World Apr 09

Heavy rains cause deadly floods in Rio de Janeiro

Torrents of water gushed down streets, sweeping up cars and uprooting trees following rains that began around rush hour Monday evening. Mayor Marcelo Crivella said the Brazilian city faced a "crisis" and said heavy rains would continue.

Nation Aug 25

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At the pool with freestyle phenom Katie Ledecky

Katie Ledecky was one of the most triumphant athletes of the Rio Olympics. The 19-year-old swimmer overwhelmed her competition; in the 800-meter race, she finished nearly a pool length ahead of second place. Known for relentless training and humility, she…