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1-year-old Florida girl dies after being left in hot car

Oct. 15, 2019 8:59 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Detectives in Florida are investigating the death of a 1-year-old girl who was left all day in a hot vehicle. The girl was found unresponsive in the vehicle in Tampa on Monday evening. WFLA quotes Tampa police as saying the parents left the girl in the Jeep sometime in the morning and...

Man dies at homeless shelter run by Florida sheriff's office

Oct. 15, 2019 4:22 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Officials say a man has died while staying at a homeless shelter run by a Florida sheriff's office. The Tampa Bay Times reports the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office learned of the 69-year-old man's death early Monday morning. The agency says the death doesn't appear to be...

Mentally disabled man stabbed after escaping from group home

Oct. 14, 2019 7:35 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida man fatally stabbed a mentally disabled man who broke into a house after sneaking out of a nearby group home. The Tampa Bay Times reports that 23-year-old Chase Richardson died early Monday morning shortly after leaving Savanah Home in St. Petersburg....

Saints defense looking more dominant by the week

Oct. 14, 2019 7:27 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — With Drew Brees sidelined, the defense has become the must-see unit for the New Orleans Saints. That's lowered pressure on a Saints offense operating without their record-setting quarterback, and offensive tackle Terron Armstead is loving every minute of it. "I just see those guys locked...

Arians: Winston needs to play better; teammates, too

Oct. 14, 2019 6:59 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Jameis Winston's propensity for turning the ball over isn't the only thing ailing the struggling Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The absence of a consistent running game and a leaky defense are also making it difficult to win. Winston threw five interceptions and also lost a fumble during a 37-26...

Mariota, Winston may have cloudy futures with shaky showings

Oct. 14, 2019 2:53 AM EDT

Marcus Mariota might be out as the starting quarterback in Tennessee, while the Tampa Bay Buccaneers might have to decide how many more interceptions they can afford from Jameis Winston. For the top two picks in the 2015 draft, the future might not be so bright. Mariota was pulled in the third quarter of a 16-0...

The Latest: Cincinnati, Miami now NFL's only winless teams

Oct. 14, 2019 1:36 AM EDT

The Latest on the NFL's Week 6 (all times EDT): ___ 7:25 p.m. The NFL is down to just a pair of winless teams with the New York Jets and Washington Redskins finally getting their first victories of the season. Washington won the battle of winless teams by edging Miami 17-16 with the Redskins smothering a 2-point...

Bridgewater now 4-0 as starter after Saints top Jaguars 13-6

Oct. 13, 2019 7:05 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Teddy Bridgewater probably should have had another multi-touchdown day for the New Orleans Saints. He'll gladly settle for remaining unbeaten as the starter. Bridgewater missed wide-open receivers Michael Thomas and Ted Ginn for would-be scores in the 13-6 victory Sunday, two of...

Saints quiet Minshew Mania, handle Jaguars 13-6

Oct. 13, 2019 6:09 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Minshew Mania didn't have a prayer against New Orleans. Rookie quarterback Gardner Minshew was harassed, hurried and humbled in a 13-6 loss to the Saints on Sunday, his worst performance of the season coming just a few hours after Pope Francis accidentally tweeted support for the...

Blue Jackets snap Hurricanes' season-opening 5-game streak

Oct. 13, 2019 12:15 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Markus Nutivaara, Oliver Bjorkstrand and Pierre-Luc Dubios scored and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat Carolina 3-2 Saturday night, ending the best start to a season in Hurricanes' franchise history. Dubois overpowered Brock McGinn on a rush from the opposite blue line and lifted a...