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4 indicted with murder in slaying of rapper XXXTentacion

Jul. 19, 2018 6:24 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida grand jury has indicted four men on first-degree murder and armed robbery charges in the shooting death of emerging rap star XXXTentacion. Broward County panel formally charged Dedrick Williams, 22; Michael Boatwright, 22; Trayvon Newsome, 20; and Robert Allen, 22, on...

Appeals court hears Florida lawsuit seeking FBI 9/11 records

Jul. 19, 2018 5:29 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A Florida online publication asked a federal appeals court Thursday to order a trial be held on its Freedom of Information Act lawsuit seeking FBI documents that may reveal a U.S.-based support network for the 9/11 hijackers. The case heard before the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals centers...

Former Florida State linebacker faces tax fraud charges

Jul. 19, 2018 5:11 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida attorney who started at linebacker for Florida State's 1993 national championship team is facing federal tax fraud charges. Court records show that a federal grand jury in Tallahassee indicted 46-year-old Ken Alexander this week on nine counts of preparing false tax...

APNewsBreak: Miami Dolphins to discipline players who protest during national anthem with suspensions, fines or both

Jul. 19, 2018 4:47 PM EDT
MIAMI (AP) — APNewsBreak: Miami Dolphins to discipline players who protest during national anthem with suspensions, fines or both.

Clemson's pursuers have new looks in ACC's Atlantic Division

Jul. 19, 2018 4:42 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Clemson looks ready for another year as the Atlantic Coast Conference favorite in a division that has long been the league's center of power. It's the teams behind the three-time defending ACC champion Tigers in the Atlantic Division that are sporting a different look. Florida State...

Florida OKs $19M for election security after hack attempts

Jul. 19, 2018 4:31 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida lawmakers on Thursday approved the use of a $19 million federal grant to improve election security, a week after a federal indictment alleged Russian hackers targeted county offices before the 2016 presidential election. The indictment said county offices in Florida,...

Saban's coaching tree casts large shadow over SEC Media Days

Jul. 19, 2018 4:30 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — There is no escaping Nick Saban's influence on the Southeastern Conference. His coaching tree was represented on each of the four days of the SEC's media gathering. South Carolina's Will Muschamp, who was Saban's defensive coordinator when LSU won the 2003 national championship, took the...

The Latest: Swinney undecided on Clemson's quarterback

Jul. 19, 2018 4:09 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the Atlantic Coast Conference's preseason media days (all times local): 3:50 p.m. Clemson coach Dabo Swinney hasn't decided on his quarterback for the Sept. 1 season opener against Furman. Swinney says Kelly Bryant has earned the right to go into camp as the No. 1 QB,...

Police: Man suspected of burglaries in 9 states arrested

Jul. 19, 2018 1:19 PM EDT

AUBURN, Maine (AP) — A man suspected in a series of burglaries and thefts and wanted in nine states has been arrested by police in Maine. York County Sheriff William King Jr. says an investigation by his department and other law enforcement agencies led to the arrest of 55-year-old Joseph Hodge of...

Florida soldier says agency is blocking path to citizenship

Jul. 19, 2018 1:13 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Haeder Al Anbki was all set to become a U.S. citizen last year. The former interpreter for U.S. forces in Iraq, who had been shot and stabbed during his service, was at a June 2017 naturalization ceremony in Fort Benning, Georgia, for 20 immigrant recruits when he was stopped and told...