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Lochte apologizes for not being more candid about incident
U.S Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte has apologized for his behavior surrounding a late-night incident at a Rio de Janeiro gas station, saying he should have been more "careful and candid" about how he described what happened.
 
Obama to phase out some private prison use
The Obama administration announced Thursday it will phase out its use of some private prisons, affecting thousands of federal inmates and immediately sending shares of the two publicly traded prison operators plunging.
 
Donald Trump made a rare act of contrition Thursday, saying he regretted offending people with his harsh way of speaking.
 
Donald Trump's campaign chairman Paul Manafort resigned on Friday in the wake of campaign shake-up and revelations about his work in Ukraine.
 
The United States acknowledged that it waited for Iran to release American prisoners before delivering US$400 million in cash that it owed the country, but again insisted the payment was not ransom.
 
Mexico's rights agency says police executed 22 at ranch
Federal police executed at least 22 people on a ranch last year, then moved bodies and planted guns to corroborate the official account that the deaths happened in a gunbattle, Mexico's human rights commission said Thursday.
 
US swimmers quit Brazil after admitting to inventing mugging
US Olympic authorities apologized to Brazil on Thursday as two US swimmers were allowed to go home having retracted a fabricated story about being mugged in Rio.
 
In a first, Trump says he regrets painful comments
For the first time since declaring his presidential run, Republican Donald Trump offered an extended apology to those who may have been hurt by his caustic comments, saying that he regrets some of what he's said "in the heat of debate."
 
Panama court acquits ex soccer star of laundering charges
A court in Panama has acquitted former Colombian soccer player Freddy Rincon of laundering drug money, but convicted cocaine kingpin Pablo Rayo Montano and sentenced him to nine years.
 
Lava from Hawaii volcano cascades into sea in vivid display
For the first time in three years, lava from a volcano on Hawaii's Big Island has crept down miles of mountainside and is dripping into the Pacific Ocean -- where it's creating new land and a stunning show for visitors.
 
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