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USA TODAY
Police say Ryan Lochte, swimmers lied about alleged robbery
USA TODAY
RIO DE JANEIRO — Rio police said on Thursday that four U.S. Olympic swimmers who claimed they were robbed at gunpoint fabricated their story to cover up for a drunken night that ended with them vandalizing a gas station bathroom. “It seems that they ...

Los Angeles Times
US now says $400 million to Iran was contingent on release of prisoners
Los Angeles Times
The Obama administration said Thursday that a $400-million cash payment to Iran seven months ago was contingent on the release of a group of American prisoners. It is the first time the U.S. has so clearly linked the two events, which critics have ...

Huffington Post
Gawker Media Was Saved, But Gawker.com Is Over
Huffington Post
Gawker.com, which punctured the egos of media executives and celebrities and injected a much-imitated snarky tone into internet writing, will shut down after 14 years of operation, the website announced Thursday. Univision, the Spanish-language ...

CNN
Clinton Foundation says it will limit donations if Clinton is elected
CNN
(CNN) The Clinton Foundation said Thursday it will not accept foreign or corporate donations if Hillary Clinton is elected president in November. Bill Clinton told foundation staff about the decision at a meeting, according to Clinton Foundation ...

Wall Street Journal
California Reopens Some Commercial Routes as Wildfire Rages
Wall Street Journal
Commercial operators were scrambling to keep goods moving as a massive wildfire east of Los Angeles shut down one of the nation's major freight corridors for nearly two days, pinching access in and out of Southern California's busy seaports and inland ...

New York Times
US|US to Phase Out Use of Private Prisons for Federal Inmates
New York Times
Sally Q. Yates, the deputy attorney general, in 2015. She said in a memo on Thursday, “Private prisons served an important role during a difficult period, but time has shown that they compare poorly to our own bureau facilities.” Credit Benjamin Norman ...

New York Times
Uber Aims for an Edge in Race for Self-Driving Future
New York Times
The co-founders of Otto, Anthony Levandowski, left, and Lior Ron, were veterans of Google's car and mapping efforts before they started Otto in January. Credit Ramin Rahimian for The New York Times. A world in which cars drive themselves may come ...

Bloomberg
Uber's $100 Million Driver Pay Settlement Rejected by Judge
Bloomberg
Uber Technologies Inc. may come out ahead by failing to win court approval of a $100 million settlement with drivers. Even before a San Francisco federal judge rejected the deal on Thursday, the drivers' lawyer said the ride-hailing giant may have the ...

U.S. News & World Report
Trump advisers waged covert influence campaign
U.S. News & World Report
FILE - In this July 17, 2016 file photo, Trump Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort talks to reporters on the floor of the Republican National Convention at Quicken Loans Arena, Sunday, in Cleveland. Emails obtained by The Associated Press shed new light on ...

NBCNews.com
Is Zika Spreading in Miami Beach?
NBCNews.com
Florida health officials declined to confirm reports Thursday that Zika has spread locally in Miami Beach, south Florida's thriving tourist and entertainment district. The Miami Herald quoted sources as saying at least two cases not linked to travel ...

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