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Meadows, Arozarena homer, AL champ Rays beat Yankees 4-0

Apr. 10, 2021 16:34 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Austin Meadows and Randy Arozarena homered off Domingo Germán, helping the Tampa Bay Rays extend their mastery over the New York Yankees with a 4-0 victory on Saturday. The Rays have won 10 of 12 regular-season games between the AL East...

Man charged with killing girlfriend's 2-year-old son

Apr. 10, 2021 16:20 PM EDT

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man is facing charges that he killed his girlfriend's 2-year-old son, telling detectives he struck the child for urinating on the couch, officials said Saturday. Lakeland Police charged Alegray Jones, 30, with aggravated manslaughter of...

Panthers fill hole on defense; acquire Montour from Sabres

Apr. 10, 2021 15:45 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Florida Panthers addressed losing Aaron Ekblad to a season-ending injury by acquiring defenseman Brandon Montour in a trade with the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday. For Buffalo, the last-place Sabres continued selling off assets by acquiring a...

Prosecutors defend newer charges against Ghislaine Maxwell

Apr. 10, 2021 15:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors hope to preserve a July trial date for Ghislaine Maxwell by defending a late-hour expansion of charges against her, saying they developed when a woman spoke after Maxwell’s arrest about her abuse at the hands of Jeffrey Epstein in the early 2000s. ...

Severe storm damages buildings in Florida Panhandle

Apr. 10, 2021 15:34 PM EDT

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — A cluster of severe storms swept across Southern states early Saturday, leaving at least one dead in Louisiana, bringing down trees and power lines in Mississippi, dropping large hail on a coastal Alabama city and leveling buildings in the Florida Panhandle. ...

Broadband nonprofit's ex-CEO charged with misusing funds

Apr. 10, 2021 14:18 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Maryland man who served as CEO of a broadband nonprofit has been indicted on federal charges that he misused government contract money and used more than $160,000 in company funds to pay for a boat and a family vacation. A grand jury on Thursday...

Judge in lineup after missing 2 games with side soreness

Apr. 10, 2021 12:58 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Yankees slugger Aaron Judge is back in New York’s lineup after missing two games with soreness in his left side. Judge started in right field and batted second Saturday against AL champion Tampa Bay. He didn’t play in the Yankees’ 4-3,...

Gaetz faces House ethics probe; federal investigation widens

Apr. 10, 2021 11:34 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Ethics Committee announced an investigation Friday into Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz as federal prosecutors probing sex trafficking allegations against him are also scrutinizing the actions of some of his political allies and fellow Florida Republicans as part of a...

Gaetz faces House ethics probe; federal investigation widens

Apr. 10, 2021 11:24 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Ethics Committee announced an investigation into Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz as federal prosecutors probing sex trafficking allegations against him are also scrutinizing the actions of some of his political allies and fellow Florida Republicans as part of a broader...

Women fighting fires in Florida: Colleagues' support crucial

Apr. 10, 2021 09:24 AM EDT

Krystyna Krakowski became a firefighter in Florida at a time when there were very few women to work beside or guide her in the service. Twenty years later, she is not only thriving but also recruiting more females into the profession. Krakowski is one of five women at...