Summer Olympics Begin With Uplifting Spectacle in Gritty Rio

Extolling achievements like Rio’s pioneering replanting of its urban forests and the tolerance, however fragile, that characterizes much of Brazilian society, a message emanated from the opening ceremony: Some order and progress, the words optimistically emblazoned on the country’s flag, might just emerge from the creative chaos that persists here. Pointing to the ceremony’s honoring…

Boxer arrested for alleged sex assault in Village

Taylor Barnes, Special for USA TODAY Sports 9:11 p.m. EDT August 5, 2016 Boxer Saada Hassan of Morocco who is competing in the 81 kg category poses after a training session at the Riocentro complex in Rio de Janeiro.(Photo: YURI CORTEZ, AFP/Getty Images) RIO DE JANEIRO — An Olympic boxer from Morocco has been arrested because…