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First-half run propels South Florida to 73-46 win over Ohio

Nov. 16, 2018 7:49 PM EST

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica (AP) — Justin Brown, T.J. Lang and Alexis Yetna scored 11 points apiece and South Florida closed the first half with a 26-3 run to help the Bulls beat Ohio 73-46 on Friday in the Jamaica Classic. Yetna was 5-of-8 shooting and grabbed eight rebounds. Michael Durr added 10 points and...

The Latest: Judge rejects suit over Florida mail-in ballots

Nov. 16, 2018 7:20 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the Florida recount (all times local): 7:15 p.m. A federal judge is rejecting a lawsuit that challenged Florida's vote-by-mail deadlines. A veterans voting rights group and Democrats challenged the Florida law that said ballots mailed inside the United States could...

Kyle Busch leads title contenders in qualifying for finale

Nov. 16, 2018 7:19 PM EST

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Kyle Busch will lead NASCAR's title contenders at the start of Sunday's championship finale, but he'll have his teammate trying to spoil the show. Busch was the highest qualifying driver of the four championship contenders at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Denny Hamlin won the pole for...

Yoga studio shooting hero to get $30,000 for law school

Nov. 16, 2018 6:38 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State University's president and board of trustees have committed $30,000 of their personal money to help cover law school costs for a man credited with confronting a shooter at a Tallahassee yoga studio and giving others time to escape. The Tallahassee Democrat reports FSU...

Florida high school massacre panel considers recommendations

Nov. 16, 2018 5:52 PM EST

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The state commission investigating the Florida high school massacre began discussions Friday on what recommendations it will make regarding student safety, mental health and steps to prevent future school shootings. The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Commission didn't pass any...

LPGA commissioner likes having many winners on tour

Nov. 16, 2018 5:50 PM EST

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — The LPGA will have either 25 or 26 different winners in 32 events this season, depending on what happens when the final putt of the CME Group Tour Championship drops Sunday. Commissioner Mike Whan is just fine with that sort of diversity. Whan delivered his annual "state of the LPGA"...

Steelers have capable fill-ins for injured linemen

Nov. 16, 2018 5:46 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers will be without key starters on their offensive and defensive lines when they face the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday. Right tackle Marcus Gilbert will miss his fourth straight game with a knee injury, while defensive end Stephon Tuitt has been ruled out with an...

AP Explains: Workers try to decipher intent in hand recount

Nov. 16, 2018 5:43 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Sometimes voters put a check next to a candidate's name instead of filling in an oval that a voting machine can read. Other times, they mistake the abbreviation for "Republican Party" with the abbreviation for "Reform Party" and pick both in the same race. Some voters just cast blank...

Campbell rallies past Florida A&M 66-59 in Jamaica Classic

Nov. 16, 2018 5:31 PM EST

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica (AP) — Chris Clemons, the nation's second-leading scorer, had 27 points and Campbell rallied from a 15-point second-half deficit to beat Florida A&M 66-59 on Friday to start the Jamaica Classic. Clemons, who came in averaging 32.3 points, started a 19-0 second-half run with a...

The Latest: Florida massacre panel begins debate

Nov. 16, 2018 5:13 PM EST

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the panel investigating the Florida high school massacre (all times local): 4:45 p.m. The state commission investigating the Florida high school massacre is beginning discussions on what recommendations it will make regarding school safety, mental health and steps to...