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Dolphins' Flores says he supports player protest movement

Aug. 23, 2019 12:58 AM EDT

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins coach Brian Flores says he supports the NFL player protest movement and receiver Kenny Stills' involvement, but wants him to play better. "Everything these guys protest, I've lived it, I've experienced it," said an impassioned Flores, who is the son of immigrants...

Rosen leads 99-yard TD drive in Dolphins' win over Jaguars

Aug. 23, 2019 12:32 AM EDT

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Josh Rosen played well enough to tighten the Miami Dolphins' quarterback competition. Rosen came off the bench late in the third quarter and engineered a 99-yard touchdown drive, helping the Dolphins to a 22-7 preseason victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday night....

The Latest: Serial killer who preyed on gay men executed

Aug. 23, 2019 12:10 AM EDT

STARKE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on Execution-Serial Killer(all times local): 11 p.m. A serial killer who preyed on older gay men during a rampage 25 years ago around the U.S. East Coast has been put to death. The office of Gov. Ron DeSantis says 57-year-old Gary Ray Bowles was pronounced dead at 10:58 p.m....

Serial killer who preyed on gay men executed in Florida

Aug. 23, 2019 12:09 AM EDT

STARKE, Fla. (AP) — Gary Ray Bowles, a serial killer who preyed on older gay men during an eight-month spree that left six dead, was executed by lethal injection Thursday at Florida State Prison. The sentence was carried out at 10:58 p.m., according to the office of Gov. Ron DeSantis. Bowles received the...

Serial killer who preyed on older gay men around the US East Coast 25 years ago is executed in Florida

Aug. 22, 2019 11:01 PM EDT
STARKE, Fla. (AP) — Serial killer who preyed on older gay men around the US East Coast 25 years ago is executed in Florida.

Supreme Court denies stay of execution for serial killer who preyed on older gay men, leaving six dead 25 years ago

Aug. 22, 2019 10:17 PM EDT
STARKE, Fla. (AP) — Supreme Court denies stay of execution for serial killer who preyed on older gay men, leaving six dead 25 years ago.

Manslaughter case continues against Mexican actor Pablo Lyle

Aug. 22, 2019 7:20 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A manslaughter case against Mexican actor Pablo Lyle will move forward after a Florida judge refused to dismiss it under the state's "stand your ground" self-defense law. The Miami Herald reports that Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Alan Fine made his ruling Thursday, meaning the case will be tried...

Mayfield, Browns head to Tampa Bay; Lions host Bills

Aug. 22, 2019 5:51 PM EDT

Baker Mayfield wants to play half of Cleveland's third exhibition game at Tampa Bay on Friday night. "But it's not my call," the quarterback said. It's up to coach Freddie Kitchens, who said he will use his starters some but seems inclined to keep them fresh and uninjured heading into the Sept. 8 opener with...

Former Florida State football star gets prison sentence

Aug. 22, 2019 4:52 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A former star linebacker on Florida State's 1993 national championship football team has been sentenced to 54 months in federal prison and must pay more than $1 million in restitution after pleading guilty earlier this year on tax fraud charges. The U.S. Attorney's Office for the...

Parking lot shooter told detectives he feared severe injury

Aug. 22, 2019 4:51 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida man who fatally shot an unarmed black man during a dispute over a handicapped-accessible parking space told detectives he fired because he had been pushed to the ground and feared the man was about to "finish" what he started, video played at his trial Thursday...