Authorities: Explosion at Florida shopping plaza injures 21

PLANTATION, Fla. (AP) — A vacant pizza restaurant exploded Saturday in a thundering roar at a South Florida shopping plaza, injuring more than 20 people as large chunks of concrete flew through the ai...

Florida city pays $600,000 ransom to save computer records

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida city agreed to pay $600,000 in ransom to hackers who took over its computer system, the latest in thousands of attacks worldwide aimed at extorting money from go...

Judge clears Robert Kraft's attorneys of contempt accusation

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge has cleared the attorneys representing New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft of contempt of court allegations filed against them after a hearing on his m...

Defendant in face-biting attack challenges insanity rules

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Attorneys for a Florida man accused of killing a couple and chewing the husband's face attacked the constitutionality of the state's laws governing insanity defenses. ...

Police use of DNA leads to backlash, changes to big database

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — After California detectives used a popular online DNA database to track down a suspect in the decades-old Golden State Killer slayings, other police agencies quickly adopt...

Florida deputy charged after staying outside school shooting

MIAMI (AP) — Prosecutors say the Florida deputy who failed to confront a gunman during last year's Parkland massacre has been arrested on 11 charges. State Attorney Mike Satz announc...

Police look for connections in Florida hip-hop shootings

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Police say it is too early to say whether three shootings tied to a Miami-area hip-hop festival are related. South Florida police agencies are comparing ...

Pitched battle: Kraft attorneys fire back at prosecutors

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Two attorneys for New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft are accusing prosecutors of misconduct in his misdemeanor solicitation of prostitution case. Al...

Family of slain motorist celebrates after officer sentenced

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Corey Jones's family sang the gospel song "Victory is Mine" as they walked out of a Florida courthouse, celebrating after a judge handed a 25-year sentence to a former pol...

Ex-officer sentenced to 25 years in black motorist's killing

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A former Florida police officer was ordered Thursday to spend 25 years in prison for the fatal on-duty shooting of a black musician whose SUV had broken down after a late-...

Public defender wants to drop Florida massacre suspect

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The public defenders representing the suspect in the Parkland school massacre asked to withdraw from the case Wednesday, saying the defendant will soon receive nearly a ha...

Customers videotaped at Kraft-connected spa sue authorities

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Nearly three dozen men and women filed a federal class-action lawsuit alleging Florida authorities unlawfully videotaped them as they received legal massages at a parlor w...

Chinese woman who entered Mar-a-Lago faces hearing

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Chinese woman charged with lying to briefly enter President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago club is expected to learn whether she will be granted bail, although that likely do...

Miami gives Branson celebrity welcome for train renaming

MIAMI (AP) — Billionaire businessman Richard Branson got a rock star's welcome at Wednesday's public rollout of his Virgin Group's partnership with Florida's privately owned, higher-speed passenger ra...

Arrest revives security concerns at Trump's Florida estate

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — As palm trees swayed in the ocean breeze, Yujing Zhang approached Secret Service agents in the Mar-a-Lago parking lot. She said she was going to the swimming ...