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A Falcon 9 SpaceX rocket lifts off from pad 39A during a test flight to demonstrate the capsule's emergency escape system at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

SpaceX launches, destroys rocket in astronaut escape test

Jan. 19, 2020 3:42 PM EST

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX completed the last big test of its crew capsule before launching astronauts in the next few months, mimicking an emergency escape shortly after liftoff Sunday. No one was aboard for the wild ride in the skies above Cape Canaveral, just two mannequins. The nine-minute...

Minnesota Wild's goalie Alex Stalock (32) blocks the shot of Dallas Stars' Denis Gurianov, of Russia, in the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)

Stalock shuts out Stars, Wild win 7-0

Jan. 19, 2020 1:03 AM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Coach Bruce Boudreau altered Minnesota’s practice plans with a snowstorm hitting the state, having his team come in early for a Friday practice and canceling Saturday’s morning skate before the evening game against the Dallas Stars. The lack of a warmup on Saturday...

The Stewart Detention Center is seen through the front gate, Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, in Lumpkin, Ga. The rural town is about 140 miles southwest of Atlanta and next to the Georgia-Alabama state line. The town’s 1,172 residents are outnumbered by the roughly 1,650 male detainees that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said were being held in the detention center in late November. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

AP visits immigration courts across US, finds nonstop chaos

Jan. 19, 2020 12:02 AM EST

LUMPKIN, Ga. (AP) — In a locked, guarded courtroom in a compound surrounded by razor wire, Immigration Judge Jerome Rothschild waits -- and stalls. A Spanish interpreter is running late because of a flat tire. Rothschild tells the five immigrants before him that he’ll take a break before the...

Florida Panthers defenseman Mark Pysyk is congratulated for his goal against the Detroit Red Wings during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Panthers beat Red Wings 4-1 for season-high 4-game streak

Jan. 18, 2020 11:01 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The Florida Panthers were thrilled to have banged-up goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky back on the ice. He was pretty happy about it, too. Bobrovsky made 27 saves, helping Florida beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-1 on Saturday night to win four straight for the first time this season. “Great to...

Aninye scores 15 points as Stetson holds off Jacksonville

Jan. 18, 2020 9:33 PM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Kenny Aninye scored 15 points as Stetson defeated Jacksonville 64-59 on Saturday night. Rob Perry had 13 points for Stetson (9-11, 3-2 Atlantic Sun Conference), which has won four straight on the road. Mahamadou Diawara added 11 points, nine rebounds and three blocks. Joel Kabimba...

Lovan scores 17 points; UAB holds off Florida Atlantic 68-65

Jan. 18, 2020 9:19 PM EST

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Tavin Lovan scored 17 points, Jalen Benjamin forced a turnover and made a pair of free throws in the final seconds and UAB beat Florida Atlantic 68-65 on Saturday. Jailyn Ingram made two free throws to pull FAU to 66-65 with six seconds to play. Kassim Nicholson missed two free...

Osaghae, Andrews lead FIU past Middle Tennessee 83-69

Jan. 18, 2020 9:17 PM EST

UNIVERSITY PARK, Fla. (AP) — Osasumwen Osaghae and Devon Andrews scored 18 points apiece and Florida International breezed to an 83-69 victory over Middle Tennessee on Saturday. Osaghae sank 7 of 12 shots from the floor for the Panthers (13-6, 4-2 Conference USA) and he added 11 rebounds and blocked four...

Ingram's free throws lift UCF over South Florida 55-54

Jan. 18, 2020 8:42 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Dazon Ingram sank 3 of 4 free throws in the final 53 seconds and UCF closed the game on a 6-0 run to fend off South Florida 55-54 on Saturday. Justin Brown's 3-pointer with 2:14 remaining in the game gave South Florida a 54-49 lead. Matt Milon answered with a 3-pointer to pull the...

Applewhite, South Carolina St. subdue Florida A&M

Jan. 18, 2020 8:34 PM EST

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — Damani Applewhite scored 22 points and South Carolina State topped Florida A&M 81-65 on Saturday. Applewhite finished shooting 6 of 8 from the field and missed just one of 11-attempted foul shots. He grabbed nine rebounds with five coming on the offensive end. Jahmari Etienne...

East quarterback James Morgan, of Florida International, (12) throws a pass against the East during the first half of the East West Shrine football game Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

LeMay's 2 TDs lead East over West 31-27 in Shrine Bowl

Jan. 18, 2020 8:08 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Mission accomplished for Florida International's James Morgan, Charlotte's Benny LeMay and Navy's Malcolm Perry in the East-West Shrine Bowl. The trio shined for the East in a 31-27 victory, with Morgan leading two first-quarter touchdown drives and LeMay rushing for a pair of...