Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:03 PM EDT2014-07-24 02:03:01 GMT
A family spokeswoman says an Indiana teenager was killed when his plane crashed while trying to set a record for an around-the-world flight.More >>
His pilot's license fresh in his hands, an Indiana teenager set out in June for the adventure of a lifetime: an around-the-world flight with his father designed to break a record and raise money to build schools in his...More >>
Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:41 PM EDT2014-07-24 01:41:34 GMT
A federal judge in Denver has declared Colorado's gay marriage ban unconstitutional, but he issued a temporary stay of the ruling until an appeals court hearing next month.More >>
A federal judge in Denver declared Colorado's gay marriage ban unconstitutional Wednesday, but he temporarily put the ruling on hold to give the state until next month to seek an appeal.More >>
LINZ, Austria (AP) - Justin Gatlin stretched his season's unbeaten streak in the 100 meters to 10 races by trashing the 20-year-old best mark of the Gugl Games on Monday.
The 2012 Olympic bronze medalist finished in 9.82 seconds, scraping 0.12 off the meeting record set by Davidson Ezinwa of Nigeria in 1994.
Gatlin's run was the fastest ever in Austria though he came 0.02 short of his own best mark for the season after clocking 9.80 at the Diamond League meeting in Lausanne. The American's personal best is 9.79.
Gatlin finished runner-up to Usain Bolt at the world championships last year but the Jamaican standout hasn't competed yet this season. Gatlin's next appearance is at the Diamond League in Monaco on Friday.
Second-placed Mike Rodgers timed 9.92 while Ryan Bailey took third in 10.12 for an American sweep of the podium. Nesta Carter, part of Jamaica's golden 4x100 relay team at the London Games, trailed by another 0.01 in fourth.
In the women's 100, Carina Horn of South Africa and Carrie Russell of Jamaica shared victory in 11.21 but failed to threaten Marion Jones' 16-year-old meeting record of 10.84. Shalonda Solomon of United States trailed by 0.04 in third.
Mikel Thomas of Trinidad and Tobago took the 110 hurdles in 13.42 while indoor world champion Nia Ali of the United States won the women's race over 100 meters in 12.82.
Anthony Chemut of Kenya was the fastest over the unusual 1,000-meter distance, finishing in 2 minutes, 18.20 seconds.
Olympic bronze medalist Will Claye won the long jump with an 8.19-meter effort, beating Mike Hartfield by 0.04. Tyron Stewart jumped 7.76 for another American 1-2-3 sweep.
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Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:03 PM EDT2014-07-24 02:03:59 GMT
A plane making a second landing attempt in stormy weather crashed at an airport on a small Taiwanese island late Wednesday, killing 51 people and injuring seven, fire officials said.More >>
Family members of victims of a plane crash were flying to the small Taiwanese island on Thursday where the plane had unsuccessfully attempted to land in stormy weather, killing 48. There were 10 survivors, and authorities...More >>
Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:25 PM EDT2014-07-24 01:25:23 GMT
The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for Arizona to carry out its third execution in the past year Wednesday following a closely watched First Amendment fight over the secrecy surrounding lethal injection drugs.More >>
A condemned Arizona inmate gasped and snorted for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S.More >>
Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:25 PM EDT2014-07-24 01:25:13 GMT
Now that Georgia Republicans have settled on businessman David Perdue as their nominee for the state's open Senate seat, the real battle begins with a marquee match-up in the fall against Democrat Michelle Nunn...More >>
New Republican nominee David Perdue and Democratic opponent Michelle Nunn used the first day of the general election campaign to retool the "outsider" arguments they've used to reach this point in a race that will help...More >>
Wednesday, July 23 2014 3:04 PM EDT2014-07-23 19:04:07 GMT
Traps have been set for a large exotic snake that animal control officers and a private reptile expert have been hunting for in New Jersey's Lake Hopatcong (hoh-PAHT'-cong).More >>
Reports of a 16-foot-long exotic snake - possibly an anaconda - slithering through New Jersey's largest lake have stoked fears among residents and led to searches and questions about what exactly is in the water.More >>