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Giuliani associate being sentenced in campaign donation case

Jan. 21, 2022 13:11 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A Florida businessman who helped Rudy Giuliani seek damaging information against Joe Biden in Ukraine faced sentencing Friday in an unrelated campaign finance case. Igor Fruman pleaded guilty in September to a single charge of solicitation of a contribution by a...

Judge: UF can't stop faculty in cases conflicting with state

Jan. 21, 2022 13:02 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — In a decision that made a withering comparison to Communist China, a federal judge on Friday temporarily prohibited the University of Florida from enforcing a policy that restricted faculty members from providing expert testimony in cases that conflict with positions taken by...

Former NFL CB Hasty works for racial equity in hirings

Jan. 21, 2022 12:56 PM EST

Former NFL cornerback James Hasty is working to eliminate bias and racial disparity in sports hiring through his new search firm, Eneje Consulting. Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin is the only Black head coach in the league after Miami fired Brian Flores and Houston fired David Culley. ...

Florida man charged after 4 found dead at Canada-US border

Jan. 21, 2022 12:22 PM EST

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — A Florida man has been charged with human smuggling after the bodies of four people, including a baby and a teen, were found in Canada near the U.S. border in what authorities believe was a failed crossing attempt during a freezing blizzard. Steve Shand,...

Corrections officer impersonator arrested at Miami school

Jan. 21, 2022 11:53 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — An 18-year-old is accused of impersonating a corrections officer while talking to staff members at a Miami high school. Miami-Dade school police noticed the young man inside Miami Palmetto Senior High School around 1 p.m. Thursday. He was wearing a...

Brady, SB champs aim to avenge regular-season losses to Rams

Jan. 21, 2022 11:34 AM EST

L.A. RAMS (13-5) at TAMPA BAY (14-4) Sunday, 3 p.m. EST, NBC BETTING LINE: Buccaneers by 3, according to FanDuel SportsBook. AGAINST THE SPREAD: Rams 9-9, Buccaneers 10-8. SERIES RECORD: Rams lead 18-9. LAST MEETING: Rams...

Sergeant who grabbed officer by throat under investigation

Jan. 21, 2022 07:22 AM EST

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — A South Florida police sergeant who was recorded grabbing a colleague by the neck when she tried to deescalate a situation involving a suspect is under crimianal investigation, officials said. Sunrise police Sgt. Christopher Pullease has also been placed on...

Bobrovsky, Panthers roll over struggling Oilers 6-0

Jan. 21, 2022 00:50 AM EST

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Sergei Bobrovsky was once a shutout machine. It had been a while since the Florida Panthers goaltender last had a clean sheet. Bobrovsky made 40 saves for his first shutout of the season and the Panthers beat the ice-cold Edmonton Oilers 6-0 Thursday night....

Bears interview Leftwich, McKenzie for coach, GM positions

Jan. 20, 2022 22:51 PM EST

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears interviewed Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich and longtime NFL executive Reggie McKenzie for their coach and general manager jobs on Thursday. Tampa Bay has set franchise records for points and touchdowns in each of...

Florida man charged after 4 found dead at Canada-US border

Jan. 20, 2022 22:11 PM EST

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — A Florida man was charged Thursday with human smuggling after the bodies of four people, including a baby and a teen, were found in Canada near the U.S. border in what authorities believe was a failed crossing attempt during a freezing blizzard. The...