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Taddeo enters Florida’s Democratic primary for governor

Eds: UPDATES: With AP Photos. By BRENDAN FARRINGTON Associated Press TALLAHASSEE (AP) — State Sen. Annette Taddeo announced she'll run for Florida governor Monday, entering a Democratic primary that includes U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, who chose her as his running mate in an unsuccessful bid ...

Saab Story: Maduro ally appears in court on graft charges

By JOSHUA GOODMAN Associated Press MIAMI (AP) — A businessman who prosecutors say was a major conduit for corruption by Nicolas Maduro's inner circle appeared for the first time in Miami federal court Monday after a weekend extradition that has further strained relations between the U.S. ...

Man arrested in fatal shooting of South Florida officer

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) — An 18-year-old man is accused of fatally shooting a Florida police officer during an altercation, officials said Monday. Officers responded Sunday night to a call about a suspicious incident near the Emerald Hills Country Club, Hollywood police Chief Chris O'Brien said ...

Attorney: Cruz to plead guilty to Parkland school massacre

By TERRY SPENCER Associated Press FORT LAUDERDALE (AP) — The gunman who killed 14 students and three staff members at a Parkland, Florida, high school will plead guilty to their murders, his attorneys said Friday, bringing some closure to a South Florida community more than three years ...

Florida task force makes recommendations on condo safety

By BRENDAN FARRINGTON Associated Press TALLAHASSEE  (AP) — Florida legislators should overhaul the state's condominium laws in the wake of the Surfside building collapse that killed 98 to address inspections, ensuring proper reserves are in place to make major safety repairs and other ...

Coroner: Gabby Petito strangled 3-4 weeks before found

By MEAD GRUVER Associated Press CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Cross-country traveler Gabby Petito was strangled, a Wyoming coroner announced Tuesday. Petito, 22, died three to four weeks before her body was found Sept. 19 near an undeveloped camping area along the border of Grand Teton National ...

App designed to save lives not popular with Florida teachers

FORT LAUDERDALE (AP) — An app designed to help save lives by targeting the location of an emergency at a school is not popular with teachers and other eligible employees because they don't trust it. In the two months it's been available, only 16% of school staff have downloaded the ...

Southwest Airlines cancels more than 1,000 weekend flights

By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Southwest Airlines canceled hundreds of flights over the weekend, blaming the woes on air traffic control issues and weather. The airline canceled more than 1,000 flights, or 28% of its schedule, as of 5 p.m. ET Sunday, according to ...

Allen West, Texas GOP gubernatorial hopeful, has COVID-19

GARLAND, Texas (AP) — Tea party firebrand Allen West, a candidate for the Republican nomination for governor of Texas, said Saturday that he has received monoclonal antibody injections after being diagnosed with COVID-19 pneumonia. The antibodies are used to treat those in the early stages ...

Insanity considered for ex-Marine in Florida family slaying

By CURT ANDERSON AP Legal Affairs Writer ST. PETERSBURG (AP) — An insanity defense is being considered for an ex-Marine accused of killing four members of a Florida family under the delusion they were part of a child sex trafficking ring. A lawyer for Bryan Riley told a judge Monday more ...