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After abusing Xanax, Roseville graduate completes treatment

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Aaron Dimler was on his way. The captain of his football team at Roseville High School, he had a job, a long-term girlfriend and a scholarship worth $240,000 to study and play football at Macalester College.
Then he started taking Xanax.
When he saw that University of Minnesota wrestlers might be invol ... (full story)

Guide to visiting Rio for the Olympics, from safety to samba

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — With the Olympics just a few weeks away, Brazil faces a litany of problems: an economy in freefall, the Zika virus and a political crisis with an impeached president. But for those brave — or foolhardy — enough to make the trip, Rio de Janeiro is a city rich with potential rewards. Broadcaster ... (full story)

Laws encourage alternatives to prison for veterans with PTSD

Laws encourage alternatives to prison for veterans with PTSD

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A former Army sergeant's defenders say he truly believed he was protecting fellow soldiers from a Taliban bomber when he emptied 24 rounds at police and firefighters responding to a fire in his apartment.
Psychologists testified that Joshua Eisenhauer returned from Afghanistan with post-traumatic stress ... (full story)

UCLA shooting renews concerns about classrooms with no locks

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When an active shooter alert spread across the UCLA campus Wednesday, some students found themselves in a frightening predicament: They were told to go into lockdown but couldn't lock their classroom doors.
Images of students piling tables, chairs and printers against doors on social media sparked alarm a ... (full story)

Africans in India face constant battles with racism

Africans in India face constant battles with racism

NEW DELHI (AP) — Fear and anger. Those are the emotions that shadow Odole Emmanuel Opeyemi every time the Nigerian man steps out of his New Delhi apartment.
Every encounter with Indians is fraught with those feelings, whether he's taking an autorickshaw or the Metro, buying vegetables or trying to find a spot to park his ca ... (full story)