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High school sports officials reconsider menstrual questions

Feb. 08, 2023 14:58 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Facing blowback, the director of Florida’s high school sports governing body is backing away from using an eligibility form that requires female athletes to disclose their menstrual history in order to compete. Instead, the executive director of the Florida...

2 Chicago men charged in fatal August street racing crash

Feb. 08, 2023 12:39 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Two Chicago men have been charged in connection with the August death of a Florida woman who was struck by a car as the men were allegedly street racing, police said. Aaron Guerrero, 27, was charged with reckless homicide with a motor vehicle and aggravated street...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Feb. 08, 2023 07:12 AM EST

South Florida Sun Sentinel. February 6, 2023. Editorial: Florida’s high court censors fairness, diversity Words matter for what they represent. When Lincoln described a “government of the people, by the people, for the people,” it magnificently...

Pitt moves into 1st-place ACC tie destroying Louisville

Feb. 07, 2023 21:53 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Nike Sibande scored 15 points off the bench, nine Pittsburgh players entered the scoring column and the Panthers demolished Louisville 91-57 on Tuesday night and moved into a first-place tie with Clemson in the ACC. Entering play Tuesday, the top five teams in the...

Missouri proposal goes farther than 'Don't Say Gay' bill

Feb. 07, 2023 17:54 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — K-12 public school teachers and counselors would be largely outlawed from talking about LGBTQ people under a Missouri proposal more restrictive than what critics call Florida's “ Don't Say Gay ” law. Republican state Sen. Mike Moon’s bill, which...

Family confirms missing 74-year-old Florida Lyft driver dead

Feb. 07, 2023 17:53 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — A South Florida Lyft driver who went missing more than a week ago has died, his daughter confirmed Tuesday. Lindsay DiBetta posted on Facebook that the family would be announcing information on services for her father, Gary Levin, in the next few days. ...

Conservative groups look beyond Trump for 2024 GOP nominee

Feb. 07, 2023 15:45 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Two major conservative groups have signaled they are open to supporting someone other than Donald Trump in the 2024 race for the White House, the latest sign from an increasingly vocal segment of the Republican Party that it’s time to move on from the former president. ...

Disney faces losing control of its kingdom with Florida bill

Feb. 07, 2023 15:09 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Disney’s government in Florida has been the envy of any private business, with its unprecedented powers in deciding what to build and how to build it at the Walt Disney World Resort, issuing bonds and holding the ability to build its own nuclear plant if it wanted. ...

Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Feb. 07, 2023 07:12 AM EST

Champaign News-Gazette. February 3, 2023. Editorial: Invest in Kids program a good way to help those in need Helping poor kids get a good education has near-universal appeal. There’s not much on which Springfield Democrats and Republican agree. ...

Douglas leads Prairie View A&M over Florida A&M 75-45

Feb. 06, 2023 23:18 PM EST

PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas (AP) — William Douglas had 19 points and Prairie View A&M cruised to a 75-45 victory over Florida A&M on Monday night. Douglas was 6-of-8 shooting, including 2 for 3 from distance, and went 5 for 7 from the foul line for the Panthers (9-15, 5-6...