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Patriarch of Wood Brothers Racing team Glen Wood dies at 93

Jan. 18, 2019 8:16 AM EST

Glen Wood, the patriarch of the famed Wood Brothers Racing team who had been the oldest living member of the NASCAR Hall of Fame, has died after a long illness in Stuart, Virginia. He was 93. "It's with profound sadness that we mourn the passing of team founder and family patriarch Glen Wood this morning," Wood...

Sheriff: 3 children found in freezer died of asphyxiation

Jan. 18, 2019 7:27 AM EST

LIVE OAK, Fla. (AP) — Autopsies showed three young children died of accidental asphyxiation when they became trapped in an unplugged chest-style freezer in their yard in north Florida. Suwannee County Sheriff Sam St. John said there were no signs of trauma on the children, ages 1, 4 and 6. Their bodies...

Security guard killed outside notorious Florida strip club

Jan. 18, 2019 6:40 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Police say a shooting at a notorious strip club in Miami has left one security guard dead and another wounded. News outlets report Miami-Dade police are interviewing witnesses and reviewing video as they search for suspects in the shooting that killed 31-year-old Jose Otero and hospitalized...

MLK holiday represents big moment for 2020 Democrats

Jan. 18, 2019 1:22 AM EST

Monday's observance of what would have been Martin Luther King Jr.'s 90th birthday is emerging as an important moment for Democrats eyeing the White House to talk about one of the most divisive issues in American politics: race. At least a half dozen declared or potential presidential candidates will attend...

Maple Leafs beat NHL-leading Lightning 4-2

Jan. 18, 2019 12:04 AM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Although they trail Tampa Bay by 14 points in the standings, the Toronto Maple Leafs are having some head-to-head success against the top team in the NHL. Mitch Marner scored a go-ahead goal late in the second period, Nazem Kadri and Patrick Marleau each had a goal and an assist, and the...

Florida school shooting suspect due back in court

Jan. 17, 2019 10:55 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz is due back in court for more motions from defense lawyers. Cruz's lawyers want Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer on Friday to hold the Broward Sheriff's Office in contempt of court for improperly providing the suspect's medical...

Beard's winning layup caps Florida International rally

Jan. 17, 2019 10:29 PM EST

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Brian Beard scored on a twisting layup with nine seconds remaining and Florida International rallied from a 16-point second-half deficit to defeat Western Kentucky 77-76 on Thursday night. Beard's layup came after Western Kentucky's Josh Anderson tipped in an offensive rebound to...

Miami QB Tate Martell arrives, says he's ready to compete

Jan. 17, 2019 9:47 PM EST

DANIA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Tate Martell greeted a few well-wishers in the airport after arriving in South Florida, then stopped to pick up a coffee and a sandwich. The baristas, noticing the crowd around him, asked his name. If Martell gets his way, they'll know his name — and his game — soon...

Burks, Elmore lead Marshall in 96-84 win over FAU

Jan. 17, 2019 9:40 PM EST

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — C.J. Burks matched a season high with 30 points, Jon Elmore added 29 points and Marshall beat Florida Atlantic 96-84 on Thursday night to remain undefeated in Conference USA play. Burks was 8 of 14 from the floor and made all 12 of his free throws. Elmore was 8-of-17 shooting and 9...

Total lunar eclipse meets supermoon Sunday night

Jan. 17, 2019 8:55 PM EST

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Here comes a total lunar eclipse and supermoon, all wrapped into one. The moon, Earth and sun will line up this weekend for the only total lunar eclipse this year and next. At the same time, the moon will be ever so closer to Earth and appear slightly bigger and brighter than...