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Campana helps Inter Miami tie Dallas 1-1 with equalizer

Jul. 05, 2022 00:02 AM EDT

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Leonardo Campana scored the equalizer for Inter Miami in a 1-1 draw with Dallas on Monday night. Campana’s game-tying goal came in the 89th minute for Miami (6-7-4). Alan Velasco scored for Dallas (7-5-6) in the 27th minute. ...

Fountas' hat trick helps DC United beat Orlando City 5-3

Jul. 04, 2022 21:41 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Taxiarchis Fountas scored three goals to help D.C. United beat Orlando City 5-3 on Monday night. Fountas began his hat trick for United with two goals in three minutes early in the first half, and scored his third in the 51st. United (5-9-2) also...

Flamethrower used to torch Pan-African flag flying on pole

Jul. 04, 2022 12:19 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A person using a flamethrower set fire Saturday to a Pan-African flag flying on a pole outside the headquarters of the Uhuru Movement, a Black international socialist group based in Florida. Security video released by the group shows the driver of a...

Kings run away in 4th, top Heat 81-64 at California Classic

Jul. 04, 2022 11:52 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Keon Ellis scored 17 points, Neemias Queta added 14 and Sacramento topped Miami 81-64 on Day 2 of the California Classic on Sunday. The game featured 10 ties and 16 lead changes, before Sacramento put the win away by outscoring Miami 28-8 in the fourth quarter....

Restaurant owner to fly into space on Blue Origin rocket

Jul. 04, 2022 03:16 AM EDT

MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) — Stroll down the stairwell from the second-story Moon Room at Pineapples in Eau Gallie, and you’ll encounter an MTV-themed mural of an astronaut holding a flag on the lunar surface amid a cosmic backdrop. Look closely: The astronaut’s spacesuit bears the...

Tradition of baking Cuban bread with palmetto leaves at risk

Jul. 04, 2022 03:14 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — For as far back as anyone can remember, Tampa bakers have used palmetto leaves to make Cuban bread. And for the last three decades, the same man has traveled the state collecting the palmetto leaves needed by La Segunda Bakery, which bakes more than seven million...

'Join us in California': Newsom targets GOP in Florida ad

Jul. 03, 2022 18:24 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom is running for reelection in California, but his latest television ad is airing in Florida. The 30-second spot scheduled to air on Fox News starting Monday takes shots at Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and his policies, while drawing a...

Pets are being given up as owners struggle to pay bills

Jul. 03, 2022 03:12 AM EDT

MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) — Two German Shepherds were found all alone at Lori Wilson Dog Park in Cocoa Beach last month. They had been abandoned, and, apart from being a little dehydrated, were otherwise fine and good natured, but extremely stressed because their humans had deserted them. ...

Donations to pay for abortions surge

Jul. 03, 2022 03:12 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — When the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade last Friday, dismantling its nearly 50-year precedent protecting the right to an abortion, Marin Fehl was furious. The 20-year-old college student from Hillsborough County had seen the leaked draft decision the...

Lakers top Heat, Kings top Warriors at California Classic

Jul. 03, 2022 00:18 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Mac McClung scored 17 points in 16 minutes, Paris Bass added 15 and the Los Angeles Lakers opened the California Classic with a 100-66 victory over the Miami Heat on Saturday. Scotty Pippen Jr. scored 14 points and Cole Swider added 13 for the Lakers, who never...