The Kentucky Derby is known as much for hats and high fashion as it is for fast horses. This year, rains are swamping Churchill Downs, but fans on the infield are still holding their heads _ and their hats _ high.
Though the Alabama Legislature has cleared the way for posthumous pardons of the Scottsboro Boys, much work _ from legal documents to public hearings _ remains before the names of the nine black teens wrongly convicted more than 80 years ago are officially cleared.
Winds gusting to 40 mph wreaked havoc on parts of Central Oregon Saturday, toppling trees that blocked roads and downing power lines that sparked at least two small wildfires and forced two dozen people to evacuate their homes.
Nick Bonino scored for Anaheim on a second-period power play _ 18 seconds after Detroit's Justin Abdelkader was ejected for a violent hit on Toni Lydman _ and the Ducks went on to a 4-0 victory Saturday night to take a 2-1 series lead over the Red Wings in the Western Conference playoffs.