US & World

With 18 days to go, is Rio ready for the 2016 Olympics?

Find out from Jefferson Puff, correspondent in Brazil for the BBC.

Baton Rouge community leader: 'Nobody wants to see death'

The fatal shooting of three law enforcement officers in Baton Rouge comes nearly two weeks after the shooting of Alton Sterling. How is the city coping?

Turkey says 6,000 people have been detained after failed coup

Turkey's justice minister also called on the U.S. to stop protecting a Pennsylvania cleric who has been accused of orchestrating the coup.

LA reacts to attempted coup in Turkey

Mehmet Berker, the son of a Turkish immigrant, worries that the coup could help the president amass more power and erode traditional democratic institutions.

Congress releases '28 Pages' regarding Saudi links to 9/11 hijackers

The 2002 classified report was a source of speculation for years. It points to possible contact between Saudi officials and the Sept. 11 hijackers but draws no conclusions.

World leaders voice support for Turkey, condemn coup

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said the United States would entertain an extradition request for exiled cleric Fethullah Gulen, whom Turkey's president blames for a failed coup.

Latest on Nice, France: ISIS says one of its 'soldiers' carried out attack

It's a claim we need to take with caution, because French authorities have not yet found any links between the suspect and any militant organizations. They've taken five people into custody.

France attack: SoCal UC Berkeley student still missing

UC Berkeley student Nicolas Leslie, 20, is known to have been at the Bastille Day celebration and is still unaccounted for. Leslie is from Southern California.

How to check travel advisories for your vacation destination

Many people have summer vacations planned in Europe. We check into travel advisories and ask about what you can do if you want to cancel or postpone your trip.

How to help survivors of the France attack

For those looking to support the survivors and families of victims, there are a number of ways you can contribute.

LA reacts to France attack: 'The paradise it was — it's finished'

Los Angeles residents and ex-pats respond to the killing of 84 people in the seaside resort of Nice, where a truck drove through a crowd of celebrators. An ID found with the truck driver belongs to a French-Tunisian man, officials say.

LISTEN: Eyewitness accounts of Bastille Day attack in Nice, France

David Coady was confused, at first, to see the truck in the closed-off street. Then: "People were literally diving for their lives," Eric Drattell says. "There were bodies and blood everywhere."

Witness: 'Just mad chaos' in Nice after Bastille Day attack

People fled into the streets after a truck drove into a crowd celebrating the holiday on the city's promenade Thursday evening.

Tim Duncan, 'The ultimate teammate,' retires from Spurs

NBA all-star says he is retiring after 19 seasons with the San Antonio franchise. He helped the team win five championships.

9 crucial things Obama said about the Dallas shootings

Speaking at his final NATO summit, Barack Obama focused on the killing of five police officers in Dallas. He also spoke of hope, change and gun control.

Serena Williams wins Wimbledon for her 22nd Grand Slam title

And she did it in straight sets, polishing off German player Angelique Kerber. Williams ties Steffi Graf with 22 Grand Slam titles in the Open Era.