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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Three U.S. Olympic swimmers plan to meet with Brazilian law enforcement today to discuss a reported robbery targeting 12-time medalist Ryan Lochte (LAHK'-tee) and his teammates. A U.S. Olympic Committee spokesman says Jack Conger and Gunnar Bentz were released by authorities after being pulled from a flight at the Rio de Janeiro airport. They were freed on the condition that they would continue talking to authorities. The spokesman says teammate Jimmy Feigen (FEE'-gen) also plans to talk to officials as he navigates a judge's order that keeps him in Brazil. The order similarly called for Lochte's passport to be seized, but the star swimmer had already returned to the United States.

NEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Clinton is meeting today with law enforcement leaders, including the retiring New York City police commissioner who recently said Donald Trump's candidacy scared him. Clinton campaign aides says she is meeting in New York with eight leading law enforcement leaders, including retiring commissioner Bill Bratton of New York and his successor, James O'Neill. Clinton's meeting comes as Trump has accused her of being "against the police" and vowed to restore law and order if elected president. Aides said Clinton's meeting has been planned for several weeks.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest evidence of solid hiring comes in today's Labor Department report on unemployment claims. Fewer people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, with applications slipping by 4,000. Applications have remained below 300,000 for 76 straight weeks, the longest streak since 1970. The low readings are more impressive given the growth in the U.S. population since then. As layoffs fall, hiring has improved, though it remains modest by historical standards.

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks have started the day steady to slightly lower. Overseas, stocks have been higher today on indications that the U.S. Federal Reserve is in no hurry to raise interest rates. Notes of the Fed's last policy meeting in July showed officials saying a rate increase might be warranted but gave no indication of timing.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials believe the recent extreme heat was responsible for the deaths of several hundred fish found belly-up in a pond on the National Mall. The shallow pond sits just west of the World War II Memorial. Officials say the recent heat likely spurred on the growth of algae, robbing the water of oxygen.

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