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After Sally: rescue, recovery and a wary eye on rivers

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Rivers swollen by Hurricane Sally's rains threatened more misery for some residents of the Florida Panhandle and south Alabama on Thursday, even as the storm's remnants were for...

Florida high court again orders governor to pick new justice

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Supreme Court, in an escalating dispute over an appointee's eligibility, issued an order Monday demanding Gov. Ron DeSantis comply with its previous order to appoi...

Florida modeled a smooth mail election. Yes, Florida.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The votes were swiftly counted, winners were declared, and by about 10 o'clock that night most of the results of Tuesday's primary election — one with large numbers of mailed ...

Florida Republicans vote out Rep. Spano in GOP primary

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Rep. Ross Spano, a Republican congressman dogged by ethics investigations, lost his primary challenge on Tuesday, becoming the eighth incumbent House member to be defeated in ...

Floridians voting by mail in huge numbers compared to 2016

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Catharine Skipp voted by mail for the first time ahead of Florida's primary on Tuesday because she has largely confined herself to home during the coronavirus pandemic. She al...

Appeals court rules for transgender man in bathroom case

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida school district was wrong when it forced a transgender high school student to either use the girls bathroom or a single-stall gender neutral bathroom, a federal appe...

Trump calls off Florida segment of GOP National Convention

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bowing to the coronavirus threat, President Donald Trump has scrapped plans for a four-night Republican National Convention celebration in Florida that had been set to draw more than...

3 friends slain while preparing to fish at Florida lake

Three friends were slain just moments after gathering together for some night fishing at a lake in central Florida, authorities said Saturday. They were found by the father of one of the men who manag...

Wayne Mixson, Florida's governor for 3 days, has died

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Former Florida Gov. Wayne Mixson, whose three-day term was shortest in state history, died Wednesday. He was 98. Mixson took over the top spot on Jan. 3, 198...

Isolate on arrival: NYC region is latest to try quarantine

Welcome to New York! Now don’t come near us for two weeks. New York, New Jersey and Connecticut are the latest states to enact 14-day traveler quarantines to try to check the spread ...

Florida police officer suspended for pushing kneeling woman

FORT LAUDERDALE (AP) — Fort Lauderdale police suspended an officer after video showed he pushed a kneeling black woman to the ground during protests over the police killing of George Floyd in Minneso...

Many states scrambling to update hurricane plans for virus

Officials across the U.S. South are still scrambling to adjust their hurricane plans to the coronavirus. The big unknown: Where will people fleeing storms go? The Associated Press su...

Ousted Florida virus data curator had history of violations

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The woman who raised questions about Florida’s COVID-19 data after being ousted as the data’s curator had been reprimanded several times for violating Health Department policy...

Florida's Grayton Beach No. 1 in top-10 US list

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The sand along the coast of Grayton Beach State Park is so unique, some say it speaks to you. It's compared to sugar, and is so white it's almost blinding in...

AGs in 14 states to Trump: Let's hold China accountable

Tallahassee, Fla. (AP) — Republican attorneys general in 14 states asked President Donald Trump on Wednesday to form a state-federal partnership to hold China accountable for damages caused by the spr...