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IndyCar driver Josef Newgarden poses for photos during IndyCar Media Day, Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

IndyCar's Josef Newgarden would trade title for Indy 500 win

Feb. 10, 2020 5:36 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Josef Newgarden has already won two IndyCar Series championships and heads into the 2020 season chasing rare back-to-back crowns, something that hasn't happened in nearly a decade. Yet he'd give up a third title this season to win the Indianapolis 500. “No doubt,”...

This image still provided by WFTS-TV shows traffic near the MacDill Air Force base in Tampa, Fla., on Friday, Jan. 10, 2020. MacDill Air Force base was put on lockdown but officials wouldn't immediately say why.
Adam Shanks of the base's public affairs office told The Associated Press the base  was on lockdown but he didn't have any other information.  (WFTS-TV via AP)

MacDill AFB on brief lockdown after report of armed suspect

Jan. 10, 2020 12:05 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida, was briefly put on lockdown Friday morning after a report of an armed suspect outside the base. The base was put on lockdown after local authorities notified the base there was an armed suspect near one of the base's gates, a news release said. MacDill...

Sheriff: Man fleeing solo car crash gets stuck in ditch

Dec. 31, 2019 5:49 PM EST

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man tried to flee a traffic accident only to require rescuing when he got stuck in a ditch, authorities said. The Tampa Bay Times reports that the 42-year-old fled a single-vehicle crash scene but soon found himself in trouble Sunday night when he became trapped in a...

Benjamin, UAB had Duquesne first loss, 77-68

Dec. 22, 2019 5:36 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Jalen Benjamin scored a season-high 18 points and UAB used two late runs to hand Duquesne its first loss of the season on Sunday, winning 77-68 in the St. Pete Shootout. Tyreek Scott-Grayson added 16 points for the Blazers (8-4), who won their fourth straight. Scott-Grayson had...

Taylor, Adams score 60 as Austin Peay tops Alabama St. 80-69

Dec. 22, 2019 3:26 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Jordyn Adams and Terry Taylor scored 30 points apiece as Austin Peay, despite being down to eight active players, beat Alabama State 80-69 at the St. Pete Shootout on Sunday. The 30 points were a season high for Adams and was the sophomore Taylor's tenth 30-point game at Austin...