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Police seek dad, baby after 3 women killed in South Florida

Jan. 29, 2020 6:26 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The Florida Department of Law Enforcement issued an Amber Alert on Wednesday for a father and baby who've been missing since three women were found shot to death. Miami-Dade officers have been searching for 49-year-old Ernesto Caballeiro since three women were found killed in a home on 187th...

Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid goes up for a shot against Golden State Warriors' Omari Spellman during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

'He was special': The NBA tributes continue for Kobe Bryant

Jan. 29, 2020 3:40 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — In Philadelphia, Joel Embiid paid tribute to Kobe Bryant by wearing one of his jersey numbers. Brooklyn’s Spencer Dinwiddie and Orlando’s Terrence Ross are showing their respect by no longer doing so. Boston’s Kemba Walker is considering such a change. And coaches around...

FILE - This Feb. 1, 1993 file photo shows Pop superstar Michael Jackson performing during the halftime show at the Super Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. Regardless of your musical tastes, it seems the Super Bowl halftime show has gone there. From the sublime (Tony Bennett) to the ridiculous ( Janet Jackson's ``uncovering''), and from Michael Jackson's moonwalks to U2's majestic remembrance of the 911 victims, the halftime presentations have drawn nearly as much attention as the NFL championship game itself. (AP Photo/Rusty Kennedy, File)

From marching bands to The Boss to Lady Gaga at halftime

Jan. 29, 2020 3:39 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Regardless of your musical tastes, it seems the Super Bowl halftime show has gone there. From marching bands to New Orleans jazz, from Latin and Caribbean vibes to Motown. From classic rock to country, pop to hip hop and rap. From the sublime (Tony Bennett) to the ridiculous (Janet Jackson's...

Vasiljevic scores 18, Miami hangs on against Virginia Tech

Jan. 28, 2020 11:58 PM EST

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Short-handed again, Miami finally ended a losing skid but not before some late drama. Dejan Vasiljevic scored 18 points as the Hurricanes defeated Virginia Tech 71-61 and snapped a four-game slide on Tuesday night. The Hurricanes (11-9, 3-7 Atlantic Coast Conference) built a...

Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward, left, passes as Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler (22) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Hayward scores 29, Celtics hold off Heat 109-101

Jan. 28, 2020 11:19 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The Eastern Conference standings are not difficult to decipher. There’s Milwaukee on top, and then a five-team race for second place. And the Boston Celtics made the mess even messier. Gordon Hayward scored 29 points and grabbed nine rebounds, Jaylen Brown added 25 points and the...

Virginia foreword Mamadi Diakite hits the floor after drawing a charge against Florida State during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Charlottesville, Va., Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Luther Jr.)

Clark drives Virginia past No. 5 Florida State, 61-56

Jan. 28, 2020 10:48 PM EST

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Kihei Clark was the littlest player on the court, but he made the biggest play. The 5-foot-9 guard made the go-ahead layup with 59 seconds left, and Virginia ended No. 5 Florida State's 10-game winning streak, 61-56, on Tuesday night. Clark drove down the left side of the lane,...

Perry scores career-high 27, Miss State tops Florida 78-71

Jan. 28, 2020 10:12 PM EST

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Reggie Perry's mother and sister were on hand for his game at Florida, about a two-hour drive from his hometown. Perry treated them to one of his best collegiate performances. Perry scored a career-high 27 points, Robert Woodard added 16 and Mississippi State beat Florida 78-71 on...

FILE - In this Thursday, March 14, 2019 file photo, U.S. astronaut Christina Koch, member of the main crew of the expedition to the International Space Station (ISS), speaks with her relatives through a safety glass prior the launch of Soyuz MS-12 space ship at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan.  Koch told The Associated Press on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, her 319th consecutive day in space _ that taking part in the first all-female spacewalk was the highlight of her mission. She's been living on the International Space Station since March and returns to Earth on Feb. 6, landing in Kazakhstan with two colleagues aboard a Russian capsule.  (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky, Pool)

Astronaut craves salsa and surf after record 11 months aloft

Jan. 28, 2020 9:56 PM EST

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — After nearly 11 months in orbit, the astronaut holding the record for the longest spaceflight by a woman can't wait to dig into some salsa and chips, and swim and surf in the Gulf of Mexico. NASA astronaut Christina Koch told The Associated Press on Tuesday — her 319th...

A sinkhole is surrounded by police tape after it appeared when a powerful magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck in the Caribbean Sea between Jamaica and eastern Cuba, at Public Beach on West Bay, Grand Cayman, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. The quake also hit the Cayman Islands, leaving cracked roads and what appeared to be sewage spilling from cracked mains. There were no immediate reports of deaths, injuries or more severe damage. (Taneos Ramsay/Cayman Compass via AP)

Mag 7.7 quake hits between Cuba and Jamaica, but no injuries

Jan. 28, 2020 9:44 PM EST

HAVANA (AP) — A powerful magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck in the Caribbean Sea between Jamaica and eastern Cuba on Tuesday, shaking a vast area from Mexico to Florida and beyond, but there were no reports of casualties or heavy damage. The quake was centered 139 kilometers (86 miles) northwest of Montego...

3 women found dead in South Florida; baby missing

Jan. 28, 2020 9:22 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Police are searching for a missing baby after three women were found dead Tuesday in a South Florida home, authorities said. Investigators believe the newborn infant is with its father, though they weren't immediately calling the man a suspect in the slayings, Miami-Dade police spokesman Chris...