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Florida could end unanimous jury requirement for executions

Feb. 02, 2023 01:55 AM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Gov. Ron DeSantis and Florida lawmakers proposed legislation making it easier to send convicts to death row by eliminating a unanimous jury requirement in capital punishment sentencing — a response to anger from victims’ families following a verdict sparing a school...

Smith scores 32, NC State blasts Florida State 94-66

Feb. 01, 2023 23:34 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Terquavion Smith scored 32 points, North Carolina State dominated from the start, and the Wolfpack rolled over Florida State 94-66 on Wednesday night. The Wolfpack opened the game with a flurry, going ahead 30-4 in the first 9-plus minutes. The Seminoles made...

Florida upends No. 2 Tennessee 67-54 behind Colin Castleton

Feb. 01, 2023 22:26 PM EST

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Colin Castleton is accustomed to being double-teamed every time he touches the ball, so he was pleasantly surprised — maybe even downright stunned — when Tennessee opted to guard him with a single defender in the second half. “I’ve got to take...

South Florida defeats East Carolina 71-63

Feb. 01, 2023 22:25 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tyler Harris scored 21 points as South Florida beat East Carolina 71-63 on Wednesday night. Harris shot 6 for 13 (5 for 10 from 3-point range) and 4 of 5 from the free throw line for the Bulls (10-13, 3-7 American Athletic Conference). Jamir Chaplin scored 17...

Coach Prime comes up big in 1st recruiting class at Colorado

Feb. 01, 2023 19:51 PM EST

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Deion “Coach Prime” Sanders proudly recited the numbers from his first recruiting class at Colorado. Two five-star recruits. A No. 21 overall class ranking, which was the highest in 15 years, he pointed out. A top-five class from the transfer portal,...

Woman identified 37 years after she went missing in Florida

Feb. 01, 2023 18:54 PM EST

SYLVESTER, Ga. (AP) — Law officers say they've identified a woman who went missing in Florida and died in south Georgia after 37 years of not knowing who she is. The woman, who suffered blunt trauma to her head and died after being injured, has been identified as Mary Anga Cowan,...

Signing day ends recruiting sagas for QB Rashada, CB McClain

Feb. 01, 2023 18:40 PM EST

The opening of college football's traditional signing period for high school prospects brought an apparent end to two of the cycle's most notable recruitments. Blue-chip quarterback Jaden Rashada, who signed with Florida in December and then asked to be released from the commitment...

FBI searches Biden's vacation home; no classified documents

Feb. 01, 2023 18:39 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI searched President Joe Biden’s vacation home in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, on Wednesday without turning up any classified documents, the latest turn in an extraordinary series of searches of his and his predecessor's properties. Agents did take some...

Napier avoids Rashada details, doesn't expect NCAA inquiry

Feb. 01, 2023 18:38 PM EST

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida coach Billy Napier provided little insight Wednesday into how and why the Gators lost four-star quarterback Jaden Rashada, but said he doesn't expect it to prompt an NCAA investigation. Napier sidestepped several questions about Rashada, who signed...

Portal to Pros: NFL teams eyeing rising number of transfers

Feb. 01, 2023 18:22 PM EST

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — The prolific pace of school-switching among college players has helped some NFL prospects have breakout seasons and demonstrate they can adapt to a new system. They're hoping that pays off in the draft. Offensive lineman O’Cyrus Torrence...