US sports world wades into Confederate flag debate
Two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson, proud owner of the signature Dodge car seen in the 1980s TV show "The Dukes of Hazzard," said he will remove the Confederate flag painted on the auto's roof. The move comes as US sports entities such as the NASCAR stock car series, which has a strong southern fan base, wrestle with the flag issue. "The flag is offensive to people... I felt like it was the right gesture for me to do," Watson said on Friday at the US PGA Tour's Greenbrier Classic in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.
America ushers in July 4 with hot dogs, hot music, cool beer
Angels win 8-2 in 1st game vs. Texas since trading Hamilton
Right to die: Colombian man ends life with government backup
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) ? Dr. Gustavo Quintana walks out of a modest, two-floor apartment building in southern Bogota. Inside his black doctor's bag are vials containing anesthesia and muscle relaxants, a syringe and a rubber tourniquet. The man known in Colombia as Dr. Death has just ended the life of his 234th patient: a middle-aged woman suffering from incurable stomach cancer.
Overloading eyed in Philippine ferry capsize: official
Survivors reported seeing up to 150 sacks of cement in the ship's cargo area before it capsized in relatively calm seas off the central port of Ormoc on Thursday, city councillor Godiardo Ebcas told AFP. Bloated bodies spilled out of the Kim Nirvana's wooden hull as a crane lifted it from the water and placed it on Ormoc port, he said. The death count was bigger than the 45 reported by the coast guard, which was based on the ship's passenger list, though the guard counted the same number of survivors.
Papal visit puts Andes presidents' eco-record under scrutiny
AGUARAGUE NATIONAL PARK, Bolivia (AP) ? In the vine-entangled forests of the Aguarague National Park, crude that seeped for decades out of abandoned wellheads saturates the soil and has stained the bedrock of creeks that provide water to the indigenous Guarani who live nearby.
Campaigns halt as Greeks face tough referendum choice
ATHENS, Greece (AP) ? Campaigns halt in Greece on Saturday on the eve of a closely watched bailout referendum ? with voters in a dead heat over whether to defy creditors and push for better repayment terms or essentially seek new political leadership to find a compromise.
NASCAR distances itself from Donald Trump after remarks
Cabrera likely to go on DL after Tigers top Jays 8-6
San Francisco: No 'legal basis' to hold shooting suspect
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) ? A man suspected in the shooting death of a woman at a busy San Francisco tourist destination has seven felony convictions and has been deported five times, most recently in 2009, a federal agency said Friday.