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Florida trucker rescued from trailer wedged beneath overpass

Sep. 20, 2020 1:49 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Fire officials rescued a truck driver after his big rig got stuck under a Florida overpass Saturday when the trailer dramatically raised upright and became wedged perpendicular between the ground and the overpass. The Seminole County Fire Department posted a photo on social media...

Waves crash as Houston resident Tinh Pham fishes from the rocks at Diamond Beach on the west end of the Galveston Seawall in Galveston, Texas on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. Tropical Storm Beta continues to move through the Gulf of Mexico and is expected to bring tidal surge and heavy rain to the area.  (Stuart Villanueva/The Galveston County Daily News via AP)

Tropical Storm Beta churns slowly toward Texas and Louisiana

Sep. 20, 2020 12:21 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Tropical Storm Beta slowly crawled toward the shores of Texas and Louisiana on Sunday, stirring worries that it could bring heavy rain, flooding and storm surge to a storm-weary stretch of the Gulf Coast. Beta was one of three named storms whirling in the Atlantic basin during an...

FILE - Floodwaters move on the street, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, in Pensacola, Fla.  The Census Bureau is contending with several natural disasters as wildfires and hurricanes disrupt the final weeks of the nation’s once-a-decade headcount. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Wildfires and hurricanes disrupt final weeks of 2020 census

Sep. 20, 2020 11:32 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Already burdened by the coronavirus pandemic and a tightened deadline, the Census Bureau must now contend with several natural disasters as wildfires and hurricanes disrupt the final weeks of the nation's once-a-decade headcount. The fires on the West Coast forced tens of thousands of...

Miami Heat's Meyers Leonard (0) cheers on the team from the sideline during the second half of an NBA conference final playoff basketball game against the Boston Celtics on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Leonard, once a starter, now helping Heat from the sideline

Sep. 20, 2020 10:14 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Meyers Leonard was bent forward at the waist, standing a few feet away from Miami coach Erik Spoelstra on the Heat sideline, screaming with every bit of the volume that his deep and booming voice can generate. This is his role right now for the Heat. His only role. Leonard is...

Ex-electrician wants NASA to make ‘little people’ honorees

Sep. 20, 2020 3:01 AM EDT

TAMPA BAY, Fla. (AP) — Skip Laisure’s dad wasn’t very strict with his three sons when they were growing up in Ohio. But when a space shuttle launched, Paul Laisure insisted that they come and sit in the living room to watch the lift-off on their Admiral TV. “He was extremely proud of...

Man survives alligator attack, but with 65 stitches

Sep. 20, 2020 3:01 AM EDT

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — Mark Johnson, 61, has lived his entire life around alligators. That’s why he was so surprised when one tried to grab him and drag him into a canal behind his southeastern Port St. Lucie home. Johnson managed to get the gator to let go of his leg by digging both of his...

No. 17 Miami runs past No. 18 Louisville 47-34 in ACC opener

Sep. 20, 2020 1:23 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — D'Eriq King threw three touchdown passes and No. 17 Miami used big plays to beat No. 18 Louisville 47-34 on Saturday night in the Atlantic Coast Conference opener for both teams. King threw a 75-yarder touchdown pass to Jaylon Knighton in the third quarter, a series after...

Boston Celtics' Gordon Hayward (20) attempts a shot during the second half of an NBA conference final playoff basketball game against the Miami Heat on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Hayward returns to Celtics for Game 3 of East finals

Sep. 20, 2020 12:20 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Gordon Hayward has been part of Boston teams that have made the Eastern Conference finals twice in the past three seasons. He’s finally gotten to play in that playoff round. Hayward returned to the Celtics’ rotation in Game 3 of their East title series against...

New York Mets starting pitcher David Peterson throws to an Atlanta Braves batter during the third inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Noah K. Murray)

Peterson strikes out 10, Mets stop Freeman, Braves 7-2

Sep. 19, 2020 11:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Rookie David Peterson struck out NL batting leader Freddie Freeman three times and fanned a career-high 10 in six sharp innings as the New York Mets beat the Atlanta Braves 7-2 Saturday night. Atlanta saw its NL East lead over second-place Miami drop to 2 1/2 games. The Braves have eight...

FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2019, file photo, Ohio State head coach Ryan Day, front left, shakes hands with Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh, front right, after an NCAA college football game in Ann Arbor, Mich. The Big Ten's third football schedule of the 2020 season is highlighted by Michigan-Ohio State on Dec. 12, the final day of the conference's regular-season and the latest date the rivals have ever played. (AP Photo/Tony Ding, File)

AP Top 25 Takeaways: Huskers get tough draw; UCF rising star

Sep. 19, 2020 11:49 PM EDT

For the second straight weekend, the Big Ten made news without playing. Last week, the conference was in the process of putting together a restart plan for football. On Saturday, the Big Ten released its schedule 3.0, doing it a little bit at a time on Fox's Big Noon Kickoff pregame show. The Big Ten also took...