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Bastrop Daily Enterprise - Bastrop, LA
Updated at 5:36 AM

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) " The African with the most Olympic medals is one of the great distance runners from Kenya or Ethiopia, right? Nope. It's a swimmer from Zimbabwe. Like Michael Phelps, Kirsty Coventry is going to the Olympics for the fifth and final time, and she's swimming for one more little slice of history in the Rio de Janeiro pool. Phelps has the all-time Olympic record with his medal haul of 22, but Coventry needs one more podium finish at her last...

Updated at 5:20 AM

SAN DIEGO (AP) " They've had their shots, have an all-star coaching staff and are probably as acclimated to Rio de Janeiro's tricky conditions and foul water as sailors from any other country. They'll be using Christ the Redeemer and Sugar...

Updated at 5:14 AM

LAS VEGAS (AP) " Social media is lighting up with reports from Nevada, Utah and California of a small fireball streaking across the sky. Officials from Nellis Air Force Base in southern Nevada tell KTNV-TV that the light seen Wednesday...

Updated at 5:13 AM

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) " He's made 18,000 parachute jumps, helped train some of the world's most elite skydivers, done some of the stunts for "Ironman 3." But the plunge Luke Aikins knows he'll be remembered for is the one he's making without a...

Updated at 5:01 AM

MOSCOW (AP) " Russia's much-depleted Olympic team has departed for the Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro after dozens of its athletes were excluded amid the country's doping scandal. Team members left on a charter flight Thursday morning from...

Updated at 3:53 AM

CILACAP, Indonesia (AP) " Indonesia quickly rebuffed appeals from the U.N. human rights chief and the European Union to abandon plans to execute 14 people for drug crimes as preparations intensified Thursday at the prison island where the death...

Updated at 3:41 AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) " A judge dismissed pay-to-play charges against former Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff Wednesday, ending a high-profile case that landed soon after he wrapped up 12 years as the state's top lawman. Judge Elizabeth...

Updated at 3:39 AM

NEW YORK (AP) " The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau proposed a massive overhaul of the multibillion dollar debt-collection industry on Thursday, which would restrict collectors from calling numerous times a day, require them to have more...

Updated at 3:35 AM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) " President Barack Obama used what is likely his last high-profile speech as president to make a powerful case for Hillary Clinton's election, saying it wasn't even a close choice between her and Donald Trump, whom he described...

Updated at 3:33 AM

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) " A drug used to sedate elephants and other large animals, 100 times as potent as the fentanyl already escalating the country's heroin troubles, is suspected in spates of overdoses in several states, where authorities say...

Updated at 3:28 AM

SYDNEY (AP) " Australian officials confirmed on Thursday that data recovered from a home flight simulator owned by the captain of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 showed that someone had used the device to plot a course to the southern Indian Ocean,...

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