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  • Ecuador grants asylum to WikiLeaks' Assange
    909a0cd309206217180f6a70670055a7-1 2012-08-17 05:28:58 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — Ecuador's Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino said he'd tried to get guarantees from the Americans, the British, and the Swedes that Assange would not be extradited to the United States, but that all three had rebuffed him. If Assange were extradited to the U.S. "he would not have a fai...

  • Britain warns Ecuador over Assange asylum
    Diaalnews 2012-08-16 01:35:32 UTC
    QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuador accused Britain on Wednesday of threatening to storm its London embassy to arrest Julian Assange after the U.K. issued a stern warning to the South American nation ahead of its decision on an asylum bid by the WikiLeaks founder. Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino sai...

  • And now...onto Rio! London puts out Olympic flame
    London 2012-08-13 04:48:42 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — And now, on to Rio! London brought the curtain down on a hugely entertaining Olympics with a sensational rock 'n roll nostalgia tour of a closing ceremony that thrilled the London night with top-of-the-chart classics, supermodels and psychedelic mayhem. After a glorious two we...

  • 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 nig...

  • 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 Bol...

  • EYES ON LONDON: Felix streaks, Bolt coasts
    5e56106b3ee2b416170f6a706700d75c 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 ...

  • Bank scandals tarnish London's reputation
    9c8a4b1c23089216170f6a7067000e9a 2012-08-07 22:27:26 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — It's been a tense summer in the City of London as one bank after another has faced allegations of massive misbehavior. Bankers in the British capital, which has for centuries been a center for global business, fear its reputation has been tarnished indelibly and that a heavy-hand...

  • 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 L...

  • EYES ON LONDON: Gabby Douglas back on balance beam
    96f17cb70af38216170f6a706700000c 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 t...

  • EYES ON LONDON: Lebron, Team USA face Argentina
    5612545ef1046915170f6a7067008009 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....

  • Britain awakes to an unfamiliar sensation: winning
    2b9e2984d7ee5415170f6a706700eadc 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 c...

  • EYES ON LONDON: Electric 100-meter dash coming up
    Addc65f8d8755615170f6a706700c02d 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-...

  • 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...

  • Phelps ends career with gold in medley relay
    203a78aebe343c15170f6a7067005d46 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 o...

  • EYES ON LONDON: Freaked out, swans, Usain Colt
    3b4a7d79d5a94915170f6a706700db98 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 mor...

  • EYES ON LONDON: Fast track, Phelps, Blade Runner
    D40acdadbe6c3d15170f6a70670081a4 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 f...

  • 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 brighte...

  • EYES ON LONDON: Gabby's gold, Phelps claims 20th
    Diaalnews 2012-08-03 06:00:52 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: ___ IT ALL PAID OFF Two years after Gabby Douglas left her home and family, moving halfway across the country at 14 in search of better...

  • Olympic houses turn London into global party
    Diaalnews 2012-08-02 08:58:11 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — Russia wants to knock your socks off. Denmark is stylish and sophisticated. Ireland is up for a party — on a budget. There are more than 200 countries at the Olympics, and they have two ways to stand out. One is on the medal podium — the other is by partying. Dotted across Lon...

  • BRAND PATROL
    Af508c618b6e0f15170f6a7067004330 2012-08-02 08:37:29 UTC
    A sampling of the more bizarre examples of strict enforcement of branding restrictions against non-Olympic sponsors: Pimms, that quintessentially English liqueur, cannot be listed on any menus during the games, even at Wimbledon, where tennis is taking place and where Pimms is as traditional a...

  • Armstrong wins 2nd straight time trial gold
    42ead68d89220515170f6a706700d5e7 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 ...

  • Phelps finishes second again for 18th career medal
    Fab6a43e70caf315160f6a70670016a4 2012-07-31 19:57:05 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — Michael Phelps flipped away his cap in disgust, having blown the race with a blunder at the end. He hardly looked like the swimmer who had just equaled the record for most Olympic medals. Phelps won his 18th career medal Tuesday night, but it was only a silver. Having led the ...

  • Olympics awash in Twitter, for better or worse
    5350f365702ff015160f6a706700cff1 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 t...

  • Loaded field to swim 'Race of Century'
    A41a038f3d34c315160f6a7067006c33 2012-07-30 05:38:55 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — It's another "Race of the Century" in the Olympic pool, and this time Michael Phelps isn't even in it. The 200-meter freestyle final on Monday night features a loaded field, including Sun Yang of China, Park Tae-hwan of South Korea, American Ryan Lochte, Yannick Agnel of France a...

  • Costas recalls Israel athletes killed at '72 Games
    Diaalnews 2012-07-28 07:46:15 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — NBC's Bob Costas noted a controversy over honoring Israeli athletes killed at the Olympics 40 years ago during his coverage of the opening ceremony but stopped short of offering his own protest. The International Olympic Committee had declined a request to hold a moment of sile...