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by Mark Trevelyan

LONDON - Michael Phelps won the right to call himself the greatest Olympian of all time when the U.S. team destroyed the field in the 4x200 metres freestyle relay on Tuesday to hand him his 19th medal.


by John Mehaffey

LONDON - Nine-time Olympic gold medalist Carl Lewis expressed surprise and disappointment on Tuesday over comments from U.S. presidential candidate Mitt Romney which appeared to criticise London's handling of the Summer Games.


by Julian Linden

LONDON - South Africa's Chad le Clos upset Michael Phelps to win the 200 metres butterfly final at the London Olympics on Tuesday.


by Mike Collett

LONDON - The idea of women playing soccer at the Olympics would have been unthinkable the last time the Games were staged in London in 1948, but on Tuesday a record crowd of 70,000 is expected for Britain's match against Brazil at Wembley Stadium.


by Simon Evans

MANCHESTER, England - The United States women's soccer team clinched top spot in Group G after Abby Wambach's 25th minute goal gave them a 1-0 win over North Korea and a 100 percent record at Old Trafford on Monday.


Phelps makes history with record 19th medal

LONDON - Michael Phelps won the right to call himself the greatest Olympian of all time when the U.S. team destroyed the field in the 4x200 metres freestyle relay on Tuesday to hand him his 19th medal.

AUSTIN, Texas - Tea Party favorite Ted Cruz scored a stunning upset over a longtime Texas state officeholder in a Republican U.S. Senate primary runoff on Tuesday, transforming Cruz into a national conservative star and marking a resurgence of the movement to shrink the size of U.S. government.

Iconoclastic American author Gore Vidal dead at 86

LOS ANGELES - Writer Gore Vidal, who filled his novels and essays with acerbic observations on politics, sex and American culture while carrying on feuds with big-name literary rivals, died on Tuesday at home in Los Angeles of complications from pneumonia, age 86.

RALEIGH, N.C. - Anand Shimpi is one of the most influential tech industry figures you've never heard of.

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