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Goodbye NYC; Estimates show big city losses, Sunbelt gains

May. 26, 2022 00:20 AM EDT

Ko Im always thought she would live in New York forever. She knew every corner of Manhattan and had worked hard to build a community of friends. Living in a small apartment, she found her attitude shifting early in the pandemic. After her brother accepted a job in Seattle in the summer of 2020, she...

Celtics run past Heat 93-80, move a win from NBA Finals

May. 26, 2022 00:17 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Boston Celtics know the formula. They believe their defense, as has been the case time and again in these playoffs, will eventually wear down teams. Hard to argue. Jaylen Brown scored 25 points, Jayson Tatum added 22 and the Celtics are now one win...

Ramirez homer caps 5-run 1st, Rays beat Marlins 5-4

May. 25, 2022 22:55 PM EDT

ST PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Harold Ramírez homered in a five-run first inning, Colin Poche struck out Jesús Aguilar to strand the bases loaded in the ninth and the The Tampa Bay Rays held on for a 5-4 victory over the Miami Marlins on Wednesday night before another small crowd at Tropicana...

Boeing capsule lands back on Earth after space shakedown

May. 25, 2022 21:53 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Boeing’s crew taxi returned to Earth from the International Space Station on Wednesday, completing a repeat test flight before NASA astronauts climb aboard. It was a quick trip back: The Starliner capsule parachuted into the New Mexico desert just four...

Texas school shooting hits 'close to home' for Rays pitcher

May. 25, 2022 19:57 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The mass school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, was especially disturbing for Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Brooks Raley. The small community of about 16,000 people west of San Antonio is the left-hander's hometown, he attended school in the building where the...

Heat's Tyler Herro (groin) out for Game 5 against Celtics

May. 25, 2022 18:52 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Tyler Herro's strained left groin forced the Miami Heat to rule him out of Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night. It was the second consecutive game that Herro — the NBA's sixth man of the year this season — has...

Florida State routs Virginia 13-3 in ACC opener

May. 25, 2022 18:34 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jaime Ferrer and James Tibbs each had a two-run double, Alex Toral capped the six-run second inning with a two-run homer and ninth-seeded Florida State routed fifth-seeded Virginia 13-3 on Wednesday in the first round of the ACC Tournament. The Seminoles...

Capitals' Tom Wilson out 6-8 months after knee surgery

May. 25, 2022 17:28 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Washington Capitals right winger Tom Wilson is expected to miss six to eight months after undergoing surgery to reconstruct the torn ACL in his left knee. The team announced Wednesday that Wilson had a successful ACL replacement procedure a day earlier —...

Florida Legislature approves property insurance package

May. 25, 2022 17:09 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida House of Representatives on Wednesday gave final passage to sweeping property insurance legislation that creates a $2 billion reinsurance fund and rewrites rules on coverage denials and attorney fees, as lawmakers attempt to stabilize rising rates and insurer...

Florida passes condominium safety bill in wake of Surfside

May. 25, 2022 17:08 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida would require statewide recertification of condominiums over three stories tall under a bill sent Wednesday to Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis by lawmakers, their legislation a response to the Surfside building collapse that killed 98 people. The House...