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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump participate in a Memorial Day ceremony at Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine, Monday, May 25, 2020, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump honors fallen soldiers as nation battles against virus

May. 26, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — President Donald Trump honored America’s war dead in back-to-back Memorial Day appearances colored by an epic struggle off the battlefield, against the coronavirus. Eager to demonstrate national revival from the pandemic, Trump doubled up on his public schedule Monday, while...

FBI agent kills North Carolina slaying suspect in Alabama

May. 21, 2020 11:51 AM EDT

ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — An FBI agent in Alabama shot and killed a man who was a suspect in a killing in North Carolina, authorities said. Special Agent James Jewell told a news conference that Tobby Wiggins was fatally wounded during a confrontation Wednesday night in Atmore, about 50 miles northeast of...

FILE - In this May 5, 2019, file photo, Max Homa poses with the trophy after winning the Wells Fargo Championship golf tournament at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, N.C. Homa will have to wait two years to defend his title at Quail Hollow because the tournament moves to Bethesda, Md., next year. (AP Photo/Jason E. Miczek, File)

Homa missing out on Masters and return to Quail Hollow

Apr. 28, 2020 6:26 PM EDT

Missing the Masters was hard enough for Max Homa, who was a month away from making his debut at Augusta National. What really stung was missing the tournament that made him eligible for the Masters. Homa won his first PGA Tour event a year ago this week at the Wells Fargo Championship, starting the back nine with...

FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2019, file photo, Kyle Larson sits in his car before the final practice for a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. Kyle Larson was fired Tuesday, April 14, 2020, by Chip Ganassi Racing, a day after nearly every one of his sponsors dropped the star driver for using a racial slur during a live stream of a virtual race. Larson, in his seventh Cup season with Ganassi and considered the top free agent in NASCAR mere weeks ago, is now stunningly out of a job in what could ultimately be an eight-figure blunder by the star.  (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley, File)

NASCAR's Larson fired after sponsors walk over N-word slur

Apr. 14, 2020 3:52 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — As sponsor after sponsor dropped Kyle Larson after he used a racial slur during a live-streamed virtual race, his NASCAR team owner was backed into a corner. Chip Ganassi could let McDonald's and Credit One Bank and Chevrolet pull their funding and bankrupt his team or he could cut...