Phelps competes for 19th medal

Published: Tuesday, July 31, 2012 @ 3:57 PM
Updated: Tuesday, July 31, 2012 @ 3:57 PM

LONDON (AP) - US wins 4x200 freestyle relay, Phelps wins 15th gold for Olympic-record 19th career medal.

Tiger Woods arrested on drunken driving charges in Florida

Published: Monday, May 29, 2017 @ 11:40 AM

Tiger Woods is pictured here early on Memorial Day  in a mug shot from the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. The golfing legend was pulled over on suspicion of drunken driving and arrested around 3 a.m. in Jupiter, Florida, where he lives.
Palm Beach County Sheriffs Office

 

Golfing great Tiger Woods was arrested Monday morning in Jupiter, Florida, on suspicion of drunken driving, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office.

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Woods, a Jupiter Island resident, was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail around 7 a.m. and released on his own recognizance around 11 a.m.

He was pulled over and taken into custody around 3 a.m.

Social media erupted over the news, with some questioning why Woods didn’t call a Taxi or Uber.

This is a developing story with more to come.

Memorial Day: Rolling Thunder remembers the fallen 

Published: Monday, May 29, 2017 @ 7:26 AM

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 26:  Bikers participate in a Blessing of the Bikes event at the National Cathedral May 26, 2017 in Washington, DC. Rolling Thunder will mark the 30th anniversary of its annual

Members of the motorcycle group Rolling Thunder have continued their 30-year tradition to make sure that the nation’s fallen haven’t been forgotten.

Thousands of motorcyclists rode into the nation’s capital in honor of Memorial Day.

They arrived Sunday before visiting Veterans Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery and The World War II Memorial, WTOP reported.

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“It’s too many guys that haven’t come home,” one rider told WRC Sunday.

They started the ride by meeting at the Pentagon before crossing the Arlington Memorial Bridge before parading through the streets of Washington, D.C., WTOP reported.

Participants also took part in the Blessing of the Bikes at the National Cathedral, WRC reported.

Riders come from all over the country, including one person who told WTOP that he flew his bike from Hawaii to California before continuing on a cross-country ride to D.C.

Soldier gets to see family for Memorial Day weekend thanks to stranger’s kindness

Published: Monday, May 29, 2017 @ 8:48 AM

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A soldier from Illinois was able to spend the Memorial Day weekend with his family in Missouri all thanks to the kindness of a stranger he met at a Dallas airport.

U.S. Army mechanic Keaton Tilson, who is stationed at Fort Hood, was stuck at an airport for two days, trying to get a flight on standby, KTVI reported. But Josh Rainey from Glendale, Missouri, wasn’t having any of it. 

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At first Rainey tried to give Tilson his ticket, but airline regulations wouldn’t allow the transfer, so Rainey decided on the next option, buying a last-minute ticket for Tilson to St. Louis so he can be with family over the holiday weekend.

Rainey told KTVI that the he spent $341 on the ticket and that the fact that Tilson was able to get home was worth more than the money.

“He walked away and came back and asked if he could hug me, and I think we both had to fight back the tears after that,” Rainey said.

Man transforms home's roof into American flag

Published: Saturday, May 27, 2017 @ 11:06 AM

A man in New Mexico intent on displaying American pride 365 days a year embarked on a striking home improvement project that has the whole neighborhood talking.

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Rick Gabaldon told KOB that he came up with the idea of transforming the roof of his house into an American flag about two years ago. The red, white and blue roof is nearing completion, and has taken about a month to build. Gabaldon says the stars on the roof will be made of a special material that will glow at night.

Gabaldon's neighbors were "freaked out" at first when they heard about the patriotic roof project, KOB reported, but have come to a mutual understanding. Gabaldon's father served in the military and the roof is the family's way of showing their thanks to veterans and pride for their country.