AP story: Ken Venturi, U.S. Open champion and CBS analyst, dies
Updated 05/17/2013 at 11:05 p.m.
Ken Venturi, who overcame dehydration to win the 1964 U.S. Open and spent 35 years in the booth for CBS Sports, died Friday afternoon. He was 82.
Candice Glover wins 'American Idol'
Updated 05/16/2013 at 11:12 p.m.
Candice Glover was crowned the new "American Idol" on Thursday after defeating country singer Kree Harrison.
IRS head resigns amid scandal, President Obama announces
Updated 05/15/2013 at 8:57 p.m. 34 Comments
IRS head Steven Miller has resigned amid a scandal.
College football: Michigan's Brady Hoke: Notre Dame 'chickening out'
Published 05/14/2013 at 2:21 p.m.
Notre Dame exercised an option in its football-scheduling contract with Michigan last fall to cancel games from 2015-2017.
Olympics: IOC proposes global betting monitoring system
Published 05/14/2013 at 2:18 p.m.
The IOC is proposing the establishment of a global system for monitoring betting patterns during major sports events, the latest step in efforts to guard against corruption and match-fixing.<
Horse racing: Napravnik poised for homecoming in Preakness
Published 05/14/2013 at 2:13 p.m.
With a victory aboard Mylute in the Preakness on Saturday, Rosie Napravnik would become the first female jockey to capture the middle jewel of the Triple Crown.
US, Russia and Iran work to save Olympic wrestling
Published 05/14/2013 at 2:11 p.m.
American, Iranian and Russian wrestlers hope their unity will sway the IOC to keep their sport in the Olympics.
Florida court OKs using lawyers, not judges, to handle foreclosures
Published 05/09/2013 at 7:17 p.m.
With tens of thousands of foreclosure cases clogged in the state's courts, the Florida Supreme Court is signing off on a plan to use lawyers — and not judges — to handle them.
LIVE VIDEO: Jurors reach verdict in Jodi Arias trial in Ariz.
Published 05/08/2013 at 3:16 p.m.
Jurors reached a verdict Wednesday in the trial of Jodi Arias, who is accused of murdering her one-time boyfriend in Arizona.
Soccer: Man United Alex Ferguson retiring at end of season
Published 05/08/2013 at 9:54 a.m.
Alex Ferguson is retiring at the end of the season, bringing a close to a trophy-filled career of more than 26 years at Manchester United that established him as the most successful coach in British football history.
Tiger Woods: I would never call in penalty seen on TV
Published 05/08/2013 at 9:42 a.m.
"I don't ever see myself calling in and saying that Kobe (Bryant) traveled or things like that, or an offensive lineman held," Tiger Woods said.
NFL: Stadium decision hurts Miami's Super Bowl chances
Published 05/07/2013 at midnight
nstead, the NFL championship game might not return to Miami for a long time. Last week the Dolphins were denied public money for a stadium upgrade by the state Legislature, which removes South Florida from serious contention for the 50th ...
NBA: Heat stumble in Game 1, fall to Bulls 93-86
Published 05/06/2013 at 11:58 p.m.
LeBron James took his MVP trophy from Commissioner David Stern moments before tipoff, hoisted it toward the Miami fans and they responded with deafening cheers.
Bride, 4 others die in limo fire on Calif. bridge
Published 05/06/2013 at 11:29 a.m.
Investigators are trying to determine why the back of a stretch limousine burst into flames on a San Francisco Bay bridge, trapping and killing five of the nine women inside on a girls' night out, including a newlywed bride.
NFL: Former Pro Bowl tackle Clabo signs with Dolphins
Published 05/06/2013 at 1:38 a.m.
By acquiring 330-pound tackle Tyson Clabo, the Miami Dolphins filled the biggest hole in their lineup. Clabo signed Sunday and is expected to play right tackle, with Jonathan Martin moving from right to left tackle, where he'll replace the departed ...
I-95 lanes reopened after homicide investigation
Published 05/05/2013 at 8:22 p.m.
A fatal shooting closed traffic on a stretch of Interstate 95 in South Florida for several hours on Sunday, authorities said.
NBA: LeBron James wins MVP, 1 vote shy of unanimously
Published 05/05/2013 at 3:10 p.m.
LeBron James is the overwhelming choice as the NBA's Most Valuable Player.
Golf: Rookie Derek Ernst wins Wells Fargo in a playoff
Published 05/05/2013 at 3:08 p.m.
A week like no other at Quail Hollow held one final surprise Sunday when 22-year-old rookie Derek Ernst birdied the 18th hole to force a playoff, and then won the Wells Fargo Championship on the first extra hole against David ...
5 women die in limo fire on Calif. bridge, police say
Published 05/05/2013 at 11:39 a.m.
The limo was carrying nine female passengers and a male driver when it caught fire late Saturday on the San Mateo bridge, California Highway Patrol officer Art Montiel said.
Israeli warplanes strike Syria in escalation
Published 05/05/2013 at 11:17 a.m.
Israeli warplanes struck areas in and around the Syrian capital Sunday, setting off a series of explosions as they targeted a shipment of highly accurate, Iranian-made guided missiles believed to be bound for Lebanon's Hezbollah militant group, officials and activists ...
Soccer referee punched by player in Utah dies
Published 05/05/2013 at 11:10 a.m.
Ricardo Portillo of Salt Lake City passed away at the hospital, where he was being treated following the assault last weekend, Unified police spokesman Justin Hoyal said Saturday night.
Obama dares Ohio State graduates to reject cynical voices
Published 05/05/2013 at 10:58 a.m.
President Barack Obama returned to Ohio State University and told graduates that only through vigorous participation in their democracy can they right an ill-functioning government and break through relentless cynicism about the nation's future.
Golf: Fort Myers' McNeil one behind Mickelson, Watney at Quail Hollow
Published 05/05/2013 at 1:47 a.m.
Phil Mickelson's ball was just above the edge of the cart path, slightly below his feet, when he decided to hit a hard fade around the trees toward the green. The shot went out-of-bounds and cost him the outright lead ...
Kentucky Derby: Orb-it, the favorite comes from behind to win
Published 05/04/2013 at 6:59 p.m.
Orb splashed through the slop to win the Kentucky Derby, giving Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey his first victory in the 3-year-old classic.
U.S. employers add 165,000 jobs; unemployment rate drops to 7.5%
Published 05/03/2013 at 8:57 a.m.
The job increases helped reduce the jobless rate from 7.6 percent to a four-year low of 7.5 percent.
Review: 'Iron Man 3' loaded down by heavy metal
Published 05/02/2013 at 2:40 p.m.
In the galaxy of big-screen superheros — a rather glum lot — Robert Downey Jr.'s Iron Man is the snappy one.
Fla. Supreme Court: Police need warrant to look at cell phone pics
Updated 05/02/2013 at 9:13 p.m.
The ruling, which overturns an opinion from the 1st District Court of Appeal, also is related to an issue before the Legislature, which this session has considered putting the warrant requirement in statute.
Obama to pitch immigration overhaul in Mexico
Published 05/02/2013 at 12:57 p.m.
To sell his immigration overhaul back home, he needs a growing economy in Mexico and a Mexican president willing to help him secure the border.
Chris Kelly of rap duo Kris Kross dies of apparent drug overdose at 34
Updated 05/02/2013 at 6:54 a.m.
Chris Kelly, half of the 1990s kid rap duo Kris Kross who made one of the decade's most memorable songs with the frenetic "Jump," died at an Atlanta hospital on Wednesday of an apparent drug overdose, authorities said. He was ...
Scientists find cannibalism at American settlement of Jamestown
Published 05/02/2013 at 5:01 a.m.
Scientists say they have found the first solid archaeological evidence that some of the earliest American colonists survived harsh conditions by resorting to cannibalism.
Texts, TV, then trouble for Boston bombing suspect's pals
Updated 05/01/2013 at 9:12 p.m.
Three more suspects have been taken into custody in the marathon bombings, city police said Wednesday.
Police fatally shoot man during standoff in Jacksonville
Published 05/01/2013 at 7:36 a.m.
Police fatally shot man following a 90-minute standoff at a Jacksonville mobile home park.
Morning-after pill to move over the counter
Published 04/30/2013 at 6:33 p.m. 1 Comment
The government is moving the morning-after pill over the counter but only those 15 and older can buy it — an attempt to find middle ground just days before a court-imposed deadline to lift all age restrictions on the emergency ...
NBA veteran Jason Collins comes out as gay
Published 04/29/2013 at 11:55 a.m.
NBA veteran center Jason Collins has become the first male professional athlete in the major four American sports leagues to come out as gay.
16 swimmers caught in dangerous rip currents off Florida
Published 04/29/2013 at 9:48 a.m.
One person is in critical condition after being caught up in rip currents along a Palm Beach County beach.
Police: Florida teen dies in drug deal gone bad
Published 04/29/2013 at 9:46 a.m.
A teenager has died after being dragged by the driver of a pickup truck when an apparent drug deal went bad.
Tebow Time in New York over after Jets cut quarterback
Updated 04/29/2013 at 9:42 a.m.
Tim Tebow has been waived by the Jets, the end of an unsuccessful one-season experiment in New York.
Prom spending is on the rise again
Published 04/29/2013 at 7 a.m.
The prom is making a big comeback.
Anything goes in flowers for today's prom
Published 04/29/2013 at 7 a.m.
NEW YORK — The elaborate invitation has been proffered and accepted, the limo rented and the outfits coordinated, so what’s next when planning for prom?
St. Petersburg police shoot, kill armed woman
Published 04/29/2013 at 6:20 a.m.
A St. Petersburg police officer fatally shot a 53-year-old woman who pointed a gun at him.
NBA owner Michael Jordan marries over the weekend
Published 04/28/2013 at 8:03 p.m.
Michael Jordan got married over the weekend in front of a few hundred of his family and closest friends.
A new front for gun background checks: the ballot
Published 04/28/2013 at 4:27 p.m.
After struggling to sway both state and federal lawmakers, proponents of expanding background checks for gun sales are now exploring whether they will have more success by taking the issue directly to voters.
Boston bombing: Russia caught suspect on wiretap
Published 04/28/2013 at 11:13 a.m.
Russian authorities secretly recorded a telephone conversation in 2011 in which one of the Boston bombing suspects vaguely discussed jihad with his mother, officials said Saturday, days after the U.S. government finally received details about the call.
US tries new aerial tools in Caribbean drug fight
Published 04/27/2013 at 1:24 p.m.
The U.S. Navy on Friday began testing two new aerial tools, borrowed from the battlefields of Afghanistan and Iraq, that officials say will make it easier to detect, track and videotape drug smugglers in action.
FBI: Miss. man arrested in suspicious letters case
Updated 04/27/2013 at 8:45 p.m.
JACKSON, Miss. — A Mississippi man whose home and business were searched as part of an investigation into poisoned letters sent to the president and others has been arrested in the case, according to the FBI.
Country singer George Jones dies at 81
Published 04/26/2013 at 11:20 a.m.
George Jones died Friday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, according to his publicist Kirt Webster. He was hospitalized with fever and irregular blood pressure, forcing him to postpone two shows.
Florida House panel votes to phase in vehicle fee cut
Published 04/26/2013 at 9:57 a.m.
A Florida House panel has voted to phase in a reduction in automobile fees that the Senate wants to roll back all at once.
80-year-old woman swallows diamond at Florida charity event
Published 04/26/2013 at 9:55 a.m.
The Tampa Woman's Club put $10 cubic zirconia stones in the bottom of 399 of the 400 champagne glasses, but one had a one-carat, $5,000 diamond.
Congress OKs bill ending FAA furloughs of air traffic controllers
Updated 04/26/2013 at 1:15 p.m.
Congress easily approved legislation Friday ending furloughs of air traffic controllers that have delayed hundreds of flights daily.
U.S. economy accelerates at 2.5 percent rate in first quarter
Published 04/26/2013 at 9:25 a.m.
U.S. economic growth accelerated to an annual rate of 2.5 percent from January through March, buoyed by the strongest consumer spending in more than two years.