War II delayed the Kentucky Derby in 1945. A look back at how the race endured.

Kristina Goetz Louisville Courier JournalPublished 11:23 AM EDT May 2, 2020The last time the Kentucky Derby wasn’t on the first Saturday in May was 75 years ago.It was 1945, and the U.S. government had put a temporary ban on horse racing because of World War II.It was a time when Americans were urged to buy…

Staying Apart, Together: We’ll get through May in quarantine (with help from ‘Parks and Rec’)

Kelly Lawler USA TODAYPublished 11:00 AM EDT May 2, 2020Editor’s Note: This is a preview of USA TODAY’s newsletter Staying Apart, Together, a guide to help us all cope with a World changed by coronavirus. If you would like it in your inbox on Tuesdays and Saturdays, subscribe here.  Somehow, someway, the calendar is suddenly turned to May. It’s been…

Man arrested after camping on Disney ’s Discovery Island during coronavirus pandemic

Morgan Hines USA TODAYPublished 10:18 AM EDT May 2, 2020Disney World has been closed since mid-March as the World faces the coronavirus pandemic. One man saw the closure as an opportunity to turn a Disney island into his personal campsite, but that didn’t last long.Richard McGuire, 42, from Mobile, Alabama was arrested on April 30 after camping on Walt…

Billy Quarantillo hopes Gavin Tucker fight gets rebooked, eager to end longest healthy layoff of career

By Nolan King | May 2, 2020 10:15 am The owner of one of 2019’s standout UFC debuts, Billy Quarantillo hasn’t been able to follow up his December performance. Quarantillo (13-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) was granted the opportunity for a sophomore appearance at UFC on ESPN+ 31, an event that was supposed to be held…

Houston police helicopter crashes, killing one officer and critically injuring another

Associated PressPublished 11:50 AM EDT May 2, 2020HOUSTON — A Houston police helicopter crashed early Saturday, killing one of the two officers on board and critically injuring the other, officials said.A pilot and tactical flight officer were aboard a police helicopter when it crashed at an apartment complex around 2 a.m. They were flown to…