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The Daily Guide - Waynesville, MO
Updated at 4:56 AM

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) " Usain Bolt kneeled down and gave the track one final kiss, then flattened his hand, reached to the ground and slapped the white number "3'' painted at the finish line. Three Olympics, three races at each, three gold medals every time. He could have just as easily slapped the number "1." That would need no explanation. The man who transcended track and became a world-class celebrity bid a blazing-fast farewell to the Rio de Janeiro Games " and, he...

Updated at 4:30 AM

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) " A court on Friday halted the execution of a Texas man who was scheduled to die for a fatal 1996 robbery in which he wasn't the person who pulled the trigger. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ruled 7-2 to put Jeffery...

Updated at 4:13 AM

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) " The pole vault world-record holder was banned. The hometown favorite didn't make it through qualifying. It was all perfectly set up for Jenn Suhr to win another Olympic gold medal. It didn't happen. The...

Updated at 4:11 AM

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) " The Paralympics will go ahead in Rio next month but organizers said Friday that deep budget cuts mean a venue will close down, facilities will be dismantled and the workforce will be reduced. Poor ticket sales have...

Updated at 4:03 AM

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) " Justin Gatlin, Tyson Gay and Mike Rodgers were almost through parading the American flag around the track " celebrating a bronze medal of all things " when their names flashed on the big board, along with two letters:...

Updated at 4:03 AM

SRINAGAR, India (AP) " When news spread in early July that Indian troops had killed a charismatic commander of Indian-controlled Kashmir's biggest rebel group, the public response was spontaneous and immense. Tens of thousands of angry youths...

Updated at 3:51 AM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) " Andrea Lawful-Saunders has a ritual for cheering the black heroines of the Summer Olympics. She gets into her corner of the living room, sets up her chair, demands silence before screaming at the top of her lungs, flails...

Updated at 3:50 AM

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) " With one last chance for a gold medal in what's probably her last Olympics, Vivian Cheruiyot turned to " who else " Usain Bolt for a pre-race pep talk. Guess what? It worked. The Kenyan said she shared a few...

Updated at 3:38 AM

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) " Turkey's parliament has ratified a reconciliation deal reached with Israel last month, ending a six-year rift and paving the way for the restoration of full diplomatic ties. Parliament voted to approve the pact early...

Updated at 3:33 AM

BOSTON (AP) " Authorities say an "elderly man" found at a Massachusetts home actually was a 31-year-old fugitive wearing a disguise. Police went to a house on Cape Cod Thursday looking for Shaun Miller, who'd been a fugitive since April...

Updated at 3:05 AM

Brad Drehle postgame speech after Tigers' 42-0 loss to West Plains

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