| Aug 10, 2013
| 1:28 PM
MOSCOW — Francena McCorory laughs off her status as No. 6 on the 2013 year list for the women's 400 meters.
"Doesn't mean a thing, nothing, zero," she said after taking her first step toward proving that list all wrong.
With a 50.56 performance,...
| Aug 11, 2013
| 12:37 PM
Usain Bolt, a six-time Olympic gold medalist from Jamaica, won his second 100-meter world title by avenging an early-season defeat to American Justin Gatlin on Sunday in rainy Moscow, but the victory came with little fanfare.
The usually ebullient Bolt ...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 2:07 PM
MOSCOW — Francena McCorory started strong in Monday's 400-meter final at the world track and field championships, but faded after the 300-meter mark and finished sixth.
"I'd be lying if I told you I wasn't disappointed right now," McCorory said...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 2:41 PM
Judging from the Miami Herald's latest headlines, home prices in Miami keep soaring and tourists from Brazil, Argentina and Venezuela keep flooding this city thanks to their countries' strong currencies. The big question is how much longer the fiesta will...
| Apr 19, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Since background-check legislation was voted down in the Senate on Thursday, Adam Winkler, author of "Gunfight: The Battle Over the Right to Bear Arms in America," expects a "lively" conversation at his panel on guns in America at the 18th annual Los...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Forget the souvenir T-shirt.
If your family is visiting the Bahamas, make sure the kids take home a shiny pink conch shell (you can buy them for a few dollars everywhere), suggests 12-year-old Jenna Williams, who lives in the outer Bahamian Abaco Islands...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 2:10 PM
MOSCOW — Team USA has won the women's 4x400 relay at the past three track and field world championships, and Francena McCorory and her teammates intend to make it four straight in the final at Luzhniki Stadium on Saturday.
The American quartet...
| Aug 18, 2013
| 11:31 AM
Brenda Martinez of Rancho Cucamonga on Sunday became the first American woman to win a medal in the 800 at the world track and field championships, using a late kick to finish third at the Luzhniki Stadium track in Moscow on the final day of competition....
| Aug 22, 2013
| 7:57 AM
It is Friday night, and the regulars are starting to arrive at Steve and Linda Migliore's house in Abingdon.
Paul Abbott, the bass player, brings a bottle of pickle-flavored vodka. It is dreadful stuff, but there isn't another bottle like it in the...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 9:26 AM
In the wake of numerous failed drug tests, the World Anti-Doping Agency has threatened to expel Jamaica from the Olympics if the country does not strengthen its monitoring system.
A handful of athletes from the island nation -- including marquee ...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 1:30 PM
Marijuana advocates in California and elsewhere cheered the Obama administration's announcement Thursday that it would not interfere with new laws in Colorado and Washington state permitting recreational use of cannabis.
But the advocates cautioned...