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American Pharoah romps in Preakness; Triple Crown try next

May 17, 2015 • National NewsComments (0)

American Pharoah, ridden by Victor Espinoza wins the 140th Preakness Stakes horse race at Pimlico Race Course, Saturday, May 16, 2015, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) BALTIMORE (AP) — Minutes before the Preakness, it was an ominous scene at Pimlico Race Course. Thunder and lightning. Wind and rain. A record crowd scrambling for cover. A [&hellip...

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Sweet Briar’s keynote speaker slams closing at commencement

May 17, 2015 • National NewsComments (0)

In this photo taken on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, Sweet Briar College employee, Steven Woody, paints the commencement stand at the school in Sweet Briar, Va. It will be a bittersweet commencement at Sweet Briar College as the 114-year-old women’s college...

‘Deflategate’ appeal could test powers of NFL commissioner

May 17, 2015 • National NewsComments (0)

FILe – In this Feb. 2, 2015, file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, left, poses with NFL Commissioner Rodger Goodell during a news conference where Goodell presented Brady with the MVP award from the NFL Super Bowl XLIX football game....

Man who shot at George Zimmerman released on bond

May 17, 2015 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, file photo, George Zimmerman, acquitted in the high-profile killing of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin, listens in court, in Sanford, Fla., during his hearing. Matthew Apperson who shot at Zimmerman during a...

A look back 35 years after Mount St. Helens’ deadly eruption

May 17, 2015 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this April 1980 file photo, Mount St. Helens spews smoke, soot and ash into the sky in Washington state following a major eruption on May 18, 1980. May 18, 2015 is the 35th anniversary of the eruption that killed more than 50 people and...

NFL commissioner to hear Brady suspension appeal

May 15, 2015 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Thursday, April 30, 2015 file photo, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell speaks during the first round of the 2015 NFL Football Draft in Chicago. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Thursday night, May 14, 2015 he will personally hear the...

AP News Guide: Plight of Myanmar’s Rohingya

May 15, 2015 • National NewsComments (0)

Ethnic Rohingya men queue up for breakfast at a temporary shelter in Lapang, Aceh province, Indonesia, Thursday, May 14, 2015. More than 1,600 migrants and refugees from Myanmar and Bangladesh have landed on the shores of Malaysia and Indonesia in the past...

Investigators look at why train sped up before derailment

May 15, 2015 • National NewsComments (0)

As Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, left, and Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf, right, listen Amtrak CEO, Joseph Boardman expresses his sorrow near the site of a deadly train derailment Thursday, May 14, 2015, in Philadelphia. An Amtrak train headed to New York...

Seattle, like it or not, becomes Shell’s Arctic base

May 15, 2015 • National NewsComments (0)

The oil drilling rig Polar Pioneer is towed toward a dock and in view of the Space Needle Thursday, May 14, 2015, in Elliott Bay in Seattle. The rig is the first of two drilling rigs Royal Dutch Shell is outfitting for oil exploration and was towed to the...

Stephanopoulos will not moderate Republican debate

May 15, 2015 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – This Oct. 20, 2014 file photo shows George Stephanopoulos at the 24th Annual Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame Awards in New York. Stephanopoulos has apologized for not notifying his employer and viewers about two contributions totaling $50,000...