly
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Authorities say a man is in critical condition after a surgical team had to amputate his leg when he became pinned underneath a freight train in Philadelphia....
Steelers back Le'Veon Bell glad suspension reduced
LATROBE, Pa. (AP) -- Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell is ready to move forward after the NFL cut his suspension from three games to two following his arrest last summer on DUI and drug charges....
Fire damages room at Penn State engineering building
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Penn State says a late-night fire damaged a classroom and left the building smelling like smoke....
Convicted spy Jonathan Pollard, a former U.S. Navy intelligence officer, will be granted parole in November. Pollard, who served 30 years of a life sentence for spying for Israel, will be required to remain in the United States for five years. The Obama Administration has dismissed the notion that Pollard’s release is tied to any other foreign policy issues, including the Iran nuclear deal.
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