Good morning. Here are some of the stories we're following this morning:
1. Brazil Hands Olympic Games to Japan With a Splashy Party
With the extinguishing of the Olympic flame, the 2016 Rio Olympics are officially closed. The world will reconvene in Pyeongchang for the 2018 Winter Olympics and in Tokyo for the 2020 Summer Games. Read more in SPORTS.
2. Trump Campaign: Deportation Force 'to Be Determined'
Throughout the Republican primary, Donald Trump supported the forcible removal of the some 11 million undocumented immigrants estimated to live in the United States. Is he now softening his position? His new campaign manager gave the impression Sunday that the GOP nominee is keeping an open mind. Read more in POLITICS.
3. Cops Without Guns Dominate as London Awaits 'Likely' Attack
While America’s police have become increasingly militarized, the British tradition of unarmed "bobbies-on-the-beat" has endured. Meanwhile, a recent string of attacks — in cities like Paris, Brussels, Nice and Istanbul — has forced authorities across Europe to re-assess their approaches to tackling terrorism. Read more in NEWS.
4. Zika Took Her Baby. She Doesn’t Want It to Happen to You
She never saw the mosquito that bit her and gave her Zika. And she had no way of knowing it would cost her a longed-for first pregnancy. Read more in HEALTH.
5. Philippines Drug-War Deaths Spike as Criticism Mounts
The number of drug-related killings since President Rodrigo Duterte took power and declared war on drugs in May has jumped to about 1,800, police said Monday, a day after the new leader lashed out over United Nations criticism of the deaths. Read more in NEWS.
6. After Trauma, Syrian Refugee in Kansas City Embraces America
Four months after Ahmad al-Abboud and his brood became the first Syrian family to be resettled in the U.S. from Jordan as part of the White House-backed "surge operation," he has landed a job at a Kansas City restaurant. Read more in NEWS.
7. How to 'Catch 'Em All' in One of World's Most Violent Cities
Karachi, Pakistan, one of the world's most violent places — where criminals, chronic power outages and even terrorist cells are part of life for many of its 20 million residents. But despite its chaos, the city has not escaped the "Pokemon Go" craze that has swept the globe this summer.
8. The Future of the Mormon Church? It's Latino
According to the Pew Research Center, seven percent of U.S. Mormons are Latino. However, Latinos are the fastest-growing group in the Church. Between 2000 and 2010, the number of Spanish-language wards (congregations) more than doubled, while Latin America has the highest rate of growth of Mormons worldwide. Read more in NEWS.