The Latest: 49ers come up with another turnover vs. Chiefs
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — San Francisco is in control, and Kansas City's Patrick Mahomes has been intercepted for the second time this half. Mahomes' giveaway with 11:57 left in the game ended a drive where the Chiefs were in position to get at least three points and cut into San Francisco's 20-10 lead. But on third-and-6 from the 49ers' 23, the Chiefs simply couldn't deliver. Mahomes' pass was thrown a tiny bit behind Tyreek Hill, who couldn't secure the catch. The ball bounced off his hands and landed in the arms of San Francisco's Tarvarius Moore, who returned it seven yards to the 49ers' 20.
BC-SUPER BOWL-JENNIFER LOPEZ INTERVIEW
Waiting for tonight: J. Lo, Shakira discuss Super Bowl gig
MIAMI (AP) — It’s close to stage time and Jennifer Lopez is readying her big performance at the Super Bowl halftime show. In an interview with The Associated Press a day before she hits the stage, Lopez said she hopes her performance with Colombian singer Shakira inspires and unites people. Lopez and Shakira will blaze the stage Sunday at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami as the San Francisco 49ers take on the Kansas City Chiefs. The singer from the Bronx said she is proud to see two Latin hitmakers headline on such a global stage.
CENSUS-COUNTING COLLEGE STUDENTS
Confusion over what data schools can provide for 2020 Census
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Census Bureau this week starts its process of counting students living in college-run housing, but there's confusion over what information university officials can share with the agency. After saying two weeks ago that universities __ if asked __ can't provide demographic information about those students for the 2020 Census, the U.S. Department of Education now says schools are able to. That is, provided the data are stripped of anything that could identify the student. The Department of Education late last week revised a memo it had sent out last month to universities about how students living in college housing should be counted.
Kaepernick's Super Bowl close call has lasting impact on NFL
MIAMI (AP) — One play. Five yards. A flag that wasn't thrown. Seven years ago at the Super Bowl, that was all that separated the San Francisco 49ers from a world championship. The San Francisco quarterback that day was Colin Kaepernick. Things have never been the same since, either for him or for the NFL. The 49ers made it back to the Super Bowl this week without Kaepernick. Still, the quarterback has brought the league to a point of reckoning. He has forced it to deal with social issues that long went ignored. The NFL is devoting millions of dollars to community programs. But the irony is that while the league is addressing Kapernick's call for social justice, Kaepernick himself still cannot get work in the league.
FATAL HIT AND RUN
3 family members die in Florida hit and run; driver sought
PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) — Florida law enforcement is searching for the hit-and-run driver who ran a red light and plowed into a car, killing a Clearwater couple and their teenage son. The Florida Highway Patrol said the crash happened late Saturday in Palm Harbor, north of St. Petersburg. A 2010 Nissan Versa containing Bruce and Lisa Johnson and their 18-year-old son, Glenworth, turned left onto a road and was struck from behind by a 2013 Buick Lacrosse that had run the light. The Johnsons died at the scene. None wore seat belts. The Buick's driver and passenger ran from the scene, leaving it behind.
FATAL CONTRACTOR DISPUTE
Contractor charged after customer's body found in landfill
FLEMING ISLAND, Fla. (AP) — A Florida contractor is facing murder charges after the body of a disgruntled customer was found in a Georgia landfill. Authorities say the body of 65-year-old Susan Mauldin was found last week in a Folkston, Georgia, landfill. She disappeared in October after demanding a refund from 45-year-old Corey Binderim, who had not finished the job she hired him for. Investigators say they received information that led them to the landfall and a search began two weeks ago. Up to 90 searchers participated and more 7,300 tons of trash was moved before Mauldin's body was found. An autopsy is pending.
Police: 2 dead, 1 wounded in shooting after Florida funeral
RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say gunfire erupted after a funeral in Florida, killing a teenager and a man and leaving one other person wounded. Riviera Beach police said in a statement that the shootings happened shortly after 2:30 p.m. Saturday near the Victory City Church. They said a 15-year-old boy and 47-year-old Royce Freeman died at the scene. A woman suffered non-life threatening injuries and a juvenile believed to have also been wounded was actually hurt in a shooting elsewhere. Police said at least 13 rounds were fired. No arrests have been made. Police and the church's pastor say the shooting didn't take place on church grounds.
Lady Gaga: 'I better hear no lip-syncing' at halftime show
MIAMI (AP) — Lady Gaga kicked off a pre-Super Bowl concert descending from the air, mimicking her entrance to her much-praised Super Bowl halftime performance three years ago. Headlining the big sports stage was a recurring theme of her Miami concert Saturday. The pop star sent a message to the halftime show performers set to sing Sunday: “I better hear no lip syncing tomorrow!” Jennifer Lopez and Shakira perform at Sunday's Super Bowl. Moments after delivering the sharp comment as she sat by the piano, she told the audience: “I love you Miami. I love you J. Lo. I love you Shakira.”
Adam Levine relieved halftime show stress is behind Maroon 5
MIAMI (AP) — A noticeably relaxed Adam Levine took the stage with Maroon 5 for a pre-Super Bowl event in Miami. The frontman told the crowd Saturday he was relieved the pressures of the halftime show are behind him. He said he was happy to “kick back and hang out" and be "somewhat away from the madness." Maroon 5 headlined last year’s Super Bowl halftime show in Atlanta. Levine held up Kobe Bryant's jersey during the show at the Miami Heat's home arena and dedicated an emotional rendition of “Memories" to the late basketball star during the encore. Dan + Shay opened the show, with a surprise appearance from Demi Lovato.
Trump bashes Democratic rivals during pre-Super Bowl show