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Trump calls on Florida Democrat to concede, implies fraud

Nov. 13, 2018 7:53 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump sought to intervene in Florida's legally mandated vote recount Tuesday, calling on the state's Democratic senator to admit defeat and again implying without evidence that officials in two pivotal counties are trying to steal the election. "When will Bill...

The Latest: Nelson files more lawsuits to delay deadlines

Nov. 13, 2018 7:29 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the Florida recount of its Senate and governor elections (all times local): 7:25 p.m. U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson and a Democratic campaign committee are continuing to file lawsuits over the recount now underway in Florida. Nelson and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign...

Syracuse QB Eric Dungey nears end of memorable career

Nov. 13, 2018 7:00 PM EST

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — After Syracuse defeated Louisville in the home season finale Friday night, Orange coach Dino Babers brought the seniors out of the locker room to mingle one last time with their fans inside the Carrier Dome. Quarterback Eric Dungey lingered longer than most, snapping selfie after...

Students say they reported threats before school massacre

Nov. 13, 2018 6:26 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Two students told investigators they reported the Florida high school shooting suspect to an administrator for making threats but felt they were not taken seriously, a commission investigating the massacre was told Tuesday. Pinellas County sheriff's Detective Chris Lyons told...

Minnesota car track owner dies in Florida swim accident

Nov. 13, 2018 6:10 PM EST

BRAINERD, Minn. (AP) — The owner of Brainerd International Raceway in Minnesota has died in a swimming accident off the Florida coast. Jed Copham was 46. Raceway officials say Copham had been swimming from his parents' boat on Sunday near Fort Myers when he went missing. According to the Lee County...

George Zimmerman gets 1 year probation after no contest plea

Nov. 13, 2018 5:01 PM EST

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge agreed to let former neighborhood watch leader George Zimmerman serve probation for a year after his attorney entered a no contest plea Tuesday to resolve a misdemeanor charge of stalking a private investigator associated with a documentary on the black teenager...

Florida's effort to find non-citizen voters had slim results

Nov. 13, 2018 4:41 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Contrary to what's claimed in a tweet by Donald Trump Jr., an effort by Florida to find non-citizens on its voter rolls did not result in the discovery of tens of thousands of illegal voters. In the last few days, some Republicans and conservatives have latched onto a six-year-old...

Florida official known for missteps in recount cross hairs

Nov. 13, 2018 4:08 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — At the center of Florida's vote recount storm is an elections supervisor with a checkered past whose Democratic-dominated county has been the target of protests and accusations, including by President Donald Trump, that something fraudulent is afoot. Lawyers for Republican Gov....

Heat reach out to Miami-Dade officials as naming deal looms

Nov. 13, 2018 3:33 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Heat sent a letter to Miami-Dade County commissioners Tuesday, saying they want to set the record straight on what the team perceives as misconceptions about the relationship between it and the county as a new naming-rights deal looms. The letter from Heat Business Operations...

Embiid scores 35, 76ers top reeling Heat 124-114

Nov. 12, 2018 11:11 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Joel Embiid did whatever he wanted, and Jimmy Butler had to be thrilled. It's now time to see what they'll do together. Embiid scored 35 points and grabbed 18 rebounds, JJ Redick added 25 points and the Philadelphia 76ers added to Miami's early-season struggles by topping the Heat 124-114 on...