Visitors to Rio Olympics will find all 5 senses triggered

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Right after getting off the plane, sweat beads will start to gather on your forehead. That's just Rio de Janeiro's ever-present humidity saying "hello."

  • Written by PETER PRENGAMAN, Associated Press

Poll: Most young Americans say parties don't represent them

WASHINGTON (AP) — Most young Americans say the Republican and Democratic parties don't represent them, a critical data point after a year of ferocious presidential primaries that forced partisans on both sides to confront what — and whom — they stand for.

  • Written by LAURIE KELLMAN, Associated Press EMILY SWANSON, Associated Press

US adds a robust 255K jobs; unemployment stays 4.9 pct.

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added a healthy 255,000 jobs in July, a sign of confidence amid sluggish economic growth that points to a resilient economy.

  • Written by CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, AP Economics Writer

Obama: US doesn't pay ransom for hostages, $400 million sent to Iran wasn't secret

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama vigorously denies that a $400 million cash payment to Iran was ransom to secure the release of four Americans jailed in Tehran. He defended the transaction as evidence that the nuclear accord with Iran has allowed for progress on other matters.

  • Written by JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press MATTHEW LEE, Associated Press

Obama: Islamic State likely to continue to threaten US

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Islamic State group will probably continue to be a threat to the U.S. even after it is ousted from key strongholds in Iraq and Syria, President Barack Obama said Thursday, warning that lone-wolf believers will still be inspired to launch attacks that are harder to detect and prevent.

  • Written by LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press