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Portal to Pros: NFL teams eyeing rising number of transfers

Feb. 01, 2023 16:24 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...

Black history class revised by College Board amid criticism

Feb. 01, 2023 15:50 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — High school senior Kahlila Bandele is used to courses that don’t address the African American experience. Then there’s her 9 a.m. class. This week, it spanned topics from Afro-Caribbean migration to jazz. The discussion in her Advanced Placement course...

Biden lawyer: FBI finds no classified docs at beach house

Feb. 01, 2023 14:48 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI searched President Joe Biden's vacation home in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, on Wednesday without finding any classified documents, the president's attorney said. Agents did take some handwritten notes and other materials relating to Biden's time as vice president for...

DeSantis injects politics into $115B Florida budget proposal

Feb. 01, 2023 14:45 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Gov. Ron DeSantis promised tax relief Wednesday on children’s books, pet food and even the gas stoves that have become a rallying cry for Republicans while assuring that Florida has plenty of reserves to withstand any economy downturn. DeSantis' annual...

4-star QB Rashada commits to Arizona State after UF NIL flap

Feb. 01, 2023 12:02 PM EST

Blue-chip quarterback Jaden Rashada, who signed with Florida in December and then asked to be released from the commitment when a name, imagine and likeness deal fell through, says he is going to Arizona State. Rashada announced on Twitter on Wednesday, the first day of the...

DeSantis pushes ban on diversity programs in state colleges

Feb. 01, 2023 10:55 AM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday announced plans to block state colleges from having programs on diversity, equity and inclusion, and critical race theory in his latest step onto the front lines of the nation's culture wars. The Republican governor...

BC beats No. 20 Clemson 62-54; Tigers' lead sliced atop ACC

Jan. 31, 2023 22:20 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Clemson wasn't able to escape on the road this time. Makai Ashton-Langford had two key driving baskets in the closing two minutes and finished with 15 points to help Boston College beat the 20th-ranked Tigers 62-54 on Tuesday night. “I couldn’t get...

No. 25 South Florida women win 11th straight, 72-48 over ECU

Jan. 31, 2023 21:02 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Sammie Puisis made a career-high seven 3-pointers and scored 23 points, Carla Brito added 20 points and seven rebounds and No. 25 South Florida beat East Carolina 72-48 on Tuesday night for its 11th straight victory. USF coach Jose Fernandez recorded his 118th...

AP source: FBI searched Biden's former office in November

Jan. 31, 2023 18:36 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI searched President Joe Biden's former office at the Penn Biden Center in Washington in November, according to a person familiar with the matter, at least a week after his personal lawyers first found classified records there from his time as vice president. ...

Today in History: JAN 31, US enters space age

Jan. 31, 2023 16:34 PM EST

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Jan. 31, the 31st day of 2023. There are 334 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 31, 1958, the United States entered the Space Age with its first successful launch of a satellite, Explorer...