The favorite horse to win the Kentucky Derby, I Want Revenge, has been scrapped from today’s line-up, reportedly because of soft tissue damage in the ankle. At last year’s race, one of the favorites Eight Belles broke both ankles, collapsed and was euthanized on the track after finishing second. Officials seem to be even more cautious this year because of the last year’s tragedy, ESPN.
Since Friday, over 91 people have been killed by the Sri Lankan army at a makeshift hospital. The army has blamed the killings on Tamil Tigers’ suicide attacks, but a doctor in the hospital e-mailed BBC News pictures that seemed to contradict the military’s statement. As foreign journalists are not allowed in the country, neither account can be verified, but news sources do know thousands of civilians are trapped in the warzone, BBC News.
A jury has acquitted two Pennsylvania teens of serious charges stemming from the attack and murder of an illegal Mexican immigrant. The all-white jury convicted the two of simple assault, USA Today.
Take a look at Citizen’s Daily Brief’s coverage of the dramatic AWARE meeting in Singapre today.