• Romario says Brazil probe will question Marin in Switzerland

    SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian senator and former star player Romario said Tuesday the inquiry he’s leading into the national football confederation will question former President Jose Maria Marin in detention in Switzerland, as well as a prominent Brazilian businessman in the United States.

  • Brazil to play Costa Rica at Red Bull Arena on Sept 5

    HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — Brazil will play Costa Rica in an exhibition at Red Bull Arena on Sept. 5, three days before the Selecao meet the United States at Foxborough, Massachusetts.

  • Teams of rowers from Italy, top, and the U.S., bottom, practice for the 2015 World Rowing Junior Championships on  Rodrigo de Freitas lake in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015. The head of the governing body of world rowing says he will ask for viral testing at the rowing venue for next year's Rio Olympics, and says he expects all other water sports in Rio to follow suit. The move comes after an Associated Press investigation last week showed a serious health risk to about 1,400 Olympic athletes who will compete at water venues around Rio that are rife with human waste and sewage.(AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

    World Rowing to seek viral testing in Rio Olympic waters

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The head of the governing body of world rowing said Tuesday he will ask for viral testing at the rowing venue for next year’s Rio Olympics, and he expects all other water sports in Rio to follow suit.

    Updated: 12:54 pm

  • Triathlon athlete Kevin Mcdowell, left, of the U.S., and local swimmers enter the water for a swimming clinic along Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Aug. 3, 2015. Triathletes swam in waters off Copacabana Beach despite published warnings that water in the area was "unfit" for swimming. On Thursday, The Associated Press released the results of a five-month investigation that showed that Olympic venues are rife with disease-causing viruses and bacteria. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

    Brazilian universities to help with dirty water cleanup

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio de Janeiro Governor Luiz Fernando Pezao signed a deal Monday with several Brazilian universities and research institutes to develop a plan for cleaning up the polluted waters of the city’s sewage-strewn Guanabara Bay, where Olympic sailing events will be held.

  • People watch a lost whale in Puerto Madero, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Monday, Aug. 3, 2015. Authorities have not identified what kind of whale it is, and it was unclear how they would get it back to the ocean. News of it quickly spread on social media and the news, prompting hundreds to line up along the port area to catch a glimpse. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

    Whale appears alongside yachts in luxury Argentine area

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A whale appeared in the marina of one of Buenos Aires’ most exclusive neighborhoods Monday, periodically surfacing alongside luxury yachts while hundreds of onlookers tried to capture the moment with smartphones.

  • In this photo released by Inovafoto, Ronda Rousey, right, fights Brazil's Bethe Correia during their mixed martial arts bantamweight title fight at UFC 190, early Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rousey knocked out Correia 34 seconds into the first round to win. (Alexandre Loureiro/Inovafoto via AP)

    Rousey attends soccer game at Maracana after UFC win in Rio

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Ronda Rousey spent the day after her impressive victory over Bethe Correia at UFC 190 by going to a soccer game at Maracana Stadium.

  • Sunday, August 2, 2015

    Who wins and loses under Obama’s stricter greenhouse gas emission limits for power plants

  • Alois Jnabl of Austria exits the water during the men's triathlon ITU World Olympic Qualification Event in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015. The World Olympic Qualification is a test event for the Rio 2016 Olympics. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

    IOC to order tests for viruses at Rio’s Olympic water venues

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The International Olympic Committee said Sunday it will order testing for disease-causing viruses in the sewage-polluted waters where athletes will compete in next year’s Rio de Janeiro Games.

  • In this photo released by Inovafoto, Ronda Rousey, right, fights Brazil's Bethe Correia during their mixed martial arts bantamweight title fight at UFC 190, early Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rousey knocked out Correia 34 seconds into the first round to win. (Alexandre Loureiro/Inovafoto via AP)

    Rousey crushes Correia to defend her title at UFC 190

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — It’s not a good idea to give Ronda Rousey some extra motivation.

  • This July 15, 2015, file photo shows mixed martial arts fighter Ronda Rousey working out at Glendale Fighting Club in Glendale, Calif. Rousey's star power grows with each month, and the UFC's dominant bantamweight champion could have held her next title defense anywhere. She chose to travel to Bethe Correia's native Brazil for UFC 190 on Saturday, Aug. 1,  just so she can embarrass the challenger in front of her home fans. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong,File)

    Rousey roams to Brazil with plan to beat Correia at UFC 190

    GLENDALE, Calif. (AP) — Ronda Rousey is in charge now. The unbeaten bantamweight champion is the biggest star in the UFC, and she could have staged her next title defense anywhere in the world before she moves on to her next acting job or book tour stop or red-carpet appearance.