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Miguel scores 17, South Florida defeats UTSA 66-61

Feb. 21, 2024 23:24 PM EST

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Selton Miguel's 17 points off of the bench helped lead South Florida to a 66-61 victory against UTSA on Wednesday night. Miguel also added six rebounds for the Bulls (20-5, 13-1 American Athletic Conference). Chris Youngblood scored 15 points while going 6 of 14...

Nelson powers No. 13 Alabama to 98-93, overtime win over No. 24 Florida

Feb. 21, 2024 21:55 PM EST

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Grant Nelson had 22 points, eight rebounds and six blocked shots and No. 13 Alabama started fast in overtime to beat newly ranked No. 24 Florida 98-93 on Wednesday night. The Crimson Tide (19-7, 11-2 Southeastern Conference) scored the first seven points of...

A sand hole collapse in Florida killed a child. Such deaths occur several times a year in the US

Feb. 21, 2024 20:18 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The collapse of a sand hole that killed a 7-year-old Indiana girl who was digging with her brother on a Florida beach is an underrecognized danger that kills and injures several children a year around the country. Sloan Mattingly died Tuesday afternoon...

Cross Country: Q4 Earnings Snapshot

Feb. 21, 2024 19:36 PM EST

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Cross Country Healthcare Inc. (CCRN) on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter profit of $9 million. The Boca Raton, Florida-based company said it had net income of 26 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs,...

Marriott Vacations Worldwide: Q4 Earnings Snapshot

Feb. 21, 2024 19:23 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corp. (VAC) on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $35 million. On a per-share basis, the Orlando, Florida-based company said it had profit of 93 cents. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and...

Haiti orphanage founder to be sent to Florida for sex abuse case

Feb. 21, 2024 18:33 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — An American founder of a Haitian orphanage who is accused of sexually abusing four boys there more than a decade ago has been ordered to be sent from Colorado to Florida to face prosecution. Michael Geilenfeld, 71, was arrested in Colorado on Jan. 20 after being...

FNF Group: Q4 Earnings Snapshot

Feb. 21, 2024 17:38 PM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Fidelity National Financial Inc. (FNF) on Wednesday reported a loss of $69 million in its fourth quarter. On a per-share basis, the Jacksonville, Florida-based company said it had a loss of 25 cents. Earnings, adjusted for...

St. Joe: Q4 Earnings Snapshot

Feb. 21, 2024 17:33 PM EST

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The St. Joe Co. (JOE) on Wednesday reported profit of $13.2 million in its fourth quarter. On a per-share basis, the Panama City Beach, Florida-based company said it had profit of 23 cents. The real...

Young girl killed when a hole she dug in the sand collapsed on a Florida beach, authorities say

Feb. 21, 2024 17:31 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A young girl was buried in sand and died Tuesday when a deep hole she was digging with a little boy collapsed on them both at a south Florida beach, authorities said. Emergency crews responding around 3 p.m. to Lauderdale-by-the-Sea found the boy, who...

Florida Legislature passes bill to release state grand jury's Jeffrey Epstein investigation

Feb. 21, 2024 17:14 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The transcripts of a 2006 grand jury that investigated Jeffrey Epstein 's sexual assaults of underage girls would be released to the public under a bill heading to Florida's governor after it was unanimously passed by the Legislature. The bill, which...