DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. | New-look Daytona 500 has a certain throwback feel

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Among those trying to win the Daytona 500 this year are a Florida watermelon farmer, a short-track champion from New England, a television analyst and a 22-year-old whose career nearly was derailed by a brain tumor. The front row is the youngest in Daytona 500 history and it will be … Continue reading DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. | New-look Daytona 500 has a certain throwback feel

PROGRESSO, Argentina | Emotional funeral for Sala held in his Argentine hometown

PROGRESSO, Argentina (AP) — Family, friends, supporters and former teammates paid tribute to striker Emiliano Sala in his small Argentine hometown on Saturday, almost four weeks after he died when the plane he was in crashed into the English Channel. The 28-year-old Sala’s body received a hero’s welcome in Progreso where much of the grieving … Continue reading PROGRESSO, Argentina | Emotional funeral for Sala held in his Argentine hometown

LONDON | In Brexit limbo, UK veers between high anxiety, grim humor

LONDON (AP) — It’s said that history often repeats itself — the first time as tragedy, the second as farce. Many Britons feel they are living through both at the same time as their country navigates its way out of the European Union. The government awarded a contract to ship in emergency supplies to a … Continue reading LONDON | In Brexit limbo, UK veers between high anxiety, grim humor

AURORA, Ill | Aurora attacker took gun to work he shouldn’t have owned

AURORA, Ill. (AP) — The man who opened fire and killed five co-workers including the plant manager, human resources manager and an intern working his first day at a suburban Chicago manufacturing warehouse, took a gun he wasn’t supposed to have to a job he was about to lose. Right after learning Friday that he … Continue reading AURORA, Ill | Aurora attacker took gun to work he shouldn’t have owned

CHICAGO | The Latest: Smollett says no truth he played role in attack

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the investigation of the attack on Jussie Smollett (all times local): 11 p.m. Attorneys for Jussie Smollett say there is no truth to reports that the “Empire” actor played a role in an assault on him last month by what he described as two men shouting homophobic and racial … Continue reading CHICAGO | The Latest: Smollett says no truth he played role in attack

WASHINGTON | Patrick Caddell, pollster to Jimmy Carter, dies at 68

WASHINGTON (AP) — A colleague of Patrick Caddell says the pollster who helped propel Jimmy Carter in his longshot bid to win the presidency has died. He was 68. Caddell died Saturday in Charleston, South Carolina, after suffering a stroke. That’s according to Professor Kendra Stewart of the College of Charleston, who confirmed the death … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Patrick Caddell, pollster to Jimmy Carter, dies at 68

CHARLOTTE, N.C | Tatum, Harris, Diallo win titles at All-Star Saturday

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Boston’s Jayson Tatum got his gamewinner from midcourt. Oklahoma City‘s Hamidou Diallo went over Shaquille O’Neal to help win his trophy. And Brooklyn’s Joe Harris made all the shots at all the right times to deny Golden State’s Stephen Curry a storybook ending in his hometown. Say this for All-Star Saturday … Continue reading CHARLOTTE, N.C | Tatum, Harris, Diallo win titles at All-Star Saturday