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  • Mexico beats Brazil to win 1st Olympic soccer gold
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    2012-08-11 18:14:29 UTC

    WEMBLEY, England (AP) — Mexico is celebrating its first Olympic gold medal in men's soccer, and Brazil is wondering if it will ever be able to add the title to its long list of triumphs. Oribe Peralta scored only 29 seconds into the Olympic final at Wembley Stadium and added another goal in the second half to help Mexico upset Brazi...
  • EYES ON LONDON: Bolt not done, dinged gold medal
    Diaalnews
    2012-08-10 11:34:26 UTC

    LONDON (AP) — Around the 2012 Olympics and its host city with journalists from The Associated Press bringing the flavor and details of the games to you: ___ BOLT'S NOT DONE Usain Bolt says the two golds he's won in London makes him a legend. So what happens if he adds another? One night after becoming the first man to win t...
  • EYES ON LONDON: Bolt, Blake aim for world record
    Diaalnews
    2012-08-09 05:44:50 UTC

    LONDON (AP) — Around the 2012 Olympics and its host city with journalists from The Associated Press bringing the flavor and details of the games to you: ___ WORLD RECORD? Both jogged across the finish line. Both know they've got more in the tank — maybe even a gold medal. Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake both moved onto the fi...
  • EYES ON LONDON: Felix streaks, Bolt coasts
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    2012-08-08 22:43:42 UTC

    LONDON (AP) — Around the 2012 Olympics and its host city with journalists from The Associated Press bringing the flavor and details of the games to you: ___ SILVER AND GOLD Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce doesn't mind a silver to go with her gold. The winner of the 100-meter dash followed it up with a runner-up finish to Allyson Fe...
  • EYES ON LONDON: Bolt and MANU, Hoy, Hammer
    Diaalnews
    2012-08-07 21:50:14 UTC

    LONDON (AP) — Around the 2012 Olympics and its host city with journalists from The Associated Press bringing the flavor and details of the games to you: ___ USAIN AND MANU? Well, he's not bad with his feet. Everyone wants to know what the world's fastest man is going to do after the London Olympics. How about playing a litt...
  • EYES ON LONDON: Gabby Douglas back on balance beam
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    2012-08-07 05:33:11 UTC

    LONDON (AP) — Around the 2012 Olympics and its host city with journalists from The Associated Press bringing the flavor and details of the games to you: ___ GABBY'S GRAND FINALE Gabby Douglas is back for her grand finale. The American two-time gold medalist has a chance for one more title before she leaves the London Games,...
  • EYES ON LONDON: Lebron, Team USA face Argentina
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    2012-08-06 05:32:02 UTC

    LONDON (AP) — Around the 2012 Olympics and its host city with journalists from The Associated Press bringing the flavor and details of the games to you: ___ AMERICANS REGROUP Lithuania gave the Americans a scare in their last game. Now LeBron James and Co. face a team even more talented. Team USA plays Argentina on Monday, ...
  • Britain awakes to an unfamiliar sensation: winning
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    2012-08-05 18:09:59 UTC

    LONDON (AP) — Britain awoke, afraid it might all have been a dream. It wasn't: Six gold medals, including three in track and field within the space of an hour Saturday night, had given the country its best day at an Olympic Games since 1908. A country accustomed to sporting disappointment could scarcely contain its disbelief. ...
  • EYES ON LONDON: Electric 100-meter dash coming up
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    2012-08-05 07:07:05 UTC

    LONDON (AP) — Around the 2012 Olympics and its host city with journalists from The Associated Press bringing the flavor and details of the games to you: ___ LET'S RUN TWO TODAY The fastest men in the world on one of the fastest tracks around. Should make for an electric night in the 100-meter dash. Usain Bolt, Yohan Blake a...
  • Phelps collects 18th gold medal in final race
    Diaalnews
    2012-08-04 21:51:50 UTC

    LONDON (AP) — The finale was a formality, more a coronation than a contest. Michael Phelps headed into the retirement the only way imaginable — with another gold medal. Reclaiming the lead with his trademark butterfly stroke, the one seen in his Olympic debut as a 15-year-old in Sydney a dozen years ago, Phelps won the 18th gold of ...
  • Phelps ends career with gold in medley relay
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    2012-08-04 21:30:34 UTC

    LONDON (AP) — Michael Phelps ended his career with another gold as the United States won the medley relay at the London Olympics on Saturday. Phelps leaves the sport with a record 18 golds and 22 medals overall. At these games he won four golds and two silvers. In the final swimming event of the eight-day meet, the Americans cloc...
  • Women's boxing makes long-awaited Olympic debut
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    2012-08-04 20:43:11 UTC

    LONDON (AP) — Queen Underwood is grateful to every woman whose collective fight allowed her to become the first American woman to climb into an Olympic boxing ring. When she takes that historic step between the ropes Sunday, she'll be thinking more about the fight that's right in front of her. That's because British lightweight N...
  • EYES ON LONDON: Freaked out, swans, Usain Colt
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    2012-08-04 18:06:09 UTC

    LONDON (AP) — Around the 2012 Olympics and its host city with journalists from The Associated Press bringing the flavor and details of the games to you: ___ GET ME OUT OF HERE! Sprinter Timi Garstang admits to being a tad overwhelmed at the Olympic stadium on Saturday. "There were more people there than in my entire country...
  • Vertical skydiving world record broken in Illinois
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    2012-08-04 13:15:44 UTC

    OTTAWA, Ill. (AP) — Falling at speeds of up to 220 mph, a group of nearly 140 skydivers shattered the vertical skydiving world record as they flew heads-down in a massive snowflake formation in northern Illinois. Three judges representing the Federation Aeronautique Internationale, the international air sports agency, certified that...
  • EYES ON LONDON: Fast track, Phelps, Blade Runner
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    2012-08-04 07:11:29 UTC

    LONDON (AP) — Around the 2012 Olympics and its host city with journalists from The Associated Press bringing the flavor and details of the games to you: ___ BLAZING SPEEDS Is it the track? Seven female sprinters, led by world champion Carmelita Jeter's time of 10.83 seconds, ran the first round of the 100 in 11 seconds or b...
  • Douglas shatters glass ceiling with historic win
    Diaalnews
    2012-08-03 06:22:44 UTC

    LONDON (AP) — Gabby Douglas believed two years ago, when she convinced her mother to let her move halfway across the country. Martha Karolyi became a convert over the winter, when the bubbly teenager with the electric smile developed the tenacity required to be a champion. Under the brightest lights, on the biggest stage, that be...
  • Italy claim Team Foil gold
    Diaalnews
    2012-08-02 20:33:52 UTC

    Italy's version of the 'Dream Team' did what was expected at the ExCeL Fencing arena tonight, adding Team Foil gold to the three Individual medals they won on Saturday. Valentina Vezzali, Elisa Di Francisca - now a double gold medal-winner in London - and new world number one Arianna Errigo were in unstoppable form all day and took...
  • Michael Phelps beats Ryan Lochte to win 20th Olympic medal
    Diaalnews
    2012-08-02 20:16:31 UTC

    Michael Phelps won his first individual gold at London 2012 and his 20th Olympic medal by beating Ryan Lochte in the men's 200m individual medley. The American led from the front and looked as if he might break the world record but touched for a historic 16th gold medal in 1:54.27. Phelps also becomes the first man to defend an ...
  • Armstrong wins 2nd straight time trial gold
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    2012-08-02 20:29:05 UTC

    HAMPTON COURT, England (AP) — Kristin Armstrong of the United States won her second straight gold medal in the Olympic cycling time trial Wednesday, beating Judith Arndt of Germany by more than 15 seconds Armstrong covered the 18-mile course south of London in 37 minutes, 34.82 seconds. Arndt finished in 37:50.29 for the silver, whi...
  • Phelps takes record 19th Olympic medal
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    2012-07-31 20:18:06 UTC

    LONDON (AP) — Michael Phelps broke the Olympic medals record Tuesday with his 19th as the United States romped to a dominating win in 4x200-meter freestyle relay at the London Games. With 19 career medals spanning three Olympics, Phelps moved one ahead of Soviet gymnast Larisa Latynina, who got her haul in 1956, 1960 and 1964. And h...
  • Olympics awash in Twitter, for better or worse
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    2012-07-31 19:40:47 UTC

    LONDON (AP) — It's amazing how much trouble can be stirred up in 140 characters or less. But also how much intimacy, excitement, global scope and, yes, general zaniness. For better and for worse, the 2012 Olympics are being shaped, shaken and indisputably changed by a social media revolution that four years ago in Beijing was in its...
  • EYES ON LONDON: Big night approaches for Phelps
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    2012-07-31 08:08:04 UTC

    LONDON (AP) — Around the 2012 Olympics and its host city with journalists from The Associated Press bringing the flavor and details of the games to you: ___ BIG NIGHT FOR PHELPS After missing the medal podium in his first swim in London and taking a surprising silver in the 4x100 freestyle relay, Michael Phelps is back for two...
  • Many drugs remain legal after 'bath salts' ban
    Diaalnews
    2012-07-26 07:57:48 UTC

    WASHINGTON (AP) — People are inventing so many new ways to get high that lawmakers can't seem to keep up. Over the past two years, the U.S. has seen a surge in the use of synthetic drugs made of legal chemicals that mimic the dangerous effects of cocaine, amphetamines and other illegal stimulants. The drugs are often sold at smal...
  • Alzheimer’s Drug Fails to Reduce Significant Agitation
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    2012-07-24 06:37:50 UTC

    USA Biotechnology - A drug prescribed for Alzheimer’s disease does not ease clinically significant agitation in patients, according to a new study conducted by researchers from the U.K., U.S. and Norway. This is the first randomized controlled trial designed to assess the effectiveness of the drug (generic name memantine) for significa...
  • How to protect kids from whooping cough outbreaks
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    2012-07-22 09:26:55 UTC

    ATLANTA (AP) — Whooping cough was once a terrible menace to U.S. children, with hundreds of thousands of cases reported annually. Then a vaccine drove cases down, and the illness became thought of as rare and even antiquated. But it never totally disappeared, and now there's been a spike in cases. With nearly 18,000 cases so far ...