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BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Brazil's embattled president said the Rio de Janeiro Games will be "the most successful Olympics in history" as she ignited the flame Tuesday for a nationwide torch relay that organizers hope will build enthusiasm for the event amid the country's deep political and economic crisis.
NEW YORK (AP) — You don't expect to find paintings from motel rooms hanging in a New York art gallery. But Openhouse gallery will be showing art from Super 8 motels and giving it away with help from comedian and lifestyle guru Amy Sedaris.
The chief organiser of the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea resigned Tuesday less than two years before the Games begin, citing urgent problems with his troubled shipping business. The statement said former trade minister Lee Hee-Beom had been nominated as a replacement, with a formal vote to ratify his appointment expected soon. Hanjin Shipping -- the South's top container carrier -- applied for a debt restructuring plan last week to avoid bankruptcy after reporting mounting losses stemming from slowing demand in China.