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Bobrovsky, Shesterkin matching each other save-for-save in Panthers-Rangers series for East title

May. 25, 2024 20:50 PM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The Eastern Conference Finals have been a goaltender duel, and nobody should have expected otherwise. Seems fitting that the Florida Panthers and New York Rangers are knotted at one game apiece heading into Game 3 on Sunday afternoon, given that a pair of...

Groups claim South Florida districts are racially gerrymandered for Hispanics in lawsuit

May. 25, 2024 15:05 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Progressive civic groups have challenged how four congressional districts and seven state House districts in South Florida were drawn by the Republican-controlled Florida Legislature, claiming they were racially gerrymandered for Hispanics who are too diverse in Florida to be...

Govan rips 3-run homer as Baylor tops Florida 5-2 in Gainesville Super Regional to force 3rd game

May. 25, 2024 13:45 PM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Shaylon Govan hit a three-run home run, RyLee Crandall shut down fourth-seed Florida and Baylor forced a deciding third game in the Gainesville Super Regional with a 5-2 win on Saturday. The Bears (36-22) and Gators (50-13), who had won 12 straight, meet on...

It's not just Rafael Nadal: Retirement is in the tennis air as the French Open starts

May. 25, 2024 06:03 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — It’s not just Rafael Nadal who has folks wondering how many more tennis matches remain in his career. With the French Open set to start Sunday, plenty of accomplished players are getting ready to bid adieu to the sport soon, including three-time Grand Slam champion...

Failed Graceland sale by a mystery entity highlights attempts to take assets of older or dead people

May. 25, 2024 00:02 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The catalyst behind the failed gambit to sell off the iconic Graceland property in Memphis is a mystery. The self-styled investment company also is under fire from a lawsuit alleging fraud, an aggressive attorney general and a community of Elvis Presley...

Florida priest accused of biting woman who grabbed Holy Communion wafers during Mass

May. 24, 2024 19:10 PM EDT

ST. CLOUD, Fla. (AP) — The Diocese of Orlando is defending a Catholic priest accused of biting a woman who tried to grab Holy Communion wafers during Mass at a central Florida church. The confrontation occurred Sunday afternoon at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in St. Cloud....

Travelers cope with crowds and high prices on the busiest day of Memorial Day weekend

May. 24, 2024 18:40 PM EDT

Travelers contended with big crowds and flight delays Friday, which was expected to be the busiest day of the Memorial Day weekend. More than 6,000 U.S. flights were delayed by early evening on the East Coast, continuing a trend that has tested the patience of travelers all week....

Mississippi man accused of destroying statue of pagan idol at Iowa state Capitol takes plea deal

May. 24, 2024 17:34 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Mississippi man accused of destroying a statue of a pagan idol at Iowa’s state Capitol pleaded guilty Friday to a reduced charge in return for prosecutors dropping a felony hate crime count. Michael Cassidy, a former congressional and legislative...

Rapper Sean Kingston and his mother stole more than $1 million through fraud, authorities say

May. 24, 2024 16:31 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Rapper and singer Sean Kingston and his mother committed more than a million dollars in fraud in recent months, stealing money, jewelry, a Cadillac Escalade and furniture, documents released Friday allege. Kingston, 34, and his 61-year-old mother,...

James Tibbs III hits team-leading 25th homer and Florida State advances to the ACC semifinals

May. 24, 2024 15:36 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — James Tibbs III hit his team-leading 25th homer of the season and 52nd of his career, and No. 5 seed Florida State advanced to the ACC Tournament semifinals with a 12-7 victory over fourth-seeded Virginia on Friday. Tibbs, the ACC player of the year, went 2...