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Florida man charged with racially threatening black activist

Sep. 18, 2019 5:04 PM EDT

A Florida man was arrested Wednesday on charges that he cyberstalked and made racist threats against a black activist in Virginia to interfere with his plans to run for a seat on Charlottesville's city council. Daniel McMahon, 31, of Brandon, Florida, was indicted in Virginia on charges that include...

US to end 2019 with matches against Sweden, Costa Rica

Sep. 18, 2019 5:03 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Women's World Cup champion U.S. team will wrap up 2019 with matches against Sweden and Costa Rica. U.S. Soccer announced Wednesday that the U.S. will face Sweden in Columbus, Ohio, on Nov. 7 and Costa Rica in Jacksonville, Florida, on Nov. 10. The team is wrapping up its World Cup...

HBO to follow Arizona St, Florida, Penn St, Washington St

Sep. 18, 2019 4:37 PM EDT

HBO Sports is going behind the scenes with the football programs at Arizona State, Florida, Penn State and Washington State for four episodes of its "24/7" documentary series. HBO announced Wednesday it will run an hour-long episode for each team, starting Oct. 2 with Florida preparing for its Sept. 28 game...

College Football Picks: Michigan tries to change narrative

Sep. 18, 2019 4:17 PM EDT

There is a strong temptation in college football to define teams early in the season, especially when a traditional power delivers a high-profile clunker. That's where No. 11 Michigan is as the Wolverines head into the first really big Big Ten game of the season. They face No. 13 Wisconsin in Madison on...

Police: Pirates' Vázquez attempted to have sex with minor

Sep. 18, 2019 4:14 PM EDT

GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pittsburgh Pirates closer Felipe Vázquez was being held Wednesday in a Pennsylvania jail on multiple felony charges after allegedly telling investigators he attempted to have sex with an underage girl during a meeting at her house in 2017. Vázquez is charged with statutory...

Jaguars could enter AFC South race with win over Titans

Sep. 18, 2019 3:59 PM EDT

The AFC South is shaping up as quite a division race. Should the Jaguars win at home Thursday night against the Titans, it would tighten up things early in the season. But Tennessee, ranked 18th in the AP Pro32, is a 1½-point favorite over Jacksonville. The Colts, even without Andrew Luck, and the Texans,...

Lightning still the team to beat in NHL's Eastern Conference

Sep. 18, 2019 3:59 PM EDT

Getting swept in the first round wasn't enough to knock the Tampa Bay Lightning off the mountaintop. After finishing 21 points ahead of everyone else during the 2018-19 regular season, the Lightning are again Stanley Cup favorites and the team to beat in an ever-improving Eastern Conference. With a stacked roster...

NASA manager casts doubt on 2024 moon landing by astronauts

Sep. 18, 2019 3:27 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A top NASA manager cast doubt Wednesday on the space agency's ability to land astronauts on the moon by 2024. Kenneth Bowersox, acting associate administrator for human exploration and operations, told a Congressional subcommittee that NASA is doing its best to meet the White...

Amid terrorism talk, bail denied in aircraft sabotage case

Sep. 18, 2019 3:15 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A federal judge cited new evidence of potential terrorism sympathies Wednesday in denying bail for a longtime mechanic charged with sabotaging an American Airlines jetliner that prosecutors say could have caused it to crash with 150 people aboard. U.S. Magistrate Judge Chris McAliley imposed...

200 Bahamians arrive in Florida fleeing Dorian's devastation

Sep. 18, 2019 2:57 PM EDT

RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — More than 200 Bahamians whose homes were destroyed by Hurricane Dorian arrived Wednesday in Florida on a cruise ship. It was the second mass arrival for the Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line. More than 850 Bahamian evacuees arrived Sept. 7 after the storm ravaged the islands of Grand...