Around 6:24 pm eastern time Saturday evening, at the hallowed Churchill Downs racetrack in Louisville, Kentucky, Dialed In, the favorite in the 137th running of the Kentucky Derby, will enter the starting gate.
Among the army of burger flippers at work across America in the 1960s was a French chef putting his training to use at Howard Johnson’s on Queens Boulevard in New York City.
A lock break has occurred on the Ohio River near Warsaw, Kentucky, according to the Army Corps of Engineers. Corps spokesman Todd Hornback called the break, which happened Sunday morning, “catastrophic.” No injuries were reported
A major United States military base is shutting down for three days following a rash of suicides, the base announced. Fort Campbell, home of the Army’s 101st Airborne Division, is holding a three-day “suicide stand-down training event” starting Wednesday — the second one it has held this year, a base spokeswoman told CNN. At least 11 deaths of Fort Campbell soldiers this year are confirmed or suspected suicides, spokeswoman Kelly Tyler said.
Preakness Stakes favorite Rachel Alexandra lived up to her billing Saturday, thundering past an all-male field of competitors and becoming the first filly to win the Triple-Crown’s second jewel since 1924. “She’s the greatest horse I’ve ever been on in my life,” jockey Calvin Borel said after the race. “She did not handle the track 110 percent and still won.” Long-shot Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird fell short in his improbable bid to compete for horse-racing’s Triple Crown, but showed his Derby victory was no fluke — charging hard to finish second.
An air-supported roof over the Dallas Cowboys’ practice field collapsed during a heavy thunderstorm Saturday afternoon, leaving 12 people injured, one critically, authorities said. About 70 people, including more than two dozen of the team’s rookies, were in the facility when it was blown down shortly before 3:30 p.m
Authorities in Kentucky were on the lookout Monday for three escaped convicts from an Indiana prison now thought to have stolen several guns during a home-invasion robbery.