Gay, Powell test positive for banned substances

The list reads like a Who’s Who among the world’s best sprinters: Jamaican Asafa Powell, the former world-record holder at 100 meters. American champion Tyson Gay, who went out of his way to promote himself as an anti-drug…
Salvador Perez, Greg Holland

Holland added to American League All-Star team

(Courtesy: Kansas City Royals) KANSAS CITY, MO (July 14, 2013) — Major League Baseball announced today that Kansas City Royals closer Greg Holland has been named a rep……

Justice Dept.: Zimmerman case under review

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department said Sunday it is looking into the shooting death of Trayvon Martin to determine whether federal prosecutors will file criminal civil rights charges now that George Zimmerman has been acquitted in the…

Fla. motorcycle racer dies after hitting 285 mph

LIMESTONE, Maine (AP) — A motorcycle racer trying to top 300 mph died Sunday after losing control and zooming off a runway at a former air base in northern Maine. Bill Warner, 44, of Wimauma, Fla., was clocked…

Zimmerman fate following acquittal uncertain

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — Following his acquittal on all charges in the fatal shooting death of Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman will spend no time behind bars. But that is about the only certain thing that can be said…

Jury instructions at center of Zimmerman verdict

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — Despite a clamoring by some for a conviction against George Zimmerman, jurors acquitted the former neighborhood watch leader of all charges, leaving many Americans to wonder how the justice system allowed him to walk…

Israeli leader: Don’t trust new Iranian president

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s prime minister says the world should not trust Iran’s newly elected president. Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that Iran is still pressing forward with a program designed to develop a nuclear weapon, and the signs…

Abortion top issue again for 2014 elections in US

ATLANTA (AP) — With no immediate hope of overturning the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision legalizing abortion, Republicans around the country are increasingly pushing legislation to restrict the procedure, and Democrats say they will make Republicans pay in upcoming…

Texas horse breeders sue to get clones registered

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Two Texas quarter horse breeders want a federal jury to rule that their cloned animals should be registered by the American Quarter Horse Association, something the organization has banned since 2004. Panhandle rancher Jason…

Return beer engagement at county fair in SW Ohio

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — Beer is making a return engagement at a county fair in southwest Ohio. Beer, once banned at the Warren County Fair in Lebanon, will be flowing for a second year in a row when…

National Native American magazine going digital

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A weekly magazine that is a leading source of Native American news is abandoning print in favor of an online-only presence, in a cost-cutting move that worries some readers who fear they may…

Islamic militants leave Pakistan to fight in Syria

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Suleman spent years targeting minority Shiite Muslims in his home country of Pakistan as a member of one of the country’s most feared militant groups. Now he is on his way to a new sectarian…

Obama: Trayvon Martin death a tragedy for America

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the death of Trayvon Martin was a tragedy for America. Obama says he knows the not-guilty verdict reached late Saturday has elicited strong passions around the country. In a statement released…