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Man accused of stabbing woman during attack at library

Sep. 16, 2020 7:29 AM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A man stabbed a 63-year-old woman in the face during an attack on Tuesday in the children's section of a Daytona Beach library, police said. The woman was taken to the hospital for treatment, the man was arrested and the library was closed for the rest of the week, news outlets...

FILE - In this Dec. 4, 2019, file photo, a sculpture by artist Jane Alexander with the Stevenson Gallery is shown during Art Basel Miami Beach, in Miami Beach, Fla. According to a statement released Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, the Art Basel fair, known for glamorous parties and celebrity sightings, is cancelling its annual Miami event amid the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

Art Basel cancels annual Miami event due to virus

Sep. 2, 2020 5:27 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The high-brow Art Basel fair, known for glamorous parties and celebrity sightings, on Wednesday announced the cancellation of this year's Miami event amid the coronavirus pandemic. The prestigious December art fair draws collectors, socialites and celebrities from around the world. But the...

Florida suspect killed by police after shooting at officers

Aug. 30, 2020 1:54 PM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida suspect was shot dead by police after he opened fire on officers serving a warrant for his arrest, officials said. Daytona Beach Police Chief Craig Capri said one of the officers was shot in the chest but was wearing his bulletproof vest and was expected to recover...

Jimmie Johnson drives his damaged car on pit road during the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)

Jimmie Johnson proud of ending NASCAR career with 7 titles

Aug. 30, 2020 1:36 PM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Long after a fireworks extravaganza lit up Daytona International Speedway and well after William Byron and his Hendrick Motorsports team ended their celebration in victory lane, Jimmie Johnson found a moment to reflect. On his night. On his emotions. On his legacy. He pretty much...

William Byron celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)

Byron wins to reach Cup Series playoffs, knocks out Johnson

Aug. 29, 2020 11:42 PM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — William Byron snaked his way through a smoky crash late Saturday night at Daytona International Speedway and narrowly avoided another melee a few laps later. Those moves got him to victory lane for the first time in his young NASCAR Cup Series career and back in the playoffs for...

FILE - Driver Bubba Wallace wears a Black Lives Matter shirt as he prepares for a NASCAR Cup Series auto race Wednesday, June 10, 2020, in Martinsville, Va. NASCAR drivers don't plan to boycott Saturday night's, Aug. 29 race at Daytona International Speedway to raise awareness of social and racial injustices. Bubba Wallace, the only fulltime Black driver in the elite Cup Series, said that decision should not be interpreted as

Wallace says racing doesn't mean NASCAR is 'standing down'

Aug. 29, 2020 7:43 PM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Bubba Wallace said there was not much of a dialogue among NASCAR drivers regarding sitting out the Cup Series regular-season finale at Daytona International Speedway. While other sports postponed games and practices this week in the wake of the shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black...

Justin Haley celebrates in Victory Lane after winning a NASCAR Xfinity auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Friday, Aug. 28, 2020, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)

Haley wins at Daytona after teammates crash on final lap

Aug. 28, 2020 11:03 PM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Justin Haley and his Kaulig Racing teammates had a meeting a couple of hours before the green flag at Daytona International Speedway on Friday. The topic was working together. The consensus was every man for himself at 10 laps to go. Ross Chastain waited much longer to make his...

Kevin Harvick leads the field to start the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)

Higher stakes at Daytona mean 'crazy things will happen'

Aug. 28, 2020 1:12 PM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Racing at Daytona International Speedway always comes with a hefty dose of drama. Bad breaks. Close calls. Harrowing crashes. Overtime affairs. Last-lap heroics. Underdog stories. NASCAR’s premier Cup Series could have all the above during its regular-season finale...

Police: Man punched in the chest over social distancing

Aug. 25, 2020 7:31 AM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH SHORES, Fla. (AP) — A 75-year-old man who recently had heart surgery was punched in the chest and knocked to the ground after asking a woman to maintain social distancing in a Florida grocery store, police said. The incident began Sunday evening as the man was checking out at a Publix store,...

LPGA set for Portland without fans; Kia put off until March

Aug. 20, 2020 9:25 PM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The LPGA Tour's Cambia Portland Classic will be played as scheduled Sept. 17-20 without fans at Columbia Edgewater Country Club, while the Kia Classic has been put off until March. Unable to reschedule the Kia Classic this year at Aviara Golf Club in Carlsbad, California, amid...