• In this Aug. 14, 2016 photo mare Emira is presented during the yearly Arabian Horse Auction "Pride of Poland" in Janow Podlaski, Poland. Irregularities surrounding the sale of Emira have fueled a political scandal in Poland that has cost one official his job, prompted calls for a criminal organization, and damaged the reputation of Poland's respected state Arabian breeding program. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)

    Mysterious sale at horse auction sparks scandal in Poland

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Anette Mattsson had bid 200,000 euros ($226,500) for a prized gray Arabian mare but soon stopped. With the price rising rapidly and no sign of other bidders, she sensed that something strange was going on at the annual Pride of Poland sale on Aug. 14.

  • In this Aug. 12, 2016 file photo, fans hold signs against interim Brazilian President Michel Temer during a quarter-final match at the women's Olympic football tournament between Brazil and Australia in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. The smaller signs read in Portuguese: "Coup in Brazil" and "Get out Temer." Temer replaced President Dilma Rousseff as interim leader after she was suspended, and both have been at the epicenter of a corruption investigation that has led to the jailing of dozens of politicians and top businessmen. (AP Photo/Eugenio Savio, File)

    Brazilian politicians skip Olympics amid bad mood of country

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Olympics are normally a prime place for politicians to schmooze, tout their work and bask in the limelight in hopes of boosting popularity or gearing up for a re-election bid.