Away from Olympics, sewage blights vast swaths of Rio

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rivulets of waste crisscross the labyrinth of alleyways that serve as 5-year-old Kaike de Oliveira Benjamin's playground, forming dark, fetid puddles and gurgling streams of refuse and trash. It's little better inside the tiny, one-room apartment he shares with his mother, two little brothers and infestations of roaches and rats. When it rains, the basement apartment floods ankle-deep with a mixture of rainwater and sewage, and drinking water often comes out of the tap looking and smelling contaminated.

  • Written by JENNY BARCHFIELD, Associated Press

Video of ex-tennis star's arrest troubles NYC police boss

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department scrambled Thursday to deal with fallout from the mistaken arrest of former tennis star James Blake outside a Manhattan hotel by putting the arresting officer on desk duty and offering Blake an apology.

  • Written by TOM HAYS, Associated Pres