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Boston organizers unveil plans for 2024 Olympics

BOSTON - The organizers of Boston's Olympic bid unveiled their plans for the 2024 Summer Games on Wednesday.

Boston is picked by USOC as bid city for 2024 Summer Games

DENVER - U.S. Olympic leaders cast their future with Boston, hoping a compact, college-centric bid will overshadow the city's protest group and convince voters to bring the 2024 Summer Games to America.

USOC seeks partner, leaders who share Olympic vision when choosing 2024 bid city

DENVER - When the leaders of the U.S. Olympic Committee meet, they'll be deciding on more than a city to compete for the 2024 Summer Games. They'll be picking a partner that will help shape their future.

Michael Phelps pleads guilty to drunken driving

BALTIMORE - Olympic gold medal swimmer Michael Phelps pleaded guilty to drunken driving on Friday, almost three months after he was arrested after leaving a Baltimore casino.

IOC President Thomas Bach welcomes US bid for 2024 Olympics

IOC President Thomas Bach welcomed the U.S. decision to bid for the 2024 Olympics, saying Wednesday that whichever city is put forward will be a "very strong" contender in what is shaping up as a high-profile global race.

Rome considers bid for 2024 Olympic Games

ROME - Sailing in Sardinia. Boxing in Florence. Basketball in Milan. Water polo in Naples. How about badminton or archery in St. Peter's Square?

Mascots for 2016 Games honor Brazilian musicians

RIO DE JANEIRO - The mascot for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro has been named Vinicius, and the Paralympics mascot will go by the name of Tom.

USOC will decide next week if it will bid on 20024 Games

The U.S. Olympic Committee will make a decision next week on whether to bid and may even select a city to put forward among Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington.

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Train derails near Allendale

MARTIN, S.C. -- A CSX train carrying chemicals derailed in Martin about 2:40 a.m. today, and hazardous-materials teams are working the scene near the Archroma plant, which has been evacuated.
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