Judge won't drop suit against ex-deputy in school shooting

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A judge has rejected a deputy's claim that he had no duty to confront the gunman during the school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Refusing to dismiss a l...

Police: Pipe bomb suspect accused in urine-throwing incident

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A police report says mail pipe bomb suspect Cesar Sayoc was accused earlier this year with throwing urine from his van at two women on a moped in Florida. ...

At Southcom, Mattis sees stability in Western Hemisphere

MIAMI (AP) — Defense Secretary James Mattis says the U.S. military brings stability to most of Latin America through its operations at the Miami-based Southern Command headquarters. ...

Before and after a storm, the supply stores are critical

MIAMI (AP) — Before and after a hurricane, Ace is the place. And Home Depot and Lowe's. And many other hardware and building supply outlets. Not surprisingly, these companies plan fo...

2nd suspect arrested in slaying of rapper XXXTentacion

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A second person has been arrested in the June shooting death of emerging rap star XXXTentacion, authorities in Florida announced Wednesday. Michael Boatr...

Fans grieve as detectives search for XXXTentacion's killers

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. (AP) — For hours, the fans came in a steady stream to mourn and pay their respects at the spot where rapper XXXTentacion was gunned down, some leaving behind expressions of sympa...

Miami-Dade approves megamall that would be largest in US

MIAMI (AP) — A gigantic $4 billion retail and entertainment complex close to the Everglades that would become the largest mall in North America has won government approval after years of debate. ...

1 student wounded in shooting at Florida high school

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A gunman carrying a shotgun in a guitar case opened fire at a Florida high school, wounding one student as other students and teachers piled desks and cabinets against cla...

Lawyer urges release of Florida shooting suspect's brother

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — An attorney for the brother of Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz said in court papers that a $500,000 bond for trespassing at the school is excessive and that the brot...

Troopers to patrol at Florida school where massacre happened

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Already heightened security will be bolstered Thursday at the Florida high school where last month's massacre occurred as Gov. Rick Scott ordered eight highway patrol troo...

Florida prosecutors seeking death penalty in school shooting

MIAMI (AP) — Florida prosecutors say they will seek the death penalty against school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz in the fatal shooting of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. ...

Students: More gun control needed after school shooting

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida officials have outlined their plans to make schools safer after a shooting last week that left 17 people dead. But some say it's not enough. Talia Rumsky is one of the...

Irma evacuation nightmare: Next time some may not leave

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — After a painful flight across several states to escape unpredictable Hurricane Irma, Suzanne Pallot says it's unlikely she would evacuate South Florida again — an attitude...

Is Hurricane Irma the 'Big One' Florida has dreaded?

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — They call it the Big One — a mythic, massive hurricane that would obliterate the densely populated southeast coast. And it has long been the stuff of Florida's nightmares....

Irma looms as the mythical 'Big One' Florida has long feared

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — They call it the Big One — a mythic, massive hurricane that would obliterate the densely populated southeast coast. And it has long been the stuff of Florida's nightmares....