Rio de Janeiro

In this March 21, 2016 photo, researcher Rodrigo Staggemeier shows water and sand samples he collected in the water off Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for a water quality study commissioned by The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

When Rio fails, sister city shows sewage cleanup possible

NITEROI, Brazil — With thousands of liters of raw human sewage pouring…

 

Health workers get ready to spray insecticide to combat the Aedes aegypti mosquitoes that transmits the Zika virus, under the bleachers of the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, which will be used for the Archery competition in the 2016 summer games. (Leo Correa/AP)

Health experts voice concern about Rio Olympics

LONDON — Health experts on Friday urged the World Health Organization to…

 

Supporters of Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff fill the lobby of Planalto presidential palace after they attended a ceremony with Rousseff where she launched new federal universities in Brasilia, Brazil, on Monday. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

Brazil house speaker annuls presidential impeachment vote

RIO DE JANEIRO — The acting speaker of the lower house of…

 

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff makes a heart sign during a ceremony with teachers and students at Planalto presidential palace in Brasilia, Brazil, on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

Brazil president lashes out at VP over impeachment effort

RIO DE JANEIRO — Embattled Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on Tuesday lashed…

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff makes a heart sign during a ceremony with teachers and students at Planalto presidential palace in Brasilia, Brazil, on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
Klay Thompson looks to pass the ball during a U.S. men’s basketball team intrasquad game Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015, in Las Vegas. (David Becker/2015 AP

Klay Thompson, Draymond Green no lock for Olympics

In another Olympic sport, the U.S. might be dreaming of a gold-silver-bronze…

Klay Thompson looks to pass the ball during a U.S. men’s basketball team intrasquad game Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015, in Las Vegas. (David Becker/2015 AP
In this Feb. 5, 2016 file photo, Daniele da Silva, who is seven months pregnant, poses for a photo as she sits inside her home in a slum of Recife, Brazil. Da Silva said she had Chikungunya a couple of months ago and her ultrasound scan and other exams of her baby are normal. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)

Brazil’s Zika-related abortion debate sparks backlash

RIO DE JANEIRO — Before her son was born, Danielle Alves didn't…

In this Feb. 5, 2016 file photo, Daniele da Silva, who is seven months pregnant, poses for a photo as she sits inside her home in a slum of Recife, Brazil. Da Silva said she had Chikungunya a couple of months ago and her ultrasound scan and other exams of her baby are normal. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)
Katie Ledecky celebrates after winning the women’s 800m freestyle final on Saturday at the Swimming World Championships in Kazan, Russia. (Michael Sohn/AP)

Decision for phenom Ledecky: Stanford or megabucks?

Katie Ledecky chose to defer her entry to Stanford until after the…

Katie Ledecky celebrates after winning the women’s 800m freestyle final on Saturday at the Swimming World Championships in Kazan, Russia. (Michael Sohn/AP)