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Family shares lessons through ALS, tumor diagnoses

May. 15, 2021 03:20 AM EDT

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Gay Valimont moves her son, 8-year-old Eli, from his wheelchair to his bed. Through the filtered light of the sheer curtains, his bright orange and blue-striped bedroom nearly glows in the quiet of late morning. In this process of climbing back into...

Italy set to vaccinate small island populations in one go

May. 06, 2021 14:36 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italy is set to start a mass vaccination campaign Friday on some of its small, remote islands with few residents and limited health care services, though one isle jumped the gun and got most of its adults inoculated on its own. The office of Italy’s virus...

Traveling owl: Man drives hours with bird in truck's grille

May. 03, 2021 10:22 AM EDT

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — A man moving from Alabama to southwest Florida traveled hundreds of miles with an owl stuck in his truck's grille. The owl survived. Torie Gray said he saw a vehicle ahead of him swerve on Interstate 75 to avoid the great horned owl. But somehow he...

Suspect linked to 2016 Nice attack arrested in Italy

Apr. 21, 2021 17:49 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italian media say a 28-year-old Albanian wanted in connection with a 2016 truck attack in the French city of Nice that killed 86 people has been arrested in southern Italy. News agency LaPresse said police arrested the suspect, identified as Endri Elenzi, on...

Stricker rallies to win Chubb Classic in his Florida home

Apr. 18, 2021 18:08 PM EDT

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Steve Stricker figured someone could come out of the pack with a low score and win the Chubb Classic on Sunday, and it turned out to be him. Stricker closed with a 5-under 67, taking control with a wedge into 3 feet for birdie on the 16th hole. That...

Couples, Karlsson tied for lead at Chubb Classic in Florida

Apr. 17, 2021 18:06 PM EDT

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Fred Couples took 11 holes before making a birdie Saturday and then made birdie on his last two holes for a 3-under 69 and a share of the lead with Robert Karlsson in the Chubb Classic. Karlsson, the former Ryder Cup player from Sweden, hit his...

Fred Couples nearly flawless and takes 2-shot lead in Naples

Apr. 16, 2021 19:36 PM EDT

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Fred Couples put in more work than usual to get ready for the Masters, only to have his worst performance in 36 appearances. Back on the PGA Tour Champions, he was more at ease and close to flawless. Couples didn't miss a fairway, setting up wedges...

Woman pleads guilty in 2019 shooting death of her mother

Apr. 15, 2021 16:26 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire woman pleaded guilty Thursday to a charge that she shot and killed her mother in her Goffstown home in 2019. Jennifer Clow entered the plea to a charge of reckless second-degree murder. Prosecutors said they...

Post-Masters working vacation on peaceful Hilton Head Island

Apr. 13, 2021 12:34 PM EDT

PGA TOUR RBC HERITAGE Site: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Course: Harbourtown GL. Yardage: 7,121. Par: 71. Prize money: $7.1 million. Winner's share: $1.278 million. Television:...

Family struggles as $60M judgment after crash remains unpaid

Apr. 11, 2021 03:02 AM EDT

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Joan Antonuccio begged God not to take her daughter as she rushed to Naples Community Hospital from her home in Golden Gate Estates. Antonuccio found herself screaming that she would do whatever it took for her daughter, Angela Crowe, to survive the...