The Associated Press http://wfit.org en Jimmie Johnson Wins Second Daytona 500; Danica Patrick Makes Historic Leads http://wfit.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 17866 at http://wfit.org Jimmie Johnson Wins Second Daytona 500; Danica Patrick Makes Historic Leads Thousands Of British Troops On Olympic Guard Duty http://wfit.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 8890 at http://wfit.org Thousands Of British Troops On Olympic Guard Duty GM Puts Volt Into 'Neutral' To Let Sales Catch Up http://wfit.org/post/gm-puts-volt-neutral-let-sales-catch General Motors will suspend production of its Chevrolet Volt electric car for five weeks amid disappointing sales.<p>A GM spokesman said Friday that the company will shut down production of the Volt from March 19 until April 23, idling 1,300 workers at the Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant.<p>"We're taking a temporary shutdown," said GM spokesman Chris Lee. "We're doing it to maintain our proper inventory levels as we align production with demand."<p>GM sold 7,671 Volts last year, below its original goal of 10,000 cars. The company stopped publicly announcing sales targets last year. Fri, 02 Mar 2012 23:09:00 +0000 The Associated Press 2891 at http://wfit.org GM Puts Volt Into 'Neutral' To Let Sales Catch Up Air Force Mortuary Official Resigns Amid Scandal http://wfit.org/post/air-force-mortuary-official-resigns-amid-scandal One of three officials accused of <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2011/12/08/143334376/report-hundreds-of-troops-ashes-were-dumped-in-landfill">mismanaging the mortuary at Dover Air Force Base, Del.</a>, and of retaliating against three whistle-blowers, has resigned.<p>The Office of Special Counsel, an independent federal investigative agency, said Friday that Quinton Keel had resigned and that it is in touch with Air Force officials about their final decisions on disciplinary action against the two other accused officials.<p>The Air Force issued a statement saying only that Keel Fri, 02 Mar 2012 22:38:00 +0000 The Associated Press 2889 at http://wfit.org Air Force Mortuary Official Resigns Amid Scandal S. Korea Conducts Drill, Flouting N. Korean Threat http://wfit.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 The Associated Press 2307 at http://wfit.org S. Korea Conducts Drill, Flouting N. Korean Threat