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A construction worker wears a protective mask as he stops traffic at a construction site in downtown Miami, Thursday, April 9, 2020. The city of Miami mandated Wednesday, that all construction workers on job sites, employees and customers in grocery stores, restaurants, pharmacies and convenience stores must wear masks at all times. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Florida COVID-19 cases rise, infecting all but 1 county

Apr. 9, 2020 6:35 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida’s outbreak of the coronavirus has now infected more than 16,300 people, touching every county in the state but one: Liberty County, a rural enclave of 8,300 residents in the state's panhandle. As of Thursday, Florida had recorded more than 370 deaths, with about...

In this Oct. 29, 2019 file photo, Florida's attorney general Ashley Moody speaks at a news conference in Tallahassee, Fla. Moody filed 50 investigative subpoenas to identify sellers as part of price-gouging investigation. (AP Photo/Steve Cannon, File)

Florida cracks down on price gouging, virus-related fraud

Apr. 8, 2020 5:02 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Hand sanitizer for thousands of dollars? Law enforcement officials in Florida are cracking down on alleged price gougers during the pandemic emergency, shutting down online sales or auctions, and pursuing virus-related frauds. Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody filed 59 investigative...

Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse yells toward players during the second half of his team's NBA basketball game against the Golden State Warriors in San Francisco, Thursday, March 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

NBA coaches prepare for possible intriguing playoff matchups

Apr. 6, 2020 10:33 PM EDT

With NBA games indefinitely on hold, there has been a lot of discussion about postseason possibilities — including by coaches around the league. They're preparing for what a resumption of the season that was shut down March 11 could look like in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Toronto coach Nick...

Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James (23) dribbles during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets Tuesday, March 10, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

NBA matchups if league resumes season with postseason play

Apr. 6, 2020 1:03 PM EDT

Resuming the NBA season with the start of the playoff is one option for the league. Most teams had about 15 games left to play in the regular-season schedules when play was halted on March 11, and not everyone had played the same amount of games. But in this unprecedented situation, games won’t resume...

FILE - This Jan. 31, 2017, file photo, shows the entrance to SeaWorld, in Orlando, Fla. SeaWorld Entertainment is furloughing 90% of its workers because the novel coronavirus had forced the company to close its 12 theme parks. The employees will be paid through the beginning of next week. After next week, the workers will be off without pay for an uncertain time, the Orlando-based company said Friday, March 27, 2020, in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)

SeaWorld CEO resigns five months into job, cites board

Apr. 6, 2020 11:37 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — SeaWorld Entertainment's chief executive has resigned only five months into his job, becoming the third leader of the theme park company to depart in just over two years, according to a company filing released Monday. Sergio Rivera cited his disagreement with the board of directors'...

This undated photo provided by Tabatha Sams shows Tabatha Sams with her son Dawson Thilmony in Orlando, Fla.  The Florida mother is asking a judge to allow her to keep custody of her 2-year-old son during the coronavirus pandemic. She claims the boy’s father and his fiance are at higher risk of contracting the coronavirus since they’re first-responders.   The boy’s father, Stephen Thilmony, is a firefighter and emergency medicine technician, and his fiance is an emergency room nurse. The father and mother were splitting custody of their son. (Tabatha Sams via AP)

Florida mom seeks custody of son, says father is virus risk

Apr. 4, 2020 10:59 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida mother is asking a judge to allow her to keep custody of her 2-year-old son during the pandemic, claiming the boy's father and his fiance are at higher risk of contracting the coronavirus since they're first-responders. Tabatha Sams has asked a judge to let her keep custody...

FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2018, file photo, Paul

The biggest bad guy at WrestleMania is coronavirus

Apr. 3, 2020 8:12 PM EDT

WrestleMania planned for Gronk Gone Wild. Rob Gronkowski is set to host WWE’s signature show. But the frivolity -- and perhaps the physicality if a wrestler dare gets in the retired New England Patriots star’s face -- is now playing strictly to an audience of TV and streaming media viewers. For...

Orlando Magic coach Steve Clifford reacts during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies on Tuesday, March 10, 2020, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)

The Waiting Game: For NBA coaches, that's the new schedule

Apr. 2, 2020 9:44 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Orlando’s Steve Clifford figures he’s like every other NBA coach right now: Wake up, go to whatever now serves as the office, study his own team, maybe think about possible opponents, and resume planning. Of course, nobody knows what they’re planning for — or when...

FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2017, file photo, the New England Patriots customized Boeing 767 jet rests on the tarmac at T.F. Green Airport, in Warwick, R.I. The Patriots private team plane is expected to land in Boston on Thursday, April 2, 2020, returning from China with more than one million masks to help control the spread of the coronavirus. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

The Latest: MLS extends training moratorium through April 24

Apr. 2, 2020 8:43 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the new coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: Major League Soccer has extended its training moratorium through April 24 because of the coronavirus outbreak. Team facilities are closed to players and staff — except for players requiring treatment that cannot be...

Man exposes himself after hacking into online Florida class

Apr. 2, 2020 2:16 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A man exposed himself to students after hacking into an online class being held by a public school in Florida, school officials said Thursday. The man gained unauthorized access to the Zoom video conferencing instructional lesson on Wednesday and exposed himself to the class, Orange...