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The Latest: More than 260K without power in North Carolina

Oct. 29, 2020 6:02 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on Zeta (all times CDT): 4:30 p.m. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Duke Energy says more than 263,000 customers in North Carolina are without electricity after the remnants of Hurricane Zeta passed through the state. Catawba County reported more than 19,000 customer outages and...

President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally outside Raymond James Stadium, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, in Tampa. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

The Latest: Location of Trump rally in Minnesota is in flux

Oct. 29, 2020 5:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): 5:45 p.m. President Donald Trump’s campaign has moved a Friday rally from Rochester, Minnesota, to the southern town of Dodge Center to avoid a 250-person limit under the state’s coronavirus safety guidelines. But...

Ray Garcia sweeps water from her home after a boat washed up against it, in Lakeshore, Miss., Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. Hurricane Zeta passed through Wednesday with a tidal surge that caused the boat to become unmoored. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Zeta buffets Southeast after swamping Gulf Coast; 6 dead

Oct. 29, 2020 5:44 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Millions of people were without power and at least six were dead Thursday after Hurricane Zeta slammed into Louisiana and made a beeline across the South, leaving shattered buildings, thousands of downed trees and fresh anguish over a record-setting hurricane season. From the bayous of the...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a drive-in rally at Broward College, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, in Coconut Creek, Fla. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Trump, Biden fight for Florida, appeal for Tuesday turnout

Oct. 29, 2020 5:30 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden are encouraging voters to turn out in person on Election Day next Tuesday, both campaigning in Florida, a state all but essential to the Republican's pathway to another term. More than 80 million Americans have already voted, absentee...

2 former Florida city leaders get prison over barbecue fraud

Oct. 29, 2020 5:29 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Two former Florida city council members were sentenced to prison Thursday and ordered to pay restitution for numerous convictions stemming from fraud over a failed barbecue sauce operation. A judge in Jacksonville sentenced former city council member Katrina Brown to nearly three...

El quarterback Drew Brees (9), de los Saints de Nueva Orleans, lanza bajo presión en el duelo de la NFL ante los Panthers de Carolina, en Nueva Orleans, el domingo 25 de octubre de 2020. (AP Foto/Butch Dill)

Saints look to stay on roll, Bears seek bounce-back win

Oct. 29, 2020 5:15 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints come into Chicago rolling along with three straight wins as they try to build on yet another unbeaten October. They're hitting their stride, steadying themselves after a shaky start. The Chicago Bears, on the other hand, hope to pick themselves up after...

Tampa Bay Lightning's Kevin Shattenkirk (22) and Pat Maroon (14) celebrate after defeating the Dallas Stars to win the Stanley Cup in the NHL Stanley Cup hockey finals, in Edmonton, Alberta, on Monday, Sept. 28, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Lightning re-sign F Patrick Maroon, D Luke Schenn

Oct. 29, 2020 5:13 PM EDT

Even though the realities of a salary cap prevented the Tampa Bay Lightning from keeping their entire Stanley Cup-winning team together, they were able to bring back two key depth players who helped make it happen. Tampa Bay re-signed forward Patrick Maroon to a $1.8 million, two-year contract and defenseman Luke...

FILE  - This Oct. 18, 2020, file photo shows Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (1)  on the sidelines before playing for the first time against the New York Jets during an NFL football game, in Miami Gardens, Fla. Tagovailoa’s winning personality helped the Miami Dolphins avoid locker room backlash when he was promoted to replace popular veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick. (AP Photo/Doug Murray, File)

Tua's 1st start for Miami against Rams will test his hip

Oct. 29, 2020 4:29 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Tua Tagovailoa is about to get hit. He doesn’t know exactly when it will happen, but he knows that sometime Sunday, he’ll likely be tackled for the first time since last Nov. 16, when he suffered a career-threatening hip injury on his final play for Alabama. Now Tagovailoa is...

Florida tight end Kyle Pitts (84) catches a pass as Texas A&M defensive back Jaylon Jones (17) defends during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. in College Station, Texas. (AP Photo/Sam Craft)

No. 10 Florida plays 1st game in 3 weeks, hosts hot Missouri

Oct. 29, 2020 4:12 PM EDT

Missouri (2-2 SEC) at No. 10 Florida (2-1), Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET (SEC Network Alternate). Line: Florida by 12 1/2. Series record: Missouri leads 5-4. WHAT’S AT STAKE? Florida returns to the field for the first time in three weeks after a COVID-19 outbreak. More than 30 players and coaches tested...

FILE - In this Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019 file photo, Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone watches his team against the Los Angeles Chargers during the first half of an NFL football game in Jacksonville, Fla. Jacksonville Jaguars coach Doug Marrone plans to shake things up during the team’s bye week. His strategy come amid a six-game losing streak. Marrone offered no details, but insists he's “fired up” to make sweeping changes, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020.(AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton, File)

Franchise futility: Jaguars' QB history filled with failure

Oct. 29, 2020 4:01 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Doug Marrone can’t help but chuckle when reminded what he’s had at quarterback during his NFL head coaching career. Gardner Minshew might just be the best of the bunch. Marrone’s QB depth charts read like a who’s who of first-round busts, failed...