The U.S. Olympic Committee strongly denied Monday that it has advised athletes and staff to consider skipping the Summer Olympic Games in Brazil because of the Zika virus, NBC News reported.
The USOC bluntly said a Reuters report that it offered the advice in a conference call last month with the leaders of U.S. sports federation "is not accurate."
The report cited the head of USA Fencing as saying USOC officials told the federations that no one should go to Brazil "if they don't feel comfortable going."
The USOC said Monday that, in the call, it closely followed the guidance given by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the International Olympic Committee.
CDC guidelines for travel to South America, including Brazil, don't say travelers should avoid Brazil, but advise that travelers protect themselves against mosquito bites.
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Prosecutors have requested the detention of the developers of a high-rise apartment building in southern Taiwan that collapsed over the weekend following a strong earthquake, killing dozens of people, official media said Tuesday.
The Tainan District Prosecutors Office said Lin Ming-hui and two others, identified only by their surnames, Chang and Cheng, were suspected of negligence resulting in death, Taiwan's official Central News Agency reported.
The office requested their detention to prevent collusion or other acts that could disrupt the investigation, CNA said. A hearing on the matter was scheduled for later Tuesday.
After propping himself against a wall for 20 hours to avoid smothering his girlfriend, Ko Ching-chung's strength was draining away.
The young couple had been trapped in Saturday's pre-dawn collapse of the Weiguan Golden Dragon apartment complex in the southern Taiwanese city of Tainan following a strong earthquake. Outside, rescuers were frantically searching for survivors amid the smashed concrete and twisted iron.
"Toward the end, to tell you the truth, I had already given up," Ko told Taiwanese broadcaster FTV from his hospital bed on Monday, a day after he and his girlfriend were rescued.
Thirty-six people were injured, at least seven critically, when a charter bus heading to Mohegan Sun Casino flipped onto its side Monday on snow-covered Interstate 95 in Madison, Connecticut, authorities said.
Officials from Mohegan Sun said the Dahlia charter bus — based in New York — was en route to the Uncasville casino around 12:20 p.m. Monday when it rolled over on I-95 north, between the exit 61 off-ramp and the on-ramp.
The driver told police he was merging right from the left lane when he lost control on the snow-slick highway and hit the metal barrier. Snow began falling on Monday morning and Madison had around 2 to 3 inches around the time of the crash.
The country's first primary begins in New Hampshire on Tuesday and after the Iowa Caucuses, the results will play a critical factor in deciding who will be sent to the White House.
Sen. Ted Cruz may have done well in Iowa but New Hampshire's evangelical voters, who largely supported Cruz in Iowa, aren't as numerous this time around, NBC News reported.
Donald Trump leads in the New Hampshire polls and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio hopes to gain more points.
For the Democrats, Hillary Clinton's camp increase their attacks on Bernie Sanders, who holds the lead in the polls. Bill Clinton was asked if he is worried that Hillary doesn't do well with younger voters and he replied, "No, it's all part of the strategy the Republicans have. Keep her tied up for a year."
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NFL quarterback Johnny Manziel hit his girlfriend Colleen Crowley so severely on Jan. 29 that she suffered a ruptured eardrum and still can't hear in her left ear, the woman's attorney said Monday. "They expect (her ear) to heal but it'll take a while," Dallas attorney Kathy Kinser told NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth. Dallas police re-opened the criminal case on Friday and NBC 5 has reported that police in Fort Worth are also investigating. Manziel, the Cleveland Browns quarterback who became the first freshman to win the Heisman Trophy while playing at Texas A&M, agreed to the order, which forbids him from seeing her for two years. Manziel's attorney did not immediately respond to a request for comment Monday.
When doctors detected lead in 1-year-old Sophia Rodriguez Waid's blood, her family did everything they could to fix the situation, spending months living with friends and relatives and scarce dollars remodeling their home in Flint, Michigan, NBC News reported.
Now, with Sophia facing an uncertain future, her parents are filing a lawsuit against the city and a raft of government officials they say lied to Flint's residents and put children like her in harm's way.
The suit, which does not specify damages, names the city of Flint and the state of Michigan and government officials as defendants. Another lawyer for the family, Adam Slater, said they are arguing the water system was not strictly a governmental function so the city and state can't use governmental immunity as a shield.
Local officials did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
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In his last appearance before the primary here on Tuesday, former President Bill Clinton said he wishes "sometimes" that he wasn't married to Hillary Clinton because then he could speak more freely, NBC News reported.
"Sometimes when I am on a stage like this, I wish that we weren't married, then I could say what I really think," Bill Clinton said before introducing his wife at a rally. "I don't mean that in a negative way. I am happy."
The 42nd president, who until now had been notably restrained in stump speeches for his wife, unleashed some harsh words against her chief rival, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, at a campaign stop in Milford Sunday.
"The hotter this election gets, the more I wish I were just a former president and, just for a few months, not the spouse of the next one because, you know, I have to be careful what I say," he said.
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A federal judge Monday again ruled against Texas in its efforts to stop the resettlement of Syrian refugees, saying that while it would be "foolish" to deny there are risks following the Paris attacks, state officials have never shown an imminent danger to the public.
The decision by U.S. District Judge David Godbey is another setback for Republican leaders in Texas, which was the first state that sued the Obama administration over resettling families from the war-torn country but has failed to halt or even slow the arrival of any new refugees.
Godbey, who in December knocked Texas for offering "largely speculative hearsay" about extremists possibly infiltrating Syrian refugees, seemed to wink this time at the state demanding action from a judicial branch that GOP leaders often accuse of overreach.
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A photo of a black clothing model wearing a T-shirt that says "slave" has landed a popular fashion retailer in hot water, TODAY reported.
The shirt was quickly removed from ASOS's retail website ASOS Marketplace, where it was part of a list showcasing outside designers.
Some angry shoppers posted screen shots of the image online, where some called the image racist and others called for a boycott of the company.
The English brand that made the shirt, Wasted Heroes did not return TODAY's request for comment, but has responded to some critics on social media, explaining that the word "slave" on the shirt referred to being a slave to a fashion label.
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A 19-year-old killed his mother and two neighbors before turning his gun on himself in a shooting that brought SWAT and various emergency vehicles to a rural area in Texas, authorities said Sunday.
Uvalde County Sheriff Charlie Mendeke said Dylan Westerburg gunned down his mother Friday afternoon in their home near Uvalde, about 85 miles west of San Antonio. He then went next door and killed two brothers, Arthur and Phinny Norton, Mendeke said.
Mendeke said investigators haven't determined a clear motive for the shootings. Westerburg lived with his mother in a small cabin about 20 yards from the Nortons' mobile home on the brothers' property.
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A man who was caught on video attacking an elderly man with a pole at a gas station and wildly swinging a sword at another man was behind bars in Broward County, Florida, Monday, authorities said.
Jovaughn Walker, 22, is facing charges including attempted murder, aggravated battery, aggravated assault, carjacking and possession of cannabis after police said he went on a violent rampage in Lauderhill Sunday.
Walker was being held without bond Monday, jail records showed. It was unknown if he's hired an attorney.
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New research has found that an increasingly popular law enforcement weapon, the Taser stun gun, can create short-term cognitive impairment comparable to dementia, NBC News reported.
In a study published this month in the journal "Criminology & Public Policy," researchers from Arizona State University and Drexel University examined what they describe as a little known corner of the criminal justice world: the effect of 50,000 volts on a person's brain.
"There are plenty of people in prison who were tased and then immediately questioned," one of the researchers, Robert Kane, said in a statement published with the study. "Were they intellectually capable of giving 'knowing' and 'valid' waivers of their Miranda rights before being subjected to a police interrogation?"
The researchers recruited 142 brave college students from Arizona State to be tased for science. Unlike the "typical suspect," the study notes, whose cognition may be diminished by drugs, alcohol or mental illness at the time of arrest, the students were forbidden from drinking and using drugs.
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An 8-pound chihuahua is resting at a Southern California humane society after a man was caught on camera abusing her in the lobby of the South Pasadena Police Department.
Surveillance video captured the man and dog entering the police station on Saturday before he is seen scolding and kicking the dog, police said. He then used the leash to swing her body around in a circle.
"The man pulled the leash very very hard," said Laura Mendez, a police records clerk, who was in the lobby when it happened. "It was so shocking to see the poor animal."
Football's game of the year always brings talk-worthy moments, and Super Bowl 50 did not disappoint.
According to Google Trends data released Monday, musical guests held their own with star quarterbacks Peyton Manning and Cam Newton as some of the most-searched moments of the game.