Feds charge Florida man, sons with selling fake virus cure

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man and his three sons are facing federal charges that they illegally sold a bleachlike chemical mixture as a miracle cure for the new coronavirus and other disea...

Judge: Florida school shooting trial off indefinitely

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The death penalty trial of the man charged with killing 17 people at a Florida high school is off indefinitely because of restrictions related to the coronavirus outbreak,...

FBI: Florida man scouted terror targets and attack weapons

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man is charged with providing material support to the Islamic State extremist group, including attempting to buy multiple weapons and scouting potential targets f...

Court: Mental provider not liable in Florida school shooting

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A mental health provider cannot be held liable for the actions of a man accused of a 2018 Florida high school massacre, an appeals court ruled Wednesday. ...

Not so fast: US against release of Colombian cocaine kingpin

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Federal prosecutors oppose a bid for early prison release by former Medellin cocaine cartel kingpin Fabio Ochoa, contending that his request far underplays the vast amount ...

Judge: No early prison release for Cali cartel cocaine lord

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — One of the most notorious Colombian cocaine cartel kingpins will not be released early from a U.S. prison over claims of ill health and fears of the deadly effects on him o...

Former drug lord Ochoa seeks early release from US prison

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — One of three Colombian brothers who authorities say once were key operators of the notorious Medellin cartel's multibillion-dollar cocaine smuggling enterprise in Florida i...

Court denies Epstein victim's appeal over rights violation

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday denied an effort by one of deceased wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein's alleged underage sexual abuse victims to to revive a lawsuit clai...

Parents sue after daughters' bodies switched after car crash

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The parents of two teenagers killed in a car crash are suing the Florida Highway Patrol and others, claiming the bodies of their daughters were misidentified and switched....

Airline mechanic gets 3 years for sabotaging jetliner

MIAMI (AP) — A veteran airline mechanic was sentenced Wednesday to three years in prison for sabotaging an American Airlines jetliner with 150 people aboard in a bid to earn overtime fixing the plane....

Mexican accused by US as Russian agent pleads not guilty

MIAMI (AP) — A Mexican scientist pleaded not guilty Tuesday to U.S. charges that he spied for Russia in Miami. The plea was entered in a brief hearing by Ronald Gainor, attorney for ...

Man gets 5+ years' prison for harassing Parkland victims

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A California man who is on the autism spectrum was sentenced Monday to more than five years in prison for cyberstalking families of Parkland, Florida, school shooting vict...

Florida woman guilty in torture death of adopted daughter

MIAMI (AP) — A Florida woman pleaded guilty Friday in the torture death of her adopted 10-year-old daughter nine years ago in a deal handing her a life prison sentence in exchange for testimony agains...

Mexico scientist accused as Russian spy held without bail

MIAMI (AP) — A Mexican scientist accused of spying for Russia in Miami will be detained without bail for now, a federal judge decided Friday. The temporary public defender for 35-yea...

After 2 Supreme Court wins, Florida man gets $875K from city

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Few people have fought any city hall all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court and won, but Fane Lozman did it twice. Now the Florida city he's battled since 2006 is going to ...