Michigan Radio: The Associated Press http://kalw.org en Jimmie Johnson Wins Second Daytona 500; Danica Patrick Makes Historic Leads http://kalw.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 Michigan Radio: The Associated Press 23546 at http://kalw.org Jimmie Johnson Wins Second Daytona 500; Danica Patrick Makes Historic Leads Thousands Of British Troops On Olympic Guard Duty http://kalw.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 Michigan Radio: The Associated Press 13531 at http://kalw.org Thousands Of British Troops On Olympic Guard Duty S. Korea Conducts Drill, Flouting N. Korean Threat http://kalw.org/post/s-korea-conducts-drill-flouting-n-korean-threat South Korea conducted live-fire military drills near its disputed sea boundary with North Korea Monday, despite Pyongyang's threat to respond with a "merciless" attack.<p>North Korea did not carry out the threat as it focuses on internal stability two months after the death of longtime leader Kim Jong Il and prepares for nuclear disarmament talks with the United States later this week. Mon, 20 Feb 2012 12:34:00 +0000 Michigan Radio: The Associated Press 6172 at http://kalw.org S. Korea Conducts Drill, Flouting N. Korean Threat Saudi Arabia Enforces Gender Law In Lingerie Shops http://kalw.org/post/saudi-arabia-enforces-gender-law-lingerie-shops Saudi Arabia said Monday that it will enforce a law that allows only females to work in women's lingerie and apparel stores, despite disapproval from the country's top cleric.<p>The 2006 law banning men from working in female apparel and cosmetic stores has never been put into effect, partly because of the views of hard-liners in the religious establishment, who oppose the whole idea of women working in places where men and women congregate, such as malls.<p>Saudi women, tired of having to deal with men when buying undergarments, have boycotted lingerie stores to pressure them to employ women. Mon, 02 Jan 2012 22:42:00 +0000 Michigan Radio: The Associated Press 3734 at http://kalw.org Brazil Sets Trade Records, Due To Chinese Demand http://kalw.org/post/brazil-sets-trade-records-due-chinese-demand Brazil had record trade figures in 2011, logging $256 billion in exports and maintaining a $29.7 billion surplus on the back of high commodity prices and strong Chinese demand, officials said Monday.<p>Exports to China hit $44.3 billion, an increase of more than 43 percent over 2010. In 2009 China surpassed the U.S. Mon, 02 Jan 2012 20:35:00 +0000 Michigan Radio: The Associated Press 3724 at http://kalw.org