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DeSantis presses Biden to help keep internet flowing in Cuba

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and other officials pressed the White House on Thursday to support efforts to preserve internet service to antigovernment protesters in Cuba, even advocating the use of giant...

Police: 'Double suicide' at Gianni Versace's former mansion

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Two men apparently killed themselves, police said, in a suite at the Miami Beach hotel that Gianni Versace turned into his mansion, nearly 24 years to the day after the fa...

Building collapse shows town's rich, middle-class division

SURFSIDE, Fla. (AP) — The condo tower collapse in Surfside could exacerbate the division that already exists between the tiny Florida town’s new luxury buildings built for the global elite and those c...

Tragedy casts pall over July Fourth holiday in South Florida

The Fourth of July holiday was marked with somber tones in South Florida, where a collapsed building has left at least 24 dead and more than 120 missing under rubble. “July 4 is ordi...

Crews at collapse site find body, raising death toll to five

SURFSIDE, Fla. (AP) — Rescue crews found another body in the rubble of a collapsed 12-story condominium tower near Miami on Saturday, raising the death toll to five as they raced to recover any surviv...

Ex-Florida employee in jail after arrest warrant issued

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A former Florida Department of Health, who was fired for insubordination after repeatedly violating the agency's policy about communicating with the media, turned herself ...

UFC fighter accused of stabbing his 2 sisters in Florida

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — An Ultimate Fighting Championship mixed martial arts fighter is accused of stabbing his two sisters early Thursday as they slept in a spare bedroom in his apartment becaus...

Volunteer bitten by tiger at Carole Baskin's Big Cat Rescue

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A female volunteer who regularly feeds big cats was bitten and seriously injured by a tiger Thursday morning at Carole Baskin’s Big Cat Rescue sanctuary in Florida, which w...

Iota strengthens into hurricane; 13th of Atlantic season

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Iota became the thirteenth hurricane of the Atlantic season early Sunday, threatening to bring another dangerous system to Nicaragua and Honduras — countries recently clobb...

Iota threatens second tropical hit for Nicaragua, Honduras

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tropical Storm Iota was brewing in the Caribbean Sea early Saturday, threatening a second tropical strike for Nicaragua and Honduras, countries recently ransacked by a Cate...

Eta races off to sea from Carolinas after soaking Florida

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The former Tropical Storm Eta was classified as a post-tropical cyclone early Friday, racing off the Southeast Atlantic coast and bringing heavy rains and gusty winds to th...

Eta regains hurricane strength as Florida prepares for hit

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Eta regained hurricane strength Wednesday morning as Florida braced for a second hit from the storm. The storm's maximum sustained winds increased to aro...

Sheriff: Suspect used knife, hammer to kill 2 Florida boys

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A 30-year-old man who was invited to live on a family's property in northeast Florida has been charged with the “brutal" premeditated first-degree murders of their two you...

Virtual learning sites sprout up to help working parents

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — A dance studio in Florida. A martial arts center in Missouri. Libraries in San Francisco. These and other places are taking on a somewhat unlikely new role this fall — welcoming c...

Disney, SeaWorld announce plans for Florida parks to reopen

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — SeaWorld and Walt Disney World will reopen in Orlando, Florida, in June and July after months of inactivity because of the coronavirus pandemic, according to plans a city ...