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Memorial or high-rise? Future of condo collapse site argued

Sep. 23, 2021 15:59 PM EDT

The fight over whether the site of June's deadly Florida condominium collapse should be sold for development or turned into a memorial boiled over at a court hearing Thursday, with some victims' relatives begging for time to find a buyer who won't put a new luxury high-rise there. ...

AP Interview: Heat's Herro in 'very good' place mentally

Sep. 23, 2021 15:27 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — There were times when Tyler Herro felt overwhelmed last season. The Miami Heat guard would see his name linked to trades all over Twitter along with questions about his personal life and how he wasn’t taking basketball seriously. He also was preparing to...

1st Florida school district gets US cash for virus mask vote

Sep. 23, 2021 15:02 PM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida school district has received cash from President Joe Biden's administration to make up for state pay cuts imposed over a board's vote for a student anti-coronavirus mask mandate. Alachua County school Superintendent Carlee Simon said...

Tim Tebow has confidece in Urban Meyer, Trevor Lawrence

Sep. 23, 2021 14:27 PM EDT

Tim Tebow is confident Urban Meyer and Trevor Lawrence can turn the Jacksonville Jaguars around despite an 0-2 start. “I just think that they have to stay the course and continue to work to improve,” Tebow said Thursday in an interview for next week’s AP Pro...

No. 15 BYU hosts South Florida team making rare trip West

Sep. 23, 2021 13:28 PM EDT

South Florida coach Jeff Scott soon will be entering a venue filled with a screaming crowd just brimming with endless energy. Part of his young daughter's birthday bash. At Chuck E. Cheese. Hours before that moment, a little dress rehearsal for chaos...

NTSB seeks video, photos of fiery South Florida Tesla crash

Sep. 23, 2021 13:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. safety investigators are asking anyone who witnessed a fiery Tesla crash last week near Miami that killed two people to send them video or photos taken at the scene. The National Transportation Safety Board sent three investigators to the Sept. 13...

No. 15 BYU hosts USF, look to extend home win streak to 13

Sep. 23, 2021 12:52 PM EDT

South Florida (1-2) at No. 15 BYU (3-0), Saturday at 10:15 p.m. EDT (ESPN2). Line: BYU by 23 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportbook. Series record: South Florida leads 1-0. WHAT’S AT STAKE? The Cougars have won...

Patriots hoping to earn 3rd straight victory against Saints

Sep. 23, 2021 12:48 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (1-1) at NEW ENGLAND (1-1) Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT, Fox OPENING LINE: Patriots by 3, according to FanDuel SportsBook. AGAINST THE SPREAD: New Orleans 1-1; New England 1-1. SERIES RECORD: Patriots lead...

No. 11 Florida goes for 5th straight vs SEC rival Tennessee

Sep. 23, 2021 12:38 PM EDT

Tennessee (2-1, 0-0 SEC) at No. 11 Florida (2-1, 0-1), Saturday at 7 p.m. EDT (ESPN). Line: Florida by 18 ½, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. Series record: Florida leads 30-20, including four in a row. WHAT’S AT STAKE? ...

3 Miami Beach officers face felony charges in rough arrests

Sep. 23, 2021 11:53 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Three Miami Beach police officers are now facing felony charges related to the rough arrests of two Black men at a South Beach hotel, prosecutors said Thursday. The Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office had originally charged five officers in August with...