Rubio, the son of Cuban exiles, was elected to the Senate last fall. He turns 40 this month. - AP
Kid Rock faces protest over flag
DETROIT - People critical of the NAACP's decision to honor Kid Rock at its annual Fight for Freedom Fund Dinner burned a Confederate flag Sunday afternoon in front of the event's downtown Detroit venue.
The Grammy-nominated artist has displayed the flag during some stage performances. The Macomb County, Mich., native whose real name is Robert Ritchie was to receive the civil rights organization's Great Expectations Award.
Detroit NAACP President Wendell Anthony has said Ritchie was being honored for his advocacy of the city. "We're not lifting up the flag," Anthony said earlier Sunday. "We're lifting up a gentleman who has worked very hard to be a booster for Detroit."
About 60 people took part in the demonstration outside the Cobo Center, where about 10,000 people were expected to gather for the dinner. Some carried signs that said, "No to Kid Rock." - AP
Buffett opines on EU problems
OMAHA, Neb. - Billionaire Warren Buffett said Sunday that he did not think another U.S. banking crisis was likely, but sovereign-debt issues in Europe remained a concern.
Berkshire Hathaway's chief executive officer and vice chairman Charlie Munger held a news conference at the annual stockholder meeting in Omaha, Neb.
Buffett said European banks could have problems if those nations are unable to resolve their debt problems. And he said it was hard to say whether the countries in the European Union will be willing to stay tied to a single currency if they have to keep bailing out other nations.
Buffett added that he thinks Europe may need to find a way to have a more unified fiscal policy among the different countries.
Elsewhere: A police officer
from the Phoenix suburb of Buckeye was killed and a second officer critically wounded in an early-morning shoot-out that also left a suspect dead. The off-duty officers were working a private security job at a nightclub when they got into an altercation that ended with a gun battle, Phoenix police spokesman Sgt. Tommy Thompson said.