After several close calls this tournament, the Americans displayed their dominance in a 30-point win over Serbia in the men’s gold medal game.
Starting in 1966, Dr. Henderson, known as D.A., led the World Health Organization’s war on the smallpox virus, and achieved success astonishingly quickly.
Feyisa Lilesa, the Olympic silver medal winner, said his gesture at the finish line in Rio de Janeiro could get him killed if he returned home.
New York Times reporters and photographers cover the closing ceremony for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
With the victory, the Americans extended their winning streak in the Olympics to 52 games.
A new breed of landlord is blurring the line between renter and homeowner, but these firms claim they’re bringing homeownership to those who can’t get mortgages.
Mr. Ocean has released two new albums, a music video and an art magazine that display his musical and nonmusical talents.
On Saturday, Mr. Downie, who has terminal brain cancer, played what could be his last major outing with that venerable Canadian band.
The girl was found dead in a bathtub on Friday in an apartment building in the Richmond Hill neighborhood.
In 2012, the Brazilian judoka Rafaela Silva was a medal favorite, but she was disqualified. At the Rio Games, she sought to show that her humble background could not squelch her dreams.
For reasons good and bad, the city’s water played a leading role in how the Games will be remembered: as a source of heroics, scandals and mosquitoes.
Thirty-six men were hanged in connection with the group’s killing of 1,700 Shiite military personnel, despite concerns over the country’s criminal justice system.
Militants struck a market in the town of Galkayo and then stormed a government building and engaged in gun battles with security forces.
The film, which cost Paramount and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer about $100 million to make, arrived to a disastrous $11.4 million in domestic ticket sales.
Madelyn Gould, a Columbia University professor, is hoping to stem the tide of a major public health threat to young people.
The suicide attack, which killed more than 50, is the deadliest in a string of bombings in Turkey as the war in Syria spills over the border.
In Ashton Hayes, residents have banded together to cut greenhouse emissions with solar panels, wine-and-cheese nights and no politicians.
Observers say the Republican nominee’s warnings of voter fraud in Pennsylvania belie his real target: predominately black precincts like those in Philadelphia that traditionally vote for Democrats.
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In an Olympic rematch of the 2014 World Cup semifinal, Brazil beats Germany on penalty kicks.