Here’s a look at some of the stories making headlines around the U.S. this morning.
Our first headline comes from Floridatoday.com.
It reads: Delta Four Rocket Blasts Off From Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
An Air Force mission to deliver “neighborhood watch” satellites launched early this morning in Florida.
The two satellites will patrol the skies for potential threats to other U.S. satellites in orbit.
Our next headline comes from the LA Times.
It reads: Rio Police Call Swimmers’ Story Of Robbery A Fabrication; Usoc Issues Apology.
American swimmer Jimmy Feigen testified before a Brazilian judge in Rio overnight.
He agreed to pay about 10,000 U.S. dollars to be able to board a flight today and leave the country.
This morning Gunner Bentz and Jack Conger will land in the U.S.
Brazilian officials say surveillance video proves the story the swimmers told about being robbed at gunpoint is untrue…and that armed guards were questioning them about vandalizing a gas station.
The United States Olympic Committee has apologized.
And our final headline this morning comes from ESPN.
It reads: Usain Bolt Cements His Legacy Among The Greats In Sports History.
His victory in the 200 yesterday gave him eight Olympic golds.
He has won three straight in each of the 100 and 200.
The final step for the once-unimaginable “triple-triple” is gold in the 4×100-meter relay tonight.
The Olympics wrap up this Sunday, which by the way, is Usain Bolt’s 30th birthday.