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Official: Base shooter watched shooting videos before attack

Dec. 7, 2019 7:07 PM EST

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — The Saudi student who fatally shot three people at a U.S. naval base in Florida hosted a dinner party earlier in the week where he and three others watched videos of mass shootings, a U.S. official told The Associated Press on Saturday. Officials investigating the deadly attack were...

Kiffin becomes coach at Ole Miss, steps down at FAU

Dec. 7, 2019 6:20 PM EST

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Lane Kiffin is back in the SEC, taking over at Ole Miss. Kiffin and the Rebels made the announcement Saturday after Florida Atlantic defeated UAB in the Conference USA championship game, the Owls’ second league title in his three seasons. It had been college football’s...

Kiffin, FAU roll past UAB 49-6 for Conference USA title

Dec. 7, 2019 6:17 PM EST

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Facing fourth-and-goal very early in a scoreless game, Lane Kiffin did not even hesitate in his call to leave his Florida Atlantic offense on the field. What a rebel. No, really. He’s off to Ole Miss — to coach the Rebels. FAU turned that decision into a touchdown and...

Retief and Leo Goosen lead Father Son Challenge

Dec. 7, 2019 6:14 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Retief Goosen and 16-year-old son Leo shot a 14-under 58 on Saturday to take a two-shot lead after the first round of the Father Son Challenge scramble event for majors champions. Bernard and Jason Langer and David and Brady Duval opened with 60s in the 36-hole competition at the...

Family recounts heroics of fallen son in Pensacola shooting

Dec. 7, 2019 6:06 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Joshua Watson had just graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy and looked forward to a military career as a pilot. On Saturday, he was being hailed a hero, as his family recounted how the 23-year-old — in his last minutes of life — led first responders to an active...

On Florida trip, Trump to address Jewish group, GOP dinner

Dec. 7, 2019 5:57 PM EST

AVENTURA, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump's trip to Florida on Saturday will feature separate addresses to a meeting of Jewish Americans and members of Florida's Republican Party. The trip comes hours after Trump celebrated Iran's decision to free a Chinese-American scholar from Princeton University who...

Florida man faces prison for defying 'red flag' gun law

Dec. 7, 2019 5:08 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man faces up to five years in prison for refusing to surrender his weapons to authorities under the state's “red flag" law. It took a Broward County jury less than an hour to find 33-year-old Jerron Smith guilty last week, the South Florida Sun Sentinel...

Pensacola naval base shooting tests US-Saudi relations

Dec. 7, 2019 4:56 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top U.S. defense and military officials on Saturday reaffirmed America's continued commitment to and relationship with Saudi Arabia after a Saudi Air Force student's deadly attack at a Navy base in Florida. Defense Secretary Mark Esper and others attending a security conference in...

No. 24 Butler tops Florida 76-62 behind balanced scoring

Dec. 7, 2019 4:11 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Aaron Thompson believes unselfish play is a major part of Butler’s success. Thompson and Sean McDermott each scored 16 points to lead No. 24 Butler to a 76-62 win over Florida on Saturday. “Nobody cares who scores, we’re just trying to get the best shot on that...

FIU downs Kennesaw State 84-81 behind Andrews

Dec. 7, 2019 3:29 PM EST

KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) — Devon Andrews scored 20 points and made four steals as Florida International held off Kennesaw State 84-81 on Saturday to win its fourth straight. Osasumwen Osaghae scored 18 points and Trejon Jacob added 16 and made seven assists for Florida International (7-3), which never trailed...