• New exhibit celebrates Olympics, western Michigan athletes

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A new exhibit celebrating the Olympics and western Michigan athletes is going on display.

  • In this July 7, 2016 photo, a police officer runs for cover during an exchange of gunfire with drug traffickers at the "pacified" Alemao slum complex in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Half a dozen officers had entrenched themselves behind a cable car station while they shot it out with suspected drug traffickers in the sprawling cluster of slums in north Rio. Shootouts erupt daily, even in slums where community policing programs had successfully rewritten the narrative in recent years. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

    Rio security push crumbles as murders, police killings rise

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — On the eve of hosting the world’s largest sporting event, Rio de Janeiro’s decade-long push to curb violence in hundreds of slums appears to be crumbling.

  • A federal police agent leads a handcuffed suspect who authorities say was arrested on terrorism-related charges in Brasilia, Brazil, Thursday, July 21, 2016. Ten Brazilians, who according to authorities pledged allegiance to the Islamic State militant group, were arrested Thursday. Authorities also described them as "amateurs" who discussed on social media the possibility of staging attacks during next month's Olympics.  (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

    Brazil arrests 10 in alleged Olympics terror plot

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Ten Brazilians who pledged allegiance to the Islamic State militant group were arrested Thursday, authorities announced, describing them as “amateurs” who discussed on social media the possibility of staging attacks during next month’s Olympics.

  • IOC acts to protect Olympic athletes from Games-time abuse

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The International Olympic Committee says a welfare officer will be assigned to the athletes’ village in Rio de Janeiro to coordinate any reports of harassment or abuse during the games next month.

  • In this May 8, 2015 file photo, lab technicians work at the Brazilian Doping Control Laboratory (LBCD) before a visit by Brazil's sports minister in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The World Anti-Doping Agency said Wednesday, June 20, 2016, it has reaccredited the LBCD, the lab that will do drug testing for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, which start in just over two weeks. The anti-doping laboratory was suspended in June 2016 for "nonconformity with International Standard for Laboratories." (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)

    WADA reinstates Rio Olympic drug-testing laboratory

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The World Anti-Doping Agency said Wednesday it has reinstated the laboratory that will carry out drug testing for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, which start in just over two weeks.

  • World Anti-Doping Agency approves Rio de Janeiro testing laboratory in time for Olympics

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — World Anti-Doping Agency approves Rio de Janeiro testing laboratory in time for Olympics .

  • In this Nov. 24, 2015 file photo, police officers patrol the Grand Place in central Brussels. Between terror attacks, Zika and mass shootings, there's lots of bad news about popular destinations around the world. Where does that leave travelers who may want to stay home instead of going through with a trip? It depends on the circumstances. Cancel-for-any-reason insurance is expensive to buy but provides refunds if you change your mind about a trip. Standard trip insurance may also cover cancellations to a destination hit by terrorism for a period of days following an attack. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, File)

    Can insurance help if you cancel a trip out of fear?

    NEW YORK (AP) — Spooked by headlines about Zika, terrorism and mass shootings? Maybe the news is so bad you’re ready to cancel your vacation and stay home. But can you recoup what you paid for flights, lodging, car rentals and tours?

  • Suns officially announce signing of guard Barbosa

    PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Suns have announced the signing of veteran guard Leandro Barbosa.

  • In this May 20, 2016 file photo, Olympic tickets are displayed during an event at the Rio 2016 headquarters in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Non-Brazilians who bought Olympic tickets early may be regretting it, having paid higher prices and add-on fees. In a last-minute push to boost slow ticket sales, Rio organizers recently opened up their local ticket website to the entire world. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)

    Olympic tickets: Prices could drop for non-Brazilian buyers

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Sports fans living outside Brazil who bought tickets for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics early may be regretting it, having paid higher prices and add-on fees.

  • Russian stars who could miss the Rio Olympics

    MOSCOW (AP) — The International Olympic Committee says it is exploring the legal options for a possible ban of the entire Russian team from next month’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro as a result of the country’s repeated doping scandals. Russia finished fourth in the gold medal table at the 2012 Olympics in London and third in the overall medal table. Its absence in Rio would shake up both tables. Here are five Russian stars who could miss out: