• Sports court confirms Russia ban from Rio Paralympics

    GENEVA (AP) — Two days after Russia finished fourth in the Olympic medal table, its Paralympic team was barred from the next big games in Rio de Janeiro as punishment for a state-backed doping program.

  • Sports court confirms Russia’s ban from Paralympic Games over state-backed doping program

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Sports court confirms Russia’s ban from Paralympic Games over state-backed doping program.

  • Samba dancers perform during the closing ceremony in the Maracana stadium at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

    The Latest: Schurter of Switzerland wins mountain bike gold

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The latest on the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro (all times local):

  • Correction: United Nations-Nuclear Weapons story

    GENEVA (AP) — GENEVA — In a story Aug. 19 about a U.N. working group’s decision to call on the U.N. General Assembly to consider launching multilateral negotiations on nuclear disarmament, The Associated Press misspelled the name of Thai ambassador and erroneously attributed to him a comment that the decision would have little impact unless nuclear powers were also on board. His name is Thani Thongphakdi, and he did not say that the group’s decision will have little impact unless nuclear powers join in.

  • CERN officials investigate ‘spoof’ sacrifice caught on video

    GENEVA (AP) — Officials at CERN, home to the world’s largest particle accelerator, say they’ve launched an internal investigation over a “spoof” video filmed on its campus appearing to mimic a human sacrifice.