3 Killed in Thai Blasts
A series of blasts in Thailand's southern provinces in a 24-hour period Thursday and Friday has killed at least four people and wounded dozens more.
The explosions occurred in the seaside resort of Hua Hin, the island gateway town of Surat Thani and in southern Trang.
"The bombs are an attempt to create chaos and confusion," said junta chief Prayut Chan-o-cha. "Why have the bombs occurred as our country is heading towards stability, a better economy and tourism?"
In a referendum last week, millions of Thais voted to approve a junta-backed constitution the country's military leaders say opens the way to new elections, but critics see it as legitimizing the military’s role in government for years to come.
Day Six in Rio: Simone Biles Dazzles!
American gymnast Simone Biles is now officially the best gymnast in the world.
Biles on Thursday won the women’s individual all-around contest, while her equally talented teammate Aly Raisman took the silver medal. Russian Aliya Mustafina took the bronze.
The 19-year-old Biles takes her place as the greatest gymnast of her generation and perhaps of all time.
U.S. swimming phenom Michael Phelps earned his 22nd career gold medal in the 200 meter individual medley Thursday night.
Phelps – who already has won three gold medals in Rio – swam in the lane next to American teammate and longtime rival Ryan Lochte. Lochte didn't fare as well as Phelps, coming in fifth after falling behind in the final freestyle leg of the race. Kosuke Hagino of Japan took second, and China’s Wang Shun came in third.
American swimmer Simone Manuel tied for gold in the 100 meter freestyle, sharing the title with Penelope Oleksiak of Canada.