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Nasr tests positive for virus before Daytona sports car race

Jul. 3, 2020 9:07 AM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Felipe Nasr has tested positive for the coronavirus and will miss the IMSA sports car race Saturday at Daytona International Speedway. Action Express Racing said Friday that Gabby Chaves will replace Nasr and the Brazilian would quarantine in Miami. Nasr said he began to feel...

In this March 3, 2020 photo released by the University of Maryland via the Howard Center for Investigative Journalism, Washington, D.C., officials confer under a railroad overpass on L Street NE, about eight blocks from the U.S. Capitol, before garbage trucks and front loaders remove the homeless encampment there. (Susannah Outhier/University of Maryland via AP)

Cities try to arrest their way out of homeless problems

Jun. 29, 2020 1:07 PM EDT

FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) — In the nine years he has been homeless, Kenneth Shultz has spent one of every three nights in jail. The 71-year-old retiree has been charged with trespassing 96 times, including after he fell asleep behind gas stations, outside office buildings and in a city park. His 1,034...

Civil rights attorney Ben Crump appears during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on proposed changes to police practices and accountability on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, June 10, 2020, in Washington. (Graeme Jennings/Pool via AP)

Lawyer: Officer's knee to neck killed man during 2018 arrest

Jun. 19, 2020 12:51 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Drawing direct comparisons to the death of George Floyd, a civil rights lawyer said he's filing suit against a Florida police department in the death of a 36-year-old white man who collapsed with an officer's knee on his neck. Timothy Coffman died four days after four South Daytona...

NASCAR bans display of the Confederate flag at its events and properties

Jun. 10, 2020 4:48 PM EDT
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR bans display of the Confederate flag at its events and properties.
Kevin Harvick, third from left, celebrates with members of his crew after winning a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Sunday, June 7, 2020, in Hampton, Ga. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

NASCAR set to allow fans back in Florida, Alabama

Jun. 9, 2020 6:30 PM EDT

NASCAR is ready to reopen to fans. One of the few sports to run in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, NASCAR is now the largest to allow fans to return as more states relax their business shutdowns. NASCAR decided a limited number of fans can attend races this month at Homestead-Miami Speedway and Talladega...

NASCAR to allow limited number of fans at upcoming races in Florida, Alabama

Jun. 9, 2020 3:47 PM EDT
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR to allow limited number of fans at upcoming races in Florida, Alabama.
Pedestrians pass a street crossing Friday, May 22, 2020, in Tokyo. Tokyo is still under a coronavirus state of emergency until the end of May though there have been no hard lockdowns. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

The Latest: Japan set to end Tokyo's state of emergency

May. 25, 2020 1:09 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — Japan set to remove state of emergency from Tokyo, 4 other...

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...