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Reinhart scores in OT, Panthers beat Rangers 3-2 in OT of Game 4 of East final

May. 29, 2024 00:19 AM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Panthers couldn't have asked for a better scenario. Sam Reinhart, alone in the slot, on the power play. Game over. Series tied. Reinhart — the NHL's power-play goal leader this year — came through with his 65th and most important...

What to know about airman Roger Fortson's fatal shooting by a Florida sheriff's deputy

May. 29, 2024 00:13 AM EDT

The fatal shooting of Roger Fortson by a Florida sheriff's deputy when the Air Force senior airman opened his door armed with a handgun pointed down happened almost a month ago, but the information released so far hasn't clarified why the officer was directed to his apartment. The...

University of Florida employee, students implicated in illegal plot to ship drugs, toxins to China

May. 28, 2024 21:07 PM EDT

A University of Florida research employee and students have been implicated in an illegal, multi-million dollar scheme investigated by the Justice Department to fraudulently buy thousands of biochemical samples of dangerous drugs and toxins that were delivered to a campus laboratory then illicitly...

Rapper Sean Kingston agrees to return to Florida, where he and mother are charged with $1M in fraud

May. 28, 2024 19:47 PM EDT

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — Rapper and singer Sean Kingston on Tuesday waived his right to fight extradition in a California court and agreed to be turned over to authorities in Florida, where he and his mother are charged with committing more than a million dollars worth of fraud. ...

Two women are suing NFL kicker Brandon McManus alleging sexual assault

May. 28, 2024 17:05 PM EDT

Two women have filed a civil lawsuit in Florida accusing NFL kicker Brandon McManus of sexually assaulting them while they worked as flight attendants on the Jacksonville Jaguars' trans-Atlantic trip to London last year. The lawsuit, which was filed Friday and made available on the...

Girl, 14, accused of killing grandmother in South Florida

May. 28, 2024 15:47 PM EDT

LAUDERDALE LAKE, Fla. (AP) — A 14-year-old girl is accused of killing her grandmother in South Florida, authorities said Tuesday. The teen was arrested Friday after a medical examiner determined that 79-year-old Yevheniia Koval's death was a homicide, a Broward Sheriff's Office...

Driver charged with DUI-manslaughter for farmworkers' bus crash in Florida now faces more charges

May. 28, 2024 13:49 PM EDT

OCALA, Fla. (AP) — A driver already charged with DUI-manslaughter after his pickup truck crashed into a bus and killed eight farmworkers in central Florida is now facing additional charges for the injuries of 11 other farmworkers on the bus, authorities said, Eleven counts of DUI...

Judge denies request to restrict Trump statements about law enforcement in classified records case

May. 28, 2024 13:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The judge overseeing Donald Trump's classified documents case in Florida on Tuesday denied prosecutors' request to bar the former president from making public statements that could endanger law enforcement agents participating in the prosecution. Prosecutors had...

Voter outreach groups targeted by new laws in several GOP-led states are struggling to do their work

May. 28, 2024 12:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — During the presidential election four years ago, the Equal Ground Education Fund hired over 100 people to go door-to-door and attend festivals, college homecomings and other events to help register voters across Florida. Their efforts for this year's elections look much...

Tennessee earns No. 1 national seed for NCAA baseball tournament after sweeping SEC titles

May. 27, 2024 14:33 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Tennessee, the Southeastern Conference regular-season and conference tournament champion and the consensus No. 1 team in the country for a month, on Monday was awarded the top national seed for the NCAA Tournament. The 64-team tournament opens Friday with 16...