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Brooklyn Nets guard Chris Chiozza (4) cuts between Milwaukee Bucks guard Kyle Korver (26) and center Robin Lopez (42) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Giannis watches in 2nd half as Nets beat Bucks 119-116

Aug. 4, 2020 4:32 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot hit back-to-back 3-pointers to put Brooklyn ahead to stay, and the Nets beat Milwaukee 119-116 on Tuesday to keep the Bucks from clinching the top seed in the Eastern Conference. Luwawu-Cabarrot finished with a career-high 26 points. Garrett...

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis addresses the panel during a roundtable discussion in Jacksonville, Fla., Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. DeSantis returned to a familiar theme: protecting the state’s most vulnerable from the coronavirus. The governor said he was looking for “a pathway to get families access” to the 1.5 million loved ones who are finding themselves socially and emotionally isolated in nursing homes and senior facilities. (Bob Self/The Florida Times-Union via AP)

Florida: coronavirus hospitalizations down, deaths up

Aug. 4, 2020 4:25 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — During a Tuesday round table at a nursing home in Jacksonville, Gov. Ron DeSantis returned to a familiar theme: protecting the state’s most vulnerable from the coronavirus. The governor said he was looking for “a pathway to get families access” to the 1.5...

Boats are piled on each other at the Southport Marina following the effects of Hurricane Isaias in Southport, N.C., Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Tropical Storm Isaias drives wild weather up Interstate 95

Aug. 4, 2020 4:00 PM EDT

WINDSOR, N.C. (AP) — At least four people were killed as Tropical Storm Isaias spawned tornadoes and dumped rain Tuesday along the U.S. East Coast after making landfall as a hurricane in North Carolina, where it caused floods and fires that displaced dozens of people. Two people died when Isaias spun off a...

Gov. Doug Ducey talks about schools in Arizona and reopening for the fall semester during press conference on COVID-19 in the state at the Arizona Commerce Authority Conference Center in Phoenix on Thursday, July 30, 2020. (Patrick Breen/The Arizona Republic via AP, Pool)

The Latest: Arizona reports 1,000 new cases, 66 more deaths

Aug. 4, 2020 3:47 PM EDT

PHOENIX — Arizona health officials have reported 1,008 new confirmed coronavirus cases and 66 more deaths. The state Department of Health Services says Tuesday that increased the confirmed case total to 180,505 and 3,845 deaths. Data on coronavirus hospitalizations and virus-related use of intensive care...

New York Islanders left wing Matt Martin (17) celebrates his goal with teammates as Florida Panthers defenceman Keith Yandle (3) skates away during the second period of an NHL Stanley Cup playoff hockey game in Toronto, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)

Eberle scores 2 in Islanders' 4-2 win over Panthers

Aug. 4, 2020 3:07 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Jordan Eberle scored twice, including the go-ahead goal, and the New York Islanders rallied to a 4-2 win over the Florida Panthers and take a 2-0 lead in their best-of-five NHL preliminary round playoff series on Tuesday. Ryan Pulock and Matt Martin also scored, and Semyon Varlamov stopped...

Navy SEALs Cut Ties with Museum Over Colin Kaepernick Video

Aug. 4, 2020 2:40 PM EDT

DELRAY BEACH (AP) — The commander of the Navy SEALs said the unit will suspend its support of the National Navy SEAL Museum, a nonprofit organization not overseen by the military after videos surfaced online of dogs attacking a man wearing a Colin Kaepernick jersey during a demonstration. “Each and...

FILE - In this Dec. 29, 2019, file photo, Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew II (15) rolls out to throw a pass during the second half of an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts Sunday,, in Jacksonville, Fla. Minshew was ready for Jacksonville’s “first day of school.” Then Minshew got a call saying he had been in close contact with a teammate who tested positive for the coronavirus and would be forced to quarantine for two days. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)

Jaguars QB Minshew returns from brief, 'brutal' quarantine

Aug. 4, 2020 1:32 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Quarterback Gardner Minshew was ready for Jacksonville’s “first day of school.” “Had my outfit picked out and everything,” he quipped. Then Minshew got a call saying he had been in close contact with a teammate who tested positive for the...

The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, Fla., released the photo Graham Ivan Clark, 17, after his arrest Friday, July 31, 2020. Clark is accused of hacking Twitter, gaining access to the account of Bill Gates, Elon Musk and many others. Clark was able to scam people around the glove of more than $100,000 in Bitcoin. (Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Tampa teenager accused in Twitter hack pleads not guilty

Aug. 4, 2020 12:44 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida teen identified as the mastermind of a scheme that gained control of Twitter accounts of prominent politicians, celebrities and technology moguls pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to multiple counts of fraud. Graham Ivan Clark, 17, is accused of using the hijacked Twitter accounts...

Timea Hunter poses for a photograph at the Family Horse Academy, where she is hoping to organize education for a group of children during the coronavirus pandemic, Friday, July 31, 2020, in Southwest Ranches, Fla. Confronting the likelihood of more distance learning, families across the country are turning to private tutors and

Parents unhappy with school options assemble learning 'pods'

Aug. 4, 2020 10:57 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — On the 4-acre farm at the edge of the Everglades where Timea Hunter runs a horse academy, she has hosted plenty of parties, picnics and workshops. So with her children's school building closed, she figured why not use it also a classroom? While her son and daughter will participate in...

FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2019, file photo, Kansas City Chiefs running back LeSean McCoy (25) carries the ball during the first half of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos in Denver. The six-time Pro Bowl running back has finalized a one-year contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. With the signing, the Bucs add another offensive playmaker to help Tom Brady with his new team. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Buccaneers add veteran RB LeSean McCoy on 1-year contract

Aug. 4, 2020 10:54 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Six-time Pro Bowl running back LeSean McCoy has finalized a one-year contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Bucs announced the signing Tuesday, adding yet another offensive playmaker to help Tom Brady with his new team. The 32-year-old McCoy agreed to terms last week and is entering...