Tokyo 2020 is not going to be your grandparents' Olympic Games.
When the International Olympic Committee (IOC) confirmed five new sports were to be included in the Tokyo 2020 Games, it was a clear signal the organization was making a concerted effort to embrace youth culture. To that end skateboarding, surfing, sports climbing and karate, as well as the return of baseball and softball, look to make a grand splash in 2020.
Here's a quick breakdown on what to expect on the high-flying new additions when the Summer Olympics kick off in Tokyo in one year's time.
Brexit hardliner Boris Johnson won the contest to lead Britain's governing Conservative Party on Tuesday and will become the United Kingdom's next prime minister. He'll be tasked with fulfilling his promise to lead the U.K. out of the European Union "come what may."
He defeated his rival Jeremy Hunt overwhelmingly in a vote of Conservative Party members.
He will be installed as prime minister in a formal handover from Theresa May on Wednesday.
The victory is a triumph for 55-year-old Johnson, an ambitious but erratic politician whose political career has veered between periods in high office and spells on the sidelines.
The political crisis in Puerto Rico has escalated to a point where many wonder how Gov. Ricardo Rosselló will be able to govern the U.S. territory in the coming days and possibly weeks amid the massive protests to oust him.
Adding to the pressure, a Puerto Rico judge on Tuesday issued search warrants for the cellphones of government officials tied to an online chat that sparked the political crisis.
Territorial Justice Department spokesman Kelvin Carrasco told The Associated Press that the warrants were approved overnight and were issued for those who have not yet turned over their phones. He did not name the officials and declined further comment because the investigation is ongoing.
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FDNY firefighters will travel to Washington, D.C., on Tuesday as the Senate is expected to vote on a bipartisan bill that will ensure a victims' compensation fund related to the Sept. 11 attacks never runs out of money.
Speaking at a news conference Monday, President of the Uniformed Firefighters Association Gerard Fitzgerald said he's optimistic that the bill with new amendments added on by Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, will pass.
"Over the weekend the NYPD lost three of their members related to 9/11 disease. This is something that will continue to happen. It's very sad unfortunately it's a reminder here in New York city sometimes daily of the sick and dying and what we have going on," Fitzgerald said. "We're hopeful tomorrow that it'll go through and it'll be on the President's desk by the end of the week."
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Congressional Democrats and Republicans have struck a budget deal that would suspend the debt limit until mid-2021, President Donald Trump and Democratic congressional leaders announced Monday.
The emerging two-year agreement would suspend the debt limit until July 31, 2021, and put an end to automatic spending cuts that would have kicked in without a deal.
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FBI Director Christopher Wray's appearance before a Senate committee could be something of a preview of the intense questioning special counsel Robert Mueller is likely to face in Congress the next day.
Wray is set to testify Tuesday morning before the Senate Judiciary Committee, which is chaired by one of President Donald Trump's closest allies, Sen. Lindsey Graham. The South Carolina Republican has vowed to investigate the origins of the Russia investigation.
Republicans are likely to spend time questioning both Wray and Mueller about Peter Strzok, an FBI agent who helped lead the Trump investigation and exchanged anti-Trump text messages during the 2016 election with an FBI lawyer, Lisa Page.
Joe Biden is proposing to reverse several key provisions of the 1994 crime bill he helped write in an acknowledgment that his tough-on-crime positions of the past are at odds with the views of the modern Democratic Party.
In a speech later Tuesday in New Orleans, the former vice president will call for an end to the disparity that placed stricter sentencing terms on offenses involving crack versus powder cocaine as well as an end to the federal death penalty, which the legislation authorized as a potential punishment for an increasing number of crimes.
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The Trump administration on Tuesday proposed tightening automatic eligibility requirements for the food stamp program, a change that could affect about 3.1 million people.
The Agriculture Department said the rule would close "a loophole" that enables people receiving only minimal benefits from the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program to be eligible automatically for food stamps.
"For too long, this loophole has been used to effectively bypass important eligibility guidelines. Too often, states have misused this flexibility without restraint," Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said in a statement.
Under current law, states may confer eligibility for food stamps, officially called the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP, if they meet income and other requirements for TANF. USDA says 43 states have expanded that to include households that the agency says "barely participate" in TANF.
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A man whose job was to help adults with disabilities has pleaded guilty to raping two clients in Fairfax County, Virginia, leading to pregnancies for both women.
Bernard Betts-King, 60, pleaded guilty Tuesday to the attacks.
In one case, the woman was unable to say who assaulted her. In the second case, the woman identified Betts-King as her attacker.
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The Trump administration announced Monday that it will vastly extend the authority of immigration officers to deport migrants without allowing them to appear before judges, its second major policy shift on immigration in eight days.
Starting Tuesday, fast-track deportations can apply to anyone in the country illegally for less than two years. Previously, those deportations were largely limited to people arrested almost immediately after crossing the Mexican border.
Kevin McAleenan, the acting Homeland Security secretary, portrayed the nationwide extension of "expedited removal" authority as another Trump administration effort to address an "ongoing crisis on the southern border" by freeing up beds in detention facilities and reducing a backlog of more than 900,000 cases in immigration courts.
Two months after a mother of five vanished from a tony Connecticut town, authorities say they're still following up on more than 1,200 tips and leads.
But Jennifer Dulos' disappearance remains a mystery. The 50-year-old New Canaan woman went missing on May 24 after dropping her children off at school.
Police later arrested Fotis Dulos, her estranged husband, and Michelle Troconis, his girlfriend, on charges of evidence tampering and hindering prosecution. Both have pleaded not guilty, and both are free on $500,000 bond.
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Authorities say a 23-year-old tourist from Chicago punched a worker in the face when her FastPass wasn't valid for the Tower of Terror ride at Disney's Hollywood Studios.
Videos of NYPD officers getting doused in buckets of water that surfaced on Monday have sparked a debate on whether the behavior was simply a prank, or it was anti-police sentiment.