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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The United States, which needed a rerun to qualify for the finals, has won the Olympic 4x100 women's relay over Jamaica. The win helped Allyson Felix win her record fifth Olympic gold medal. But in the men's 4x-100, Jamaica, led by Usain Bolt, won going away. It's his ninth gold over three Olympics. The U.S. finished behind Japan, to take the bronze.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump is vowing to win over African Americans if he is elected president, predicting that he will have "over 95 percent of the African American vote," at the end of his first term. Trump spoke of deteriorating conditions in Detroit and said rival Hillary Clinton would rather give jobs to refugees. Trump's rally was held in Dimondale, Michigan, about 90 miles west of Detroit.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense officials say the U.S. has twice scrambled fighter aircraft to protect American special operations forces and allies after Syrian government warplane attacks near the northeastern Syrian city of Hassakeh. A Navy spokesman says the U.S. has increased combat air patrols in that area and has warned Syria that America will defend coalition troops.

MIAMI (AP) — A California woman has been sentenced to more than four years in federal prison for illegally exporting U.S. military gear to China including jet fighter engines and a drone aircraft. Court records show a Miami federal judge imposed the sentence today on Wenxia Man of San Diego. A jury convicted her in June of conspiring to export and actually exporting military equipment without the proper license.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Legendary crooner Tony Bennett has been honored today in San Francisco in honor of his 90th birthday earlier this month. There were speeches, music and hundreds watched as an 8-foot-tall bronze statue was unveiled outside the Fairmont Hotel. That's where he first sang "I Left My Heart in San Francisco" in 1961. Bennett says he'll never forget today.

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