Puerto Rican Day Parade News
Cotto motivated to make history
NEW YORK -- The island of Puerto Rico had produced many great champions and boxing Hall of Famers. Among the greatest are Wilfred Benitez, Wilfredo Gomez and Felix Trinidad, each of whom won world titles in three weight classes and became legends. Benitez was a champion at junior welterweight,
Cotto to challenge Sergio Martinez
In a fight with major historical implications, former three-division titleholder Miguel Cotto of Puerto Rico will move up in weight to challenge middleweight champion and Sergio Martinez of Argentina in one of the year's biggest bouts. The fight will take place June 7 (HBO PPV) at Madison Square
War Vet Sues KFC for Allegedly Booting Him Out for Service Dog
An Iraq War veteran is suing KFC for $1 million after an employee allegedly shooed him away for having a service dog by his side. Army National Guard Sergeant Charles Hernandez, 50, said he stopped by a KFC in the Bronx, N.Y., before a scheduled...
Cleveland Kidnap Victim Appears at Parade
Gina DeJesus, 23, smiled and waved to crowds at the city's Puerto Rican Day parade.
Opinion: Puerto Rican Day Parade and Misplaced Nostalgia
In the hallway of my house there is a photograph of my parents when they were still married to each other. My mom is wearing a sundress and my dad a suit, tie and a bright red sash with the word "mariscal" written on it. I stand between them, age four, in a sailor outfit, holding a Puerto Rican
Puerto Rican Day Parade Dispute: Tempest in a Beer Can?
Critics of Coors Light's participation in New York City's Puerto Rican Day Parade have vowed to continue their protest, despite a call by parade organizers that they stand down. Complaints by Manhattan politicians and advocacy groups began earlier this week over claims that Coors disrespects the
NY Knicks' Pablo Prigioni and the Rise of Latinos in the NBA
On January 3 at Madison Square Garden, fans of the New York Knicks enjoyed what was arguably one of the most exhilarating moments of the current season. It was the fourth quarter with the Knicks leading the San Antonio Spurs by 18 points. Argentinean point guard Pablo Prigioni, who was in for
Philadelphia Cop To Be Dismissed Over Punching Incident
Lt. Jonathan Josey was seen on video hitting a woman at the Puerto Rican Day parade.
Police Union Defends Philadelphia Cop Who Punched Woman
A police union is coming to the defense of the Philadelphia cop who has been targeted for dismissal after he was caught on video punching a woman in the face. It was originally announced that Lt. Jonathan Josey would be suspended for a month pending an Internal Affairs investigation. But less than
Philadelphia Officer Who Punched Woman to Be Fired
The Philadelphia cop caught on video punching a woman in the face will be fired, according to ABC News' Philadelphia station WPVI. A video posted on YouTube shows Lt. Jonathan Josey punching a woman in the face and knocking her to the ground before she is led off bloodied and handcuffed. Earlier