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Victor Espinoza rides American Pharoah to victory in the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby horse race

American Pharoah Wins 141st Kentucky Derby

American Pharoah has won the 141st Kentucky Derby before a record-setting crowd at Churchill Downs. Victor Espinoza was aboard for his second straight Derby win, and third overall....


  • United Arab Emirates officials examine confiscated elephant tusks before they are crushed, to send a message against poaching, in Dubai, Wednesday, April 29, 2015. Top News Photos: April 29

    Top news photos shows images of President Barack Obama and Education Secretary Arne Duncan applaud the 2015 National Teacher of the Year Shanna Peeples, demonstrators throwing stones at riot police in the Musaga district of Bujumbura, Burundi...

  • Melech Thomas chants during a demonstration outside the State Attorney's office calling for the continued investigation into the death of Freddie Gray, Wednesday, April 29, 2015, in Baltimore. Tensions Ease in Baltimore as Curfew Lifts, Schools Reopen

    Schools reopened across the city and tensions seemed to ease Wednesday after Baltimore made it through the first night of its curfew without the widespread violence many had feared. With 3,000 police and National Guardsmen keeping the peace and preventing a repeat of the looting and arson that erupted on Monday, the citywide, 10 p.m.-to-5 a.m. curfew ended with no reports of disturbances...

  • An officer stands near a blaze, Monday, April 27, 2015, after rioters plunged part of Baltimore into chaos Police Clash with Baltimore Protesters for a Second Night

    A line of police behind riot shields hurled smoke grenades and fired pepper balls at dozens of protesters Tuesday night to enforce a citywide curfew, imposed after the worst outbreak of rioting in Baltimore since 1968....

  • Minnesota Wild left wing Zach Parise, left, celebrates with teammates center Mikael Granlund (64), of Finland, defenseman Jared Spurgeon, and defenseman Marco Scandella (6) during the first period of Game 6 Wild Advance with 4-1 Win over Blues

    Zach Parise scored twice, including a short-handed, highlight-reel goal to get Minnesota going in the first period, and the Wild advanced to the Western Conference semifinals with a 4-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Sunday in Game 6....

  • Minnesota Wild's Charlie Coyle, left, is congratulated by teammates Thomas Vanek, of Austria, and Matt Dumba, right, after scoring during the third period in Game 5. Wild beat Blues 4-1, Take 3-2 Series Lead

    Devan Dubnyk had a strong bounce-back effort in goal and the Minnesota Wild beat the St. Louis Blues 4-1 on Friday night to take a 3-2 lead in the Western Conference first-round series. Game 6 is Sunday at 2 p.m. in St. Paul...

  • The Rev. Westley West leads a march for Freddie Gray to the Baltimore Police Department's Western District police station, Wednesday, April 22, 2015, in Baltimore. Week in Photos: April 20-24

    Week in Photos: April 20-24 depict scenes of a march in Baltimore, migrants going to Europe, protests in South Korea and Middle Eastern Egypt, a volcano eruption in Chile, the 100th anniversary of the 1915 Armenian genocide in Jerusalem and the second anniversary of the Rana Plaza building collapsing in Bangladesh, and more...

  • This undated photo provided by NASA shows an image taken by the Hubble Space Telescope showing a breeding ground for stars in the Constellation Carina, about 20,000 light years from Earth. NASA Releases Picture of Starry Fireworks for Hubble's 25th

    What better way to celebrate the Hubble Space Telescope's quarter-century in orbit than with cosmic fireworks? On Thursday - one day before the 25th anniversary of Hubble's launch - NASA released an image taken by the space telescope showing a brilliant breeding ground for stars...

  • Chefs join a few thousands to rally downtown Johannesburg, South Africa, Thursday April 23, 2015, in a march against xenophobic attacks. Top News Photos: Apr. 23

    Top News Photos from around the world depict scenes of xenophobia in South Africa, a volcano erupting in Chile, daily life in Pakistan, Obama expressing his condolences in the White House, a trial in New York about the murder of a 6 year old child, and more... 

  • A child plays at a shelter set up for victims of immigrant attacks in Johannesburg. Top News Photos: April 22

    Top news photos from April 22 show Israelis standing in silence as sirens go off to begin the memorial day for fallen soldiers in Jerusalem, a man walking down Brussels Midi Station during a train strike, Somalis carrying a body after the civilian was killed by a car bomb, and a solar-powered plane taking off from the Jiangbei International Airport in China...

  • St. Louis Blues goalie Jake Allen (34) deflects a shot back toward Minnesota Wild left wing Zach Parise, left, and Blues defenseman Carl Gunnarsson, center, of Sweden, during the first period of Game 3 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series game Pominville, Parise Give Wild 3-0 Win over Blues

    Devan Dubnyk made 17 saves and Jason Pominville and Zach Parise scored second-period goals and the Minnesota Wild earned a 3-0 victory over the St. Louis Blues in Game 3 of their Western Conference series on Monday....

  •  Andrea Finlay, right, presents the milestone award to her daughter Taylor Swift at the 50th annual Academy of Country Music Awards at AT&T Stadium. Top News Photos: April 20

    Top news photos show scenes from Miami where a son of a Canadian diplomat pleaded not guilty to murder charges, a man rescued a migrant from the Aegean sea near Rhodes and Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia won the Boston Marathon...

  • Tatyana McFadden, of Russia, crosses the finish line to win the women's wheelchair division of the Boston Marathon, Monday. 2 Years after Bombings, a Festive Boston Marathon Mood

    The weather was cold and damp but the atmosphere festive at Monday's running of the Boston Marathon, two years after pressure-cooker bombs exploded at the finish line and shattered one of sports' most cherished events...

  • Minnesota Twins’ Trevor Plouffe, left, is mobbed by teammates after his walk-off home run off Cleveland Indians relief pitcher Bryan Shaw in the 11th inning of a baseball game, Friday, April 17, 2015, in Minneapolis. The Twins won 3-2. Twins Survive Cy Young Encounter With 11th Inning Walk-Off HR

    Trevor Plouffe led off the 11th inning with a soaring home run to lift the Minnesota Twins to a 3-2 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Friday night...

  • Week-In Photos: April 12-17

    Images from this week depict scenes from Michael Phelps' announcement of his swimming return, Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron campaigning for re-election and the Minnesota Wild's first game in their playoff series against the St. Louis Blues...

  • Minnesota Wild's Jason Zucker, top right, scores as St. Louis Blues' Zbynek Michalek, of the Czech Republic, goalie Jake Allen, left, and Jay Bouwmeester, bottom, watch during the first period in Game 1. Wild Open Playoff Series with Victory Against Blues

    Jason Zucker and Matt Dumba gave Minnesota a two-goal lead through two periods and the Wild kept chances to a minimum for Devan Dubnyk, opening the playoffs strong with a 4-2 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Thursday night...








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