The Associated Press http://wfae.org en Jimmie Johnson Wins Second Daytona 500; Danica Patrick Makes Historic Leads http://wfae.org/post/jimmie-johnson-wins-second-daytona-500-danica-patrick-makes-historic-leads A big first for Danica Patrick, but an even bigger second for Jimmie Johnson.<p>Patrick made history out front at the Daytona 500, only to see five-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson reclaim his spot at the top in the end.<p>Johnson won his second Daytona 500 with a late push on Sunday, grabbing the spotlight from Patrick as she faded on the final lap. Patrick became the first woman in history to lead laps in "The Great American Race" and was running third on the last lap, but slipped to eighth in the late push for position.<p>Her fall began when Dale Earnhardt Jr. Sun, 24 Feb 2013 22:40:00 +0000 The Associated Press 22028 at http://wfae.org Jimmie Johnson Wins Second Daytona 500; Danica Patrick Makes Historic Leads Gov. Nikki Haley Has Picked U.S. Rep. Tim Scott As SC's Next Senator http://wfae.org/post/gov-nikki-haley-has-picked-us-rep-tim-scott-scs-next-senator <p>Scott is the only black Republican in Congress. The decision announced Monday makes him the South's first black Republican senator since Reconstruction and only the fourth black Republican ever in the U.S. Senate.&nbsp;</p><p>He takes over for Jim DeMint, who announced earlier this month he would forgo the remaining four years of this term to take the helm of The Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank. His resignation takes effect Jan. 1.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 17 Dec 2012 18:50:08 +0000 The Associated Press 17828 at http://wfae.org Thousands Of British Troops On Olympic Guard Duty http://wfae.org/post/thousands-british-troops-olympic-guard-duty When a private firm failed to meet its promise of providing enough guards for the Olympics, the British military was called in to "mind the gap" in security.<p>But even though the government is bringing in those troops — as well as RAF Typhoon combat jets, surface-to-air missiles on rooftops, and an aircraft carrier on the River Thames — organizers say it will still look like the Summer Games, and not war games.<p>"I don't think anyone will go feeling anything other than safe and secure and probably quite charmed by what they witness," London Olympics organizing chief Sebastian Coe said Friday Fri, 13 Jul 2012 22:32:00 +0000 The Associated Press 708 at http://wfae.org Thousands Of British Troops On Olympic Guard Duty