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396 Haitian migrants detained on 50-foot boat near Bahamas

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard has detained a boat carrying 396 Haitian migrants near the Bahamas in one of the biggest human smuggling incidents in the region, Bahamian officials said. The migrants were detained close to the far-flung Cay Sal island located between ...

Florida Rep. Steube out of hospital after accident at home

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — A U.S. congressman from Florida who was seriously injured in a tree-trimming accident in Sarasota said Saturday he has been discharged from the hospital and is recovering at home. Rep. Greg Steube said in an evening tweet that he remains "endlessly blessed by the ...

First Native American woman in space steps out on spacewalk

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The first Native American woman in space ventured out on a spacewalk Friday to prep the International Space Station for more solar panels. NASA astronaut Nicole Mann emerged alongside Japan's Koichi Wakata, lugging an equipment bag. Their job was to install ...

Prosecutor suspended by DeSantis loses bid to get job back

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A federal judge ruled Friday that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis violated the First Amendment and the Florida Constitution by removing an elected state prosecutor, but that the federal courts lack the power to reinstate him. In an order dismissing the case, U.S. District ...

Florida judge fines Trump, lawyer for ‘frivolous’ lawsuit

NEW YORK (AP) — A Florida Judge sanctioned former President Donald Trump and one of his attorneys Thursday, ordering them to pay nearly $1 million for filing what he said was a bogus lawsuit against Trump's 2016 rival Hillary Clinton and others. In a blistering filing, U.S. District Judge ...

Florida congressman Steube injured after falling off ladder

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Greg Steube sustained "several serious injuries" when he fell off a ladder while cutting trees on his property on Florida's Gulf Coast, his office said Thursday. Steube spent the night in the intensive care unit after Wednesday's 25-foot (7.6-meters) ...

Florida congressman Steube injured in accident at home

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida congressman was injured in an accident at his home Wednesday afternoon, his office said. U.S. Rep. Greg Steube's office released a short statement saying that he had been involved in an accident on his property and had sustained several injuries. The statement ...

Will Confederate statue return to downtown Bradenton?

By RYAN CALLIHAN, The Bradenton Herald BRADENTON (AP) — Manatee County officials could soon decide whether to restore and replace the Confederate monument that stood for decades outside the historic courthouse in downtown Bradenton. The Board of County Commissioners briefly debated the ...

Tiny homes may be solution for Orange County housing crisis

By STEPHEN HUDAK, Orlando Sentinel ORLANDO  (AP) — Orange County planners outlined a variety of strategies Tuesday for county commissioners to consider as the board searches for answers to boost lagging home construction, considered to be at the root of the region's deepening housing ...

House GOP demands visitor logs in Biden classified docs case

By HOPE YEN and AAMER MADHANI Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Newly empowered House Republicans on Sunday demanded the White House turn over all information related to its searches that have uncovered classified documents at President Joe Biden's home and former office in the wake of ...