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In Florida and elsewhere, GOP pressured over climate change

Nov. 27, 2019 12:34 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Since taking office in January, Florida’s Republican governor has appointed a science officer, established a climate change czar and pledged to spend billions of dollars to restore the Everglades and combat the pollutants that spawn blue-green algae and red tides. A top...

Correction: Florida Attorney-Arrest story

Nov. 25, 2019 8:00 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — In a story Nov. 22 about a New York lawyer being investigated for practicing law in Florida without a license, The Associated Press, using incomplete information from the Florida Bar, erroneously reported that the bar could charge him with a felony. The Bar could petition the state...

Big Ten Spotlight: West Division coaches in long-term deals

Nov. 21, 2019 1:55 PM EST

Scott Frost received a two-year contract extension that will keep him at Nebraska through 2026. The university announced the extension on Saturday before Frost and the Cornhuskers took the field against Wisconsin. "I'm grateful,” Frost said. “This is where I want to be. People in Nebraska know me...

Vassell leads Florida St. rout of Chattanooga

Nov. 20, 2019 9:54 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Leonard Hamilton was worried about how Florida State would play without two starters. As Wednesday night’s game developed, the coach had no reason to be concerned. Devin Vassell scored 17 points and pulled down a career-high eight rebounds while Patrick Williams added 16...

Williams, Walker carry Florida State past W. Carolina 79-74

Nov. 15, 2019 10:47 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State dug quite the hole for itself, falling behind by 17 points early. But the Seminoles also had plenty in the tank to claw out of the massive deficit. Freshman Patrick Williams and junior M.J. Walker each scored 18 points and Florida State rallied to slip past Western...

Florida State erases big deficit, beats W. Carolina 79-74

Nov. 15, 2019 9:56 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Freshman Patrick Williams and M.J. Walker each scored 18 points and Florida State rallied from a 17-point, first-half deficit to slip past Western Carolina 79-74 on Friday. Trent Forrest had 16 points for the Seminoles (2-1), who trailed 41-24 with 3:41 left until halftime. Florida...

Florida gun activists rally amid California school shooting

Nov. 14, 2019 5:55 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Dozens of students from across Florida descended on their state Capitol demanding action on gun control Thursday, a day when a deadly school shooting in California prompted panic, helplessness and determination. Two students were killed and three others were wounded when a fellow...

Florida State moving quickly to find new football coach

Nov. 4, 2019 5:17 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State athletic director David Coburn would like the Seminoles to have a new head football coach by the end of the regular season. The AD doesn't seem to be wasting anytime; he doesn't like the direction the football program is going and wants things to change. The AD...

Florida State fires coach Willie Taggart after 21 games

Nov. 3, 2019 5:43 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State fired second-year football coach Willie Taggart on Sunday, less than 24 hours after the Seminoles lost to rival Miami and with the team in danger of missing a bowl game for the second consecutive season. Taggart was 9-12 at Florida State, which won the national title...

Florida State fires football coach Willie Taggart

Nov. 3, 2019 3:48 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State has fired Willie Taggart, the move coming a day after the Seminoles lost to rival Miami and with the team in danger of missing a bowl for the second consecutive season. Taggart was 9-12 in parts of two seasons at Florida State, which won the national title in 2013 and...