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BC beats No. 20 Clemson 62-54; Tigers' lead sliced atop ACC

Jan. 31, 2023 21:50 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Makai Ashton-Langford had two key driving baskets in the closing two minutes and finished with 15 points to help Boston College beat No. 20 Clemson 62-54 on Tuesday night. Jaeden Zackery added 13 points for the Eagles (11-12, 5-7 Atlantic Coast Conference). BC held...

No. 25 South Florida women win 11th straight, 72-48 over ECU

Jan. 31, 2023 21:02 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Sammie Puisis made a career-high seven 3-pointers and scored 23 points, Carla Brito added 20 points and seven rebounds and No. 25 South Florida beat East Carolina 72-48 on Tuesday night for its 11th straight victory. USF coach Jose Fernandez recorded his 118th...

DeSantis pushes ban on diversity programs in state colleges

Jan. 31, 2023 19:48 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday announced plans to block state colleges from having programs on diversity, equity and inclusion, and critical race theory. The Republican governor debuted the proposal as part of a larger, higher education legislative...

AP source: FBI searched Biden's former office in November

Jan. 31, 2023 18:36 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI searched President Joe Biden's former office at the Penn Biden Center in Washington in November, according to a person familiar with the matter, at least a week after his personal lawyers first found classified records there from his time as vice president. ...

Today in History: JAN 31, US enters space age

Jan. 31, 2023 16:34 PM EST

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Jan. 31, the 31st day of 2023. There are 334 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 31, 1958, the United States entered the Space Age with its first successful launch of a satellite, Explorer...

Jitoboh's recovery coming into focus year after eye injury

Jan. 31, 2023 12:03 PM EST

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jason Jitoboh won’t step foot onto a basketball court without his glasses. And he doesn’t even need them to see. The darkened lenses merely provide extra protection for what eyesight Jitoboh has remaining. Florida’s 6-foot-11 center...

Justice Department seeks Tesla automated driving documents

Jan. 31, 2023 11:20 AM EST

The U.S. Justice Department has requested documents from Tesla related to its Autopilot and “Full Self-Driving” features, according to a regulatory filing. “To our knowledge no government agency in any ongoing investigation has concluded that any wrongdoing occurred,” Tesla...

Tyre Nichols case shows officers still fail to intervene

Jan. 31, 2023 08:51 AM EST

As five Memphis police officers attacked Tyre Nichols with their feet, fists and a baton, others milled around at the scene, even as the 29-year-old cried out in pain and then slumped limply against the side of a car. Just like the attack on George Floyd in Minneapolis nearly three...

Former Shanghai bookseller's wife hit with 'exit ban'

Jan. 31, 2023 01:19 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Chinese police have prevented a woman from returning to her home in Florida in an effort to compel her husband to return to China, she wrote in a letter he made public. The case appears to be the latest example of Chinese authorities placing an “exit ban” on a...

In Iowa, potential 2024 GOP Trump challengers quiet for now

Jan. 31, 2023 00:41 AM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — By this time four years ago, at least a dozen Democratic presidential hopefuls eager to make their case against Donald Trump had either visited Iowa or announced plans to soon visit the leadoff voting state ahead of the 2020 election. Iowa’s campaign...