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Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (1) looks to pass during the second half of an NFL football game against the New York Jets, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Flores: Decision to replace Fitzpatrick with Tua was tough

Oct. 21, 2020 9:59 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Miami Dolphins coach Brian Flores says he regrets that his players found out about the team's switch to quarterback Tua Tagovailoa through social media rather than from him. And Flores says the decision to bench popular veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick was difficult. “Fitz has done a great...

FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, file photo, voters Jenny Hart, center, and James Hart, of Clearwater, wait in line to enter the Supervisor of Elections Office at the Pinellas County Courthouse during early voting in Clearwater, Fla. Florida's Pinellas County is one to watch on election night. It was one of only four counties in Florida to switch from Obama to Trump. One thing everyone can agree on: Keep an eye on Pinellas on election night because it's a barometer for broader trends in the state and possibly the nation. (Douglas R. Clifford/Tampa Bay Times via AP, File)

Florida's Pinellas County is one to watch on election night

Oct. 21, 2020 9:10 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Latricia Robinson donned a surgical mask and marched into the Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections office on a recent day to drop off her ballot, one of more than 135,000 people in the Florida county to vote early so far this election season. The 48-year-old St. Petersburg...

Inmate sues corrections department over bleach put in drink

Oct. 21, 2020 8:27 AM EDT

LOWELL, Fla. (AP) — An inmate at a Florida prison is suing the state's Department of Corrections over allegations that an officer put chlorine bleach in her drink. In a lawsuit filed last week in Marion County, inmate Alfreda Gunn claims that she and corrections officer Qualesha Williams were “in a...

Miami-Dade officer shot during narcotics investigation

Oct. 21, 2020 7:12 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A police officer was shot in the ear Tuesday night when gunfire erupted from an apartment in Miami-Dade County during a narcotics investigation, officials said. The shooting happened as Miami-Dade police officers and DEA agents went inside an apartment complex, spokesman Alvaro Zableta told...

Hurricane Epsilon, the 10th of a busy season, nears Bermuda

Oct. 21, 2020 6:32 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Hurricane Epsilon, the 10th of this very busy Atlantic season, was moving toward Bermuda on Wednesday. Epsilon is expected to make its closest approach to the island on Thursday night, and there is a risk of a direct impact, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center. A tropical storm...

Cameroon stone carvings recovered at South Florida airport

Oct. 21, 2020 4:10 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Customs officers have recovered ancient stone carvings from Cameroon at a South Florida airport, authorities said. U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced Tuesday that officers at Miami International Airport intercepted an air cargo shipment containing “Ikom Monoliths.” The...

Epsilon strengthens to a hurricane as it approaches Bermuda

Oct. 20, 2020 11:33 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Epsilon has strengthened into a hurricane, the 10th of the Atlantic season, as it approaches Bermuda on Thursday. Epsilon is expected to make its closest approach to the island on Thursday night, and there is a risk of a direct impact, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center. A...

President Donald Trump dances after speaking at a campaign rally at Prescott Regional Airport, Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, in Prescott, Ariz. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

How Trump plowed through $1 billion, losing cash advantage

Oct. 20, 2020 11:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s sprawling political operation has raised well over $1 billion since he took the White House in 2017 — and set a lot of it on fire. Trump bought a $10 million Super Bowl ad when he didn’t yet have a challenger. He tapped his political...

Police: Officers fatally shoot armed robbery suspect

Oct. 20, 2020 8:16 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Florida police officers fatally shot a Black armed robbery suspect Tuesday morning, authorities said. Tampa Police Chief Brian Dugan said during a news conference that two officers confronted Dominique Mulkey, 26, minutes after he left a Dollar General store. Employees at the store had...

Gasparilla Bowl college football game gets new title sponsor

Oct. 20, 2020 7:38 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Gasparilla Bowl has a new title sponsor. The annual college football game scheduled to be played this season in Raymond James Stadium, home of the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers, will be sponsored by Union Home Mortgage. A date has not been announced. The game, once known as the...