HOMESTEAD, Fla | Johnson, Knaus reach checkered flag of championship pairing

HOMESTEAD, Fla — Jimmie Johnson walked into a Hendrick Motorsports family reunion on pit road. Hall of Fame driver Jeff Gordon chatted near the No. 48 car while Johnson’s wife cradled crew chief Chad Knaus’ baby boy. They needed baby wipes as much a checkered flag. “It’s all about this moment right now,” Gordon said. … Continue reading HOMESTEAD, Fla | Johnson, Knaus reach checkered flag of championship pairing

HOMESTEAD, Fla | The Latest: Pit-stall call draws criticism after 1st stage

HOMESTEAD, Fla— The Latest on NASCAR’s Cup Series championship (all times local): 4:25 p.m. The controversial pit stall selections of Joe Gibbs Racing drew scrutiny after the first stage of Sunday’s championship race. Denny Hamlin missed his pit stall when he headed in for service and had to back up. It cost the pole-sitter valuable … Continue reading HOMESTEAD, Fla | The Latest: Pit-stall call draws criticism after 1st stage

JACKSONVILLE, Fla | Roethlisberger leads Steelers to comeback win over Jags

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.— Ben Roethlisberger was far from perfect until the fourth quarter, and that was all that mattered for the Pittsburgh Steelers. One week after Roethlisberger had a perfect quarterback rating, he overcame three interceptions and a 16-0 deficit by leading two late scoring drives. He lunged in from the 1 for the winning score … Continue reading JACKSONVILLE, Fla | Roethlisberger leads Steelers to comeback win over Jags

LUCERNE, Switzerland | Swiss stun Belgium 5-2 to make Final Four in Nations League

LUCERNE, Switzerland— Top-ranked Belgium fell to a stunning 5-2 loss against Switzerland on Sunday, with Haris Seferovic‘s hat trick lifting his team into the UEFA Nations League finals. Belgium led 2-0 after 17 minutes thanks to Thorgan Hazard’s two goals and was cruising toward the inaugural Final Four to be hosted by Portugal in June. … Continue reading LUCERNE, Switzerland | Swiss stun Belgium 5-2 to make Final Four in Nations League

CHICO, Calif | The Latest: Search for bodies quickens before possible rain

CHICO, Calif  — The Latest on California’s wildfires (all times local): 1:20 p.m. Crews searching for remains of people after the devastating Northern California wildfire are stepping up their efforts ahead of rains forecast for later this week that could complicate their work. A team of 10 volunteers along with a cadaver dog were examining … Continue reading CHICO, Calif | The Latest: Search for bodies quickens before possible rain

BOSTON | Rhodes scholar class features plenty of women, immigrants

BOSTON — The latest crop of U.S. Rhodes scholars has more women than any other single class, and almost half of this year’s recipients of the prestigious scholarship to Oxford University in England are either immigrants or first-generation Americans, the Rhodes Trust announced Sunday. Among the 32 winners is Harvard University senior Jin Park, the … Continue reading BOSTON | Rhodes scholar class features plenty of women, immigrants

TIJUANA, Mexico | Tijuana protesters chant ‘Out!’ at migrants camped in city

TIJUANA, Mexico — Hundreds of Tijuana residents congregated around a monument in an affluent section of the city south of California on Sunday to protest the thousands of Central American migrants who have arrived via caravan in hopes of a new life in the U.S. Tensions have built as nearly 3,000 migrants from the caravan … Continue reading TIJUANA, Mexico | Tijuana protesters chant ‘Out!’ at migrants camped in city

TALLAHASSEE, Fla | The Latest: Nelson: ‘Things worked out a little differently’

TALLAHASSEE, Fla — The Latest on Florida’s election recount (all times local): 3:45 p.m. U.S. Sen Bill Nelson says in giving up his re-election bid that “things worked out a little differently than … I had hoped.” The veteran Capitol Hill Democrat conceded his razor-thin race Sunday to Republican Rick Scott with a video statement … Continue reading TALLAHASSEE, Fla | The Latest: Nelson: ‘Things worked out a little differently’