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FBI: Florida man scouted terror targets and attack weapons

May. 27, 2020 9:19 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man is charged with providing material support to the Islamic State extremist group, including attempting to buy multiple weapons and scouting potential targets for an attack in the Tampa Bay area, federal prosecutors said Wednesday. A criminal complaint charges...

FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2019, file photo, Carolina Hurricanes goaltender Petr Mrazek (34), of the Czech Republic, blocks New York Rangers right wing Jesper Fast, of Sweden, with Hurricanes defenseman Jaccob Slavin (74) slowing Fast during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Raleigh, N.C. Carolina was one of two teams (along with Tampa Bay) that voted against the current playoff format, which doesn't reward it for being in a playoff spot when the season was paused. But the Hurricanes shouldn't need emergency goaltender David Ayres anymore with Mrazek and James Reimer healthy in net. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

Sweet 16: NHL playoffs qualifying round tough to predict

May. 27, 2020 2:58 AM EDT

The NHL's regular season is over and the chase for the Stanley Cup is on if hockey returns this summer. The league settled on a 24-team postseason format that Calgary Flames captain Mark Giordano supported back in March as the coronavirus was shutting down sports. “You can’t eliminate teams who are...

Visitors gather on the beach Sunday, May 24, 2020, in Newport Beach, Calif., during the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Memorial Day weekend draws crowds and triggers warnings

May. 24, 2020 8:27 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Memorial Day weekend marking the unofficial start of summer in the U.S. meant big crowds at beaches and warnings from authorities Sunday about people disregarding the coronavirus social-distancing rules and risking a resurgence of the scourge that has killed nearly 100,000...

In a photo provided by the Dade City Police Department, Dade City police work at the site where officials say a minivan crashed into a Publix liquor store in Florida, injuring an employee and a customer and leaving many broken bottles. The Tampa Bay Times reports an elderly woman left the parking area and jumped a curb and kept going for another 24 feet before striking the entrance and fully entering the Dade City store. (Dade City Police Department via AP)

Minivan crashes into Florida liquor store, injuring 3 people

May. 24, 2020 6:08 PM EDT

DADE CITY, Fla. (AP) — A minivan crashed into a liquor store in Florida, injuring an employee and a customer and leaving numerous broken bottles. The Tampa Bay Times reports an elderly woman left the parking area and the minvan jumped a curb and kept going for another 24 feet before striking the entrance...

In this Tuesday, May 12, 2020, photo, Saint Wilkins poses for a portrait outside The Salvation Army's Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center on Chicago's Southside. Growing up in a rough part of Chicago's South Side, Wilkins figured he was headed for a life on the streets.

Public youth sports concerned about lasting COVID-19 effect

May. 24, 2020 9:49 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Growing up in a rough part of Chicago’s South Side, Saint Wilkins figured he was headed for a life on the streets. The 19-year-old Wilkins has another plan these days — attend college, study psychology and work with children and teenagers. Before he started playing basketball...

FILE - In this April 3, 2018, file photo, Tiger Woods, left, and Phil Mickelson share a laugh on the 11th tee box while playing a practice round for the Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga. The next match involving Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson involves a $10 million donation for COVID-19 relief efforts, along with plenty of bragging rights in a star-powered foursome May 24 at Medalist Golf Club. Turner Sports announced more details Thursday, May 7, 2020, for “The Match: Champions for Charity,” a televised match between Woods and Peyton Manning against Mickelson and Tom Brady. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP, File)

Out of the Woods: Tiger emerges for TV match with Lefty, QBs

May. 23, 2020 5:40 PM EDT

The purpose is to raise $10 million or more for COVID-19 relief efforts, and provide entertainment with four of the biggest stars from the PGA Tour and NFL. Another appeal to the Sunday made-for-TV exhibition, “The Match: Champions for Charity,” is a chance to see Tiger Woods swing a golf club for...

Grand jury charges man with threatening to spread virus

May. 22, 2020 12:28 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man accused of coughing on and spitting at police officers while claiming to be infected with the coronavirus was indicted on a federal terrorism charge. A federal grand jury in Tampa returned an indictment Wednesday charging James Jamal Curry, 31, with perpetrating a...

Rays pitching prospect Honeywell has elbow procedure

May. 21, 2020 3:43 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay Rays pitching prospect Brent Honeywell had a decompression procedure on his right ulnar nerve and is set to begin strength and mobility exercises. Dodgers head team physician Dr. Neal ElAttrache performed the procedure on the 25-year-old right-hander in Los Angeles on...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers NFL football quarterback Tom Brady runs across the field at Berkeley Preparatory School in Tampa, Fla., Tuesday, May 19, 2020. (Chris Urso/Tampa Bay Times via AP)

Brady gathers new Bucs teammates for workout on prep field

May. 19, 2020 4:38 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tom Brady isn't letting the coronavirus pandemic — or NFL rules against players working out at team facilities — keep him from preparing for a new season with his new Tampa Bay team. Brady gathered some of his Buccaneers teammates on a high school field early Tuesday for a...

Big Cat Rescue founder now selling coronavirus masks

May. 18, 2020 8:32 AM EDT

CITRUS PARK, Fla. (AP) — Are you a cool cat or kitten? There’s now a coronavirus mask out there for you. The Tampa Bay Times reports that Big Cat Rescue founder Carole Baskin, prominently featured in Netflix’s “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness," started selling face masks with...