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Fans get Bolsonaro autographs as ex-leader rests in Florida

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — A couple dozen fans scored autographs from Jair Bolsonaro on Friday, but the controversial former Brazilian president didn't emerge to greet them after a stint in the hospital earlier this week. The right-wing populist has been quietly staying with a supporter in an ...

US stops hundreds fleeing Cuba, Haiti by sea, returns most

By CURT ANDERSON and MARTA LAVANDIER Associated Press MIAMI (AP) — The Coast Guard returned another 177 Cuban migrants who were caught at sea off Florida to the island on Thursday, while a group of about two dozen Haitians swam ashore in Miami. The Cuban migrants were all intercepted ...

Key West literary seminar focuses on Black literature

KEY WEST (AP) — Nearly two dozen authors and scholars will explore contemporary Black literature and African American literary history at the 40th annual Key West Literary Seminar on the continental United States' southernmost island. The "Singing America: A Celebration of Black Literature" ...

Biden special counsel deepens Justice Dept. in politics fray

By ERIC TUCKER Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — In naming a special counsel to investigate the presence of classified documents at President Joe Biden's Delaware home and former Washington office, Attorney General Merrick Garland described the appointment as underscoring the Justice ...

DeSantis tested on immigration as he weighs 2024 candidacy

TAVERNIER, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis sent dozens of immigrants from Texas to an island off the Massachusetts coast last year in a high-profile effort to highlight illegal immigration on the eve of the midterm elections. But as thousands of Cuban migrants flocked to his own state's ...

Florida manatee deaths drop but starvation still a concern

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Manatee deaths dropped in 2022 from a record high the year before, but Florida wildlife officials said Wednesday that chronic starvation caused by water pollution remains a major concern. Preliminary statistics show 800 recorded manatee deaths last year in ...

Disney tries to bring back the magic, unveils park changes

The Walt Disney Co. is making several changes at its domestic theme parks, including some easier reservations, in order to improve the public perception of its business. Among the changes: it will cease charging for overnight self-parking at its Walt Disney World resorts; Walt Disney World ...

Miami-Dade wins right to strip FTX name off Heat arena

MIAMI (AP) — The naming rights deal between FTX and Miami-Dade County was terminated Wednesday by a federal bankruptcy court, a move that allows the collapsed cryptocurrency exchange's brand to be stripped from the arena where the NBA's Miami Heat play. The order means that before long — ...

Western Union resumes limited money transfers to Cuba

MIAMI (AP) — Western Union said Wednesday it has resumed remittance services between the U.S. and Cuba in a limited capacity after two years of the essential economic lifeline being severed. The company stopped the money transfers in 2020 after then President Donald Trump tightened ...

Brazil rioters plotted openly online, pitched huge ‘party’

MIAMI (AP) — The map was called "Beach Trip" and was blasted out to more than 18,000 members of a public Telegram channel called, in Portuguese, "Hunting and Fishing." But instead of outdoor recreation tips, the 43 pins spread across the map of Brazil pointed to cities where bus ...