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No. 15 UNC women beat Pitt 72-57 behind big 4th quarter

Jan. 26, 2023 20:06 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Deja Kelly scored 23 points, Kennedy Todd-Williams added 22 points and No. 15 North Carolina used a big fourth quarter to beat Pittsburgh 72-57 on Thursday night. It was tied at 44-all after three quarters until North Carolina opened the fourth on a 17-1 run to...

Fake nursing diploma scheme in Florida; 25 arrested

Jan. 26, 2023 19:41 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Federal authorities in Florida have charged 25 people with participating in a wire fraud scheme that created an illegal shortcut for aspiring nurses to get licensed and find employment. Recently unsealed federal grand jury indictments allege the defendants took part...

Ex-Florida police officers accused of beating homeless man

Jan. 26, 2023 18:39 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Two former South Florida police officers turned themselves in Thursday morning to face felony charges over the beating of a homeless man who had been drinking outside a shopping center last month, officials said. Lorenzo Orfila, 27, and Rafael Otano, 22, were booked...

Latest Santos chaos: 'Hiring' treasurer who turned down job

Jan. 26, 2023 15:00 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Rep. George Santos’ campaign committee told federal regulators Wednesday that it had hired a new treasurer amid lingering questions about the source of his wealth and irregularities in the committee's financial reports. The only problem? The man Santos...

NASA marks 20 years since space shuttle Columbia disaster

Jan. 26, 2023 13:24 PM EST

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA marked the 20th anniversary of the space shuttle Columbia tragedy with somber ceremonies and remembrances during its annual tribute to fallen astronauts on Thursday. More than 100 people gathered under a gray sky at Kennedy Space Center to remember...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Jan. 25, 2023 21:52 PM EST

South Florida Sun Sentinel. January 24, 2023. Editorial: DeSantis violates two constitutions, but it’s a no-win situation Try as he might, Gov. Ron DeSantis can’t spin vindication out of a judge’s decision that flayed him for violating the state and federal...

Florida leaves Gamecocks behind in 2nd half of 81-60 win

Jan. 25, 2023 21:45 PM EST

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Colin Castleton scored 18 points and Florida pulled away in the second half to beat South Carolina 81-60 on Wednesday night. Castleton was 7-of-10 shooting and blocked four shots in leading the Gators (12-8, 5-3 SEC) to their fifth win in six games. ...

Well-traveled Jurkovec happy to come home to Pittsburgh

Jan. 25, 2023 16:12 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Phil Jurkovec committed to Notre Dame as a sophomore in high school back in the spring of 2016, a decision the quarterback described as difficult because it meant choosing the Fighting Irish over the hometown Pittsburgh Panthers. It was understandable at the time....

Head of main Florida power company retiring amid controversy

Jan. 25, 2023 16:08 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The leader of Florida’s primary electric company, which has been embroiled in controversy over allegations that it backed sham election candidates and spied on a journalist, will be stepping down next month, it was announced Wednesday. Florida Power...

Penguins goaltender Jarry out until after the All-Star break

Jan. 25, 2023 14:24 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Tristan Jarry's on-again, off-again season is now off again. Coach Mike Sullivan said Wednesday that the two-time All-Star will miss at least two games with an upper-body injury. Jarry was scheduled to start Tuesday...