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FPL to install 1,000 electric car charging stations

Sep. 19, 2019 6:57 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Power & Light says it plans to install 1,000 electric-charging stations at 100 locations across the state. The utility made the announcement Wednesday, adding that the stations would be located on major roadways, public parks, shopping malls, tourist destinations...

Air pressure issue causes Delta to divert flight to Florida

Sep. 19, 2019 5:35 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Delta Air Lines diverted an Atlanta flight headed to Florida after an unknown issue caused the cabin's oxygen masks to be released. News outlets report the Fort Lauderdale-bound plane made an emergency landing at Tampa International Airport about an hour after it left Hartsfield-Jackson...

Tow truck crashes into guardrail of Florida toll booth

Sep. 19, 2019 4:49 AM EDT

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (AP) — Officials say a flatbed tow truck crashed into a guardrail at a Florida toll booth. The Ledger reports that the crash happened Wednesday morning in the SunPass lane of the Polk Parkway toll plaza. Florida Highway Patrol says the transponder lane was closed for about four hours for...

Former Florida lieutenant governor to lead hemp trade group

Sep. 19, 2019 4:44 AM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Former Gov. Rick Scott's lieutenant governor has been tapped as the first president of the Hemp Industries Association of Florida. The association's official website says former Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera's new position will be officially announced during a Thursday event in...

Georgia-Notre Dame showdown highlights SEC schedule

Sep. 19, 2019 4:05 AM EDT

Here are some things to watch during the fourth week of the Southeastern Conference football season. GAME OF THE WEEK No. 7 Notre Dame (2-0) at No. 3 Georgia (3-0): These two storied programs meet for only the third time ever Saturday at Sanford Stadium. Georgia capped its 1980 national championship season by...

Yankees lose to Angels 3-2, miss chance to clinch AL East

Sep. 19, 2019 1:46 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Relief pitcher Adam Ottavino sailed a 30-foot throw home on Albert Pujols' tiebreaking chopper, and the sloppy New York Yankees lost to the Los Angeles Angels 3-2 Wednesday night with a chance to clinch the AL East. New York still would have locked down the division title with a Tampa Bay...

Devils spoil preseason debut for new Rangers Panarin, Kakko

Sep. 19, 2019 12:00 AM EDT

Brett Seney's goal 3:55 into the third period was the game-winner as the New Jersey Devils beat the Rangers 4-3 Wednesday night, spoiling the preseason debuts for New York newcomers Artemi Panarin and Kaapo Kakko at Madison Square Garden. Nico Hischier, Mikhail Maltsev and Nikita Gusev also scored for New Jersey,...

The Latest: Lorena becomes hurricane off coast of Mexico

Sep. 18, 2019 11:30 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on tropical weather (all times local): 11 p.m. Tropical Storm Lorena has become a hurricane just offshore the coast of Colima, Mexico. Lorena is expected to brush or hit land by early Thursday somewhere between the port of Manzanillo and Puerto Vallarta on Mexico's southwestern...

AP sources: 1 of Brown's accusers has met with NFL

Sep. 18, 2019 7:58 PM EDT

Two people with knowledge of the investigation into Antonio Brown being accused of sexual assault tell The Associated Press that one of the accusers has met with NFL investigators and that there is no timetable for concluding the probe. Both people spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Wednesday because of...

Jaguars could enter AFC South race with win over Titans

Sep. 18, 2019 7:45 PM EDT

The AFC South is shaping up as quite a division race. Should the Jaguars win at home Thursday night against the Titans, it would tighten up things early in the season. But Tennessee, ranked 18th in the AP Pro32, is a 1½-point favorite over Jacksonville. The Colts, even without Andrew Luck, and the Texans,...