Mar 18, 2013 19:50 EDT
US police said Monday they had likely foiled a bomb and gun attack at a Florida university, after an early morning incident that saw the mastermind of the plot apparently take his own life.
Mar 17, 2013 19:27 EDT
Kevin Streelman, who went winless in his first 152 US PGA Tour events, finally captured his first title on Sunday with a two-stroke victory at the $5.5 million Tampa Bay Championship.
Feb 26, 2013 16:15 EST
A lawyer hired by three fans hurt when a NASCAR Nationwide Series race crash hurled debris into the grandstand at Daytona International Speedway will focus his probe on the catch-fencing.
Jan 03, 2013 22:32 EST
The FBI suspected that US-born Al-Qaeda cleric Anwar al-Awlaqi, killed in a 2011 drone strike in Yemen, could have bought air tickets for three of the 9/11 hijackers before the attacks, a transparency watchdog said.
Dec 30, 2012 19:00 EST
Wade Davis, Megan Rapinoe, Orlando Cruz and Seimone Augustus were among the athletes who came out gay in 2012. Wade Davis, Megan Rapinoe, Orlando Cruz and Seimone Augustus were among the athletes who came out gay in 2012. Davis, whose professional football career ended in 2003 when he dislocated his kneecap and tore his patella tendon at a Washington Redskins training camp, came out gay over the summer in an interview with Outsports.com. Davis told CNN that he regrets not coming out while in the NFL. ?It would make a difference because youth can actually watch someone on television who's just like them. I wish I had the courage back then to come out,? he said. ?If I could do it all over again, I would come out ? while I was playing.? Olympian Megan Rapinoe, 27, came out gay in an interview with gay glossy Out shortly before heading to the Olympics, making her one of less than two dozen openly gay athletes to compete in the summer Olympics. ?I think it's just nice to be open, there's no
Dec 29, 2012 19:00 EST
Jenni Rivera, Orlando Cruz, Chavela Vargas and Lupe Ontiveros were among the notable Latinos who made headlines in 2012. Jenni Rivera, Orlando Cruz, Chavela Vargas and Lupe Ontiveros were among the notable Latinos who made headlines in 2012. Mexican singer-songwriter Dolores Janney Rivera, better known as Jenni Rivera, was laid to rest last week following a fatal plane crash that killed her and six others. The international superstar left behind an estimated fortune of $25 million to her five children. Rivera used her voice to call attention to the bullying of LGBT youth, anti-immigration legislation and other issues. Chavela Vargas, who moved from Costa Rica at the age of 14 to pursue a musical career in Mexico, died in August at the age of 93. She came out gay in a 2000 interview with Madrid daily El Pais at the age of 81. ?I've had to fight to be myself and to be respected. I'm proud to carry this stigma and call myself a lesbian. I don't boast about it or broadcast it, but I don't
Dec 17, 2012 17:22 EST
Brazilian airline TAM, which merged with its Chilean counterpart LAN earlier this year, announced a code-sharing deal Monday with American Airlines.
Nov 04, 2012 23:38 EST
Florida, famous for the presidential election debacle 12 years ago which required the hand-counting of thousands of ballots, is facing new election-related problems ahead of Tuesday's White House vote.
Oct 29, 2012 13:14 EDT
Hurricane Sandy intensified Monday as it roared toward the US East Coast, bringing New York, Washington and other major cities to a standstill, amid warnings of life-threatening floods.
Oct 29, 2012 11:19 EDT
Hurricane Sandy strengthened as it turned toward the US East Coast on Monday, bringing major cities from New York to Washington to a standstill amid warnings of life-threatening storm surges.
Oct 29, 2012 07:19 EDT
US President Barack Obama has canceled a political campaign appearance in Orlando, Florida due to Hurricane Sandy, the White House announced early Monday.
Oct 27, 2012 16:48 EDT
The approach of what could be the most devastating storm in decades threw a surprise into the US presidential contest Saturday as Barack Obama and Mitt Romney hunted for votes -- and took swipes at each other -- amid fears of chaos ahead of the November 6 election.
Oct 20, 2012 20:53 EDT
Barack Obama and Mitt Romney dove into the foreign policy weeds Saturday in preparation for their final debate, dropping off the campaign trail and dispatching their running mates to court voters in battleground states.
Oct 20, 2012 20:00 EDT
Puerto Rican boxer Orlando Cruz has won his first fight as an openly gay athlete. ?Puerto Rican boxer Orlando Cruz has won his first fight as an openly gay athlete. Two weeks ago, the 31-year-old Cruz released a statement in which he said that he is ?a proud gay man,? making him the first boxer to come out during his career. Cruz won his bout against Jorge Pazos on Friday by unanimous decision. ?That was my moment, my opportunity, my event,? Cruz told ESPN after the fight. ?And I won.? He said that he was touched by the support he received from the crowd at the Kissimmee Civic Center outside Orlando, Florida. ?I was very happy that they respect me,? he said. ?That's what I want ? them to see me as a boxer, as an athlete and as a man in every sense of the word.? Cruz said the win was ?going to open my door for a world title fight.? He said of his new position as an openly gay role model: ?I'm only one person. I feel happy with where I am. I'm free. I'm more at peace.? ?
Oct 20, 2012 13:25 EDT
Barack Obama and Mitt Romney began boning up on foreign policy Saturday ahead of their final debate, with the president opting for Camp David's seclusion and Romney jetting to the showdown site in Florida.
Oct 12, 2012 08:37 EDT
The impact of doping allegations leveled at Lance Armstrong does not end on the cycling circuit. The fallout encircles Livestrong, the charity he founded after recovering from cancer.
Oct 12, 2012 08:31 EDT
At 9:09 am on October 27, 1962, Major Rudolf Anderson climbed into the cockpit of his U-2 spy plane for a flight that nearly triggered a nuclear apocalypse.
Oct 11, 2012 16:20 EDT
The impact of doping allegations leveled at cycling great Lance Armstrong do not end on the cycling circuit. The fallout encircles Livestrong, the charity he founded after recovering from cancer.
Sep 30, 2012 22:18 EDT
Two people were killed and a third critically wounded when a firefight broke out at a Veterans of Foreign Wars post in Florida, the Orlando Sentinel reported.
Sep 08, 2012 14:27 EDT
US President Barack Obama and his Republican opponent Mitt Romney engaged in a long-distance joust in swing states Saturday, each seeking an edge in the post-convention race for approval.