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Adebayo, Cain lead Heat over Durant, Simmons and Nets

Oct. 07, 2022 01:03 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Bam Adebayo scored 17 points, undrafted rookie Jamal Cain added 15 points and 11 rebounds and the Miami Heat beat the Brooklyn Nets 109-80 on Thursday night. Kevin Durant led Brooklyn with 22 points on 8-of-12 shooting in 26 minutes. Ben Simmons had four points and...

Florida drop tower will be taken down after teenager's death

Oct. 06, 2022 16:54 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A towering amusement ride in central Florida's tourism district where a Missouri teen fell to his death will be taken down because of the accident, the owner said Thursday. The decision to remove the more than 400-foot (122-meter) ride which opened last...

Higuaín scores 2 goals to help Miami clinch playoff spot

Oct. 05, 2022 23:05 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Gonzalo Higuaín scored two goals in his first match since announcing he will retire after the season, and Inter Miami clinched a playoff spot with a 4-1 victory over Orlando City on Wednesday night. Higuaín gave Miami a 2-0 lead in the 38th minute and...

Pilot sues Southwest after colleague exposes himself

Oct. 05, 2022 17:37 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Southwest Airlines pilot is suing the company, her union and a former colleague who pleaded guilty last year to dead-bolting the cockpit door during a flight and stripping naked in front of her. Christine Janning alleges that Southwest retaliated by...

Photographer rides out Ian to capture the storm for others

Oct. 03, 2022 19:22 PM EDT

Chuck Larsen has lived on Sanibel Island for 12 years and until last week had never experienced a major hurricane. The 76-year-old who moved from California decided to ride out Hurricane Ian in his condominium with little idea of the horror he was about to go through. He filled his...

Ian is long gone but water keeps rising in central Florida

Oct. 02, 2022 19:45 PM EDT

GENEVA, Fla. (AP) — Residents in central Florida donned fishing waders, boots and bug spray and canoed or kayaked to their homes on streets where floodwaters continued rising Sunday despite it being four days since Hurricane Ian tore through the state. The waters flooded homes and...

Talles Magno scores pivotal goal, NYCFC tops Orlando 2-1

Oct. 02, 2022 15:42 PM EDT

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — Talles Magno's goal helped lead New York City FC to a 2-1 victory over Orlando City on Sunday. His goal in the 81st minute, assisted by Gabriel Pereira, put NYCFC (15-11-7) on top 2-1. NYCFC also got one goal from Alexander Callens. ...

Ian lashes South Carolina as Florida's death toll climbs

Oct. 01, 2022 04:10 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A revived Hurricane Ian pounded coastal South Carolina on Friday, ripping apart piers and flooding streets after the ferocious storm caused catastrophic damage in Florida, trapping thousands in their homes and leaving at least 27 people dead. The powerful...

Higuaín's late goal lifts Miami over Toronto FC 1-0

Sep. 30, 2022 22:17 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Gonzalo Higuaín scored in the 86th minute to give Miami a 1-0 victory over Toronto FC on Friday night. Miami (13-13-6), which entered holding onto the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, has won two straight and is tied with Orlando City for sixth place...

Live Updates: Ian's U.S. death toll climbs to 27

Sep. 30, 2022 22:12 PM EDT

The Latest on Hurricane Ian: TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The U.S. death toll from Hurricane Ian has risen to 27 as of Friday night. According to Florida's Medical Examiners Commission, several new deaths were attributable to the storm, including a 62-year-old woman who died...