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Ida aims to hit New Orleans on Hurricane Katrina anniversary

By KEVIN McGILL and JANET McCONNAUGHEY Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Hurricane Ida struck Cuba on Friday as a rapidly intensifying storm that could speed across warm Gulf waters and slam into Louisiana as a Category 3 hurricane on Sunday, the National Hurricane Center ...

Man pleads guilty to stealing iCloud files looking for nude images

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Southern California man broke into thousands of Apple iCloud accounts and collected more than 620,000 private photos and videos in an effort to steal images of nude young women, federal authorities said. Hao Kuo Chi, 40, of La Puente, has agreed to plead guilty to four ...

Police: Girl fatally shot while riding in car in Tampa

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Police in Florida are looking for information about whoever killed a 4-year-old girl during a drive-by shooting in Tampa. Tampa police Assistant Chief Ruben Delgado said during a news conference Monday that a woman was driving with her daughter in the car Sunday night when ...

School resource officer fired for using racial slur is rehired

TAMPA  (AP) — A Black resource officer at a Florida high school who was fired earlier this year after a random audit of his body-worn camera captured him using a racial slur multiple times was rehired Monday. Tampa's Civil Service Board voted 3-0 that police Chief Brian Dugan had just cause ...

Proud Boys leader who burned BLM flag gets 5 months in jail

By ALANNA DURKIN RICHER Associated Press The leader of the Proud Boys extremist group was sentenced to more than five months in jail on Monday for burning a Black Lives Matter banner that was torn down from a historic Black church in downtown Washington and bringing two high-capacity firearm ...

Police: Woman stabbed husband, teen, self; baby found dead

MIAMI (AP) — A Florida woman is facing multiple charges after police said she stabbed her husband and teenage daughter in their home near Miami. Police were called to the home Monday night and found the man on the front lawn and the 16-year-old daughter at a neighbor's house. Inside the ...

Troopers: Wrong-way crash kills 1, injures 2 near Miami

MIAMI (AP) — A vehicle traveling the wrong way on Interstate 95 near Miami crashed into a sports utility vehicle early Tuesday, sending it plunging off an overpass, the Florida Highway Patrol reported. The SUV caught fire, killing the driver, troopers said. The crash happened along the ...

Diner leaves $10,000 tip for workers at Florida restaurant

GAINESVILLE (AP) — A diner at a north Florida restaurant gathered the staff of 10 together to thank them for their hard work before leaving them a $10,000 tip to share. It happened last Tuesday night as the man, his wife and son finished their dinner at the Wahoo Seafood Grill, the ...

FACT FOCUS: Florida doctors did not walk off the job

By JUDE JOFFE-BLOCK and ALI SWENSON Associated Press A news conference held by doctors in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, to urge the public to get vaccinated amid a statewide surge of COVID-19 was undermined online as false reports claimed the physicians had walked off the job. Doctors who ...

Candidate pleads guilty in alleged Florida vote scam

By TERRY SPENCER Associated Press FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A sham candidate for the Florida Legislature pleaded guilty Tuesday to being part of a vote siphoning scheme in last year's election and will testify against a former Republican state senator who prosecutors say ran it. Alex ...