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Subtropical Storm Alberto still chugging toward Gulf

May. 26, 2018 5:23 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A storm moving slowly through the Caribbean Sea is threatening to bring heavy rainfall, mudslides, and flash floods to parts of Mexico, Cuba, Florida and the U.S. Gulf Coast this weekend. Subtropical Storm Alberto — the first named storm of the 2018 hurricane season — was roiling...

LSU leads Florida 10-0 in game suspended by dense fog

May. 26, 2018 1:13 AM EDT

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — The Florida-LSU game at the Southeastern Conference baseball tournament has been suspended until Saturday because of dense fog. LSU was leading 10-0 in the sixth inning when visibility became too poor to continue playing. It's the latest delay in a tournament that's had at least one...

Marlins 3B Martin Prado limps out of game against Nationals

May. 26, 2018 12:16 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Marlins third baseman Martin Prado was sidelined Friday night by a left hamstring injury, the latest in a series of leg issues threatening his career. Prado left Miami's game against Washington after he pulled up limping while running out a grounder in the sixth inning. "At first I thought it...

Max Scherzer earns 8th win as Nationals beat Marlins 9-5

May. 26, 2018 12:01 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Max Scherzer took one look at the ball soaring toward the upper deck in right field and then spun away in disgust. Despite an outing that was unsightly by Scherzer's standards, he earned his NL-leading eighth victory when the Washington Nationals beat the Miami Marlins 9-5 Friday night....

Hess, Orioles overcome Rays bullpen for 2-0 win

May. 25, 2018 11:19 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — David Hess and the Baltimore Orioles made defense the difference in a tight battle against Tampa Bay's hard-working bullpen. Hess pitched four-hit ball into the seventh inning, and Baltimore retired three runners on the bases in the first four innings to beat the Rays 2-0 on...

Alberto it is: First named tropical system chugs toward Gulf

May. 25, 2018 11:02 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A storm moving slowly through the Caribbean Sea is threatening to bring heavy rainfall, mudslides, and flash floods to parts of Mexico, Cuba, Florida and the U.S. Gulf Coast this weekend. Subtropical Storm Alberto — the first named storm of the 2018 hurricane season — was roiling...

The Latest: Tropical storm watches issued ahead of Alberto

May. 25, 2018 11:01 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on Subtropical Storm Alberto (all times local): 11 p.m. Tropical storm and storm surge watches have been issued for parts of the U.S. Gulf Coast as Subtropical Storm Alberto slowly moves eastward. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said Friday that the tropical storm watch...

Raleigh leads Florida State past NC State 5-2 at ACC tourney

May. 25, 2018 10:02 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Cal Raleigh homered and drove in three runs, Drew Parrish struck out 14 and Florida State beat North Carolina State 5-2 on Friday night to advance to the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament semifinals. Rhett Aplin added an RBI single to help the sixth-seeded Seminoles (41-17) finish...

Supermarket suspends political giving amid anti-NRA protest

May. 25, 2018 9:28 PM EDT

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Survivors of the Parkland school shooting lay down in "die ins" at two Publix supermarkets Friday to protest the chain's support for a gubernatorial candidate aligned with the National Rifle Association, as the company announced a suspension of political contributions. The students...

Florida ban on smokable medical pot ruled unconstitutional

May. 25, 2018 8:45 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's ban that prevents medical marijuana patients from smoking their cannabis has gone up in smoke. Leon County Circuit Court Judge Karen Gievers on Friday ruled that a state's ban on smokable cannabis is unconstitutional. Florida's Department of Health said in a statement it...