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Truck-driving preacher charged with killing Alabama teens

Mar. 18, 2019 8:44 PM EDT

OZARK, Ala. (AP) — A truck-driving preacher charged with killing two Alabama teenagers found shot to death in a car trunk nearly 20 years ago was tied to the slayings through a DNA match uncovered with genetic genealogy testing, authorities said Monday. The analysis linked evidence that sat for years in a...

Berhalter shifting Adams to right back, Yedlin to midfield

Mar. 18, 2019 8:00 PM EDT

DAVENPORT, Fla. (AP) — New U.S. coach Gregg Berhalter announced an intriguing position change after his first training session with the full American player pool, moving Tyler Adams to right back and DeAndre Yedlin to wide midfield. Yedlin, a 25-year-old who is among the veterans retained after the failure...

Correction: Officer's Shooting-Suspect Arrested story

Mar. 18, 2019 7:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In a story March 17 about the arrest of a man wanted in the 1999 shooting of a New York Police Department officer, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the officer had died, relying on information from the police department. A spokeswoman for the department now says Vincent Ling...

Union head praises Jays for raising minor league pay by half

Mar. 18, 2019 7:14 PM EDT

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — Union head Tony Clark lauded the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday for giving minor league players a 50 percent raise, and he hopes other clubs do the same. Representatives from the players' association visited the Blue Jays spring training camp a day after The Athletic reported the team...

Democrats urge FBI probe of spa owner offering Trump access

Mar. 18, 2019 7:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Democrats are urging the FBI to investigate a Trump campaign donor who is the founder and onetime owner of a spa that has been implicated in a human-trafficking ring. In a Friday letter to the FBI, Democrats on the House and Senate judiciary and intelligence panels wrote that reports...

Former Jaguars guard-center Reed signs with Dolphins

Mar. 18, 2019 6:26 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Guard-center Chris Reed has signed with the Miami Dolphins, who lost three offensive linemen at the start of free agency. Reed spent the past four seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars, where he made eight starts and played in 25 games. He was undrafted out of Minnesota State. Last week tackle...

Changeover: Miami Open tennis moves to Dolphins' home

Mar. 18, 2019 6:08 PM EDT

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — At the main entrance to the Miami Dolphins' stadium stands a statue of Dan Marino as a witness to a game-changing completion. A remarkable transformation is done, and the complex is ready for tennis. The Miami Open has moved 18 miles north from its location since 1987, the...

Driver gets 5 years for shooting at white nationalist speech

Mar. 18, 2019 5:54 PM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Texas man has been sentenced to five years in prison for serving as the getaway driver for a man convicted of shooting at an anti-white-supremacist protester. The Gainesville Sun reports 30-year-old Colton Fears was sentenced Monday. He had pleaded guilty in August to a reduced...

Florida's Hudson welcomes NCAA game vs Nevada's Martin twins

Mar. 18, 2019 5:45 PM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jalen Hudson sent one text seconds after Florida's NCAA Tournament pairing was announced. The senior messaged the eyes emoji to close friends, former Amateur Athletic Union teammates and current Nevada standouts Caleb and Cody Martin. "They're like family," Hudson said Monday. The...

Teheran to make 6th straight opening day start for Braves

Mar. 18, 2019 4:31 PM EDT

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Atlanta Braves right-hander Julio Teheran is set to make his sixth straight start on opening day. The Braves said Monday that Teheran will face the Phillies on March 28 in Philadelphia. Teheran's run ties Hall of Famer Warren Spahn (1957-62) for the longest in Braves' franchise...