Mislabeled pills were seized at the home of musician Prince after his death from an overdose of the powerful opioid fentanyl, according to media reports on Monday, Aug. 22. Prince died on April 21 at his home and studio outside Minneapolis, and investigators are trying to establish how he ingested fentanyl, with one theory being that he may have accidentally taken the drug because it was not properly labeled.
RIO DE JANEIRO—Neymar shed tears of joy after delivering Brazil's first men'ssoccer gold medal with the winning penalty in a 5-4 shootout triumph over Germany after a thrilling final ended in a draw following extra-time on Saturday. Brazil had lost the Olympic final three times—in 1984, 1988 and 2012—but they finally got the gold they craved on a dramatic night at the Maracana stadium in which they outplayed the Germans but were saved three times by the woodwork.
RIO DE JANEIRO—Hot favorite Gwen Jorgensen produced the perfect race to win the Olympic women's triathlon gold on Saturday, the American unusually staying with her rivals on the bike before surging clear of defending champion Nicola Spirig-Hug on the run. Jorgensen has dominated the sport over the last two years but usually wins her races by chasing down the stronger bikers during the 10km run.
RIO DE JANEIRO -- The United States women'sbasketball team thumped Spain 101-72 to claim a sixth straight gold medal on Saturday to rubber-stamp their credentials as one of the greatest...
RIO DE JANEIRO — The United States continued their reign over Spain with a scrappy 82-76 win on Friday to put them through to the gold medal final of the...
RIO DE JANEIRO—Usain Bolt drew down the curtain on his brilliant Olympic career by securing a sweep of the sprint titles for a third successive Games when Jamaica successfully defended the 4x100 meters relay crown on Friday. Two days before his 30th birthday, Bolt ran the anchor leg as the Jamaicans won in 37.27 seconds to add the relay gold to the 100 meters and 200 meters titles he had won for a third straight Olympics.
BATON ROUGE, La.—U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and his running mate arrived in the flood-damaged city of Baton Rouge on Friday, Aug. 19, but the state's Democratic governor advised against touring areas affected by recent deadly rains. Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards' office said Trump had not called to discuss plans for his visit, but that the New York businessman was welcome to volunteer or make a sizable donation towards helping victims.
MIAMI/RIO DE JANEIRO—Two U.S. swimmers accused of fabricating a story about being robbed at gunpoint during the Rio Games landed in Miami from Brazil early on Friday, Aug. 20, a Reuters witness said. Jack Conger and Gunnar Bentz were moved to business class and covered themselves to avoid the media during an overnight flight, after they were jeered leaving the Rio airport. Ryan Lochte, the most outspoken about the alleged robbery, is already in the United States and Jimmy Feigen was still in Brazil hoping to secure the release of his passport.
LOS ANGELES—Ryan Lochte has finally broken his silence, apologizing for his "behavior" in Rio following police claims that he and fellow U.S. swimmers James Feigen, Jack Conger, and Gunnar Bentz fabricated a story about being robbed at gunpoint. In a statement posted on Twitter and Instagram, the Olympic medalist says he's sorry "for not being more careful and candid" when explaining what happened during the alleged robbery last weekend.
NEW ORLEANS—Former National Football League star Darren Sharper was sentenced on Thursday, Aug. 18, to 18 years in federal prison in a case stemming from accusations that he drugged and raped women in four states while working as a television analyst. Sharper, 40, who retired from the NFL in 2011 after helping lead the New Orleans Saints to a Super Bowl championship, had pleaded guilty in federal court in Louisiana in May 2015 to distributing controlled substances to three unsuspecting women and then having sex with them while they were incapacitated.