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Kevin Harvick (4) and Kyle Busch (18) lead the field for the start of the NASCAR Cup series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Sunday, May 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
May 28, 2017 - 10:27 pm
The Latest on motorsport's biggest day (all times local): 10:19 p.m. Defending champion Martin Truex Jr. has won the second stage of the Coca-Cola 600. It is his sixth stage win of the season and he leads all NASCAR drivers in playoff points. Truex, who led 392 of 400 laps last year, has been...
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Kevin Harvick (4) and Kyle Busch (18) lead the field for the start of the NASCAR Cup series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Sunday, May 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
May 28, 2017 - 10:13 pm
The Latest on motorsport's biggest day (all times local): 10:04 p.m. Ryan Blaney's chances of winning the Coca-Cola 600 have ended. Blaney, the winner of the Xfinity Series race at Charlotte on Saturday, took his No. 21 Ford behind the wall after breaking a left rear axle on pit road. Blaney took...
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A helicopter makes a water drop on a hillside after a wildfire broke out in the Brentwood area of Los Angeles, Sunday, May 28, 2017. A dark plume of smoke was visible for miles as the fire consumed moderate to thick brush near Mandeville Canyon Road, a dead end road that snakes up a deep canyon lined by expensive view homes. A few residents voluntarily left but no homes were damaged. (AP Photo/Brian Melley)
May 28, 2017 - 10:09 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — More than 150 firefighters battled a 30-acre brush fire on a Los Angeles hillside on Sunday that investigators said was sparked by a weed whacker. The fire, which triggered the evacuation of five homes, broke out on a steep chaparral-covered hillside of Mandeville Canyon above...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel lifts a glass of beer during an election campaign of her Christian Democratic Union, CDU, and the Christian Social Union, CSU, in Munich, southern Germany, Sunday, May 28, 2017. A poll of German voters shows Chancellor Merkel's conservative bloc's lead widening as the main challenger Social Democrats continue to lose support. (Matthias Balk/dpa via AP)
May 28, 2017 - 10:09 pm
BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday urged European Union nations to stick together in the face of emerging policy divisions with the U.S., Britain's decision to leave the bloc and other challenges. Speaking at a campaign event held in a Bavarian beer tent, Merkel suggested that...
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Kevin Harvick (4) and Kyle Busch (18) lead the field for the start of the NASCAR Cup series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Sunday, May 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
May 28, 2017 - 9:15 pm
The Latest on motorsport's busiest day (all times local): 9:10 p.m. Kyle Larson optimistically said he was looking forward to "passing a lot of cars" when he failed to pass pre-race inspection and was forced to start at the back of the field for the Coca-Cola 600. Larson will start third when the...
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A heart-shaped wreath covered with positive messages hangs on a traffic light pole at a memorial for two bystanders who were stabbed to death Friday, while trying to stop a man who was yelling anti-Muslim slurs and acting aggressively toward two young women, including one wearing a Muslim head covering, on a light-trail train in Portland, Ore, Saturday, May 27, 2017. A memorial grew all day Saturday outside the transit center in Portland, as people stopped with flowers, candles, signs and painted rocks. Jeremy Joseph Christian, 35, was booked on suspicion of murder and attempted murder in the attack. (AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus)
May 28, 2017 - 9:11 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Muslims in Portland, Oregon, thanked the community for its support and said they were raising money for the families of two men who were killed when they came to the defense of two young women — one wearing a hijab — who were targeted by an anti-Muslim rant. "I am very...
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Takuma Sato, of Japan, kisses the Yard of Bricks on the start/finish line after winning the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Sunday, May 28, 2017 in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
May 28, 2017 - 8:41 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — At the end of 500 miles around Indianapolis Motor Speedway, it was a former Formula One driver who took the checkered flag. He even drove for Andretti Autosport. It just wasn't Fernando Alonso. Takuma Sato became the first Japanese winner of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday when...
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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, center, answers to a reporter's question about North Korea's missile launch, at his official residence in Tokyo Monday morning, May 29, 2017. North Korea on Monday fired an apparent ballistic missile off its east coast that landed in the waters of Japan's economic zone, South Korean and Japanese officials said, the latest in a string of recent test launches as the North seeks to build nuclear-tipped ICBMs that can reach the U.S. mainland. (Muneyuki Tomari/Kyodo News via AP)
May 28, 2017 - 8:32 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea fired an apparent ballistic missile that landed in the waters of Japan's economic zone Monday, South Korean and Japanese officials said, the latest in a string of launches as the North seeks to build nuclear-tipped ICBMs that can reach the U.S. mainland. The...
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Passengers stand with their luggage outside Terminal 5 at London's Heathrow airport after flights were canceled due to the airport suffering an IT systems failure, Saturday, May 27, 2017. British Airways canceled all flights from London's Heathrow and Gatwick airports on Saturday as a global IT failure upended the travel plans of tens of thousands of people on a busy U.K. holiday weekend. (AP Photo /Jo Kearney)
May 28, 2017 - 8:12 pm
LONDON (AP) — British Airways said many of its IT systems were back up and running Sunday, but some travelers will likely face cancellations and delays for a third straight day after a global computer failure grounded hundreds of flights. BA chief executive Alex Cruz said Sunday the airline was...
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Kevin Harvick (4) and Kyle Busch (18) lead the field for the start of the NASCAR Cup series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Sunday, May 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
May 28, 2017 - 8:11 pm
The Latest on motorsport's busiest day (all times local): 8:05 p.m. The longest race of the NASCAR season just got a little longer. The Coca-Cola 600 race in Concord, North Carolina, has been red-flagged because of lightning in the area and the cars have been taken off the track. It has also...
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