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Man sentenced for sexually assaulting child he met online

Sep. 20, 2019 8:48 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Florida man who sexually assaulted a 12-year-old New Jersey girl at a hotel in Philadelphia last year has been sentenced to 15 years in federal prison. Liam Heim will also be on lifetime supervised release under the sentence imposed Thursday. The 23-year-old St. Petersburg man pleaded...

Nurses staging 1-day strike at 12 hospitals in 3 states

Sep. 20, 2019 7:08 AM EDT

HIALEAH, Fla. (AP) — Registered nurses staged a one-day strike against Tenet Health hospitals in Florida, California and Arizona on Friday, demanding higher wages and better working conditions. About 6,500 National Nurses United members walked out at 12 Tenet facilities after working without a contract for...

The Latest: Hurricane Lorena approaching Mexico's Los Cabos

Sep. 20, 2019 6:05 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Weather, including Hurricane Lorena along Mexico's Pacific Coast (all times local): 6 a.m. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami has upgraded Lorena to a hurricane as it bears down on Mexico's Baja California peninsula. Forecasters say Hurricane Lorena now has...

Mechanic due to enter plea in airliner sabotage case

Sep. 20, 2019 1:24 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A former American Airlines mechanic who prosecutors say may have some links to terrorists is due to enter a plea to charges that he sabotaged an aircraft with 150 people aboard. An arraignment hearing is scheduled Friday for 60-year-old Abdul-Majeed Marouf Ahmed Alani in Miami federal court....

Ramsey 'rocking' with Jags D, just not sure how much longer

Sep. 20, 2019 12:34 AM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The defensive shutdown complete, Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey shared a hug and private words with A.J. Bouye, D.J. Hayden and a few other members of a Jacksonville defense that won the day in a 20-7 victory Thursday night over the Tennessee Titans. Hugs of celebration or hugs...

Minshew, defense shine as Jaguars thump Titans 20-7

Sep. 20, 2019 12:23 AM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Minshew Mania is gaining momentum. Gardner Minshew threw two touchdown passes and should have had a third, Calais Campbell spearheaded another defensive gem and the Jacksonville Jaguars handled the Tennessee Titans 20-7 in sloppy conditions Thursday night. Jacksonville (1-2) ended...

AP source: Marlins' Mattingly agrees to contract extension

Sep. 19, 2019 10:55 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly has agreed to a contract extension and will return for a fifth season in 2020, a person familiar with the negotiations said Thursday. The person confirmed the agreement to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the Marlins hadn't announced...

Giants launch Daniel Jones era against wary Buccaneers

Sep. 19, 2019 7:31 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — No disrespect to Daniel Jones. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers feel the key to beating the New York Giants is slowing down Saquon Barkley, not necessarily exploiting the inexperience of a rookie quarterback who'll be making his first NFL start when the teams meet Sunday. "For us, we've got to...

Jaguars CB Ramsey active, in starting lineup vs Titans

Sep. 19, 2019 7:10 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Two-time Pro Bowl cornerback Jalen Ramsey, who requested a trade from the Jacksonville Jaguars following a loss at Houston on Sunday, is active and in the starting lineup against Tennessee. Coach Doug Marrone said Wednesday he was planning to play Ramsey, but there were some who...

Police: Mom left child in car while working at strip club

Sep. 19, 2019 6:50 PM EDT

LAUDERHILL, Fla. (AP) — Police say they found a 3-year-old girl wandering in a parking lot while her mother worked inside a South Florida strip club. Lauderhill police Lt. Michael Santiago says in a news release that someone called 911 early Tuesday after seeing a child roaming around. Santiago says the...