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Activist dad of school shooting victim joins anti-gun group

Oct. 21, 2021 06:15 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The father of a 14-year-old girl killed in the 2018 Florida high school shooting massacre announced Thursday that he's joining the top ranks of a progressive anti-gun group to promote like-minded political candidates around the country ahead of next year's midterm...

Vassell, Walker lead balanced Spurs past Magic, 123-97

Oct. 21, 2021 00:16 AM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich has loosened things up on the court after years of structure and it resulted in another successful opener for the Spurs. Devin Vassell scored 19 points, Lonnie Walker added 17 and the San Antonio Spurs continued their...

Victims of the 2018 Parkland, Florida, high school massacre

Oct. 20, 2021 23:11 PM EDT

Nikolas Cruz pleaded guilty to murder on Wednesday in the 2018 shooting massacre that left 17 people dead at a high school in Parkland, Florida. Here are the victims: ALYSSA ALHADEFF, 14 Alyssa excelled in math and Spanish, was...

Mueller scores to give Orlando City 1-1 tie with Montreal

Oct. 20, 2021 22:58 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Chris Mueller scored for the first time in nearly four months and Orlando City tied 1-1 with Montreal on Wednesday night. Orlando (12-8-10) is undefeated in its last four games. The 25-year-old Mueller, who scored a career-best...

1-stop Asia trips for PGA in Japan, LPGA in South Korea

Oct. 20, 2021 21:50 PM EDT

PGA TOUR ZOZO CHAMPIONSHIP Site: Chiba, Japan. Course: Accordia Golf Narashino CC. Yardage: 7,041. Par: 70. Prize money: $9.75 million. Winner's share: $1.791 million. Television:...

Higuaín, Makoun score as Inter Miami tops Toronto FC 3-0

Oct. 20, 2021 21:47 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Federico Higuaín and Christian Makoun scored to help Inter Miami beat Toronto FC 3-0 on Wednesday night. Nick Marsmann, who allowed four goals in a loss to Columbus on Saturday, had four saves for Miami (10-15-5). ...

Sheriff: Florida officer shoots, injures armed Black teen

Oct. 20, 2021 21:34 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A Florida police officer shot and wounded a teenage boy Wednesday after the teen pulled a gun on the officer, officials said. The shooting occurred shortly after a domestic disturbance call at Wildwood Park in St. Petersburg, Pinellas Sheriff...

A perfect example of the difficulties of NFL short weeks

Oct. 20, 2021 19:39 PM EDT

For those who oppose Thursday night NFL games, be it players, coaches, fans or bettors, this week is a perfect example of why. It's difficult enough to prepare for a Sunday game when you have key injuries, particularly at quarterback. And when both teams are uncertain...

Hamilton expects newcomers to sustain Florida State success

Oct. 20, 2021 19:39 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — As Leonard Hamilton begins his 20th season at Florida State, he has elevated the program from one of the worst in the Atlantic Coast Conference to one of the league's top men's basketball teams. Florida State is one of just three teams, joining...

FBI: Items linked to Laundrie, potential human remains found

Oct. 20, 2021 19:10 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Potential human remains were found Wednesday in a Florida wilderness area along with items believed to belong to Brian Laundrie, whose girlfriend, Gabby Petito, was found slain after he returned home alone from their cross-country road trip, according to the FBI....