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Not Mar-a-Lago: Congress’ secrets in sealed rooms, lock bags

WASHINGTON (AP) — Security-sealed rooms. Lock bags. And in the most rare of circumstances, the ability to handcuff a document pouch to a messenger to transport the nation's secrets. These are some of the ways Capitol Hill keeps classified documents secured, an elaborate system of government ...

GOP hopefuls for election posts see enemies within own party

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Four Republicans who have promoted false claims about the 2020 presidential election and are running for top state election offices said Saturday they were fighting against a corrupt system — even pointing a finger at mysterious forces within their own ...

Restaurant survived pandemic, but not staffing crisis

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — In the Florida Keys, businesses come and go. Customers are fickle and profit sometimes doesn't match rent. But when a restaurant this past week announced it was closing because it can't keep enough employees on the payroll, it quickly caught the attention of boozy, ...

US, Trump team propose names for arbiter in Mar-a-Lago probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department and Donald Trump's legal team each proposed candidates Friday for the role of an independent arbiter in the investigation into top-secret documents found at the former president's Florida home, but the two sides differed on the scope of duties the ...

Trump documents probe: US ready to appeal judge’s hold

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is preparing to appeal a judge's decision granting the appointment of an independent arbiter to review records seized in a criminal investigation by the FBI from former President Donald Trump's Florida home. Citing national security concerns and other ...

Florida school board votes down recognizing LGBTQ+ month

MIAMI (AP) — The Miami-Dade School Board overwhelming decided against recognizing October as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer History month which included a measure to teach 12th graders about two Supreme Court cases affecting the LGBTQ community. Parents, teachers and students ...

NASA fixing moon rocket leaks, hoping for Sept. launch try

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA is replacing leaky seals in its moon rocket at the pad in hopes of launching it on its first test flight by the end of this month. Managers said Thursday they will conduct another test after the repairs to ensure all hydrogen fuel leaks are plugged. If that ...

Former prison guard sentenced in drug smuggling scheme

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — A former Florida state prison guard has been sentenced to three years and five months in federal prison for participating in a scheme to smuggle drugs into a facility. Troy Alexander Cole, 28, Fort Myers, was sentenced Tuesday in Fort Myers federal court, according to ...

Trump partner in Truth Social delays key vote on merger

NEW YORK (AP) — A key decision over whether Donald Trump's social media platform Truth Social will merge with a cash-rich company and get $1.3 billion to take on Twitter has been put off for another month. The potential partner, Digital World Acquisition Corp., on Thursday postponed a ...

Transgender beneficiaries sue Florida over Medicaid limit

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Until this month, Medicaid paid for August Dekker's testosterone treatments which allowed the transgender man from Florida's Gulf Coast to feel like he was living in his own skin. But now he is scrambling to figure out how to pay for future treatments since Florida last ...