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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is pledging the federal government's help to respond to riots that have broken out in Baltimore following the funeral of Freddie Gray.Obama spoke on Monday with Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. T ...more

AP News - 6 hours ago

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Ahmed Zayat can't contain his enthusiasm at having three horses running in the Kentucky Derby. The fast-talking Egyptian businessman is alternately nervous, hopeful and tickled pink."Hyper" is how trainer Bob Baffert descr ...more

AP News - 6 hours ago

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kurt Busch's win at Richmond International Raceway would only be considered redemption if anyone had ever questioned his driving ability.But for all the speed bumps and setbacks in his career, Busch's talent has never suff ...more

AP News - 8 hours ago

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Despite Robert Griffin III's history of injuries and moves in and out of the lineup, the Washington Redskins plan to exercise the quarterback's fifth-year contract option for the 2016 season.New general manager Scot McClougha ...more

AP News - 9 hours ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Salman Rushdie on Monday defended the PEN American Center's plans to honor the magazine Charlie Hebdo, saying the decision of six writers to skip the PEN gala in protest will encourage intimidation.Rushdie said in an email to The ...more

AP News - 23 hours ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Ondaatje, Francine Prose and at least four other writers have withdrawn from next month's PEN American Center gala, citing objections to the literary and human rights organization's honoring the French satirical magazine Charlie ...more

AP News - Apr 26, 2015 9:17 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says the head of President Barack Obama's initiative for minority males will attend the funeral of a Baltimore man who died after sustaining serious injuries while in police custody.Broderick Johnson, the chairm ...more

AP News - Apr 26, 2015 7:48 PM

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Josef Newgarden's wait is over. To his relief, so is the race.The 24-year-old Tennessean held off a hard-charging Graham Rahal on Sunday in the Indy Grand Prix of Alabama for his first IndyCar Series victory."I'm s ...more

AP News - Apr 26, 2015 6:51 PM

BAYTOWN, Texas (AP) — Ron Capps raced to his second Funny Car victory of the season Sunday, beating teammate Jack Beckman in the O'Reilly Auto Parts NHRA SpringNationals.Capps powered past Beckman in the final round to earn his 44th Funny Car vi ...more

AP News - Apr 26, 2015 6:41 PM

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Kurt Busch has spent time this year in a Delaware courtroom, then on NASCAR's sidelines as he served a three-race suspension for an alleged domestic assault on a former girlfriend.Now he has made a trip to Victory Lane, wher ...more