In this Thursay, Jan. 21, 2016, file photo, Stewart Haas Racing co-owner and driver Tony Stewart talks to members of the media during the NASCAR Charlotte Motor Speedway Media Tour in Charlotte, N.C. The three-time NASCAR champion has been hospitalized with a back injury after a non-racing accident on Sunday and Stewart-Haas Racing is unsure of the extent of his injuries, a team spokesman told The Associated Press, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn, File)

NASCAR fines Tony Stewart $35,000 for criticizing officials

NASCAR fined Tony Stewart $35,000 on Thursday after he criticized the series about a potential safety hazard during races.

Douglas Hughes finishes speaking with reporters at the Federal Courthouse after his sentencing, in Washington, Thursday, April 21, 2016. Hughes, from Ruskin, Fla., flew a gyrocopter into restricted airspace over Washington. Hughes was sentenced to 120 days in jail. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Man who landed gyrocopter on Capitol lawn gets 4 months

A Florida man who landed a gyrocopter on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol as a stunt to protest the influence of money in politics was sentenced…