Zika virus overshadows buildup to Rio de Janeiro Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Zika virus is overshadowing the final preparations for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, even eclipsing concerns over deep budget cuts and severe water pollution.

  • Written by STEPHEN WADE, AP Sports Writer

5-year-old Afghan boy could get to meet Lionel Messi

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A 5-year-old Afghan boy who made a splash on the Internet by wearing a homemade Lionel Messi jersey might get the chance to meet the Barcelona great.

  • Written by RAHIM FAIEZ, Associated Press