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FILE - Members of the Proud Boys, including organizer Joe Biggs, third from right, march across the Hawthorne Bridge during an

Proud Boy organizer arrested in Florida over riot at Capitol

Jan. 21, 2021 3:23 AM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Two Florida men, including a self-described organizer for the Proud Boys, a far-right extremist group, were arrested Wednesday on charges of taking part in the siege of the U.S. Capitol earlier this month, authorities said. Joseph Biggs, 37, was arrested in central Florida and faces...

A Sri Lankan airport worker stands next to a thermal scanner inside a terminal at the Katunayake International Airport in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. Sri Lanka's tourism minister said that the airports in the country will be reopened for tourists according to health guidelines from Jan.21. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)

The Latest: Sri Lanka reopens tourism after 10-month closing

Jan. 20, 2021 11:56 PM EST

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Sri Lanka is welcoming tourists again after keeping the doors closed to visitors for nearly 10 months due to the coronavirus pandemic. The government’s action Thursday is seen as an effort to revive the island nation’s tourism industry, which has been badly hit by the...

Miami Heat guard Kendrick Nunn (25) celebrates a basket against the Toronto Raptors during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Nunn scores 28 to lead Heat past Raptors 111-102

Jan. 20, 2021 11:32 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Miami Heat were missing a lot of firepower Wednesday night. They did have Kendrick Nunn and a zone defense that the Toronto Raptors couldn't figure out Nunn scored 28 points and the injury-plagued Heat pulled away in the second half for a 111-102 win. Bam Adebayo had 14 points, 13...

The Latest: Fireworks light up sky to celebrate inauguration

Jan. 20, 2021 10:18 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Joe Biden's presidential inauguration (all times local): 10:15 p.m. Fireworks lit up the sky behind the Washington Monument to mark the end of Inauguration Day for President Joe Biden. Biden and first lady Jill Biden watched the end of the day’s events from a balcony...

Workers Justice Project Director Gonzalo Cruz, left, and organizer Juan Carlos Romero watch President Joe Biden's presidential inauguration on TV from the Workers Justice Center, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, in the Sunset Park neighborhood of Brooklyn in New York. The Workers Justice Project is a Brooklyn based non-profit that helps immigrants. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Immigrants cheered by possible citizenship path under Biden

Jan. 20, 2021 8:10 PM EST

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Immigrants cheered President Joe Biden's plan to provide a path to U.S. citizenship for about 11 million people without legal status, mixing hope with guarded optimism Wednesday amid a seismic shift in how the American government views and treats them. The newly inaugurated...

New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson dunks during the third quarter of the team's NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Judge sides with Zion Williamson against ex-marketing agent

Jan. 20, 2021 7:59 PM EST

A federal judge in North Carolina has ruled in favor of New Orleans Pelicans player Zion Williamson in a case concerning a contract he terminated with a Florida-based marketing agent who is seeking $100 million in damages from the former Duke star. U.S. District Judge Loretta Biggs in Winston-Salem, North...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans (13) celebrates his touchdown against the New Orleans Saints during the first half of an NFL divisional round playoff football game, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Brett Duke)

Brady, talented Buccaneers playmakers developing chemistry

Jan. 20, 2021 6:40 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — When Tom Brady drops back in the pocket he has a bunch of options to attack opposing defenses, including a talented collection of receivers that's possibly the best he's played with in more than a decade — maybe even his entire career. For starters, Mike Evans is the only player...

FILE- Florida Surgeon General Dr. Scott Rivkees, right, speaks to the media as Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis looks on during a news conference Monday, March 2, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. Florida's surgeon general says states like Florida with high numbers of seniors should be given higher priority in distributing COVID-19 vaccines. In an interview with The Associated Press on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021 Dr. Scott Rivkees tried to reassure Floridians that

Fla Surgeon General on vaccine wait: 'We will get to you'

Jan. 20, 2021 6:19 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida’s surgeon general urged the federal government on Wednesday to increase allotments of coronavirus vaccines to states like his, where large concentrations of seniors face the greatest risk of illness and death from a disease that has killed more than 2 million...

Florida 'Monkey Whisperer' charged in illegal wildlife trade

Jan. 20, 2021 5:44 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man who went by the nickname “the Monkey Whisperer” has been charged in federal court with illegally transporting and selling primates, including a species considered endangered, according to an indictment unsealed Wednesday. Jimmy Wayne Hammonds, 57, of Parrish,...

Former President Donald Trump and Melania Trump wave as they disembark from their final flight on Air Force One at Palm Beach International Airport in West Palm Beach, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Trump bids farewell to Washington, hints of comeback

Jan. 20, 2021 5:30 PM EST

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — His presidency over, Donald Trump bid farewell to Washington on Wednesday but also hinted at a comeback despite a legacy of chaos, tumult and bitter division in the country he led for four years. “Goodbye. We love you. We will be back in some form,” Trump told...