By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUSAssociated Press
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Although restricting abortion has long been a conservative goal in Mississippi, the Republican-appointed judge considering the constitutionality of the state's stringent new abortion law doesn't play politics in the courtroom,
By MIKE HOUSEHOLDERAssociated Press
VASSAR, Mich. (AP) - Army Staff Sgt. Travis Mills served two deployments to Afghanistan without suffering anything close to a major injury. Then, in a second, everything changed.
On patrol during his third tour in April,
By BARBARA SURK and HASSAN AMMARAssociated Press
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) - While Olympic leaders and human rights advocates are encouraged by signs that Saudi Arabia may bow to pressure and send female athletes to the Summer Games, women athletes in the ultraconservative
By Associated Press
KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) - A 49-year-old grandmother and veteran endurance swimmer scuttled her quest early Sunday to become the first woman to swim unaided from Cuba to the Florida Keys, unable to close the gap on the last 26 miles of a more than 100-mile ocean
By STEPHEN WILSONAP Sports Writer
LONDON (AP) - Sammy Lee remembers it vividly: food rationing, bombed-out buildings, rubble.
The year was 1948, and London was hosting the Olympics amid severe austerity in the aftermath of World War II. Lee, an American diver,
By PETER ORSIAssociated Press
HAVANA (AP) - Marathon swimmer Penny Palfrey powered through the Straits of Florida on Friday as she attempted a record 103-mile (166-kilometer) unassisted swim from Cuba to Florida that tests the limits of human endurance and the will of the high
COEUR d' ALENE, Idaho - A Coeur d'Alene Ironman triathlete has died after being pulled from the water in the swimming portion of the race.
KHQ confirmed with the Kootenai County coroner's office the identity of the man as being 44-year-old Sean Murphy of Seattle. The coroner
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - At 7am Sharp Sunday Morning, Thousands of athletes took the plunge into Lake Coeur d'Alene to start the 10th annual Ironman.
More than 2500 athletes are expected to take part. They will have to swim, bike and run a combined total of 140 miles before they can
By EDDIE PELLSAP National Writer
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Meter by meter, Ashton Eaton kept swallowing up real estate on a track that has always felt like home.
Second by second, the clock to the side of that track ticked away - daring him to cross the finish line