IndyCar's Josef Newgarden would trade title for Indy 500 win

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Josef Newgarden has already won two IndyCar Series championships and heads into the 2020 season chasing rare back-to-back crowns, something that hasn't happened in nearly a decade...

AP FACT CHECK: Bracing for Trump's 'relentless optimism'

WASHINGTON (AP) — The most jagged edges of President Donald Trump's day-to-day rhetoric may be sanded at the edges Tuesday night. No speech is more carefully prepared than the State of the Union. ...

Taiwan flag replaces Chinese Taipei banner at French fencing competition

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's teenage fencing team competed at the Challenge CEP Marathon Fleuret 2020 in Paris over the weekend and was able to secure second place in the male rankings an...

3 inmates facing US extradition driven out of Mexican jail

MEXICO CITY (AP) — An important financial operator for the Sinaloa Cartel and two other inmates facing extradition to the United States who escaped from a Mexico City prison were driven out of the pen...

Modern pentathlon champ Esposito out of Tokyo games

SYDNEY (AP) — Olympic modern pentathlon champion Chloe Esposito of Australia is pregnant and won't defend her title in Tokyo this year. The Tokyo Olympics begin in July and Espositio...

Mag 7.7 quake hits between Cuba and Jamaica, but no injuries

HAVANA (AP) — A powerful magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck in the Caribbean Sea between Jamaica and eastern Cuba on Tuesday, shaking a vast area from Mexico to Florida and beyond, but there were n...

Athlete Aircraft Crashes

Athletes, coaches and officials whose careers were cut short by dying in plane and helicopter crashes: Oct. 18, 1925 — Marvin Goodwin, Cincinnati Reds pitcher, in Houston. ...

In tiny town, immigration detainees outnumber residents

LUMPKIN, Ga. (AP) — Maria Campos sits in the backseat of a car with her grandchildren, her eyes welling with tears as the immigration center comes into view. The seven-hour drive fro...

Trump admin weighs shifting billions more for border wall

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is weighing whether to shift billions more in military funding to build the border wall after already moving more than $6 billion, prompting a fresh round of...

NASCAR changes rules to try to improve short-track racing

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR has changed the rules on its aerodynamic package for short tracks and road courses because the racing didn't improve at those venues under rules introduced last season. ...

Administration touts 100th mile of border wall under Trump

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — Trump administration officials on Friday touted the 100th mile (161st kilometer) of border wall to be built since the president took office as crossings have continued to drop. ...

South Africa's black farmers fight to enter marijuana market

HENNOPS, South Africa (AP) — Stacks of bright green cannabis plants, freshly harvested from nearby hothouses, are expertly sorted on a lab table by workers wearing hygienic gloves and caps who snip th...

US heads to court to build Trump border wall in Texas

HOUSTON (AP) — Three years into Donald Trump's presidency, the U.S. government is ramping up its efforts to seize private land in Texas to build a border wall. Trump's signature camp...

Neymar stars as PSG beats Galatasaray in Champions League

PARIS (AP) — Neymar scored one goal and helped create three more as Paris Saint-Germain completed its Champions League group stage with a 5-0 rout of Galatasaray on Wednesday. Kylian...

House leaders racing the clock on government spending bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — House leaders are racing the clock and bracing for inevitable blowback on an emerging government-wide spending bill that's likely to largely maintain President Donald Trump's tactica...