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Florida woman dies after getting stuck under dive boat

Mar. 31, 2020 12:28 PM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida diver was killed when she got stuck under a dive boat and trapped by the propeller, Florida Fish and Wildife Conservation Commission officials said. The incident happened Sunday morning while the crew of the Southern Comfort was recovering divers from the water off...

FILE - In this Wednesday, March 25, 2020, file photo, a man walks in front of a Tokyo Olympics logo at the Tokyo metropolitan government headquarters. The postponement of the Tokyo Games has catapulted the sports organizations that make up the backbone of the U.S. Olympic team into crisis. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)

The Latest: US Open tennis site to house temporary hospital

Mar. 30, 2020 7:52 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The site of the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York is going to be used for 350 temporary hospital beds and to prepare food packages during the coronavirus pandemic. U.S. Tennis Association spokesman Chris Widmaier says an...

Coronavirus halts high speed train service in South Florida

Mar. 26, 2020 8:04 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Brightline has suspended its service in South Florida due to concerns about the coronavirus outbreak. The company announced on Twitter that the last trains were running on Wednesday evening. The high speed train runs between Miami and West Palm Beach with a stop in Fort...

Florida sheriff's deputy arrested on domestic battery charge

Mar. 26, 2020 7:28 AM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida sheriff's deputy was arrested and has been placed on paid leave after being arrested on a domestic battery charge, officials said. The Palm Beach Sheriff's Office said in an arrest report that Alex Alfonso was taken into custody following he allegedly assaulted a...

Official loses defamation suit against political operative

Mar. 26, 2020 5:50 AM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A former Florida official who said she was defamed by a campaign flyer from a political operative has lost her lawsuit. Shanon Materio, the former West Palm Beach commissioner, lost an October 2018 lawsuit filed against political consultant, Rick Asnani, and two affiliated...

Officials: Drunk Florida woman survives being hit by train

Mar. 24, 2020 9:43 AM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A drunk Florida woman survived being hit by a slow-moving train after she partially fell asleep on the tracks Tuesday, authorities said. The woman was hospitalized after she was found by firefighters near the train tracks early Tuesday morning, The Palm Beach Post reported. She...

YouTube couple sentenced for stealing from government

Mar. 17, 2020 5:24 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A South Florida couple with a popular YouTube channel have been sentenced to federal prison for stealing Social Security and federal tax funds. Billy Altidor, 29, received two years, and Evanie Louis, 28, received one year and a day during a Monday hearing in Orlando federal court,...

Boston Red Sox's Jackie Bradley Jr. gets back to first safely on a pickoff attempt to Houston Astros first baseman Nick Tanielu during a spring training baseball game, Thursday, March 5, 2020, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Boo Who? Astros already paying price , Red Sox await fate

Mar. 5, 2020 7:17 PM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — By recent standards, the heckling the Houston Astros heard at JetBlue Park was rather tame. Some boos during pregame introductions, a chant of "cheaters!" in the ninth inning. Maybe that's because Jose Altuve, Alex Bregman and rest of their All-Stars were missing from the lineup...

FILE - In this April 1, 2019, file photo, St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Shildt stands in the dugout before a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Pittsburgh. The Cardinal return largely intact after battling the Cubs for the NL Central, then advancing to the NLCS, where they lost to the Nationals in four games. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Wedding Card: Manager Shildt set to get married on off day

Mar. 5, 2020 3:31 PM EST

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Many major leaguers play golf during off days in spring training. Some go fishing. Or just chill. St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Shildt has other plans: He's getting married. “People have been questioning it,” said the wedding Card, referring to the timing. “For...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a primary election night campaign rally Tuesday, March 3, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

The Latest: Joe Biden wins Democratic primary in Texas

Mar. 4, 2020 1:59 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest on the Democratic presidential primary and Super Tuesday (all times local): 1:50 a.m. Joe Biden has won Texas' Democratic presidential primary. The state has 228 delegates at stake, the second biggest prize of the night. More than 2 million people had already voted in Texas...