Good morning. Here are some of the headlines we're following this morning:
1. U.S. Swimmers Pulled Off Plane Over Robbery Probe
Swimmers Gunnar Bentz and Jack Conger, who say they were with teammate Ryan Lochte when they were robbed in Rio during the Olympics, were removed from a plane by Brazilian authorities late Wednesday. The chief of the city's tourist police said the pair had their passports "temporarily confiscated by a court order." Read more in NEWS.
2. What to Watch on Day 13 of the Olympics
After U.S. trio Brianna Rollins, Nia Ali and Kristi Castlin made the first sweep of the women's 100m hurdles in Olympics history on Wednesday, America looks to add to its hardware in track and field on Thursday. The decathlon will come to a close Thursday as the U.S.'s Ashton Eaton looks to finish at the top of his second Olympic podium. Read more in SPORTS.
3. Clinton’s ‘Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy’ Comes Full Circle
For Democrats, Donald Trump's decision to put Breitbart News chief Steve Bannon — a man they dismiss as a conspiracy theorist — in charge of his campaign is vindication of a conspiracy theory of their own. Read more in POLITICS.
4. After Campaign Shake-Up, It’s Trump vs. the World
By installing Bannon as campaign CEO and veteran pollster Kellyanne Conway as campaign manager, the GOP nominee is recommitting to the dark anti-establishment message that worked in the primaries but has so far turned off the general electorate. Read more in POLITICS.
5. Thirteen Dead as Louisiana Flooding Damage Becomes Clear
With Louisiana still swamped by historic flooding that has killed at least 13 people and displaced tens of thousands more, the National Weather Service warned Thursday that heavy rains could produce more floods and flash flooding in parts of the state. Read more in NEWS.
6. More Than 1,500 Battle Monster California Wildfire
The emergency personnel are on the scene of a raging wildfire burning in Southern California that has forced tens of thousands to flee — a blaze that veteran firefighters said is unlike anything they've ever seen. Read more in NEWS.
7. Boy in Ambulance Photo Shows Horror of Syria
Syrian opposition activists have released haunting footage showing a young boy rescued from the rubble in the aftermath of a devastating airstrike in Aleppo. Read more in NEWS.
8. Trump Tower Climber Practiced Berfore Stunt: Prosecutors
Stephen Rogata, 19, allegedly waited until his parents left town before traveling to New York City where he scaled the building last week. Read more at NBC NEW YORK.