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Katie Ledecky says she ‘never would have imagined’ her Olympic swimming success

Katie Ledecky says she ‘never would have imagined’ her Olympic swimming success

With her Tokyo Olympics drawn to a close, American swimmer Katie Ledecky can start to unwind. “I did have a hamburger after I was done — that tasted good,” she says about a celebratory meal that was more than deserved. Ledecky won 1500m and 800m freestyle golds in Tokyo and silvers in the 400m freestyle…MORE

Fearing arrest at home, Belarusian sprinter ‘safe’ after being forcibly removed from the Olympics

Fearing arrest at home, Belarusian sprinter ‘safe’ after being forcibly removed from the Olympics

Belarusian sprinter Kristina Timanovskaya is “safe” and now looks likely to claim asylum in a third country after she refused to board a flight out of Tokyo, saying she was being forced to return to her native country against her will where she feared arrest. Late Sunday, the 24-year-old Olympic athlete was moved from Tokyo’s…MORE

Expert hopes the rise in Covid-19 vaccinations means the US is waking up to the dangers of the Delta variant

Expert hopes the rise in Covid-19 vaccinations means the US is waking up to the dangers of the Delta variant

The Delta variant is wreaking havoc through much of the United States, but the “silver lining” is that more Americans appear to be at the tipping point of understanding the importance of Covid-19 vaccinations, one expert said. “People are waking up to this,” Director of the National Institutes of Health Dr. Francis Collins told CNN…MORE

HSBC brings back dividend as profit more than doubles

HSBC brings back dividend as profit more than doubles

HSBC’s profits soared in the first half of the year as its business staged a strong recovery from the worst of the coronavirus pandemic. The British bank also confirmed Monday that it would bring back its interim dividend after it was forced to scrap it last year at the request of UK regulators. The Bank…MORE

A Long Island county’s legislature will vote on bill that would allow police to sue protesters and seek damages up to $50,000

A Long Island county’s legislature will vote on bill that would allow police to sue protesters and seek damages up to $50,000

The Nassau County, New York, legislature will vote on a bill Monday that would allow all first responders, including police officers, to sue protesters and seek damages of up to $50,000. If the bill passes, first responders would be able to sue individuals they believe harassed, injured, menaced or assaulted them due to their status…MORE

A West Hollywood salon celebrates nurses with free makeovers

A West Hollywood salon celebrates nurses with free makeovers

Five nurses who’ve seen the worst of the Covid-19 pandemic up close were treated to a reprieve this weekend when they received free makeovers at a salon in West Hollywood, California. “I’m so grateful to the community because nurses rarely take care of themselves,” UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center nurse Dahlia Maldonado told CNN. The…MORE

Authorities are investigating after four people died in a California helicopter crash

Authorities are investigating after four people died in a California helicopter crash

Four people died after a helicopter crashed in California Sunday, authorities said. The aircraft crashed before 1:15 p.m. PST north of Sacramento, according to a news release from the Colusa County Sheriff Department. CCSD deputies and fire personnel discovered all victims deceased on the scene, although their cause of death is not yet known and…MORE

Gianmarco Tamberi and Mutaz Essa Barshim share Olympic gold in emotional high jump final

Gianmarco Tamberi and Mutaz Essa Barshim share Olympic gold in emotional high jump final

They both cleared the highest bar, but when it came to deciding a winner, two Olympic high jumpers opted not to take it to a tie-breaker. Instead, they asked to share the gold medal — prompting cheers beyond their home countries of Qatar and Italy. During the long competition, 30-year-old Mutaz Essa Barshim from Qatar…MORE

A California mother died after being shot in front of 6-year-old daughter. Police think it could be a case of mistaken identity

A California mother died after being shot in front of 6-year-old daughter. Police think it could be a case of mistaken identity

A California mother died after being shot in front of her 6-year-old daughter last week, in what authorities said could be a case of mistaken identity. Jacqueline Flores, 25, was parked with her daughter in the backseat of her vehicle in Fresno on July 27 when she was shot in the head, according to a…MORE

The latest on the Tokyo Olympics

The latest on the Tokyo Olympics

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