WARSAW—Polish and German treasure hunters have started digging at a site in southwest Poland where they believe a Nazi-era train rumored to have gone missing is hidden - despite the skepticism of experts. Andreas Koper and Piotr Richter said last year they had located the train buried underground. According to local legend, it was carrying looted jewels and guns and disappeared into a tunnel ahead of advancing Soviet Red Army forces in 1945, towards the end of World War Two.
RIO DE JANEIRO—Current men's volleyball Olympic champions and medal favorites United States won the chance to defend their title by securing a quarter-final slot with a 3-0 victory over Mexico on Monday. The U.S. has clawed back from the brink of elimination after losing its first two games to Canada and Italy and began its comeback with a stunning 3-1 win over hosts Brazil. United States overwhelmed the last-placed Mexicans in straight sets (25-23, 25-11, 25-19) in their last preliminary game and is guaranteed a place in the quarter-finals.
Ryan Lochte initially resisted a group of armed men posing as police who robbed the Olympic gold medalist and three fellow American swimmers in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, Lochte said in an interview broadcast on Monday, Aug. 15, on the "Today" show. The robbery of Lochte, Gunnar Bentz, Jack Conger and Jimmy Feigen early Sunday, Aug. 14, as they returned in a taxi to their hotels after a night of partying, has fed concern over safety at the first Olympic Games in South America.
MILWAUKEE—Tension flared again overnight in Milwaukee, with one person shot and a police officer injured in the second night of riots triggered by the fatal shooting of a suspect by an officer. Police violence against African-Americans has ignited sporadic, sometimes violent protests in the past two years. It also has prompted a national debate over race and policing while fuelling the growth of the Black Lives Matter civil rights movement.
LOS ANGELES—Twitter is in discussions with Apple to bring its app to Apple TV—a move that would potentially bring 10 live NFL games and other programming to the set-top this fall, the New York Times reported.
RIO DE JANEIRO—Simone Manuel anchored the U.S. women's 4x100 meters medley relay team to the 1,000th gold medal in her country's Olympic history on Saturday, and the second of her career. The United States were the defending champions and Manuel's swim came about 40 minutes after she won silver in the 50 freestyle. The 20-year-old, who leaves Rio with two golds and two silvers, won the 100m freestyle in a dead-heat with Canada's Penny Oleksiak on Thursday.
RIO DE JANEIRO—The United States won the men's 4x100 meters medley relay on Saturday after Ryan Murphy had given them a world record start that propelled Michael Phelps to a 23rd gold medal in his final Olympic race. Britain took the silver medal and Australia bronze. Phelps, who swam the third butterfly leg, ends the most successful Olympic career of all time with 23 golds, three silver and two bronze. Murphy broke the world record for the 100 backstroke in the leadoff, clocking 51.85 seconds to eclipse the 51.94 that compatriot Aaron Peirsol swam in 2009.
ALTOONA — Republican Donald Trump on Friday backed away from comments calling President Barack Obama and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton the founders of the militant group Islamic State, while the...
SARAJEVO — U.S. actor and producer Robert De Niro said on Saturday that U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump should not run for president because he was “totally nuts”. Trump,...
MINNEAPOLIS—Robbie Grossman had three hits, including a home run, and Tyler Duffey pitched seven solid innings to lead the Minnesota Twins to a 5-3 win over the Kansas City Royals on Saturday. Grossman knocked in a run with an RBI single in the first and homered in the fifth as Minnesota snapped a four-game losing streak.