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Bluecut Fire Burns 25,000 Acres, Forces 82,000 to Evacuate in California

A wildfire continued raging through rural communities Wednesday in Southern California, triggering a state of emergency and evacuation orders for more than 82,000 residents in the San Bernardino area.<p>More than 1,500 firefighters and other emergency workers were battling the Bluecut fire, which …

San Bernardino County

Simone Biles posts sweet throwback with Laurie Hernandez before beam final

Gymnast Simone Biles is officially the social media darling of the 2016 Summer Olympics: The gold medalist has been warming hearts since the games …

Men’s 100 Meters: Usain Bolt On Top Again With Third Consecutive Gold

The world's fastest man makes history, while America's Justin Gatlin takes silver.<p>For the third straight Olympics, Jamaica’s Usain Bolt claimed the title of world’s fastest man, making history as the first athlete to win three consecutive gold medals in the 100 meters. He finished in 9:81.<p>American …

Jared Goff, Carson Wentz lead NFL Week 1 preseason injury list

The first rule of preseason, of course, is to stay healthy.<p>(It's OK to talk about it. Just don't get hurt.)<p>The NFL's two most-hyped rookies got the …

Football (U.S.)

The Latest: Klishina wins appeal to compete in Rio

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Latest on the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro (all times local):<p>2:10 a.m.<p>The lone Russian track and field athlete at the …

Athletics

Crazy Things TV Shows Did When They Ran Out Of Money

When network bean counters decide a show has gone over budget, or they cut the budget because ratings aren't “high enough”, great shows air crappy …

In twist, Chinese divers get engaged on Olympic medal stage | Reuters

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - China’s He Zi received the shock of her life when teammate and boyfriend Qin Kai rushed up with a diamond ring during the medal ceremony of the women’s 3 metre springboard event, marking the second marriage proposal of the Olympics.<p>2016 Rio Olympics - Diving - Women's 3m …

Brazil

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SpaceX sticks the landing again after Falcon 9 rocket launch

SpaceX is starting to make this look (relatively) easy.<p>Keeping plenty of space-loving Americans up late on a Saturday night, it successfully …

Milwaukee protests turn violent after officer fatally shoots fleeing man

A north Milwaukee neighborhood is rocked by violence sparked by a police shooting of a man who was fleeing a traffic stop.<p>A north Milwaukee neighborhood is rocked by violence sparked by a police shooting of a man who was fleeing a traffic stop.<p>Angry demonstrators clashed with police in Milwaukee on …

Law Enforcement

Proud Rose wins historic gold medal for Britain | Reuters

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Britain’s Justin Rose birdied the final hole to win the Rio Olympic golf tournament on Sunday, the first gold medalist in a sport returning to the Olympics after a 112-year absence.<p>2016 Rio Olympics - Golf - Final - Men's Individual Stroke Play - Olympic Golf Course - Rio …

Golf

USA's Lilly King doesn't regret calling out Yulia Efimova, Russian doping

RIO DE JANIERO – Lilly King, the 19-year-old American breaststroker who called out twice-banned Russian rival Yulia Efimova and then defeated her for the gold medal earlier this week, ended her Olympic Games on Saturday night with another gold medal and more bold words.<p>“I’m glad I did it,” King …

Team USA

Phelps Helps U.S. Men Win Relay Gold In Rio; Manuel Helps Women Snare Gold

Michael Phelps dropped both the hammer and the mic on the Rio Olympics Saturday night, turning in a scorching butterfly leg in the men's 4x100m medley relay that helped his team secure gold and set a new Olympic record on the last night of Olympic pool swimming in Brazil.<p>Both the American men's and …

Swimming

All the Best Moments from Simone Biles and Aly Raisman's Olympic Friendship

#FriendshipGoals<p>The 2016 Olympics have had a lot of highlights, but none of them compare to the glorious friendship between Simone Biles and Aly Raisman. The Olympic gymnasts earned the all-around gold and silver medals, respectively, but they both deserve gold medals in friendship.

The Teen Girl Who Met With President Lincoln 30 Minutes A Day

Hearing about a teen girl who met with President Abraham Lincoln for thirty minutes a day over a five month period may make you think of affairs, …

Texas Cowboy Rides His Horse Into Taco Bell

What sort of grub does a cowboy get a hankering for after a hard day of ridin' at the rodeo?<p>Apparently in Texas cowboys go for Taco Bell, and when …

Mo Farah overcomes fall, wins second consecutive gold in men's 10,000 meter

RIO DE JANEIRO — A trip and fall wouldn’t stop Mo Farah from capturing gold again. The runner from Great Britain overcame a fall in the 11th minute of the race to win his second consecutive gold medal in the 10,000 meters.<p>“When I fell down, I was like, ah. One moment, my race is over, my dream is …

Olympics

Michael Phelps caps a glittering Olympic career with one final swimming gold

In the same way the statue of Christ the Redeemer dominates the Rio skyline so Michael Phelps now transcends his sport. It did not require one final gold medal in the 4x100 medley relay – his 23rd gold and 28th Olympic medal – to reinforce his status as the most decorated Olympian of all time but …

Swimming

Rio 2016: Phelps Wins Last Gold as USA Dominates Swimming

Michael Phelps captured his 23rd and final Olympic gold medal on Saturday as the United States sealed a week of dominance in the pool by winning the …

Rio 2016: The moment when Mo Farah thought his Olympic dream was over

Mo Farah has said he thought his Olympic dream was over after he fell over during the 10,000m race.<p>The defending champion won his third gold medal on …

Color no barrier: Simone Manuel steers Team USA to 1,000th Olympic gold at Rio 2016

<b>(CNN) —</b> Forget the green pool and the leaky bathrooms in the athletes' village, Rio has delivered where it matters -- the action.<p>We've seen the good: Michael Phelps and his remarkable 23rd Olympic gold.<p>The bad: The Egyptian judo competitor who refused to shake hands with his Israeli opponent.<p>And …

Team USA

The Inspirational Michael Phelps

Michael Phelps is 31 years old and competing in his fourth Olympics. He’s won four gold medals so far in Rio, for a career total of 22 gold medals. …

Here's What Olympians Eat for Each Sport

Just what does it take to power Simone Biles' signature half-twisting double backflip or Allyson Felix's lightning-fast sprint?<p>It turns out, the …

The Rio Olympics role model who's actually trying to keep it real

RIO DE JANEIRO — Here at the Olympics, you hear it from successful athlete after successful athlete, a clarion call to young people around the …

Olympic tennis: Gold for Puerto Rico as Monica Puig upsets Angelique Kerber

<b>(CNN) —</b> First it was Kosovo. Then Fiji got in on the act. On Friday, it was Singapore's turn.<p>Now, Puerto Rico has its first Olympic gold medal after tennis player Monica Puig defeated world No. 2 Angelique Kerber of Germany in the women's singles final.<p>Ranked 32 places beneath her opponent, Puig …

Puerto Rico