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Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (1) watches the final minutes from the sidelines during the second half of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

Dolphins QB Tagovailoa questionable for Bengals game

Dec. 4, 2020 4:07 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is questionable for Sunday's game against Cincinnati because of a thumb injury that forced him to miss last week's victory over the New York Jets. Tagovailoa has been limited in practice since hurting the thumb on his throwing hand during a workout...

Body found in Florida was that of missing Massachusetts teen

Dec. 4, 2020 3:45 PM EST

MASHPEE, Mass. (AP) — A body found in Florida last week has been confirmed as that of a missing Massachusetts teenager who authorities suspect was kidnapped by a 37-year-old man who was shot and killed by law enforcement, officials said Friday. The Saint Lucie County Medical Examiner’s office...

People wait in line to be tested for COVID-19, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, in Miami Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier

Florida coronavirus cases again spiking with no end apparent

Dec. 4, 2020 3:40 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's coronavirus cases, hospitalizations and deaths have climbed dramatically over the last two months and some epidemiologists fear those numbers could soon hit or exceed levels reached in the summer when the pandemic was at its peak. After a dramatic three-month decline...

FILE - Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James, rear, and Anthony Davis (3) celebrate after the Lakers defeated the Miami Heat 106-93 in Game 6 of basketball's NBA Finals in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., in this Oct. 11, 2020, file photo. Anthony Davis is finalizing a five-year contract worth up to $190 million to return to the Los Angeles Lakers. Davis' agent, Rich Paul of Klutch Sports, confirmed the terms of Davis' pending free agent deal to The Associated Press on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020. One day after LeBron James agreed to a two-year, $85 million contract extension with the Lakers through 2022-23, Davis committed to the Lakers through the 2024-25 season. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

Doubling up: Some NBA teams to stay longer in road cities

Dec. 4, 2020 3:19 PM EST

Some NBA teams are going to have longer-than-usual road trips to certain cities this season. The league released the schedule for the first half of its truncated 72-game season on Friday. The schedule includes something that hardly ever would have been the case in recent years — teams taking a trip...

Florida man charged in theft of money from Georgia town

Dec. 4, 2020 12:06 PM EST

MONTICELLO, Ga. (AP) — A Florida man has been arrested for his part in an email scam that stole $46,000 from a Georgia town. Edward Porter Allen III is charged with computer theft for money taken from Monticello, about 60 miles (100 kilometers) southeast of Atlanta. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation...

Police: Man chases down suspected burglar, shoots him

Dec. 4, 2020 11:30 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — A 28-year-old man who chased an attempted burglar down the street and shot him with an assault-style rifle as he begged for his life has been charged with attempted first-degree murder. Corthoris Jenkins told investigators he was playing video games when the man burst into his Miami area...

San Francisco 49ers kicker Robbie Gould (9) is hugged by teammates after making the game-winning field goal as time expires during the second half of an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, in Inglewood, Calif. San Francisco won 23-20. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)

Rams vs Cardinals could hinge on Ramsey vs Hopkins

Dec. 4, 2020 11:15 AM EST

One of only two games matching teams with winning records this week, the Rams and Cardinals go at it in Arizona. Another defeat for either side in the rugged NFC West could cause major problems for any January plans. Los Angeles (7-4) trails the division-leading Seahawks by one game. The Cardinals (6-5), losers...

Firefighter, 2 others hurt in explosion caused by gas leak

Dec. 4, 2020 10:59 AM EST

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — A firefighter and two residents were injured in an explosion caused by a gas leak at a home in Bradenton, fire officials said. The residents were taken to a hospital on Wednesday afternoon for treatment of their injuries, while the firefighter was treated for less severe injuries,...

Worker rescued after fall inside empty Alabama water tower

Dec. 4, 2020 9:11 AM EST

ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (AP) — A man who fell about 40 feet inside an empty water tower on the Alabama coast had to rescued by firefighters but didn’t suffer life-threatening injuries, officials said. Workers were painting the tower on Ono Island when a worker fell to the bottom of the structure on...

Nebraska fugitive arrested in Florida after 35 years

Dec. 4, 2020 4:05 AM EST

OCALA, Fla. (AP) — A man who fled a drug conspiracy charge in Nebraska 35 years ago has been arrested in Florida, where he was living under a false identity, authorities said. Howard D. Farley Jr., 72, was arrested Wednesday at his north Florida home, according to court records. He faces a passport charge...