The Daily Register - Harrisburg, IL
Updated at 5:26 AM

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) " International Weightlifting Federation says 3 gold medalists, 8 other medalists fail retests of 2008 Beijing Olympic samples, face loss of medals.

Updated at 5:22 AM

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) " The National Park Service celebrates its 100th birthday Thursday. The federal agency oversees 131,000 square miles of parks, battlefields and other landmarks across the nation and in four U.S.

Updated at 5:19 AM

AMATRICE, Italy (AP) " A strong earthquake struck central Italy early Wednesday, collapsing homes on top of residents as they slept. At least 10 people were reported dead in two hard-hit towns that were partially demolished. "The town isn't...

Updated at 4:56 AM

TOKYO (AP) " The countdown to the 2020 Olympics began Wednesday with the arrival of the Olympic flag in Tokyo from Rio de Janeiro. The contrast between the two host cities couldn't be starker. Instead of samba in the streets, there will be robots...

Updated at 4:48 AM

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) " Turkey's and the U.S.-backed coalition forces on Wednesday launched an operation to clear a Syrian border town from Islamic State militants, the office of the Turkish prime minister said. The operation began at 4 a.m.

Updated at 4:32 AM

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) " Jordan's first Olympic champion, taekwondo gold medal winner Ahmad Abughaush, has returned home to a royal welcome. The 20-year-old was greeted by three princes, his family and a cheering crowd late on Tuesday at the...

Updated at 3:42 AM

NEW YORK (AP) " How do you follow winning Olympic gold at the Rio Olympics? How about a chance to see "Hamilton" on Broadway? The Tony Award-winning smash musical on Tuesday night welcomed the U.S. women's gymnastics team " Simone Biles,...

Updated at 3:31 AM

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) " With the growth of agritourism and more people visiting local farms, Connecticut officials are joining other states in educating farmers about how to mitigate health risks for their new visitors. Connecticut's latest...

Updated at 3:28 AM

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) " Turkey's military and the U.S.-backed coalition forces on Wednesday launched an operation to clear a Syrian border town from Islamic State militants, Turkey's prime minister's office said. The state-run Anadolu Agency...

Updated at 3:22 AM

CLEVELAND (AP) " A chef who admitted to fatally shooting two housekeepers at an Ohio assisted living facility could spend the rest of his life behind bars. A Cleveland judge sentenced 56-year-old Frank Staton to 66 years to life in prison...

Updated at 3:01 AM

TOKYO (AP) " The Olympic flag has arrived in Tokyo, host of the next Summer Games. Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike held the flag aloft as she got off an All Nippon Airways plane and walked down a stairway to the tarmac at Tokyo's Haneda airport...

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