Chesterton honors Olympic gold medalist Blake Pieroni Pieroni is one of several Hoosiers that won gold at the Olympics, including American sensation Lily King. While he’s found a newfound bond with his teammates, Pieroni did admit that transitioning back to college life has been a bit of an adjustment. 09/24/2016 - 1:32 pm | View Link
The 5 best boxing prospects from the Rio Olympics 2. Arlen Lopez, middleweight gold-medalist, Cuba: The only reason he’s not No. 1 is it’s uncertain if the 23-year-old will be able to immediately turn pro. Lopez, also the Pan American Games and World Amateur champion in 2015, flashed impressive power ... 09/22/2016 - 9:35 am | View Link
Freshman wins gold in Ultimate Frisbee World Championships, looks to Olympics next From July 31 to Aug. 6, Monnin was in Wroclaw, Poland, competing with 32 other American men, all under 20 years of age, for the title of ultimate frisbee world champion. Like the Olympics, the world championship tournament awards gold, silver and bronze ... 09/21/2016 - 9:00 pm | View Link
Paralympics: China's Zou Lihong wins wheelchair marathon RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Chinese wheelchair racer Zou Lihong captured her third medal and first individual gold of the Rio Paralympics on Sunday, beating American Tatyana McFadden in a photo finish in the women's marathon. On a course looping along sun ... 09/18/2016 - 9:51 am | View Link
Dosu Joseph: Winning Atlanta Olympics Gold Remains Nigeria’s Greatest Feat He described the Dream Team gold medal feat in the football event of the games as ... ‘If you guys had won the game against Brazil you would have knocked out the South American giant out of the competition and thereby moving closer to winning it. 09/17/2016 - 6:42 pm | View Link
American teen wins first gold medal of Rio Olympics | FOX ... One gold medal down, 305 to go and the Americans are already atop the medal count. In the first event of the Rio Olympics, taking place just 11 hours after ... 08/6/2016 - 5:57 am | View Website
American Olympians Fighting For $25,000 Gold Medal Bonuses ... This summer Michael Phelps returns for his fifth straight Olympic Games. In 2008 his record haul of eight gold medals was worth $200,000 in bonus money ... 08/3/2016 - 7:58 pm | View Website
2016 Rio Olympic Games | NBC Olympics Swimming Michael Phelps takes back 200m butterfly gold in Rio. After earning the silver medal behind Chad le Clos of South Africa at the 2012 Olympics, Michael Phelps ... 09/21/2016 - 7:00 pm | View Website
2016 Summer Olympics: The U.S. dominates Rio Games with ... The 2016 Rio Olympics have come to a close with Americans earning 121 medals -- 46 gold, 37 silver and 38 bronze -- their biggest haul ever, not counting ... | View Website
Russian rival blasts American gold medalist for turning ... Russian rival blasts American gold medalist for turning Olympics into 'a war' with doping criticism 08/14/2016 - 9:08 am | View Website
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has signed a peace treaty with a notorious warlord, pledging to lobby the U. S. and the United Nations to remove him and his party from terrorist blacklists.
Gulbuddin Hekmatyar signed the agreement Thursday via a video link into Kabul's presidential palace.
South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said military officials were investigating the North Korean solider, who defected across the central-east portion of the military demarcation line, which is inside the 4-kilometer-wide (2.5-mile-wide) Demilitarized Zone that separates the countries.
The conflict ended with an armistice, not a peace treaty, leaving the Korean Peninsula in a technical state of war.
The Olympic investigation panel, led by Shinichi Ueyama, a Keio University public policy professor, was launched by newly elected Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike as part of broader reforms after she raised concerns about ever-growing unofficial cost estimates and the potential burden on the city and its taxpayers.
" anyone who hears these numbers is alarmed," Ueyama said.
In the last 13 years, Congress passed major legislation that expanded taxpayer-financed coverage for prescription drugs but lacked explicit mechanisms for dealing with costs, instead relying mainly on market forces.
"Congress in attempting to expand access to prescription drugs has inadvertently created a situation where price increases are much more rapid," said economist Paul Ginsburg, a former congressional adviser on Medicare who now directs the Brookings Institution health policy center.
Government-sponsored coverage injected more dollars into the market for medications, and new consumer protections curtailed some blunt instruments insurers used to control costs, such as annual and lifetime limits on the dollar value of coverage.
Congressional indignation was on display recently as House members grilled Mylan CEO Heather Bresch about price increases for her company's EpiPens, prefilled syringes that deliver a rescue drug for people suffering life-threatening allergic reactions.
—Obama's health care law provided makers of cutting-edge biologic drugs 12 years of protection from generic competitors, not a shorter period sought by consumer advocates.
A Kaiser Family Foundation poll released Thursday shows strong support for requiring drug companies to disclose how they set prices (86 percent), Medicare negotiations (82 percent), price limits on costly drugs to treat cancer and diseases like hepatitis (78 percent), and allowing Americans to import medications from Canada (71 percent).
A day after fans said goodbye, family members and friends of Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez were set to attend a private funeral Mass on Thursday.
Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria, manager Don Mattingly, hitting coach Barry Bonds and the players including Marcel Ozuna and Giancarlo Stanton wore white T-shirts emblazoned with Fernandez's image and the letters "RIP" as they slowly walked the hearse away from Marlins Park in Miami's Little Havana neighborhood Wednesday.
Fernandez was an emerging baseball star known for his exuberant personality and style of play.