- Brazil police identify 4 of 30-plus men wanted in gang rape Updated: May-27-16 8:00 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - Police said Friday that they have identified and are searching for four of the more than 30 men suspected in the gang rape of a 16-year-old girl, a case that has rocked Latin America's largest nation and highlighted its endemic problem of violence against women.
- Brazil's Dunga names Kaka to replace injured Douglas Costa Updated: May-27-16 4:36 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazil coach Dunga has called up Orlando City midfielder Kaka to replace Bayern Munich's Douglas Costa, who is out of the Copa America Centenario with an injured left thigh.
- Final vote on impeachment could come 3 days before Olympics Updated: May-27-16 12:55 am
RIO DE JANEIRO - The Rio de Janeiro Olympics have been upstaged by the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff. And it could get worse.
- Medals or mosquitoes? Zika still talk of Olympic golf Updated: May-24-16 6:09 pm
Olympic qualifying for golf ends in seven weeks, at which time players will have to determine if medals outweigh mosquitoes.
- Sailors' nightmare in Rio Olympics: plastic bags, trash Updated: May-24-16 4:17 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - If you're the head of world sailing, this is your worst Olympic nightmare.
- State TV says 14 Russians on list for 2008 Olympic doping Updated: May-24-16 3:16 pm
MOSCOW - Ten medalists from the 2008 Beijing Olympics, including 2012 high jump champion Anna Chicherova, were among 14 Russians that tested positive in the reanalysis of their doping samples, state television reported Tuesday.
- Brazilian health minister updates IOC on anti-Zika measures Updated: May-24-16 1:46 pm
LAUSANNE, Switzerland - Brazil's health minister briefed IOC officials Tuesday on the steps being taken to combat the Zika virus ahead of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
- Senate-USOC exchange concerns, plans about Zika virus in Rio Updated: May-23-16 8:01 pm
A group of Democratic senators is concerned about how the Zika virus might affect American athletes at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro this summer.
- Olympic gold-medal sailor tells of gunpoint robbery in Rio Updated: May-23-16 6:23 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - Spain's Olympic gold-medal winning sailor Fernando Echavarri said he was fortunate to have escaped with his life after being robbed at gunpoint in Rio de Janeiro as he and two fellow Spaniards walked to breakfast.
- US water polo captain Azevedo preps for record 5th Olympics Updated: May-23-16 4:59 pm
LOS ANGELES - Tony Azevedo is a speed boat in a pool full of aircraft carriers. And 16 years after he burst onto the international scene, he remains one of the world's most dangerous scorers.
- Protests in Brazil's 2 biggest cities against acting leader Updated: May-22-16 7:58 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Brazil's two biggest cities Sunday to protest against acting President Michel Temer, trying to keep up pressure on his interim administration only 10 days after he was sworn in.
- Brazil singers stage concert to protest acting president Updated: May-21-16 1:27 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - Grammy award-winner Caetano Veloso added his voice to a growing numbers of artists and musicians rejecting Brazil's interim government, holding a concert in a building occupied by protesters.
- 3 members of Spain's Olympic sailing team assaulted in Rio Updated: May-21-16 1:21 pm
MADRID - The Spanish sailing federation says two of its sailors and a coach have been assaulted at gunpoint in Rio de Janeiro while training for the Olympics.
- Editorials from around New England Updated: May-21-16 11:54 am
Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New England newspapers:
- Rio Olympics to top London in supply of condoms Updated: May-20-16 6:36 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - About 450,000 condoms will be distributed during the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, three times more than for the London Games four years ago, the International Olympic Committee says.
- Organizers say 67 percent of Rio Olympic tickets sold Updated: May-20-16 2:01 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - Rio de Janeiro Olympics organizers say 67 percent of available tickets have been sold.
- US drops Puerto Rico swim training over Zika Updated: May-20-16 9:46 am
ATLANTA - USA Swimming has moved a pre-Olympic training camp out of Puerto Rico because of the Zika virus.
- Rio security chief wants soldiers to start policing city Updated: May-19-16 9:18 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - The head of security for the state of Rio de Janeiro wants soldiers to start policing the city immediately, 2 ½ months before the Rio Olympics are set to start.
- Female Power: US, China look to women for medals in Olympics Updated: May-19-16 2:29 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - The United States and China are tipped to finish 1-2 in the medals table at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, and they'll rely heavily on female athletes to do it.
- Brazil president vows to fight ouster, but options limited Updated: May-19-16 2:02 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - Hours after lawmakers voted to impeach Dilma Rousseff last week, Brazil's first female president blasted her enemies for making her "the victim of a great injustice" and promised a bruising fight to hold onto her mandate.
- Brazil bans Australian swim coach charged with sexual abuse Updated: May-18-16 12:08 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - The Brazilian Olympic Committee says an Australian swim coach, who faced sexual abuse charges in the 1980s, will not be a member of the host country's staff for the games.
- UN: Zika more worrying but Rio Olympics shouldn't be moved Updated: May-17-16 8:48 am
GENEVA - The World Health Organization's chief says the agency is increasingly concerned about the Zika virus, even though it does not recommend canceling or postponing the Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics in hard-hit Brazil.
- NBA House: May be meeting point for ticketless Olympic fans Updated: May-17-16 12:39 am
RIO DE JANEIRO - For those fans who don't have Olympic tickets, or are around downtown Rio de Janeiro and don't want to trudge out to the Olympic Park in suburban Rio, the NBA is providing an alternative.
- Sports minister denies conflict of interest in Olympic works Updated: May-16-16 1:31 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazil's new sports minister is accused of a conflict of interest because a family business partners with a company selling gravel to construction companies working on Olympic projects.
- Aussie athletes to receive condoms touted at combating Zika Updated: May-16-16 12:44 am
SYDNEY - Australian athletes at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro will be supplied with condoms which manufacturers say will offer "near complete" antiviral protection against the Zika virus.