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Verstappen cruises to win in inaugural Miami Grand Prix

May. 08, 2022 19:18 PM EDT

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — His first day racing around the new Formula One circuit in Miami was absolutely horrible. Then he made a mistake in qualifying that cost him a spot on the front row. By the time race day rolled around, Max Verstappen had knocked it all out of his system....

Hamilton visited by Michelle Obama, speaks on Roe v. Wade

May. 08, 2022 10:44 AM EDT

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Lewis Hamilton dipped into the Roe v. Wade debate shortly after arriving in the United States. He protested a ban on wearing jewelry while racing by sporting three watches, eight rings and multiple necklaces in Miami. And as the seven-time world champion...

Ferrari locks up front row for inaugural Miami Grand Prix

May. 07, 2022 17:52 PM EDT

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Ferrari stormed to the front of the grid for the inaugural Miami Grand Prix as Formula One championship leader Charles Leclerc and teammate Carlos Sainz Jr. locked up the front row in Saturday qualifying. It's the first time Ferrari will lead the field...

Fake marina with fake water steals show at Miami Grand Prix

May. 07, 2022 15:15 PM EDT

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Formula One pictured a race in Miami and envisioned sun, sand, beaches and boats. So when the inaugural Miami Grand Prix landed at Hard Rock Stadium, nowhere near the South Beach backdrop F1 was seeking, the promoter said don't worry. F1...

Jill Biden brings thanks, ketchup to US troops in Romania

May. 06, 2022 15:54 PM EDT

MIHAIL KOGALNICEANU AIR BASE, Romania (AP) — Delivering good cheer — and gallons of ketchup — Jill Biden on Friday thanked U.S. troops deployed to Romania for serving as a check against Russian aggression as she opened a two-country European trip to learn about the refugee crisis caused by...

Today in History: April 24, hostage rescue mission fails

Apr. 24, 2022 00:05 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, April 24, the 114th day of 2022. There are 251 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 24, 1962, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology achieved the first satellite relay of a television...

Michelle Obama to address democracy summit June 13 in LA

Apr. 20, 2022 12:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama will deliver the keynote address at a democracy summit sponsored by a national, nonpartisan voting organization she helped create, the group announced Wednesday. The former first lady's June 13 remarks to When We All Vote's inaugural Culture of...

Obama relatives sue Milwaukee school alleging racial bias

Apr. 19, 2022 16:09 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The brother of former first lady Michelle Obama and his wife are suing a private Milwaukee school alleging it refused to allow their two sons to re-enroll after they voiced concerns that racism and inappropriate conduct at the school had not been satisfactorily addressed. ...

'First Lady' drama spotlights Roosevelt, Ford, Obama spouses

Apr. 15, 2022 20:22 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “The First Lady” presents three influential women, three acclaimed actors playing them, and a century of history encompassing wars, presidential scandal and America's stubborn gender and race fault lines. The ambitious Showtime drama series proved an...

EXCERPT: Jill Biden, navigating a prominent platform

Apr. 14, 2022 13:55 PM EDT

The following excerpt is from the introduction of “Jill: A Biography of the First Lady,” by Associated Press journalists Julie Pace and Darlene Superville. The book details the life of Jill Biden. Superville covers the White House for the AP; Pace, a former White House correspondent and...