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Judge: UF can’t stop faculty in cases conflicting with state

By MIKE SCHNEIDER Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — In a decision that made a withering comparison to Communist China, a federal judge on Friday blocked the University of Florida from enforcing a policy that restricted faculty members from providing expert testimony in cases that ...

Trump plans 2,300 new homes at struggling Doral resort

By BERNARD CONDON Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump plans to build 2,300 luxury homes at his Doral golf resort in the Miami area, part of a flurry of recent moves to revive a family business suffering from the one-two punch of a divisive presidency and coronavirus shutdowns. In ...

West Virginia lawmakers introduce 15-week abortion ban

By LEAH WILLINGHAM Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia lawmakers have introduced a bill to ban abortion after 15 weeks — a proposal nearly identical to the Mississippi law currently under review by the U.S. Supreme Court. As the nation waits for the court to make a ...

Deputies: Florida man ambushed jogger, planned to kill him

COCOA (AP) — An 18-year-old Florida man is accused of ambushing a jogger, who he planned to kill and hide the body in a bedroom closet at his home, sheriff's officials said. The man told Brevard County Sheriff's investigators he had first noticed the jogger passing by about six weeks ago. On ...

Ford recalls 200K cars because brake lights can stay on

DETROIT (AP) — Ford is recalling about 200,000 cars in the U.S. to fix a problem that can stop the brake lights from turning off. The recall covers certain 2014 and 2015 Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ midsize cars as well as some 2015 Mustangs. All were sold or registered in Texas, Louisiana, ...

Florida on pace for smallest orange crop in over 75 years

ORLANDO  (AP) — Florida is on pace to produce the smallest crop of oranges in more than 75 years, according to a forecast released this month. The Sunshine State is on pace to produce 44.5 million 90-pound boxes of oranges during the current season, according to a forecast released last ...

Florida mayor critical of DeSantis virus response has COVID

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A county mayor who has been a vocal critic of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' recent handling of the latest wave of the coronavirus has COVID-19. Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings was experiencing mild symptoms and would be working from home this week, according to a ...

Judge dismisses old sex assault case after death of suspect

BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont judge has dismissed a decades-old sexual assault case against a Florida man nearly a month after the suspect died at his home, but prosecutors want to make sure the case isn't removed from the public record. On Tuesday, Vermont Superior Court Judge Cortland ...

Officer shot teen in neck after car chase near Miami

MIAMI (AP) — A police sergeant chased and shot a 15-year-old who was running with a Glock handgun after crashing a car into a fence, police said. The teen remained in critical condition Monday as the shooting is investigated. The 29-year Miami-Dade police veteran who shot the teen was ...