LOS ANGELES — Ana Paredes paced back and forth in anxious anticipation, her eyes on the escalator disgorging passengers into the baggage claim area. When the little girl emerged, Ms. Paredes rushed forward to clutch and caress her. But 10-year-old Melissa, the daughter she had not seen for seven years, at first embraced her only halfheartedly. Before boarding the flight to Los Angeles, the girl had fretted on the phone about whether she would find her mother at the airport. “Will I recognize you?” she asked. Her arrival on April 2 marked the end of a 2,500-mile journey that began in Guatemala in February, progressed over land through Mexico and then ended in a hazardous raft trip across the Rio Grande into Texas. She spent several weeks in a government-contracted group home before being allowed to join her mother and two older siblings in California. When Ms. Paredes left Melissa in Guatemala in 2014, her daughter had been a cheerful toddler, just starting to learn colors and … [Read more...] about ‘Will I Recognize You?’ She Traveled 2,500 Miles to Reach Her Mother.
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8 TOKYO (AP) — Set the alarm for Day 14 of the Tokyo Games and watch Allyson Felix attempt to win a 10th track and field Olympic medal over breakfast. Then stay up late to catch the U.S. men's basketball team play for the gold. Most of Friday's high-profile events are early, including the jumping team event at Tokyo’s Equestrian Park. Jessica Springsteen, daughter of Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Bruce Springsteen and his E Street Band wife, Patti Scialfa, will attempt to win her first Olympic medal. Medals will be awarded in the women's marathon, women's high jump, women's 10,000-meters, men's javelin, men's 1,500-meters and both 4x400 meter relays. Here are some things to watch (all times Eastern): TRACK & FIELD Allyson Felix came to the Tokyo Games chasing history. The track star has nine medals across four Olympics, most of any woman in U.S. track and field history. One more medal would give her 10 — … [Read more...] about Felix runs for history; Americans seek more basketball gold
close Video Fox News Flash top headlines for August 5 Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. Nelly Korda reached her tee shot on the final hole of an otherwise flawless round, looked up and saw a thick pine branch blocking her path to the green. She flung her water bottle toward her golf bag and tried to figure out the next option. Any thoughts of the second 59 in women's golf history ended there. The pursuit of a gold medal? Stronger than ever, even with a double bogey on the 18th hole that forced the 23-year-old American to settle for a 9-under 62 to tie the Olympic record in women's golf. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM Already a major champion and the No. 1 player in women's golf, Korda looked dominant as ever in the second round to build a four-shot lead, moving a big step closer to Olympic gold. "I've had a lot of good rounds this year. I've been … [Read more...] about Korda flirts with 59 to build 4-shot Olympic lead
SKY SPORT Kiwi shot putter Tom Walsh threw a season's best mark, but American Ryan Crouser was a class apart in the final. Ryan Crouser wrote the note, stuck it in his backpack and brought it out to the field just in case. “Grandpa. We did it. 2020 Olympic champion!” it said. The world's best shot putter had a feeling he'd win. After he did just that on Thursday , he pulled out that piece of paper and showed it to the world. Crouser's second straight Olympic gold medal was a tribute to his grandfather, Larry, who died shortly before Crouser left for Tokyo. “To lose him the week before the Olympics was obviously sad,” Crouser said. “But I feel like he was able to be here in spirit.” It was years ago in Larry Crouser's backyard that Ryan attempted his first toss with the heavy metal ball that would shape his life. What a journey it produced. Crouser has seen the world thanks to that shot put. Dominated it, too. He set the world record earlier this … [Read more...] about Tokyo Olympics: ‘We did it’: Tom Walsh’s nemesis dedicates gold to his fallen grandpa
By Hilary Andersson and Anne Laurent Published 24 May Share close Share page Copy link About sharing The US has a vast system of detention sites scattered across the country, holding more than 20,000 migrant children. In a special investigation, the BBC has uncovered allegations of cold temperatures, sickness, neglect, lice and filth, through a series of interviews with children and staff. It was midnight on the Rio Grande - the imposing river that forms the border between Texas and Mexico - and lights began to flash on the Mexican side. Voices could be heard in the darkness. Figures emerged, got into a small raft, and began to cross the river. As the raft appeared on the US side, the faces of the migrants became visible. More than half of them were children. Over March and April, more than 36,000 children crossed into the US unaccompanied by an adult. This was a record high for recent years. … [Read more...] about Children tell of neglect, filth and fear in US asylum camps