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Protesters: 'Cop City' activist's killing doesn't make sense

Jan. 29, 2023 08:19 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Tortuguita’s cautious voice rang out from a platform amid the tall pines the first time Vienna met them: “Who goes there?” she remembers them calling. The tree-dweller, who chose the moniker Tortuguita – Spanish for “Little Turtle” – over their given...

Dreams become ‘reality’ at The Dali Museum in St. Petersburg

Jan. 29, 2023 03:14 AM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A new exhibit at The Dalí Museum is turning dreams into physical images. Literally. From ones centuries old to ones not yet realized, dreams are at the center of a new two-part exhibit running through April 30. One part of “The Shape of...

Mariel exodus from Cuba inspires La Marielita rum

Jan. 29, 2023 03:13 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The Mariel exodus has produced some of the best and worst moments for the image of the Cuban exiles in the United States. The arrival of 125,000 Cubans between April 15 and October 31, 1980 meant a cultural renewal for Miami due to the wide representation of artists from different...

Prairie View A&M beats Texas Southern 89-74 in double OT

Jan. 29, 2023 00:21 AM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Hegel Augustin scored 21 points as Prairie View A&M beat Texas Southern 89-74 in double overtime on Saturday. Augustin added seven rebounds for the Panthers (8-14, 4-5 Southwestern Athletic Conference). Tekorian Smith scored 17 points and Ricky Nelson had 15...

Johnson, Nowell lead No. 5 K-State to 64-50 win over Florida

Jan. 28, 2023 21:07 PM EST

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Keyontae Johnson gathered with a few of his old Florida teammates after leading No. 5 Kansas State to a 64-50 win over the Gators on Saturday night, the group smiling for some cameras for a picture he'll no doubt cherish. Not only because of what Johnson had...

Hunter, Tyson lead No. 24 Clemson over Florida State 82-81

Jan. 28, 2023 21:00 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State had a chance to pull off its first upset of a top-25 team this season. Chase Hunter wasn’t about to let it happen. Hunter drove the lane and drew a foul, sinking the free throw, with four seconds left to help No. 24 Clemson escape with an...

Arabian Knight earns Baffert record 6th win in Southwest

Jan. 28, 2023 20:25 PM EST

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — Arabian Knight won the $750,000 Southwest Stakes by 5 1/2 lengths on Saturday at Oaklawn, giving Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert his record sixth victory in the race. The colt came into the Kentucky Derby prep as one of the most highly touted 3-year-olds...

Trump opens 2024 run, says he's 'more committed' than ever

Jan. 28, 2023 19:17 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump kicked off his 2024 White House bid with stops Saturday in New Hampshire and South Carolina, events in early-voting states marking the first campaign appearances since announcing his latest run more than two months ago. ...

Alabama A&M secures 61-56 win against Florida A&M

Jan. 28, 2023 19:17 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Olisa Akonobi had 17 points in Alabama A&M's 61-56 victory over Florida A&M on Saturday night. Akonobi had six rebounds and three blocks for the Bulldogs (8-13, 4-4 Southwestern Athletic Conference). Garrett Hicks shot 4 for 8 (1 for 3 from 3-point...

They sold land under their mobile homes, now they regret it

Jan. 28, 2023 03:12 AM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Nancy DeCamp can no longer bear to enter the home on lot 257. Her sister Tootie lived here, just a golf cart ride from where Nancy shares a place with her husband in their manufactured home community in central Pinellas County. After Tootie died in...